Do you want to be an integral part in UR2018? Become a session lead or organize a side event!

The UR organizing team is accepting proposals for both technical sessions and side events. Technical sessions are 90 minute sessions in the main conference (Wednesday, May 16 – Friday, May 18). If you would like to lead a technical session, read the Guide for Session Leads before you apply to make sure you can fulfill the requirements. The communication of risk information has become a key focus of UR (see the UR2018 planning meeting notes), and as such, each session is required to have a component of communication in the session. The UR team can provide guidance and support to incorporate communication, but each session lead should be aware of this requirement. To lead a session, apply using this google form.

Based on the UR2018 planning meeting, we are looking specifically for the following technical session topics, while we also welcome any others that you want to put forward:

  • Use of risk information for: supply chain/manufacturing, critical infrastructure, business continuity or other non-insurance uses
  • Machine learning
  • Communicating risk information
  • Measuring the impact of risk assessments / risk information
  • Behavior change using risk information
  • Urbanization
  • Learning from other types of risk assessment: Cyber risk, health risk, etc

Please note that all technical sessions must have a component of risk communication, and the Call requests information on how it will be incorporated.

The deadline to apply is Friday, October 13th.

Side events

Unlike technical sessions which have a standardized time limit, side events allow for much more flexibility in terms of time, content and format. These sessions can be, but are not limited to, meetings, training sessions or workshops, initiative launches, stakeholder and other community of practice meetings. There is no time limit, but please keep in mind how your event would run. The maximum size room available is 200. Please note, side events will be primarily organized by the person/people interested in holding a side event. If you would like to organize a side event during the Focus Days (Monday, May 14 – Tuesday, May 15) please apply using this google form.

The deadline to apply is Friday, October 13th.