The 18th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium 2023

The 18th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium 2023 will be held in November in Singapore, with the theme “Advancing Frontiers in Disaster Risk Science, Technology and Policy”.

The symposium is organized and hosted by the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) of Nanyang Technological University in collaboration with the APRU Multi-Hazards Program. 

Date & Time: November 29-30, 2023
Location: NTU@one-north, Singapore

The Symposium format bridges both the traditional conference style and activities that allow for more interactive dialogues, including plenary keynote talks, networking sessions around posters, and breakout sessions clustered into six umbrella topics:

  1. Climate Hazards
  2. Tectonic Hazards
  3. Public Health & Environmental Hazards
  4. Economic Resilience: Finance & Risk
  5. Strategies for Socioecological Resilience
  6. Managing Risk

During the Symposium, each breakout session will last 90 minutes consisting of:

  1. Presentation: 60 minutes of presentations, with session titles allocated by the scientific program committee after abstract submission. This will include 10-minutes of talks and moderated Q&A per presentation.
  2. Roundtable Discussion: 30 minutes will be allocated for the roundtable section. Roundtables involve a series of problem statements relevant to the session titles provided to participants. Conveners will facilitate and direct the discussion.

Please visit the Symposium website for more details.

Call for Abstracts (Closed)

We are looking for abstracts (200-250 words) to address the above six umbrella topics. Please submit your abstracts here by September 12, 2023 September 4, 2023  August 18, 2023.

The abstract submission is free of charge


The Early Bird Registration is open now till September 30, 2023. Please Register here.
Please note that the amounts are to be paid in $SGD and are non-refundable.



Reduced Fees  

Early Career Researcher Waiver 
($SGD) * 

Early Bird Registration
September 15 – 30 

300  150 50
Regular Registration 
October 1 – November 1
350 200 50

Reduced Fees and Early Career Researcher (ECR) Waivers are only applicable to participants from institutions located in low to middle income nations.  
** Please note that to qualify for Reduced Fees/ECR waivers, participants will be required to submit proof of current residence/institutional affiliation. 

Definition of Early Career Researchers (ECR):  
Early career researchers ECRs – students, and scientists who are <10 years from receiving their PhD. A photo of your staff/student card or other proof of employment will be necessary to provide during registration as justification.  

Definition of participants from low to middle income nations: 
Participants attending or affiliated to an institution located in a nation listed in the World Bank database list of low-middle income countries here

Support Fund for Early-Career Researchers (ECRs)
In addition to fee waivers, we are pleased to announce the Early Career Research Travel Grant. The grant aims to support a number of eligible ECRs from lower to middle income countries. Successful and selected applicants will be able to claim grants of up to SGD$1000 per participant to support their travel costs.


  • Must be an Early-Career Researcher;
  • Must be affiliated with, or attending, an institution located in a low-middle income nation;
  • A short write up (100 words max, why would coming to the conference make a difference to the participant’s career);
  • Applicants will be required to submit proof of current residence/institutional affiliation, as well as a photo of your staff/student card or other proof of employment to determine eligibility.

The Support Fund will be open for application from October 1, 2023.


For inquiries, please contact [email protected]