SRA 2014 Annual Meeting


Denver, Colorado

Event Dates

Sunday, 7 December 2014 to Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Risk Analysis: The Common Denominator
Sheraton Denver, Denver, Colorado
Participate in a Workshop Pre-Registration Preference Poll!
This December, the Society for Risk Analysis is excited to offer an array of continuing education workshops tailored to the needs of those engaged in the field of Risk Analysis. To better serve our membership, we are offering a preview of courses which may be offered during the December meeting to be held December 7-10 in Denver, Colorado. Please let us know which courses catch your eye! Check the box(es) of the course(s) for which you would consider registering. There is no obligation to register at this time. We are simply attempting to gauge member interest among a spectrum of offerings. Your input will be examined carefully and will assist us as we determine class sizes and venue requirements. Enjoy the preview! Any information received will be used for planning purposes only.
Deadline to participate in the poll is this Thursday at Midnight.

The theme of the meeting is using the risk analysis framework and risk-related tools to evaluate and solve complex or divisive environmental and public health issues, such as hydraulic fracturing, legalized marijuana use, and natural disasters (like the recent Colorado floods). Special emphasis will also be placed on the better integration of environmental, community, and occupational risk assessment methods and approaches. 
The Society for Risk Analysis is a remarkable association. Its members are scientists and practitioners trained in multiple disciplines who come from around the world. They are employed by government, industry, consulting firms, NGOs, academic institutions, and themselves. They seek one another’s company because they face problems requiring such diverse perspectives. This diversity of disciplines and perspectives is crucial for gaining better insights into the complex challenges of globalization and can help policy makers to cope with the growing uncertainties and ambiguities of policy making.
Each specialty group gives monetary awards to students & young professionals who submit under their specialty group.  When submitting an abstract to be considered for a specialty group award you must indicate on the submission form which group you would like to be considered for. Specialty Group Merit awards are up to $500 and complimentary registertion. You do not need to be a member of the Specialty Group(s) to select it. Primary Specialty Group must be selected.
There are a limited number of travel awards available to eligible students & young professionals (having graduated within last 2 years). Students & young professionals wishing to apply for a travel award should request consideration for the award in writing and submit an extended abstract (1,000 words) in addition to the standard abstract.  The brief written request should include a description of how involvement with SRA activities plays a role in your career objectives. Applications from African American, Latino, and Native American students & young professionals are encouraged. If SRA cannot fund all the requests, awards will be made on the basis of abstract quality, as determined by the Program Committee. The deadline for submittal of abstract, extended abstract, and request is 21 May 2014 via the online abstract submission form. Students & young professionals accepted for a travel award will be obigated to work at the annual meeting for a 4 hour shift. In order to receive the award you must become a 2014 SRA member (2014 student/young professional dues cost $55). Award includes complimentary meeting registration.
Students may apply for a specialty group merit award and this award. Typical awards range from $150-$500.
The Society is making available limited resources to non-US participants (students and non-students) to partially assist in defraying travel and/or per diem costs associated with the Annual Meeting. Individuals wishing to solicit such support MUST submit their request via the abstract submission form by filling out the International Travel Award submittal form. Consideration will be based on acceptance of an abstract for presentation at this meeting and on demonstrated financial need. The deadline for submittal is 21 May 2014.  Non-US students are encouraged to apply. In order to recieve the award you must become a 2014 SRA member.  Award includes complimentary meeting registration. Typical awards range from $250-$800.


The preliminary program will be posted on the website in early September. Final programs will be available at the meeting in December. Preregistration and hotel reservation information will be included as a part of the preliminary program.



Computer projection of PowerPoint slides is the format for oral presentations. You will be required to submit your presentation ahead of time. Complete submission guidelines will be available online. Please be aware that a large number of submissions selected will be presented as posters. Poster board dimensions: 8’ wide x 4’ high. Poster presenters must be available at designated session time.



The meeting will be located at the Sheraton Denver in Denver, CO. The Sheraton is located in the center of downtown Denver and is perfectly located on by the 16th Street Mall, a mile-long pedestrian promenade of outdoor bistros, microbreweries, shopping and entertainment. Hop on the free shuttle and you’ll be whisked around the area which also includes some of Denver’s top attractions: The Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center and the City’s major professional sports stadiums. The hotel is located just 35 minutes from Denver International Airport.



Workshops will take place on Sunday, 7 December, one day prior to the regular meeting sessions. Workshop proposals are evaluated by the Conferences & Workshops Committee, not the Program Committee.  Workshops are generally ½ day (4 hours) or full day (8 hours) and are educational in nature. Workshop proposals should include a syllabus and a budget and must be submitted via the SRA webpage. For complete instructions, please visit:  Deadline for submission of workshops is extended to 4 June 2014.



Booth space is available for companies or individuals who are interested in promoting risk related products or services.  Please see the Exhibitor Prospectus for further information. 



SRA Secretariat: 703-790-1745, Fax 703-790-2672



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