Events Calendar

International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) @ Columbia University
Sep 24 – Sep 25 all-day

The International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) provides a forum for academia, government, civil society, UN agencies, and the private sector to come together to share practical solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Call for Abstracts open until May 1, 2019.

Click here for more information and to register for this event.

6th International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health Risk: Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes @ Seebay Hotel
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day

This series of conferences originated with the need for academia and practitioners to exchange knowledge and experience on the way to handle the increasing risk of natural and human-made disasters. Recent major earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, floods and other natural phenomena have resulted in huge losses in terms of human life and property destruction. A new range of human-made disasters have afflicted humanity in modern times; terrorist activities have been added to more classical disasters such as those due to the failure of industrial installations for instance.

Abstracts are currently being accepted. For more information, please click here.

STAR-TIDES Tech Demo @ Alan and Sally Merten Hall Lawn
Sep 30 – Oct 2 all-day

STAR-TIDES will have its 13th annual tech demo on Merten Lawn from September 30th (Monday) to October 2nd (Wednesday). Exhibits, demonstrations, speakers and discussions will share insights and experiences and address cross-cutting issues. Please come out and explore.

Set-up will begin at 8:30 AM on Monday (September 30th), and the demo will open at 11:30.  It will stay open until 6:00 PM. On Tuesday (October 1st), the hours will be 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and on Wednesday (October 2nd) from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.  Those exhibiting at Mason will be invited to display in Pentagon Center Court on October 3rd and 4th.

This year’s demonstration will include two scenarios to increase interaction opportunities.  Participants can contribute ideas, innovations, solutions, etc. The scenarios will be: (1) Puerto Rican reconstruction, and (2) increasing the resilience of critical infrastructures in Northern Virginia. Exhibitors can link up with Mason faculty and students, other participants, and commercial and government partners on any topic.

Please click here for additional information on this exciting event.

Moving Forward with Mass Timber Buildings @ HITT Co|Lab
Oct 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the George Mason Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship and HITT Contracting for a mass timber lecture and case study tour of Co|Lab, HITT’s innovation lab and the first structural mass timber building in Virginia.

David Barber will be the guest lecturer on the properties, applications, and industry trends in the use of modern structural mass timber. He is a Principal with multi-disciplinary engineering firm Arup, where he specializes in the fire safety of mass timber buildings. For over 20 years, David has assisted with fire testing, developing new timber technologies, authoring fire safety design guides for construction, working with wood product suppliers and completing fire safety solutions for mid-rise and high-rise timber buildings. David assists Arup in developing a US based team that works with researchers, architects and developers in the fire safety of timber structures.

The Inaugural Congress of Sustainability Research and Innovation @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Jun 14 – Jun 17 all-day

Future Earth, which supports the largest global community of systems-focused sustainability researchers and innovators, and the Belmont Forum, the world’s largest consortium of transdisciplinary global change and sustainability research funders, are joining forces to establish an annual marquis congress in which the world’s foremost research and innovation communities come together to share successes, exchange views, and work across disciplines and sectors to support a global transformation to sustainability.

Please click here to learn more about this event.