CRHNet 2019 Presentation Proposals

CRHNet 16th Annual Symposium


May 28 - 30, 2019
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Venue: Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown, 288 Portage Ave., Winnipeg MB

In our industry we understand that cyclical and schedule disruptions are often beyond our control.  CRHNet understands this and will evaluate abstract submissions received post deadlines on a case-by-cae basis and as agenda space allows. 

Call for Papers and Special Sessions:

You are invited to submit proposals for special sessions and abstracts for paper presentations at the 16th Annual CRHNet symposium in Winnipeg Manitoba.

Proposal Form (closed)

This symposium promotes disaster resilience by exploring the many ways that knowledge, resources, technologies and strategies are multiplied through collaboration and partnerships.

The program will focus on strategies and tools to enhance collaboration for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The symposium program includes a field trip, discussion groups, plenary and targeted sessions. It will appeal to people from many disciplines, sectors (private, academia, government, community, and voluntary), and operational level (local to international).

The program will be presented along the following tracks:

# The Human Interface:

Relating the issues, strategies and best practices relating to the ‘human factors’ in collaboration towards better DRR.

# The Integration of Systems:

Relating to challenges and remedial strategies that effectively link diverse and otherwise independent systems or programs into supportive DRR networks.

# Knowledge Sharing:

Relating to challenges and remedial strategies leading to shared understanding of available DRR data or information.

# Collaboration through technologies:

Relating to the application or shared-use of available technologies to promote synergies and collaboration towards DRR.

# DRR in Indigenous Communities:

Relating to the unique challenges, solutions or contributions that Indigenous Communities provide to DRR.

Abstracts and special sessions on a broad range of topics related to the above general themes are welcome. Themes that would be considered include:

  • Sharing and managing volunteers
  • Advancing communication strategies during chaos and fear
  • Decision making strategies across jurisdictional and cultural boundaries
  • Communicating decisions through organizational and cultural barriers
  • Integrating policies, procedures and plans across organizational and cultural boundaries
  • Funding collaborative DRR strategies
  • Integration of DRR-related legislation
  • Integrating DRR into ‘normal’ land-use planning
  • Partnership of DRR practitioners and public officials
  • DRR in Indigenous Communities
  • Data sharing strategies for disaster planning and response
  • Partnering for DRR-related communication: Challenges and solutions
  • Inclusive command and control in disaster: Challenges and solutions
  • Technological tools that promote DRR-related partnership and collaboration

Submission Information

Prospective presenters – for presentations (single or panel) and posters - are encouraged to Email the completed form to the 2019 Program Chair – Dr. Ron Kuban, at Each accepted paper will have a maximum of 45 minutes for presentation and discussion.

Registration for the conference is at

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of abstract: February 14, 2019
Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2019
Deadline for submsision of poster presentation abstract: March 30, 2019
Copy of presentation submitted: April 30, 2019
Symposium: May 28-30, 2019

All Accepted Authors

…are entitled to discounted registration fees if they become a CRHNet member. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to have your abstract and presentation slide deck and poster papers posted on the CRHNet website. This will give you the opportunity to have your experiences, research, findings and recommendations available for viewing in forthcoming years.

For further information

Please contact Dr. Ron Kuban at

REMEMBER: The 2019 CRHNet Symposium has migrated to May.

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