Past Events

Virtual Roundtable – Making Affordable Housing Climate Ready

Date: March 31, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

This virtual roundtable will feature a panel of affordable housing and resilience practitioners at the state, local, and federal levels, and a fireside chat with Pat Forbes, Executive Director of the Louisiana Office of Community Development, and Roy Wright, President & CEO of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS).

IBHS Disaster Dynamics Academy: From the Bull’s-eye Effect to Climate Change, Our Influence on Severe Convective Storms, Hurricanes, & Wildfires | March 15 & 16, 2022

Start date: March 15, 2022
End date: March 16, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

This virtual Disaster Dynamics Academy focuses on cutting through the noise and exploring the effect of climate changes on severe storms, hurricanes, and wildfires.

IBHS Disaster Dynamics Academy:
Wildfire in our Communities | Nov. 2–3, 2021

Start date: November 2, 2021
End date: November 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Our final Disaster Dynamics Academy for 2021 will focus on the catastrophic impacts of wildfires when they spread into our built environment.

Wildfire Prepared Home Designation Briefing

Date: October 12, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Join us for a 30-minute progress briefing on the new Wildfire Prepared Home designation program. Learn about how the advances in wildfire science has enabled this program, the components of a wildfire prepared home, and how the designation process will be implemented. As we are continuing to develop the program for homeowners to achieve meaningful wildfire risk reductions at the parcel level, get an inside look at the program and to the future of achieving this at the community level.

Disaster Discussions: Hurricane Ida

Date: September 21, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Join IBHS meteorologists Dr. Ian Giammanco and Christina Gropp as they dive into Hurricane Ida, from its rapid intensification before landfall all the way through the impact its remnants had on the northeast and the damage it caused. Dr. Giammanco was also on the ground before and after Ida, hear his perspectives on preparedness and the early damage assessments from South Louisiana.

IBHS Live Broadcast Event – Real-World Performance of FORTIFIED Home: From Florence to Sally

Date: September 14, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Fortified vs Not Fortified 3

Where & When: September 14, 2021 11 A.M. ET What to Expect: We have seen tremendous growth in the number of FORTIFIED homes. Homeowners and communities are using the standard to bend down the risk curve. Members will get an in-depth look at how FORTIFIED Home was put to the test during recent hurricane seasons as Dr. Ian…

IBHS Live Broadcast Event – Wildfire Smoke Plumes

Date: August 26, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Understanding Detection, Modeling & The Potential for Smoke Claims

IBHS Live – Wildfire Fuel Breaks

Date: July 13, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

IBHS researchers are working with collaborators from the U.S. Forest Service and Tall Timbers to better understand influence of wind speed and fuel moisture on fire spread at fuel breaks. Come inside IBHS’s large test chamber to see these experiments in action. This event will be streamed across multiple platforms and is open to everyone.

DDA: Commercial Roofs | June 22-24, 2021

Start date: June 22, 2021
End date: June 24, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

This special Disaster Dynamics Academy (DDA) 3 day event explores the vulnerabilities of commercial roofs when confronted with high winds and hail.

2021 Rating the States Results

Date: June 1, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Three years ago, we released our last Rating the States report, which evaluates building code enforcement and administration, as well as contractor licensing in the 18 states most vulnerable to catastrophic hurricanes.