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Disaster Week 2020

About Disaster Week 2020

The 2nd Annual Disaster Management Symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the Annenburg Conference Center located at the George Bush Library and Museum. The symposium will kick off with a poster presentation.

Following the poster presentations, the Chief of the Texas Division of Emergency Management and TAMUS Vice Chancellor for Disaster and Emergency Services, Mr. W. Nim Kidd, will provide a keynote address highlighting the importance of disaster education opportunities for students. Guests from the Federal Agency for Technical Relief Operations in Germany will partner with Texas A&M faculty and students to provide a comparative overview of international disaster response systems and recent cooperation on a multi-national project as part of a student practicum experience.

The culminating event will be a panel discussion facilitated by W. Nim Kidd featuring disaster researchers, practitioners, and educators covering different perspectives on how to prepare the next generation of disaster planners and responders.

Schedule of Disaster Week Activities 

Monday - February 10

TAMU Superfund Center “Plan Ahead Be Prepared” Community Fair

  • Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Location: Kyle Field Plaza

Tuesday - February 11

A variety of trainings at multiple university locations.  Scheduled trainings include:

  • Opioid overdose response training 2020 Disaster Week Naloxone Training RSVP by 4:00PM, February 11, 2020
    • Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    • Location: Rudder Theatre
  • Stop the Bleed training (session is full)
    • Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    • Location: Memorial Student Center (MSC) Room 1400

Wednesday - February 12

Texas A&M Disaster Management Symposium

  • Location: Annenberg Presidential Center, 1002 George Bush Drive West, College Station, TX
    • Free Parking at Fan Field Parking Lot
  • Room: 1011 B&C
  • Time: 3:00PM - 4:30PM Poster Session and reception; 4:30PM - 6:00PM Symposium
  • Keynote Speaker: W. Nim Kidd, Vice Chancellor of Disaster and Emergency Services, Texas A&M University and Chief of the Texas Division of Emergency Management
  • RSVP to attend the Symposium by Thursday, February 6, 2020, at Texas A&M Disaster Management Symposium.

Thursday - February 13

Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) Demo

  • Time: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Location: Kyle Field Plaza

Call for Poster Presentations

 2020 Disaster Week Symposium

The Texas A&M Health Science Center invites faculty, staff, and students to submit an abstract for poster presentation.

Potential topics related but not limited to:

  • Emergency response
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Natural disasters
  • Anthropogenic disasters

Poster Abstracts can be submitted here.  

Abstract submission deadline has been extended to midnight, Sunday, January 26, 2020.

If selected, posters will be presented on Tuesday, February 12, 2020.

Any questions may be sent to Heather Warfield, Disaster Week Committee Chair, at