THE HUMANITARIAN TECHNOLOGY NETWORK
Reuters AlertNet (1)
Reuters AlertNet (2)
Reuters AlertNet (3)
journalism.co.uk (UK CM)
Crisis Mapping named a Top 20 big idea by Reuters AlertNet
Defeating Disaster: Fueled by Open Source Software & Crowdsourcing, The Crisis Mapping Community Is Rapidly Expanding. By Matt Alderton, Trajectory Magazine, 2014(3).
Connecting Grassroots to Gov, (John Crowley; Wilson Center)
Guidance for Collaborating with Humanitarian_Organizations (Paper)
Guidance for Collaborating with VTC's (Paper)
Tweeting Up a Storm (Paper)
PBS: Mobile technology helps disaster victims (9 mins)
Patrick@National Geographic (18 mins)
Jen Ziemke: Intro to Crisis Mapping (51 mins)
Jaroslav Valuch & Anahi Ayala Iacucci: Feb 2012 (25 mins)
Patrick Meier: Changing the World (53 mins)
Sanjana Hattotuwa: ICCM 2011 Keynote Address (15 mins)
Heather Leson: Crowdsourcing for Change (12 mins)
Jen Ziemke: How the network emerged. (8 mins)
NiJeL: Participatory Maps (1 hour)
Where 2.0: CrisisMapping the Haiti EQ (14 mins)
Penn State University: GeoSpatial Revolution (13 mins)
Sophia B. Liu: Crisis, Curation & Culture (6 mins)
Kurt Jean-Charles: ICCM 2010 Keynote Address, (30 mins)
Patrick Meier: Intro to Crisis Mapping (38 mins)
Jennifer Leaning: Patterns in Crisis Mapping, Inaugural ICCM Keynote Address, (39 mins)
H. Puig: About the SBTF (34 mins)
The 7th International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM)
"Building Resilience: Inclusive Innovations in Crisis Mapping"
September 28-October 1, 2016
Primary conference website:
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.
Preparations for this year’s International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) are already well under way. 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 November 2015 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, & 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 Resiliency: Inclusive Innovations in Crisis Mapping, 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
Sun, Oct 2 – Field Visit B in Manila. Closing Plenary
Mon, Oct 3 – Fri, Oct 7 – Disaster Resiliency Excursion to Palawan
Mon, Oct 3 – Field Visits C or D
Tues, Oct 4 – Fri, Oct 7 – Disaster Resiliency Excursion to Palawan
Draft Agenda- Opening Plenary – September 29.
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.
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
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
We hope to see you in Manila!
ICCM 2016 Conference Managers & Co-Curators:
Interested in co-sponsoring this event? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Network of Crisis Mappers (Crisis Mappers Net) is the largest and most active international community of experts, practitioners, policymakers, technologists, researchers, journalists, scholars, hackers and skilled volunteers engaged at the intersection of humanitarian crises, new technology, crowd-sourcing, and crisis mapping. The Crisis Mappers Network was launched at the first International Conference on Crisis Mapping (ICCM) in 2009. As the world's premier humanitarian technology forum, we engage 8,200+ members in over 160 countries, who are affiliated with over 3,000 different institutions, including more than 400 universities, 50 United Nations agencies & projects, first responders operating in both the civilian and military space, dozens of leading technology companies, several volunteer & technical community networks and global, national, and local humanitarian and disaster response and recovery organizations.
Crisis Mappers leverage mobile & web-based applications, participatory maps & crowdsourced event data, aerial & satellite imagery, geospatial platforms, advanced visualization, live simulation, and computational & statistical models to power effective early warning for rapid response to complex humanitarian emergencies. As information scientists we also attempt to extract meaning from mass volumes of real-time data exhaust.
Crisis Mappers Net is not an organization or institution, and deliberately so. All of us connected here have very different goals, aims, strengths, interests, and backgrounds. As a network, we offer a neutral space for conversation and information sharing. As volunteer administrators, we work to support the annual conference, host webinars on topics of interest, & manage the website & google group to facilitate collaboration. Thus, it is the important work of the members themselves that makes this group what it is.
Crisis Mappers Net hosts a biennial conference event, the ICCM. This event showcases best practices and most recent contributions, innovations, and deployments from the global community.While we connect and collaborate on projects virtually throughout the year, we feel it has never been more important to reconnect face-to-face in order to help build relationships, discuss common challenges, share lessons learned from past deployments and anticipate next steps together. We look forward to our next event in Manila in fall 2016.
We invite you to join our Google Group to participate in the latest discussions, ask questions, share & brainstorm, add yourself to the member map, learn what Crisis Mapping is all about, and view our list of member affiliations to learn about who we are. Pursuing other avenues for involvement? Visit our friends at the Standby Task Force & the Digital Humanitarian Network.
ICCM 2016 Conference Managers & Co-Curators:
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Jen Ziemke & Patrick Meier. We host an annual conference series, the International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM)™, encourage collaboration via firstname.lastname@example.org, & offer resources, videos, working groups & webinars to facilitate the development of this new field.