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2021 Conference!

Accelerating resiliency planning in communities across the Commonwealth

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Resilient Virginia’s 2021 Conference will deliver the tools,
information, and networking opportunities you need
to help build resiliency in your community.

The past year’s COVID experiences have highlighted the need for inclusive resiliency plans that integrate health, social, and economic concerns with ever-increasing climate change impacts. The conference will bring national and local perspectives on solutions being formulated to address vulnerabilities while moving forward to create a more economically sound and equitable future.

Resilient Virginia’s 2021 Conference will deliver the tools, information, and networking opportunities you need to help build resiliency in your community.

The past year’s COVID experiences have highlighted the need for inclusive resiliency plans that integrate health, social, and economic concerns with ever-increasing climate change impacts. The conference will bring national and local perspectives on solutions being formulated to address vulnerabilities while moving forward to create a more economically sound and equitable future.

Multiple Tracks
and Breakout Sessions

Our virtual event spans three mornings on August 25, 26, and 27, and includes multiple tracks and breakout sessions as well as plenary speakers to help you on the path toward resiliency. Plenary speakers will include national and state experts on new initiatives that bolster the transition to a Clean Economy while rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure.

The plenary sessions will also address the need to ensure equity is a core element of these initiatives, and will illustrate the value of state support for local resiliency planning.

Breakout sessions will:

  • highlight the steps needed for infrastructure — transportation, buildings, energy systems, water and natural resources — to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to climate adaptation strategies;
  • 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
  • examine the accelerating opportunities for economic diversification and entrepreneurship to bolster a Clean Economy.

Workshops Focused on In-Depth Learning on Key Resiliency Topics

In addition, Day Three will provide participants with the opportunity to engage in workshops that focus on in-depth learning on key resiliency topics. This year we will focus on

  1. Technical tools for resiliency planning;
  2. Moving resiliency into existing local government plans; and
  3. Tools for ensuring equity is included in resiliency planning.

Green Jobs Forum and Career Fair

Leaders in EnergyNEW THIS YEAR! The conference will include a virtual Green Jobs Forum and Career Fair, hosted by our partner organization, Leaders in Energy. The virtual platform will allow for job seekers to directly meet with prospective employers and submit resumes to the potential employers participating in the Career Fair. In addition, an afternoon Green Jobs Forum on August 26 will feature information on the growing numbers of opportunities, and will highlight successful Green Job search efforts.

Confirmed Speakers

National Speakers

Krystal Laymon
Deputy Director for Climate Resilience
White House Council on Environmental Quality

Matthew Tejada
Director, Office of Environmental Justice
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Jim Fox
Senior Resilience Associate, NEMAC+Fernleaf

Dr. Kenneth Kunkel
North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies 

State Speakers

The Honorable Ralph S. Northam
Governor of the Commonweath of Virginia

Curtis Brown
State Coordinator, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Ann C. Phillips
Rear Admiral, US Navy (Ret.)
Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection

Jeremy Hoffman, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist, Science Museum of Virginia

Angela Conroy
Air and Renewable Energy Planner, VA Dept. of Environmental Quality

Amanda Martin
Chief Resilience Officer
North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency/Rebuild NC

Shaun O’Rourke
Managing Director, Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank and
Rhode Island Chief Resilience Officer

Click Below for a Full List of Our Expert Resiliency Speakers from
Local Government, Private Sector, and Academic Institutions!

 
 

 

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Your company or organization has the opportunity to provide essential services and products to our attendees through the Sponsor or Exhibit options. Attendees will include representatives from state and local government, businesses, community and professional organizations, and academia.

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Questions? Contact Us

Annette Osso, LEED AP, Managing Director

Resilient Virginia
PO Box 309
Gordonsville, VA 22942
osso@resilientvirginia.org

703-629-1650 (c)