IRGC conferences may be single-themed or more general in nature and may be jointly organised with partners. They may take the form of symposia or annual events and include roundtables, workshops or public talks. Providing a platform to identify, frame and draw attention to risk issues for governments, business leaders and the risk analysis community, IRGC conferences also provide an opportunity to present IRGC work to a wider public and allow the IRGC network to meet and exchange ideas.

The IRGC Governmental Forum on Risk Governance was a neutral platform for representatives of government agencies to discuss matters related to risk governance in the context of a whole-of-government approach. It is now continued at the OECD High-Level Risk Forum.

List of IRGC conferences:

  • IRGC International Conference: Planning Adaptive Risk Regulation

    7 - 8 January 2016, London, UK

    Overview How can regulation keep up with technological development? In a rapidly evolving environment, timely response of traditional regulatory approaches to the availability of new information cannot be guaranteed, which may pose a serious impediment to innovation. This calls for flexibility in designing regulation. Flexibility and revisions in regulation, however,...

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  • Demand Response: Challenges and Opportunities in the Context of Energy Transitions

    10 - 11 September 2015, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

    IRGC and the Energy Center of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) jointly organised an international public conference and expert workshop on the challenges and opportunities for demand response in the context of energy transitions. Featuring speakers from industry, the public sector as well as academia, the two events sought to provide a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary overview of the opportunities and risks associated with demand response.

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  • IRGC International Conference 2014: Improving Risk Regulation

    13 - 14 October 2014, Paris, France

    Jointly organised by the OECD, Duke University and IRGC, this international conference identified, evaluated and discussed the relevance and effectiveness of new approaches to improving risk governance, both as they result from responding to and learning from crises, and as deliberate innovations in how regulatory power is exercised and shared.

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  • CRAG – IRGC Symposium 2013: Uncertainty – From Insight to Action

    20 - 22 November 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland

    This symposium was jointly organised by the EPFL Center on Risk Analysis and Governance (CRAG) and the International Risk Governance Council (IRGC). It addressed important aspects of how uncertainty is dealt with in research and practice of risk management.

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  • IRGC International Conference 2013: From Crisis Management to Risk Governance

    9 - 11 January 2013, Beijing, China

    On the occasion of the launch of IRGC in China, hosted at Tsinghua University, School of Public Policy and Management, IRGC organised jointly with Tsinghua University an international conference and experts workshops on the theme of 'From Crisis Management to Risk Governance'.

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  • IRGC International Conference 2011: Learning from Large-Scale Industrial Accidents

    3 November 2011, Lausanne, Switzerland

    Public Conference - Learning from large-scale industrail accidents - When disasters can be opportunities for improving safety and risk governance IRGC held a public conference co-organised with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

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  • Third Governmental Forum on Risk Governance

    24 - 25 November 2010, Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Abu Dhabi, UAE. Third Governmental Forum on Risk Governance was held in partnership with the International Futures Programme, OECD, and was hosted by the Prince Court of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This IRGC Governmental Forum is now integrated in the OECD High-Level Risk Forum

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  • Second Governmental Forum on Risk Governance

    30 November – 1 December 2009, Geneva, Switzerland

    Geneva, Switzerland Along with the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue, IRGC co-organised the Second Governmental Forum on Risk Governance.

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