5th Annual HAZUS Conference

Mark your calendars! The Annual Hazus Conference will be held in Seattle, Washington, August 10 – 12, 2011, at the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building. 

To register for this FREE conference, please visit www.hazus.net.

For attendee’s convenience, a room block has been set up for the conference. All reservations should be made by July 8, 2011 to guarantee availability and the special conference rates.

Click here to make your room reservations. When making reservations by phone, please mention the 5th Annual Hazus Conference in order to receive the room block rate.

Hotel Information
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Call for Papers
Submissions from a wide interdisciplinary spectrum are encouraged, including but not limited to federal, state and local officials, GIS specialists, response/recovery planners, emergency managers, academics and community decision makers.

Papers will be accepted on the basis of a submitted abstract. An abstract should be between 500 and 750 words in length (references excluded) and submitted via e-mail to conference@support.hazus.us as embedded plain text or an attachment in MS Word, or PDF format. The submittal should also indicate the proposed format, for example, keynote speech, panel presentation, individual talk, or training session and intended length of presentation for which the abstract is being submitted.

Abstracts must be submitted no later than June 17, 2011.

Map Gallery Submissions
Don’t miss your chance to display your best map throughout the conference and be included in the conference proceedings. Individuals and groups may submit up to three maps. We encourage you to submit maps even if you cannot attend the conference. Awards will be presented for the following categories (you do not have to be present to win):
• Best practice for data improvements to Hazus-MH (Level 2 or 3 analyses)
• Best practice for incorporating Risk MAP
• Best incorporation of a Hazus-MH analysis into a mitigation plan
• Most innovative practice of Hazus-MH
• Best multi-hazard analysis
• Best integration of other tools with Hazus-MH

All maps should be submitted electronically in PDF format by July 15, 2011. You must also submit an abstract (less than 500 words) to accompany your map(s). Abstracts should include a title, the award category you are submitting under and names and title of all individuals that assisted with the map production (names are not included in the word count).Attendees will have a chance to view the maps throughout the conference in print and electronic format.

For these opportunities and conference updates, please email us: conference@support.hazus.us or visit www.hazus.net.