Accelerating resiliency planning in communities across the Commonwealth

Register Now for the 2023 Resilient Virginia Conference!
Register Now for the 2023 Resilient Virginia Conference!

Plan to participate in our fifth statewide conference on resiliency!
Conference registration is open now!

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.

Conference Goals

The conference will highlight 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 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.

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Conference Participants

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:

  • Learn about federal programs that are distributing IIJA and ERA funds, as well as state-level funding initiatives;
  • Discover business development options ranging from new climate entrepreneurships to growing demand for climate-resilient infrastructure and energy sources;
  • Gain insights on resilience policy progress in Virginia and across the region;
  • Compare local Climate Action Plans and Climate Resiliency Plans in Virginia jurisdictions and in neighboring states;
  • Engage in networking with resiliency businesses, government representatives, and institutional and community organizations; and
  • Take away 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 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.

Registration Is Open!

  • 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.
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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!






Conference Planning Committee

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.

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Conference Location

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.

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 offers hybrid participation through the Whova platform. You will receive access to the Whova event page after registration.


Questions? Contact Us

For information on Sponsor Opportunities, please contact:

Annette Osso, LEED AP, Managing Director

For information on the Planning Committee, please contact:

Tracy Garland, Program and Development Director

For information on Registration, please contact:

Trish Porter, Communications Director