2017 Resilient Virginia Conference

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The 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference

“Connecting Communities, Business, and Educators for Resiliency Solutions”

August 1–2, 2017  |  Richmond, Virginia

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Plan to take part in the second statewide conference on resiliency!

THE TIME TO REGISTER IS . . . NOW!

This year’s theme, Connecting Communities, Business, and Educators for Resilience Solutions, builds on last year’s inaugural conference goals of broadening the capacity for resiliency planning in the state, and it serves as a forum to highlight the resiliency programs developed under Governor Terry McAuliffe’s administration.

2015 Launch Meeting

Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security and Chief Resiliency Officer Brian Moran with Resilient Virginia Launch Meeting organizers Jerry Walker, Annette Osso, Harry Gregori, Pamela Vosburgh, and Bryna Dunn at the February 19, 2015 Resilient Virginia Launch Meeting.

We are pleased to announce that the office of The Honorable Brian Moran, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security and Chief Resiliency Officer, and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), have taken a leading role in supporting the conference.

The Resilient Virginia Conference brings together participants from local and national businesses, and representatives from higher education, state and local governments, and community organizations to:

  • Explore resiliency rationales for their organizations;
  • Learn resiliency processes applicable to the public and private sector;
  • Develop an understanding of resiliency priorities in different regions of the state;
  • Engage in networking with resiliency businesses, government representatives, and institutional and community organizations; and
  • Take away tools that can be used for resiliency planning in their own communities.

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Agenda & Speakers

The 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference provides a unique forum to inform, educate, and activate communities across Virginia about the benefits of resiliency planning.

2016 Resilient Virginia ConferencePlenary sessions will feature national and state-level experts addressing the national security and community-building aspects of resiliency, as well as highlighting the economic value to both governments and corporations of adopting resiliency measures in their policies and operations.

Breakout sessions will provide the opportunity for in-depth presentations on critical aspects of resiliency as it relates to challenges and risks faced by communities that range from extreme weather events and national security and public health issues to social and economic disruptions.

Look for updates on speakers and topics as the agenda is finalized.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1

8:00–9:00 AM       REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS

9:00–9:30 AM       WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Master of Ceremonies: Welcome
Resilient Virginia: Sponsor Recognition
Welcome: Levar Stoney, Mayor of Richmond
Introductory Remarks: The Honorable Terry McAuliffe, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia (virtual)

9:30–10:45 AM       PLENARY PANEL: BUILDING A RESILIENT STATE: LESSONS LEARNED

The Honorable Brian Moran, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Sam Carter, Managing Director, Resilience Team, The Rockefeller Foundation (invited)
Timothy W. Manning, Deputy Administrator, National Preparedness, FEMA Perspectives from Other States
Charles Sutcliffe, Director of Policy and Programs, Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities, State of Louisiana
Molly Urbina, Chief Recovery Officer, Office of the Governor, State of Colorado

10:45–11:00 AM       BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

11:00 AM–12:30 PM       BREAKOUT SESSION ONE: RESILIENCY PERSPECTIVES

Reducing Impact Through Mitigation Planning

Moderator: Edward Porner, Recovery & Resiliency, VDEM

FEMA Representative (invited)

Matthew Wall, State Hazard Mitigation, VDEM

James Ridick, MPA, CEM, Norfolk Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response

Rural & Agricultural Challenges

Moderator: TBD

Evan Feinman, Tobacco Regional Revitalization Commission: The Importance of Broadband for Rural Development

Julie Shortridge, Ph.D., Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech: Climate Variability and Farming Adaptation

Andy Sorrell, AICP, Farm Preservation Program, VDACS: Preserving Farms for Food Security

Infrastructure Adaptation Strategies

Moderator: Rear Admiral Ann Philips USN (retired)

Robert Mooney and Peter Owens, U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Critical Infrastructure Programs

Carol Considine, M.S., Engineering Technology, Old Dominion University: Multi-sector Collaboration on Infrastructure Risks

Stacie Neal, Office of the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security: Port Risk Assessments

The Private Sector’s Role in Resiliency

Moderator: Alex McLellan, Resilience Thinking Institute

George B. Huff, Jr., CBCP, MBCI, The Continuity Project: Business’ Role in Community Resiliency

Philip Schneider, AIA, Multi-hazard Mitigation Council, National Institute of Building Sciences: Resilience Incentives for the Private Sector

Paul Robinson, RISE Resilience Innovation: Norfolk Business Accelerator

12:30–2:00 PM       LUNCH WITH PANEL PRESENTATIONS: THE ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE ON RESILIENCY

Facilitator: Mark Troutman, Ph.D., Director, Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, George Mason University

