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.
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:
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
NEW 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.
Deputy Director for Climate Resilience
Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
Senior Resilience Associate, NEMAC+Fernleaf
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam
State Coordinator, Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection, Office of the Governor, State of Virginia
Deputy Chief Resilience Officer, North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency/Rebuild NC
Chief Resilience Officer, City of Norfolk, VA
Global Senior Principal-Asset Management and Resilience, Cardno
Sustainability and Outreach Coordinator, City of Roanoke, VA
Sustainability Manager, Town of Blacksburg, VA
President, SCALE inc.
Community Resilience Specialist, City of Philadelphia, PA
Principal, Dialogue + Design Associates
Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities
Executive Director, Roanoke/Allegheny Regional Commission
Sustainability Coordinator, City of Cincinnati, OH
Principal, Cultivating Resilience LLC
Executive Director, SHINE
Partner/Environmental Law, Williams Mullen
Mary Roderick, Ph.D.
Regional Planner, Land of Sky Regional Council, NC
President, Exergy Partners Corporation & Consultant to the Department of Energy’s Mid-Atlantic Technical Assistance Partnership
Associate Director, VATech Office of Economic Development
Administrator, Stormwater Engineering Center, Virginia Beach, VA
Sustainability Manager, City of Richmond, VA
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.