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Calling all SRA members: Your creativity is wanted!

Based on feedback from the recent membership survey, SRA is exploring the possibility of adopting a new logo and invites your participation. Specifically, we seek your ideas for a new logo that represents our diverse community. The logo should be recognizable and help promote our Society's vision statement and goals. The rest is up to you!  Please read below for more details regarding logo design, contest rules & submission requirements.

How to Enter the Contest

Submissions will be accepted through July 31, 2019. In order for your entry to be submitted and reviewed by SRA's Executive Committee and Council, all entries must be submitted directly to by midnight ET on July 31.

Logo Requirements

  • Professional: This logo will featured on our website, our social media platforms and other mediums (stationary, pamphlets, banners, etc). As a result, while we want the logo to be eye-catching, it must still be legible.
  • Theme: Logo must promote the vision and goals of the Society.
  • Color: The logo should be created in black and white. 
  • Integrity: Logos cannot contain copyrighted material. Logos must have been created and edited by the contestant(s). Logos may not include images or licensed images that have been previously published. Must be easily reproducible and scalable for large and small formatting.
  • Format: Your design can be submitted in any format of your choosing, it can be created digitally or drawn by hand and electronically scanned. Your design must include a brief written description of the attributes you have chosen to include and how they represent the Society and its members.

Contest Details

Winners will be selected by the SRA Executive Committee and Council. Contestants agree that SRA may publish their logo and name(s) and may use both for advertising campaigns and/or marketing materials in the future. Contestants assign all ownership rights, including all intellectual property rights to the logo, to the Society for Risk Analysis.  Additionally, the Society for Risk Analysis may alter, modify or revise the logo as it sees necessary to achieve the goals of the Society. The Society for Risk Analysis reserves the right to not select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received. 


Contest winner will receive free registration to the 2019 Annual Meeting (this prize covers the registration fees, not the annual membership dues).

SRA-LA Introduces New Executive Committee

President: Luis Abdon Cifuentes Lira (Chile)
Past President: Rosa Maria Flores Serrano (Mexico)
Treasurer: Elizabeth Nunes Alves (Brazil)
Councilors: Danyelle Stringari (Brazil), Esperanza Lopez Vazquez (Mexico) and Octavio Rojas Vilches (Chile)
Episodes available for download:
NEW: Emerging Health Technologies: Do The Risks Outweigh The Rewards?

Ep. 1: The Uncertainty Component
Ep. 2: We've Been Underestimating Climate Change
Ep. 3: The Preservation of a Culture
Ep. 4: Clearing House at the EPA: An Attack on Science
Ep. 5: Infrastructure Management: Communities Can Profit From Disaster 
Ep. 6: Boundaries in Risk Analysis: What's In and What's Out?
Ep. 7: Power Systems Resilience: Can We Rely on Renewables?
Ep. 8: Emotions Control Your Appetite for Risk
Ep. 9: A Paradigm Shift in Injury Risk Reduction
Ep. 10: Risk Science & the Regulatory Environment 
Ep. 11: Building Urban Resilience
Ep. 12: How Do We Determine If Our Food Is Safe?
Ep. 13: Facing Extreme Weather: How do YOU Prepare?
Ep. 14: Risk Communication on Social Media: Making Your Messages Go Further
SRA Member Spotlight: Ragnar Lofstedt, Ph.D., recipient of the 2018 SRA Distinguished Educator Award. 

Ragnar has spent the last year working on understanding the possible implications of Brexit on evidence based and risk informed policy making in Europe.

Each month the SRA newsletter will feature one of its members and their work in the spotlight section. If you would like to nominate a member, please email Melanie Preve
Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, July 3, 11am ET: How risk research can inform professional practice
– Experiences from disaster risk management research in Sweden

All members will receive a separate email with registration information. 

Interested in hosting a webinar this year?
Please contact Shital Thekdi or Royce Francis
Are you a member of another organization that could benefit from co-sponsoring an event with SRA?
For more information, and to apply for co-sponsorship, click here.
Looking for a change? Check out SRA's job board for new career opportunities in risk analysis
Are you a regular contributor to an online publication or blog?
We want to help share your content! If you contribute to a publication, please email Melanie Preve and we'll be sure to share your pieces on SRA's social media channels.
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