Michael J. Walsh, Senior Vice President, Resiliency Solutions Group, Dewberry

Daniel K. Slone, Partner, McGuire Woods

2:00–2:15 PM       BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

2:15–3:45 PM       BREAKOUT SESSION TWO: INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND SOLUTIONS

Transportation & Water Infrastructure

Moderator: Takis Karantonis, Consultant

Matt Wade, Virginia Clean Cities and Angela Conroy, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

John Dano, Hampton Roads Sanitation District: Hampton Roads SWIFT Project

Greg Mella, FAIA, LEED BD&C, SmithGroupJJR, and Alexandria City

Speaker (tbd): Alexandria Eco-District Initiative

Moving Towards Energy Security Options

Moderator: Angela Navarro, Virginia Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources

Eduardo Alcorta, GE Distributed Power: Microgrid Systems

Distributed Solar:
Aaron Sutch, VA SUN
Karen Schaufeld, Powered by Facts

Utility-Scale Solar:
Dianne Corsello, New Technologies, Dominion Energy

Educators Focused on Solutions

Moderator: James Keck, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, VCU

Christie Jones, M.S., Education Program, Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, GMU

Wie Yusuf, Ph.D., Resilience Collaborative Steering Committee, ODU

Angela King, Virginia Coastal Policy Center, William and Mary Law School

Angela Orebaugh, Ph.D., Cybersecurity, IT, and Sustainability Programs, UVA

Planning Tools and Technology

Moderator: tbd

Danielle Progen, Region 1 All Hazards Planner, Virginia Department of Emergency Management: FEMA’s New Risk Maps

Christina Luman-Bailey, City of Hopewell and Annette Osso, Resilient Virginia: VML/VACO GoGreen Resiliency Planning Guide

Alex Fafi, First Net AT&T: Virginia’s Interoperability Initiative

3:45–4:00 PM       BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

4:00–5:30 PM       BREAKOUT SESSIONS THREE: CASE STUDIES FROM VIRGINIA AND OTHER STATES

Urban Focus

Moderator: Kathryn Miller

Amanda Campbell, Environmental Program, MWCOG: Resiliency and Climate Adaptation in the National Capital Region

Corey Miles, Environmental Planning, Northern Virginia Regional Commission: NVRC Resiliency Forum

Joel Max, Office of Emergency Management, Larimer County, Colorado: How Resiliency Works for a Colorado Community

Joan Kelsch, Arlington County: Arlington County Net Zero Initiative for Schools

Coastal Focus

Moderator: Jane Frantz, Dewberry

Terry O’Neil, Hampton Planning Office: Hampton Plans for Living with Water

Lewis Lawrence, Middle Peninsula PDC: How one Rural Coastal Community Deals with Sea Level Rise

Mason Andrew, M. Arch., Hampton University: Resilient Neighborhood Design

Rural Focus

Moderator – tbd

Rebecca Joyce, Central Shenandoah PDC: Planning for Wildfire Mitigation

Sean Evensen-Shanley, Viridiant: Affordable Net Zero Housing for Rural Areas

Tom Akre, Ph.D., Changing Landscapes Initiative, Smithsonian Institution

Business Focus

Moderator

Janine Finnell, Leaders in Energy

Maureen Roskoski, LEED AP O+M, SFP, Facilities Engineering Associates P.C.: Corporate Resiliency Plans: Benefits for the Bottom line

Anthony Smith, Secure Futures: Solar Service Agreements: Two Case Studies in Virginia

Smart City Works Business Actuator Speaker (invited)

5:30–7:30 PM       CONFERENCE RECEPTION IN EXHIBIT HALL

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2

8:00–9:00 AM       REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS

9:00 AM–10:00 AM       PLENARY SESSION: ELEMENTS OF RESILIENCY — RECOVERY, ADAPTATION, INTERDEPENDENCE

Katerina Oskarsson, Ph.D., Deputy Chief Resiliency Officer, City of Norfolk: The 100 Resilient Cities Planning Process
Stephen Cauffman, Lead, Disaster Resilience, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): The Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems

10:00 AM–12:00 PM       BREAKOUT SESSION FOUR

Getting Started with Resiliency Planning

Facilitators: Maureen Roskoski, LEED AP O+M, SFP, FEAPC

George B. Huff, Jr., CBCP, MBCI, and Nancy McNabb, AIA, The Continuity Project

A mini-workshop on resiliency planning based on the NIST community planning process.

