18th World Conference on Disaster Management – Call for Papers

Emergency Management and Business Continuity Working Together

19 October 2007 — The Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness (CCEP) is calling for presentations for the 18th World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM). The Conference will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada from June 15-18, 2008.

WCDM is the premier annual event that addresses issues common to all aspects of disaster management. The conference program includes speakers from many parts of the world and provides excellent opportunities for learning and networking among those in the fields of Emergency Planning/Management, Business Continuity, Emergency Response, Risk Management, IT Disaster Recovery, Disaster Management Research, Emergency Communications, Emergency Health, Security, HR, Environmental, Community Planning, as well as for the organizations which supply and service these professions. The 2008 Conference is expected to attract over 1,800 attendees from Canada, the United States, and from around the globe.

The Conference theme will be:

Resiliency – Individual, Community, Business

A major goal of the 18th WCDM is to offer a program that challenges delegates by examining traditional concepts and methods, and provides:

  • new ideas and approaches to problem solving
  • both leading edge and topical presentations
  • opportunities to connect with key individuals and organizations across the disaster management spectrum

In addition to highlighting your presentation skills in front on an international audience, this is a chance to share your knowledge with your peers. Presentation abstracts must be submitted by December 2, 2007.

If you have some knowledge to share and would like to submit an abstract, or know of someone who might be interested in presenting, please visit our web site at http://www.wcdm.org/ to access the Call for Papers and to see a more detailed description of the program outline. If you have any questions please call Adrian Gordon at (905) 331-2552 Ext: 221 or email: agordon@ccep.ca

Delegates – Register Now and Save!

Take advantage of our Year End Special and save $300 off the full registration fee. Register before January 20, 2008 and pay only $795 CDN. To download the registration form, or for more information, visit the conference web site at: http://www.wcdm.org.