Red Cross to host an Iconathon on Disaster Preparedness

National Headquarters

Red Cross to host an Iconathon on Urban Disaster Preparedness

In honor of World Disaster Risk Reduction Day, our next Iconathon will take us to Washington, D.C., where we will collaboratively create a suite of symbols on the topic of Urban Disaster Preparedness with the experts from the Global Disaster Preparedness Center and the American Red Cross. The icon set that will be developed will be used for any number of applications including mapping, websites and publications. These icons will help the American Red Cross and the rest of the humanitarian community communicate important Disaster Preparedness ideas graphically.

The Iconathon will be hosted at the historic American Red Cross National Headquarters on Saturday, October 13th to coincide with the International Day for Disaster Reduction and the official launch of the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC). Our speakers will include Ian O’Donnell – Senior Information Architect for the GDPC, Robert Banick – Geographic Information System Coordinator for the American Red Cross International Services, and Edward Boatman, co-founder and Creative Director of The Noun Project.

This event is free and open to the public, anyone is welcome to participate - no design skills required. Space is limited and an RSVP is required to attend due to security reasons, since we’ll be just blocks away from the White House

American Red Cross (Historic National Headquarters)

Board of Governors Hall

430 17th Street NW, Washington, DC20006

Please use 17th street entrance

Theme: Urban Disaster Preparedness

Speakers on Disaster Preparedness: Ian O’Donnell – Senior Information Architect, Global Disaster Preparedness Center, and Robert Banick – GIS Coordinator, International Services, American Red Cross

Speaker on Symbol Design & User Comprehension: Edward Boatman, co-founder and Creative Director of The Noun Project

Host: Global Disaster Preparedness Center and the American Red Cross