Welcome to the 2023 Resilient Virginia Conference website. We are pleased to announce that the conference, focused on Economic Opportunities for Community Resilience, will take place on August 1-2 at University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business in Charlottesville.
Given the success of our 2021 virtual conference, we are organizing the 2023 conference as a hybrid event — registrations for both online and in-person attendance will be available.
The conference will highlight how businesses and communities can work together to:
The conference will also address 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.
The 2023 Resilient Virginia Conference brings 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 will:
The 2023 Resilient Virginia Conference provides 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 will feature national-level speakers who will share information and perspectives on federal programs, regional resilience progress, and the latest science on climate change.
Breakout sessions and workshops will provide regional and local resilience updates with an emphasis on economic opportunities, success with planning and projects, and inclusion of equity considerations.
Look for updates on speakers and topics as the agenda is finalized.
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.
You have an opportunity to join the Planning Committee and lend your expertise in addressing climate impact, the clean energy economy, and community resiliency planning.
Contact Tracy Garland, Program and Development Director, to contribute to this year’s conference agenda planning.
All registrants will have the ability to network with each other and with speakers and sponsors before, during, and after the conference through the Whova platform.
Darden School of Business
University of Virginia
100 Darden Boulevard
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
The conference offers hybrid participation through the Whova platform. You will receive access to the Whova event page after registration.
Annette Osso, LEED AP, Managing Director
Tracy Garland, Program and Development Director
Trish Porter, Communications Director