Published on June 6th, 2015

CIP_MInvitation from CIP Institute’s 2nd International Conference, Amsterdam

on Friday 3rd of July 2015, in collaboration with Amsterdam University

Entitled How to deal with crises? Complex Interactive Processes as determining factor for successful risk and crisis management, the main objective of our 2nd international conference in Amsterdam is to have an open and engaged dialogue on the Complex Interactive Processes (CIP) that emerge in times of crises. Aimed at both scientists and practitioners, we tackle various issues such as development, research, domain demarcation, theoretical underpinning, practical application, and the like.

More information and registration form can be found here


The programme will consist mainly of lectures by international keynote speakers and workshops by CIP members. We are aiming to provide a solid foundation for dealing with crises, and these activities are built on that mission.

As our main speakers, we are very proud to announce:

DekkerProfessor Sidney Dekker (Australia) who has gained worldwide acclaim for his groundbreaking work on human error, safety, complexity and systems thinking and wrote many books on this enlightening subject.

› You can browse through YouTube videos on his work to learn more.

ConklinDr. Todd Conklin (US) who speaks all over the world about his book Pre-Accident Investigations: An Introduction to Organizational Safety and the “new view” of human error, based on human performance theory.

› There are numerous YouTube videos on Todd’s work if you want to learn more.

MadisonCharlie Madison (US) with a presentation entitled “The critical role of legal counsel in advising an organization undergoing crisis”.

› You can read interesting articles on Charlie’s blog to learn more.


Bert Brugghemans (Belgium) is expert in Crisis Intelligence, an approach that provides valuable new insights into setting up more efficiency and better coordination in Crisis and Disaster Management. He will speak about the importance of leadership, imagination and adaptation when leading a crisis team.

To get an idea of what to expect, watch this 2-minute video impression of our 2014 conference in Brussels:
Call for Workshops

At the conference we will feature a number of 90-minute workshops. The aim of these workshops is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in risk management, crisis management, risk communication, crisis communication and other domains related to the CIP framework.

If you want to take your conference attendance and participation to the next level, and discuss your work or ideas with a group of experts during a workshop or presentation, you can still respond to our Call for Workshops

We welcome proposals both for presenting relevant cases, methodologies and any kind of research, as workshops that favour highly interactive participant discussions or collaboration.

About us

The CIP Institute is a non-profit organization that brings together scientists and practitioners from various disciplines in an inspiring and innovative platform to exchange and develop knowledge about the Complex and Interactive Processes (CIP) in the field of crisis. It was founded in 2014 and currently groups members from seven European countries.

Join us

If you can’t attend the conference but are interested in joining our international community, we gladly invite you to become Supporting Member of CIP Institute. This admits you to all membership benefits except admission to the conference (e.g. watching the recorded conference keynotes afterwards at any time)

Annual Meeting

Everyone who is willing to spend time and energy in co-creating the next steps of the CIP Institute is welcome to participate in the Annual Meeting the day before the conference (Thursday 2nd of July, 2015) in Amsterdam. Contact us for more information on joining one of our committees, which is a condition for participating in the Annual Meeting.

We are very excited about this upcoming event and look forward to welcoming you in Amsterdam. If you have any requests or need more information concerning our conference in Amsterdam or the CIP Institute, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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On LinkedIn, you are welcome to join and participate in the CIP discussion group: CIP Institute

Amsterdam Conference team contact