2019 Resilient Virginia Conference
The 2019 Resilient Virginia Conference
Connecting Rural and Urban Communities for a Resilient Future
July 18–19 | Charlottesville, Virginia
Plan to participate in our third statewide conference on resiliency!
Resilient Virginia is pleased to announce the 2019 Resilient Virginia Conference, which takes place on July 18–19 at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Register today for Early Registration rates!
This year’s theme, Connecting Rural and Urban Communities for a Resilient Future, highlights the roles of Virginia’s rural and urban communities in addressing challenges they face from increased disruption by extreme weather events, climate change, national security risks, and on-going concerns related to economic and community health.
The 2019 Resilient Virginia Conference brings together participants from state and local governments, local and national businesses, and representatives from higher education and community organizations to learn about a diverse array of resiliency topics — ranging from resilient building and infrastructure design, resiliency in emergency management planning, health and equity concerns, economic opportunities, and the role of ecosystems and agricultural practices in mitigation.
- Gain insights on Governor Northam’s resiliency initiatives;
- Develop an understanding of resiliency progress in Virginia jurisdictions and in neighboring states;
- 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.
Early registration – Through June 1, 2019
- Non-Profit/Academic/Individual: $125
- Government: $175
- Business: $250
- Student Registration: $30
Full registration includes two days of plenary and breakout sessions, exhibit hall access, and breakfast, lunch, breaks, and an evening reception.
Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities
The 2019 Resilient Virginia Conference is an opportunity to showcase your organization’s resiliency products, services, and programs to a highly focused audience.
Sponsors 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 July 18 Conference Reception.
Thanks to these sponsors! (As of 4/19)
Resiliency Visionary Level
Resiliency Champion Level
Resiliency Leader Level
Resiliency Supporter Level
Agenda & Speakers
The 2019 Resilient Virginia Conference provides a unique forum to inform, educate, and activate communities across Virginia about the benefits of resiliency planning.
Plenary Session speakers will highlight the roles of both urban and rural areas in creating innovative approaches to mitigate and adapt to climate and other natural and man-made risks, while addressing community economic, equity, and health issues. These approaches include promoting efficiency and renewable energy for the transportation and building sectors, as well as advancing the role of natural resource and agricultural initiatives in lowering carbon emissions and mitigating impact.
Day One Breakout Session speakers will address topics that include:
- building design and neighborhood-level resilience;
- transportation systems that lower carbon emissions;
- infrastructure adaptation to address sea level rise and flooding;
- financing of adaptation measures;
- business opportunities to boost resiliency;
- community equity and health issues;
- emergency management that incorporates resiliency;
- ecosystem services’ role in environmental health and climate impact mitigation;
- resilient agriculture and forestry practices that are both profitable and adaptive; and
- clean and reliable energy futures.
In addition, Day Two of the conference provides participants with the opportunity to focus on in-depth learning experiences for key resiliency topics.
Look for updates on speakers and topics as the agenda is finalized.
Resilient Virginia Conference Partners (As of 5/23)
Leaders in Energy
Virginia Clean Cities
Virginia Association of Counties (VACO)
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Virginia Municipal League (VML)
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.
Annette Osso, LEED AP, Managing Director, Resilient Virginia
Elizabeth Andrews, Virginia Coastal Policy Center, W&M
Sharon Baxter, VA Department of Environmental Quality
Nell Boyle, City of Roanoke
Curtis Brown, Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Bob Burkholder, ClarkNexsen
Chase Counts, Community Housing Partners
Nicole Duimstra, Secure Futures
Jerry Eastridge, GSPH LLC
Jonah Fogel, UVA Environmental Resilience Institute
Jane Frantz, Dewberrry
Tracy Garland, Resilient Virginia
Ellen Graap Loth, Cardno
Jill Greiner, City of Charlottesville
Alleyn Harned, VA Clean Cities
Zane Havens, ClarkNexsen
Mary Carlyle Howard, Smithsonian Institution Changing Landscapes Initiative
Lisa Jeffrey, Hazen and Sawyer
Robin Jones, VA DMME
Rebecca Joyce, Central Shenandoah PDC
James Keck, Virginia Commonwealth University
Angela King, Virginia Coastal Policy Center, W&M
John McCarthy, Piedmont Environmental Council
Chris McDonald, Virginia Association of Counties
Denise McFadden, 2rw Consulting
Tonya Neaves, George Mason University
Denise Nelson, The Berkley Group
Speaker Pollard, Williams Mullen
Marci Posey, Small Business Administration
Meghan Quinn, VA Department of Environmental Quality
Michael Reilly, Slow Money
Kristel Riddervold, City of Charlottesville
Cliona Robb, Christian & Barton
Monica Rokicki, Better Building Works
Maureen Roskoski, Facilities Engineering Associates PC
William Scarpinato, AECOM
Ryan Snow, USGBC Resilience
Andy Sorrell, Tobacco Commission
Sarah Spengeman, Health Care Without Harm
Janice Stroud-Bickes, USDA Rural Development
Steve Sunderman, Terrazia
Erin Sutton, City of Virginia Beach
Robbie Talbert, VA Department of Forestry
Sirirat Tavanapong, Jacobs
Vestal Tutterow, Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory
Matt Wade, VA Clean Cities
Tod Wickersham, Beneficial Results
Cindy Zork, USGBC Virginia
Conference Venue Information
The conference venue for 2019 is the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. We are pleased to hold this event at a facility with a significant commitment to sustainable business practices that include physical and operational improvements, such as composting, recycling, and energy-use reduction, to reduce environmental impact. Darden is now a zero-carbon facility, due to its commitment to purchase the entire output of a 160-acre solar facility, and plans to be a carbon-neutral enterprise by 2020. Darden was awarded the Virginia Green Travel Star Award in recognition of its accomplishments.
Conference Center Location:
Darden School of Business
University of Virginia
100 Darden Boulevard
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
The UVA Inn at Darden, conveniently located at the Darden School, is providing lodging at conference rates for the Resilient Virginia Conference. Conference participants can make their reservations, which include complimentary overnight parking, directly with the UVA Inn by calling the Reservation Department and identifying yourself as an attendee at the 2019 Resilient Virginia Conference.
Reservation Rate: $129/night (Note: Rates do not include applicable taxes.)
Reservation Phone Number: 434-297-7384
Reservation Deadline: June 17, 2019
For more information on the 2019 Resilient Virginia Conference, please contact:
|Annette Osso, LEED AP, Managing Director, Resilient Virginia|
PO Box 6539
Arlington, VA 22206
Registration Questions? Please send an email to Tracy Garland, Social Media Director, at email@example.com.