The International Disaster and Risk Conferences (IDRC) and Workshops is one of the three main pillars of GRF Davos. IDRC is a fantastic platform for leading experts from fields such as the natural, engineering and social sciences, politics, government, the private sector, civil society, international organizations, NGOs and other risk management professions to meet and exchange experience. The first IDRC conference was successfully launched in 2006 in Davos (IDRC Davos 2006), followed by the first regional IDRC conference in Harbin, China, in 2007 (IDRC Harbin 2007). In August 2008, IDRC was back in Davos (IDRC Davos 2008). And the second regional IDRC conference was held in July 2009 in Chengdu, China (IDRC Chengdu 2009). In August 2012, IDRC was again held in Davos (IDRC Davos 2012). The next IDRC will take place from 24 to 28 of August 2014 in Davos.
The IDRC Conferences and Workshops attempt to find answers and solutions to today's challenges in managing risk, reducing disasters and adapting to climate change. They allow to build stronger ties with adequate public-private partnership models among risk management communities and sectors, and to move towards a more truly integrated way of thinking about disasters and risks.