UR22 Highlights

The Understanding Risk Global Forum (UR22) was a hybrid event that took place from 28 December to 2 December in Florianopolis, Brazil, and online. UR22 Satellite events also happened in person in London (UK), Wellington (New Zealand), Niamey (Niger) and Vancouver (Canada) joining the global streaming. In the main hub in Florianopolis, we not only rode the (actual) waves of risk due to heavy rain, but we got flooded by knowledge, innovation, and, most importantly, connections. That is UR’s superpower: to foster inspiration through creative ideas and stimulate non-traditional partnerships. Thanks to all the participants, sponsors, and partners who helped us overcome the challenges and make this event a success.

UR22 by the numbers
💯  109 sessions (including keynotes and plenaries)
🗣️  216 speakers from 🏛️ 84  institutions presented at UR22
🏬  14 organizations were exhibitors
🌐  1858  attendees via the online platform
🌊  ~600 in-person participants in Florianopolis
📡  ~400  in-person attendees in Satellite Hubs

You can help victims of the flood in Florianopolis

While we carried out UR22 in Florianopolis through the heavy rainfall, some hard-working members of our local production team lost their homes due to flooding. The Brazilian community is raising funds to help them recover from these damages. If you would like to donate, please click here.

Opening, Welcome and Closing ceremonies

Opening Ceremony

  • Nov 29

Welcome to UR22
Do look up

  • Nov 30

Closing Ceremony

  • Nov 31

UR22 Plenaries

Avoiding Disasters

   Abstract When it comes to extreme hazard events, the overwhelming focus is on catastrophe…

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UR22 Keynotes

Keynote: Emiliano Rodriguez Nuesch

  • Nov 31

Keynote: Paula Padrino Vilela

  • Nov 31

Keynote: Newton Neto, Sella Nevo

  • Nov 31

UR22 Satellite Hubs

Associated community-led events in different corners of the world that will offer in-person activities for the local audience as well as connect to the UR22 global streaming platform. (Satellite sessions have been recorded and will be uploaded to view in coming weeks)

UR22 Satellite in Wellington, New Zealand

UR22 Satellite in Niamey, Niger

UR22 Satellite in London, UK

UR22 Satellite in Vancouver, Canada

More sessions coming soon

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