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From: Jen Ziemke <jen.ziemke at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 5:56 PM
Subject: [CrisisMappers] Registration is now open for ICCM 2016: Crisis
Mapping Conference in Manila!
To: crisismappers at googlegroups.com
Cc: Thomas Weinandy <tom at crisismappers.net>, "Melissa at CrisisMappers.net" <
melissa at crisismappers.net>, Celina Agaton <celina.agaton at gmail.com>,
Patrick Meier <patrick at irevolutions.org>, Sanjana Hattotuwa <
sanjanahattotuwa at ict4peace.org>, Bill Myers <bill at toddbiss.com>

We are excited to announce that* registration is now open *for *ICCM 2016:

*Register here

*Your participation* is what makes this conference so successful. So, after
registering, be sure to:

Sign up for a *booth to showcase your latest work @ the Tech & Analysis
Fair <http://www.attendiccm.com/tech-analysis-fair/>*

Apply to *deliver an Ignite Talk* <http://www.attendiccm.com/ignite-talks/>,

Lead a *Self-Organized Session on a topic of your choice

If you have other ways you would like to participate, be sure to let us

*www.attendiccm.com/ <http://www.attendiccm.com/>*

For this year's event, we are very happy to *highlight local and regional
innovations* with a series of *post-conference excursion opportunities* planned
after the events conclude on the main stage. We hope you are able to join

   1. October 1 – FREE Field Visit A *in Manila*: Project NOAH & Disaster
   2. October 2 – FREE Field Visit B *Outside Manila*: SDG Mapping
   3. October 3 – 6 *Paid* Field Visit C  – Disaster Resilience Palawan

*FREE Field Visit A in Manila: Project NOAH*
Project NOAH is the Department of Science and Technology's Nationwide
Operational Assessment of Hazards and includes a tour of local disaster
agencies. The field visit will include a tour of their facilities and
disaster mapping labs, and participation in their various hazard mapping
initiatives. Project NOAH's Executive Director, Alfredo M. F. A. Lagmay was
awarded the 2015 Plinius Medal
<http://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/plinius/2015/alfredo-mahar-lagmay/> for
his outstanding interdisciplinary natural-hazard research and
natural-disaster engagement in the Philippines, particularly with respect
to volcanic hazards, earthquakes, typhoons, landslides, storm surges and
floods. Presently there are nine(9) component projects under the NOAH
program, namely: Hydromet Sensors Development, DREAM-LIDAR 3D Mapping,
Flood NET – Flood Information Network, Strategic Communication
Intervention, Disaster Management using WebGIS, Enhancing Geohazard Mapping
through LIDAR and High-resolution Imagery, Doppler System Development,
Landslide Sensors Development, Storm Surge Inundation Mapping, & Weather
Information Integration for System Enhancement (WISE).

*FREE Field Visit B Outside Manila: Sustainable Development Goals - SDG
Mapping: *Meet a unique community that lives within the intersection of
typhoon, flood, volcano, and landslide risk. Tagaytay City is located 1.5
hours from Manila in a fertile agriculture region known for its scenic
crater lake and cooler climate. Mapping activities will include
understanding the impact of disease, nutrition and disaster risk in the
resilience of communities.

*PAID Field Visit C: **Disaster Resiliency Excursion to **Palawan  *
Join our Palawan island expedition *Tao Philippines
<http://taophilippines.com/sailing-tao-experience/>*. Palawan is a *UNESCO
Biosphere Reserve
home to indigenous peoples, more than a hundred marine and terrestrial
threatened species, and located along the Typhoon Haiyan corridor.This
expedition combines stretches of pure sailing with time for exploring the
islands, reefs, and villages along the way. In partnership with Map the
Philippines' food security, environment, and climate change mapping
program, you'll learn about disaster and resilience programs in this unique
remote community. Note: You will be given information to book with @ *Tao
Philippines <http://taophilippines.com/sailing-tao-experience/> *directly. This
is not a Free event.

