2020 Understanding Risk Forum in Singapore

Starts in:
04 November 2019

UR2020 will take place 18-22 May 2020 at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 1,000 representatives from all over the world are expected to participate. The five-day event is divided into three days for the main conference and two days dedicated to side events led by the community. The Forum features technical sessions, interactive workshops, and multimedia exhibits, as well as space for bilateral meetings. Read the UR2020 FAQs for more information.

What is Understanding Risk?
UR is a global community of nearly 10,000 experts and practitioners active in the creation, communication, and use of disaster risk information. Members share knowledge and experience, collaborate, and discuss innovations and best practice in risk assessment. The community convenes every two years at UR Forums – five-day events that highlight groundbreaking work, facilitate nontraditional partnerships, and showcase new technical know-how in disaster risk identification. If you want to know what countries have been represented and which organizations have attended UR since 2016, check out the list here.

Global Forums consist of two parts: 1) the Main Conference, and 2) Side Event days. The Main Conference are exciting days of crowdsourced technical sessions and plenaries, entertainment and the expo. Day 1 also features the Opening Ceremony, a keynote speaker, and a UR staple–Ignites where technical session leads pitch their session to the audience.

Side events consist of workshops, training sessions and stakeholder meetings from UR partners. Organizations can apply for a space during these days, where in the past over 50 events have occurred.



Join us in Singapore for the ten-year anniversary of the Understanding Risk (UR) Forum! Submit your technical session proposal until October 31, but first make sure you read the Guide for Technical Session Leads. Submit your proposal for a side event by December 31. Or if you want to nominate a speaker, let us know by December 31. If you have reflections from the last ten years of UR, please tell us, and you may be featured at UR2020 for a UR Retrospective.

Register for this event, click here

For main event page, click here