Participants will learn about:
-Community Resilience Planning Overview
-Forming a Collaborative Planning Team (Learning Activity #1: Putting Your Team Together)
-Understanding the Situation (Learning Activity #2: Linking social functions and the built environment)
-Strategy Development (Learning Activity #3: Risk Assessment/Hazard determination)
-Creating Your Plan (Learning Activity #4: Where does my Community Stand?)
-Tying It All Together (Community Engagement = Resilient Together)

Implementing Resiliency Planning

Facilitators: David Savarese and Siree Tavanopong, Advance Planning, Jacobs

-Overview of Planning Process and Challenges: Jacobs Speakers

-Legal Challenges: Speaker Pollard, Partner, Williams Mullen

-Financial Options: Shawn Crumlish, Virginia Resources Authority, and Janice Stroud-Bickes, USDA-Rural Development

-Assessing and updating risk data: Anna McRay, Henrico County Emergency Management

-Bringing Resiliency into Comprehensive Plans and Building Codes: George Homewood, FAICP, CFM, Planning and Community Development, City of Norfolk

-Local economic development: Martha Walker, Community Viability, Virginia Cooperative Extension: Stronger Economies Together

Sustaining Resiliency Initiatives

Facilitator: Brandy Bones, AICP, PMP, MBA, ICF International

Lessons Learned from Around the Country

– Louisiana and New Jersey Lessons Learned in Disaster, Recovery and Resiliency: Brandy Bones, ICF

Joel Max, Office of Emergency Management, Larimer County, Colorado

– Military Speaker (invited)

– Baltimore MD (invited)

New Steps for Resiliency in Virginia and the Region

12:00 NOON–1:30 PM       LUNCH WITH FINAL PLENARY: MOVING FORWARD ON VIRGINIA’S RESILIENCY PLAN

Moving Forward on a Comprehensive Resiliency Plan for Virginia
Speakers: Representatives from the Office of Secretary Brian Moran and Other Secretariats
State Legislators, Military, Local Programs, and Non-Governmental Organizations

CONFERENCE CONCLUSION

Moving Forward on a Comprehensive Resiliency Plan for Virginia

SPECIAL AFTERNOON MEETING

VML/VACO Go Green Virginia Workshop. For registration, visit www.vaco.org/education/go-green/.

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Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

The 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference is an opportunity to showcase your business’ resiliency products and services and your organization’s resiliency programs to a highly focused audience.

2016 Resilient Virginia ConferenceSponsors will receive extensive publicity before and during the conference, as well as an exhibit booth, presentation opportunities, and a special reception.

Exhibitors will be highlighted on the website and program, with opportunities to showcase their products and services at the August 1st Conference Reception. Please note: Exhibitor Registration is now closed.

New this year! A special section of the Conference Exhibit Hall reserved for Innovative Technology and Solutions businesses.

 

 

Monday, July 31: Noon – 7pm — Exhibitor setup
Wednesday, August 2: 2pm — Exhibitor tear down

For sponsor and exhibitor information details, contact Annette Osso, Managing Director, Resilient Virginia (osso@ResilientVirginia.org).


Thanks to these Sponsors!

(As of July 10)

Resiliency Visionary Level

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Resiliency Benefactor Level

Dominion Energy

Resiliency Leader Level

Facility Engineering Associates Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
GE Power

Resiliency Supporter Level

Christian & Barton, LLP Ecology & Environment, Inc.
Sobis, Inc. Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VA DHCD)
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy Virginia Resources Authority (VRA)

Resiliency Friend

2rw The Berkley Group
Hazen and Sawyer Marstel Day
The Nature Conservancy Secure Futures
SmithGroup JJR Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS)
Willams Mullen

Lunch Co-Sponsor

Dewberry

Breakfast Sponsor

ODU Resilience Collaborative

Additional Partners

LEAP for Local Food

Media Partners

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Registration

Online Registration Is Open!

    REGISTER NOW    

Non-Profit/Academic/Small Business/Individual: $175

Government: $225

Business: $350

Full registration includes two days of plenary and breakout sessions, exhibit hall access, and breakfast, lunch, breaks, and an evening reception.

Student Registration:
August 1 only: $75
August 2 only: $50

Registration Questions? Please send an email to ncrowe@convention-connections.com.

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Resilient Virginia Conference Partners

(As of June 25)

Aug. 1-2: Resilient Virginia ConferenceNational and State-Level Partners include:

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay/Businesses for the Bay

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

American Society of Landscape Architects, Virginia Chapter

Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

Charlottesville Local Food Hub

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Get Ready! Emergency Planning Center

Leaders in Energy

LEAP for Local Food

National Association of State Energy Offices (NASEO)

Old Dominion University, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

State Universities

USGBC Virginia & West Virginia Community

Virginia Center for Wind

Virginia Clean Cities

Virginia Association of Counties

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy

Virginia Emergency Management Association

Virginia Energy Efficiency Council

Virginia Municipal League

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Planning Committee

Conference Planning Committee

We are pleased that our Conference Planning Committee includes representatives from national organizations, state and local government, the private sector, and academia.

