UCL IRDR Third Academic Summit, 24th June 2015
15 April 2015
Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience: Strengthening the Links between Academics and Practitioners Co-sponsored by UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction and the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management Wednesday 24th June 2015, 09:30 - 17:30 Venue: Gustave Tuck Theatre, Second Floor, South Wing, University College London, Gower Street London WC1E 6BT (entrance at UCL South Junction) Convener:
The Third Annual Academic Summit will take place at University College London on 24th June 2015 under the auspices of the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (UCL-IRDR). The theme of this year's symposium will be"Disaster risk reduction and resilience: strengthening the links between academics and practitioners". Discussion topics will include:
- Making academic research more useful to practitioners
- Improving communication between academics and practitioners
- Training, teaching and exercising challenges
- Bridging the gaps with integrated research
At this event, the academic network discussed in previous summits will be inaugurated and illustrated in a short demonstration.
The summit, which is co-sponsored by the Institute for Civil Protection and Emergency Management (ICPEM), is an opportunity for academics and practitioners to get together and share information, knowledge and expertise. Its main purpose is to debate the most important issues that academics face as they collaborate in order to make disaster risk reduction and resilience a thriving discipline that serves the needs of users and society.
- The Academic Summit flier including programme can be downloaded here (pdf)
- A more detailed program can be found here.
- The UCL IRDR Fifth Annual Conference will take place the following day (Thurs 25th June). Academics, practitioners, and members of the public with an interest in disaster risk reduction are all welcome to attend. More details and registration link here.
The Academic Summit is free to attend, but participants are asked to register so that the size of the audience can be estimated.
Welcome by UCL-IRDR's Director, Prof Peter Sammonds
Welcome by Roger Gomm on behalf of the Executive Council of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management, and David Jones on behalf of Global Rescue
|09:45-10:00||Orientation by Prof David Alexander, UCL-IRDR|
|10:00-11:15||Making academic research more useful to practitioners|
|11:15-11:45||Tea and Coffee Break (South Cloisters)|
|11:45-13:00||Improving communication between academics and practitioners|
|14:15-14:25||Introduction to the Academic Network website and demonstration|
|14:25-15:40||Training, teaching and exercising challenges|
|15:40-16:00||Tea and coffee break (South Cloisters)|
|16:00-17:15||Bridging the gaps with integrated research|
|17:15-17:30||Summing up by Prof David Alexander, UCL-IRDR|
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