Days Until Our
2023 Conference!

Accelerating resiliency planning in communities across the Commonwealth


Our fifth statewide conference on resiliency!

The 2023 Resilient Virginia Conference focused on Economic Opportunities for Community Resilience and took place August 1-2 at University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business in Charlottesville.

Presentations and Video from all conference sessions are available in the Resilient Virginia Member Portal. Not a member? Join us today!

We’re sharing Plenary 2, which was voted most impactful by conference attendees.

Conference Goals

The conference highlighted how businesses and communities can work together to:

  • Grow investments that support a low-carbon economy;
  • Provide examples from urban and rural communities on approaches to resiliency that include climate risk assessments that lead to economic, health, and equity considerations; and
  • Increase resilience in the face of disruption from extreme weather disasters and on-going climate concerns that impact community health and vitality.

The conference also addressed the significant catalyst, provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), that is bringing business and workforce development to communities while providing extensive investments in the resilience of infrastructure and clean energy systems.

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Conference Participants

The 2023 Resilient Virginia Conference brought together participants from federal, state, and local governments; local and national businesses; representatives from higher education; and community organizations to learn about a diverse array of resiliency topics.

Participants in the 2023 Conference:

  • Learned about federal programs that are distributing IIJA and IRA funds, as well as state-level funding initiatives;
  • Discovered business development options ranging from new climate entrepreneurships to growing demand for climate-resilient infrastructure and energy sources;
  • Gained insights on resilience policy progress in Virginia and across the region;
  • Compared local Climate Action Plans and Climate Resiliency Plans in Virginia jurisdictions and in neighboring states;
  • Engaged in networking with resiliency businesses, government representatives, and institutional and community organizations; and
  • Acquired tools for resiliency planning that help communities deal with increased hazards while addressing equity considerations for vulnerable citizens.

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Agenda and Speakers

The 2023 Resilient Virginia Conference provided a unique forum to inform, educate, and activate communities across Virginia about the benefits of resiliency planning and the opportunities for economic activity that helps address climate impact while building the local workforce.

Plenary Sessions featured national-level speakers who shared information and perspectives on federal programs, regional resilience progress, and the latest science on climate change.

Breakout sessions and workshops provided regional and local resilience updates with an emphasis on economic opportunities, success with planning and projects, and inclusion of equity considerations.

Registration Details

  • Full on-site registration includes two days of plenary, breakout sessions, workshops, exhibit hall access, and breakfast, lunch, breaks, and an evening reception.
  • Virtual registration includes two days of plenary, breakout sessions, and workshops and the opportunity to network with other conference attendees, speakers, and sponsors through our hybrid conference platform.

Resilient Virginia Members get a discount on their conference registration! This is just one of many benefits of joining Resilient Virginia. Join today!

Need hotel accommodations for the conference? Scroll down to see options with discounted rates.

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Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

The 2023 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 virtual and in-person brand exposure before, during, and after the conference, as well as an exhibit booth, presentation opportunities, and a Sponsor-only reception to be held July 31.

Exhibitors will be highlighted on the website and in the program, with opportunities to showcase their products and services at the August 1 Conference Reception.

Find out more about the Sponsor and Exhibitor opportunities here.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!






Additional Sponsors

Hotel Accommodations

Resilient Virginia has secured discounted rates at the following hotels for the conference

Hyatt Place Charlottesville

2100 Bond Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901

$126/night + tax

Must reserve a room by 7/10/23 to receive the discounted rate.

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Country Inn and Suites  Charlottesville-UVA

1600 Emmett Street North, Charlottesville, VA 22901

$125/night + tax

Must reserve a room by 7/15/23 to receive the discounted rate.

Sonesta ES Suites Charlottesville University

1111 Millmont Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903

$134/night + tax

Must reserve a room by 7/17/23 to receive the discounted rate.

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Conference Location

All registrants were able to network with each other and with speakers and sponsors before, during, and after the conference through the Whova platform.

On-Site Conference Location

Darden School of Business
University of Virginia
100 Darden Boulevard
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

Darden School of Business

Virtual Conference

The conference offered hybrid participation through the Whova platform.


Questions? Contact Us

For information on Sponsor Opportunities, please contact:

Annette Osso, LEED AP, Managing Director

For information on the Planning Committee, please contact:

Trish Porter, Communications Director