*Special thanks to the sponsors and partners of ICCM 2016!*



The* International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM)* is the leading
humanitarian technology event of the year, bringing together the most
important humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations
with the world’s best technology companies, software developers and
academics. As thus one of the few neutral spaces where such important
conversations can take place, the annual ICCM conference brings together a
wide range of diverse actors for important conversations that lead to
concrete new projects and deliverables across a variety of diverse domains.
As a community of practice, the ICCM thus helps facilitate new projects and
catalyzes innovation in the area of humanitarian technology.

This year’s conference is being hosted in Manila, Philippines September
28-30, 2016 with field visits from October 1-7. The main host for ICCM 2016
is *Map the Philippines <http://celinaagaton.com/map-the-philippines/>*.
Map the Philippines (MapPH) is an international initiative to provide
current, comprehensive and accessible maps of the Philippines for economic
and tourist development, and disaster and community resilience. Working
across local government, business, NGO, education and citizen sectors,
MapPH helps provide coordinated cross sector collaboration, transparency
and accountability for more sustainable public and private infrastructure
development. MapPH’s free online platform launches in July 2016 and
provides opportunities for citizens and organizations to identify funding
needs, share programs, services and best practices, and connect with other

*Why Manila?* After sold-out conferences in Cleveland (2009), Boston
(2010), Geneva (2011), Washington (2012), Nairobi (2013), and New York
(2014), it is with great enthusiasm that we are to share in the ideation &
innovation occurring in the Philippines. This will bring ICCM for the first
time to the Asia-Pacific region where a new set of change agents will have
center stage in sharing developments and discussions from the Crisis
Mappers Network. The Philippines is the third most disaster prone country
in the world and the number one country most at risk from climate change.
The response to severe challenges brought about by Super Typhoon Haiyan &
recent crises in the Asian region demonstrate that the Philippine and Asian
community offer much to teach on crowdsourcing, humanitarian technology,
participatory mapping, & microtasking for crisis response.

This year’s theme, *Building Resilience: Inclusive Innovations in Crisis
Mapping*, is focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and will
highlight how local populations can prepare for shocks to infrastructure
and systems as well as the role of NGO’s, volunteers, and technical
communities in partnering with the people from threatened areas. Thus,
there is an expansion of field visits offered immediately following the
conference that will bring participants to places affected by natural
hazards to show first-hand the challenges and solutions found in this
island nation. The decision to lengthen the duration and variety of field
visits provides experiences unique for ICCM 2016 as fellow conference goers
join together to witness how the concepts from ICCM can apply to sites
around and beyond Manila.

*Concept Agenda* (subject to change)

Wed, Sept 28 – Evening Welcome Reception & Tech & Analysis Fair
Thurs, Sept 29 – Day 1 – Main Plenary
Fri, Sept 30 – Day 2 – Self-Organized Sessions
Sat, Oct 1 – Field Visit A in Manila: Project NOAH
Sun, Oct 2 – Field Visit B in Manila: Health Mapping (more information
forthcoming soon)
Mon, Oct 3 – Thu, Oct 6 – Disaster Resiliency Excursion to Palawan

*Draft Agenda- Opening Plenary – September 29.*

*Comments Welcome!*

9a: Coffee, casual networking & registration
9.45a: Opening Remarks
10a: Ignite Session I
11a: Audience Engagement with Ignite Speakers & Panel Discussion
11.30a: Philippines in Context: Historical context to crisis & opportunity.
12p: Lunch
1.30p: Moderated Panel Discussion: Philippines in Context: Haiyan & Beyond
2.30p: 3 Keynotes
3.30p: Moderated Fireside Chat with Keynote Speakers & Interactive Q&A
4p: Break
4.45p: Donor Remarks
5p: Ignite Session II
6p: Audience Engagement with Ignite Speakers, followed by Panel Discussion
6.30p: Closing Remarks followed by Conference Reception & DIY Afterhours

*Registration *

$300 Corporate/Government

$250 NGO

$50 Students & Local Attendees

All prices are quoted in US Dollars and cover your attendance for all of
the main conference events from September 28-30.

We hope to see you in Manila!

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