May 15 – July 15, 2019 Join this global challenge to explore how maps and visualization techniques can help citizens and governments understand and use risk data. Learn about data viz and risk communication, and compete for prizes! Chiang Mai, Thailand June 3rd - 28th, 2019 A one-month long arts and technology un-conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand exploring critical design practices in disaster risk management, collaborative technology production, hacking and art. Barbados May 27 - May 31, 2019 UR Caribbean is happening this Monday, May 27! 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 9:30am-12:00pm, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 See the crowdsourced planning notes for the 2020 Understanding Risk Forum in Singapore. Port Vila, Vanuatu 16-19 October 2018 The Understanding Risk Finance Pacific forum took place in Port Vila, Vanuatu, bringing together policymakers, financial risk managers, and development partners to strengthen regional collaboration on climate and disaster risk finance in the Pacific. URfP participants explored the challenges and opportunities of managing disaster risk in Pacific Island Countries and Small Island States. Singapore 18 - 22 May 2020 Mark your calendar to join us in Singapore for the ten-year anniversary of UR!
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania August 29–30, 2018 Urban Resilience for Tanzania. URTZ 2018 will focus on the understanding of urban risk – showcasing new spatial tools and risk data developed in Tanzania that can empower stakeholders to identify and reduce risks. Belgrade, Serbia 17-19 September 2018 The UR+ Balkans Conference will convene leading experts and practitioners from diverse sectors to consider the future of risk, climate change, and resilience in the region. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada April 16-17, 2018 Toward a Resilient British Columbia: Implementing strategies to reduce natural hazard risk in BC's Built Environment. April 16 & 17, 2018, at the Victoria Conference Centre. Mexico City, Mexico May 14 - 18, 2018 Check out highlights and reflections from #UR2018 in Mexico City, México! May 14-18, 2018 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 31 May - 2 June 2017 What did you miss in Tanzania? Check out our post-conference summary Washington, DC May 4, 2017 Learn what was discussed at the UR2018 planning meeting, held on May 4 in Washington, DC. Vancouver, Canada March 29 - 31, 2017 An exploration of actionable strategies to reduce earthquake and flood risks in the Georgia Basin, Vancouver, Canada. Vienna, Austria January 20 - 21, 2016 During January 20th and 21st, Understanding Risk Austria event will bring together the major Austrian players in the fields of warnings, risk management and prevention as part of the Understanding Risk Community. Venice, Italy May 16 - 20, 2016 Thank you for joining us in Venice! We saw more than 650 attendees from 100 countries and over 350 institutions, making this the most global forum yet. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Nov. 17 - 20, 2015 The Understanding Risk and Finance (UR&F) conference is part of the program, “Building Disaster Resilience to Natural Hazards in Sub–Saharan African Regions, Countries, and Communities”. Boulder, Colorado, USA Oct. 23 - 25, 2015 UR Boulder convened the talent and expertise of Boulder, Colorado's communities, scientists, technologists, and government to develop shared understanding of the challenges we face relating to risk. UR Boulder is a local spinoff of UR events. London, UK June 30 - July 4, 2014 Under the theme "Producing Actionable Information", UR2014 convened 840 participants from more than 60 countries, representing 285 institutions that covered government agencies, the private sector, NGOs, research institutions, academia and civil society. Petion-Ville, Port-au-Prince July 14-18, 2014 Understanding Risk Haiti 2014 brought together Haitian and international experts in disaster risk assessment with a specific focus on the Caribbean country. Cape Town July 2 - July 6, 2012 The second biennial UR Forum convened 500 risk assessment experts from more than 86 countries under the theme "Best Practices in Disaster Risk Assessment". Belo Horizonte, Brazil November 12-14, 2012 URBR focused on multidisciplinary discussions of risk management among specialists, policy-makers, academics and government officials in the Brazilian context. Washington, DC June 1 - 4, 2010 The first Understanding Risk Forum was held in Washington, DC in June 2010 with the theme "Innovation in Disaster Risk Assessment".