Co-Leaders
Annette Osso, LEED AP, Managing Director, Resilient Virginia
Curtis C. Brown, Deputy Secretary, Public Safety and Homeland Security

Karen Akerlof, GMU Center for Climate Change Communication
Angela King, Virginia Coastal Policy Center, William & Mary Law School
Sharon Baxter, VA DEQ
Eric Bendfeldt, Virginia Cooperative Extension
Nell Boyle, Sustainability Office, City of Roanoke
Curtis Brown, Deputy Secretary, Office of Public Safety & Homeland Security
Margaret Brown, Powered by Fact
Eldon Burton, Office of Congressman MacEachin
Elizabeth Chudoba, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Michelle Covi, Old Dominion University
Bonnie Cranmer, Bonnie Cranmer Consulting
Erik Curren, Curren Media Group
Evan Feinman, Tobacco Commission
Mary Jo Fields, Virginia Municipal League
Hayes Framme, Office of the Secretary of Commerce & Trade
Jane Frantz, Dewberry
Katy Fraser, Virginia Agribusiness Council
Tom Gagnon, Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Leonard Githinji, Virginia State University
William Godfrey, Environic Foundation International
Harry Gregori, Virginia UAS
Alleyn Harned, Virginia Clean Cities
Francis Hodsoll, Solunesco
George Huff, The Continuity Project
Isaac Janak, Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Jane Milici, ULI-Virginia
Robin Jones, VA DMME
Rebecca Joyce, Central Shenandoah PDC
James Keck, Virginia Commonwealth University
Carl Knoblock, US Small Business Administration
Kathy Robins, Richmond Regional PDC
Larry Land, Virginia Association of Counties
Christina Luman-Bailey, City of Hopewell
Cooper Martin, National League of Cities
Ben McFarlane, Hampton Roads PDC
Alex McLellan, Resilience Thinking Institute
Jonathan Miles, James Madison University
Susan Mongold, VDEM
Christy Morton, Center for Rural Virginia
Angela Navarro, Deputy Secretary, Natural Resources
Nancy McNabb, The Continuity Project
Ashley Nauta, Virginia Cooperative Extension
Remy Pangle, JMU Center for Wind
Patrick Patrong, VDEM
Megan Peterson, Office of the Secretary of Public Safety & Homeland Security
Michael Phillips, Virginia Clean Cities
Speaker Pollard, Williams Mullen
James Redick, Emergency Preparedness, City of Norfolk
Maureen Roskoski, Facility Engineering Associates PC
David Savarese, Jacobs
Daniel Slone, McGuire Woods & Resilient Design Institute
Andrew Smith, Virginia Farm Bureau
Anthony Smith, Secure Futures
Rodney Sobin, NASEO
Andy Sorrell, Farmland Preservation, VDACS
Stacie Neal, Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Erin Stanforth, VCU Sustainability Office
Emily Steinhilber, Old Dominion University
Corinne Stephens, Businesses for the Bay
Maribel Street, Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Janice Stroud-Bickes, USDA Rural Development
Chris Tabor, PE, Hazen and Sawyer
Sirirat Tavanapong, Jacobs
Thomas Thompson, Consultant

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Convention Center Info

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The Greater Richmond Convention Center is the site of the 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference.

The Greater Richmond Convention Center

403 North Third Street
Richmond, VA 23219
www.richmondcenter.com

The Greater Richmond Convention Center is the site of the 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference. Parking is available for a fee at nearby parking lots.

The Convention Center is a qualified “Virginia Green” venue. You can find out about their Green Profile here. Green Practices employed by the Convention Center include:

  • Recycling and waste reduction
  • Elimination of styrofoam and reduction of disposables
  • Water efficiency
  • Energy conservation
  • Support for green conferences and events

For general information on the Convention Center visit www.richmondcenter.com.

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Hotel Information

Delta Hotel Richmond

555 East Canal Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
804-788-0900
www.marriott.com

The Delta Hotel Richmond is offering a special rate for the 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference. Ask for the Conference’s group rate when making a reservation. All rooms and rates are subject to availability. Group rates are available through through July 27, 2017.

Rate: $142 single/double/triple/quad
Call in number: 1-804-788-0900
Ask for the Resilient Virginia rate

 

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Contact info

For more information on the 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference, please contact:

Annette Osso, LEED AP, Managing Director, Resilient Virginia
Telephone: (703) 486-2966
Mobile: (703) 629-1650
E-mail: osso@resilientvirginia.org
Mail: Resilient Virginia
PO Box 6539
Arlington, VA 22206

Registration Questions? Please send an email to ncrowe@convention-connections.com.

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