Registration is now open for ICCM 2016 in Manila!

Jul 03, 2016

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for ICCM 2016: Manila! Register hereYour participation is what will make this conference so successful. So, after registering, be sure to:

If you have other ways you would like to participate, be sure to let us know! 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 us!
  • October 1 – FREE Field Visit A in Manila: Project NOAH & Disaster Agencies
  • October 2 – FREE Field Visit B Outside Manila: SDG Mapping
  • October 3 – 6 Paid Field Visit C – Disaster Resilience Palawan
FREE Field Visit A in Manila: Project NOAHProject 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 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 PalawanJoin our Palawan island expedition Tao Philippines. 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 directly. This is not a Free event.Special thanks to the sponsors and partners of ICCM 2016!AboutThe 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. 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 stakeholders.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 FairThurs, Sept 29 – Day 1 – Main PlenaryFri, Sept 30 – Day 2 – Self-Organized SessionsSat, Oct 1 – Field Visit A in Manila: Project NOAHSun, Oct 2 – Field Visit B in Manila: MDG MappingMon, Oct 3 – Thu, Oct 6 – Disaster Resiliency Excursion to PalawanOpening PlenarySeptember 29.Comments Welcome!9a: Coffee, casual networking & registration9.45a: Opening Remarks10a: Ignite Session I11a: Audience Engagement with Ignite Speakers & Panel Discussion11.30a: Philippines in Context12p: Lunch1.30p: Moderated Panel Discussion: Philippines in Context: Haiyan & Beyond2.30p: 3 Keynotes3.30p: Moderated Fireside Chat with Keynote Speakers & Interactive Q&A4p: Break4.45p: Donor Remarks5p: Ignite Session II6p: Audience Engagement with Ignite Speakers, followed by Panel Discussion6.30p: Closing Remarks followed by Conference Reception & DIY AfterhoursRegistration$300 Corporate/Government$250 NGO$50 Students & Local AttendeesAll prices are quoted in USD and cover your attendance for all of the main conference events from September 28-30.