CRHNet 14th Annual Symposium 2017

Halifax, Nova Scotia: October 25 - 27, 2017

Poster Paper Presentation Guidelines

CRHNet’s 14th Annual Symposium in historic Halifax, Nova Scotia from October 25-27, 2017 will be answering our mandate to create a Canadian annual symposium for dialogue focusing on disaster risk reduction, facilitating policy formulation and adaptation of best practices in Canada, we encourage you to attend.

Building Resilience: “From Catastrophe to Capacity" is this year's ​theme and the program will continue to review and discuss the history of hazard characterization and disaster risk reduction with a key to creating a vision for the future. It will include plenary and themed sessions; presentations; panel discussions; and poster presentations.

7 reasons to attend:

  1. Explore paths toward empowering Canadian civil society into disaster resilience,
  2. Learn from case studies, research, exhibits, poster presentations and colleagues
  3. Meet global DRR and emergency management professionals
  4. Hear the latest innovations and strategies for Disaster Resiliency
  5. Enjoy conference networking
  6. Expand professional exposure by presenting a paper to your peers
  7. Discover the historic city of Halifax

As an emergency management practitioner, one of the greatest challenges I face is the ability to learn and incorporate new research into my program. Of the emergency management conferences I have attended, the CRHNet symposium is the best avenue for addressing this need and helping to bridge the gap between practitioners and academics.”

Carly Benson MA DEM, CEM
Director of Emergency Management
Town of High River

Symposium Tracks include:

  • 100 Years Later - Revisiting the Halifax Explosion
  • Citizen and volunteer contributions to DRR
  • Disaster and Emergency Management in Higher Education
  • Domestic Animals and Disaster Response
  • Implementing Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Provincial Emergency Management Frameworks
  • Legal dimensions of Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Measuring Disaster Risk Reduction Achievement in Canada
  • Youth Engagement
  • Building Indigenous Resilience
  • Health sciences or services, including the psychosocial dimensions of emergency management, and pandemic management
  • Natural sciences, including risk assessment methodologies and risk mitigation strategies
  • Social sciences or services, including public participation, the use of social media and social networks and building community resiliency strategies
  • Industry and organizations, including organizational resilience, enterprise risk management, risk and insurance management, business continuity and security


Located at Historic Pier 21

It has been 100 years since the catastrophic Halifax Explosion. We'll take a look back to see how far Disaster Risk Reduction has come, and discuss how much further we can take it.

Pier 21 is a National Historic Site which was the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. It was the departure point for 500,000 Canadian Military personnel during World War II. Today, Pier 21 hosts the Canadian Museum of Immigration —Atlantic Canada’s only national museum. Symposium delegates will have access to the Museum.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Symposium registration



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