National Evacuation Conference









The National Evacuation Conference was held in New Orleans January 7-10, 2014 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.This conference brought together the fields of transportation and emergency management to discuss evacuation planning to accommodate the needs of all people before, during and after a major disaster.

The purpose of the conference is to foster an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas surrounding a broad range of evacuation issues, particularly mass evacuations prompted by disasters. The NEC was held in conjunction with the 2014 International Disaster Conference and Expo.

Who Should Attend:

The conference assembles professionals, academics, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, consultants, emergency managers, government officials and transportation planners to discuss evacuation planning for cities and regions across the United States.


 For more information about the National Evacuation Conference, please contact one of the following:


John L. Renne, Ph.D., AICP
Associate Professor and Director
Merritt C. Becker, Jr. Transportation Institute
Dept. of Planning & Urban Studies
University of New Orleans

Brian Wolshon, Ph.D., P.E., P.T.O.E.
Professor and Director
Gulf Coast Research Center for Evacuation and Transportation Resiliency
Dept. of Civil & Env. Engineering
Louisiana State University

Brant Mitchell, Director
Research and Operations
Stephenson Disaster Management Institute
E. J. Ourso College of Business
Louisiana State University


Or visit the conference website here.