The International Crisis Mappers Conference (ICCM), is October 11 – 14, 2012 in Washington DC. The unique event, co-founded by Patrick Meier and Jen Ziemke in 2009, provides a forum for humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations with world’s best technology companies, academics, journalists and hackers. Over 400 participants attended last year’s event in Geneva.
ICCM unites the CrisisMappers Community for the annual event. The Crisis Mappers Network has an active mailing list as well as NING website full of videos and other valuable information. ICCM is hosted by the World Bank:Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery and George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs. Ushahidi proudly sponsors ICCM with ESRI, and GeoEye.
“The annual CrisisMappers conference is the leading international event dedicated to advancing the study and practice of humanitarian technology worldwide. We believe that sharing best practices and lessons learned across organizations and multiple areas of expertise catalyzes the partnerships necessary to develop next-generation humanitarian technology solutions that save lives.” Patrick Meier, co-founder Crisis Mappers Network
Top reasons to join us at ICCM
- Experience Deep Mapper Awe for all the Ignite presentations
- Share your Crisis Mapping project with the Community
- Learn about the latest tools and techniques in CrisisMapping
- Join a spontaneous braining session in the lobby with old and new mapper friends
- Create APIs/plugins/Projects over pop or pints
- Hack needed software at the ICCM RHOK event
“The Crisis Mappers conference is back by popular demand. What was originally meant to be a one-off event has turned into an annual meeting of the minds. The conference is a neutral place for people to share ideas, projects, and lessons learned. To increase the number of serendipitous encounters, coffee breaks and dine-arounds help you make new connections. Much of the work and fun continues at after-hours establishments. The ICCM acts as an accelerant for innovation in this space.” Jen Ziemke, co-founder Crisis Mappers Network
Major topics in this year’s conference will include:
Big Data, Social Computing, Crowdsourcing, Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities, Quantifying Veracity, Digital Volunteers, Security and Liabilities, Open Data and Open Source Software.
ICCM Event Schedule
October 11: Pre-conference training
October 12: ICCM – Ignite Event
October 13/14: ICCM unconference (invite-only) –
October 13/14: RHOK ICCM – Random Hacks of Kindness and ICCM
Key Registration Deadlines:
September 1: Discounted Registration
October 1: Registration
October 1: Applications due
October 3: Successful applicants notified
October 10: Final powerpoint slides due
- Register for ICCM by October 1, 2012. Your registration will grant you access to all events on October 12: the Keynotes, Ignite Talks, Reception and Tech Fair.
- Submit an Ignite Talk
- Get space in Tech & Analysis Fair
- Participate in the pre-conference training
- Registration for RHOK ICCM will be announced soon.
Note for attendees that need a visa to to enter the United States: Letters of invitation to support your visa application will ONLY be issued for individuals actively engaged in the field. Please contact email@example.com with a detailed description of your work in Crisis Mapping BEFORE registering for the event.
If you have any questions on the registration process, payment, application procedure, etc, please contact: Melissa at CrisisMappers dot net
More about ICCM and Ushahidi:
We’ve been involved since the inception of ICCM. Here are some highlights from previous years:
Videos from ICCM 2011
ICCM and the Flat Organization (blog post about ICCM 2009)
See you there!