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2019 Resilient Virginia Conference

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In Person
Date: 
Thursday, July 18, 2019 to Friday, July 19, 2019
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Charlottesville, VA

General Conference Information

The 2019 Resilient Virginia Conference provides a unique forum to inform, educate, and activate communities across Virginia about the benefits of resiliency planning.

This two-day conference will highlight the roles of Virginia’s rural and urban areas in addressing community challenges they face from increased disruption by extreme weather events, as well as national security risks, and on-going concerns related to economic and community health. In addition, we will provide participants the opportunity to engage in workshops that focus on in-depth learning on key resiliency topics.

Audience and Benefits

The 2019 Resilient Virginia Conference will bring together participants from state and local governments, local and national businesses, and representatives from higher education and community organizations to learn about a diverse array of resiliency topics — ranging from resilient building and infrastructure design, resiliency in emergency management planning, health and equity concerns, economic opportunities, and the role of ecosystems and agricultural practices in mitigation. Participants will:

  • Gain insights into Virginia’s resiliency initiatives;

  • Hear about resiliency progress in Virginia jurisdictions and in neighboring states; 

  • Engage in networking with resiliency businesses, government representatives, universities, and community organizations; and

  • Take away tools that can be used for resiliency planning in their own communities.

Theme and Topics

This year’s theme, Connecting Rural and Urban Communities for a Resilient Future, highlights the roles of Virginia’s rural and urban communities in addressing efforts to address challenges they face from increased disruption by extreme weather events, climate change, national security risks, and on-going economic and community health concerns. The conference will address a diverse array of resiliency topics, ranging from:

  • resilient building and infrastructure design,

  • transportation and energy systems that lower carbon emissions,

  • resiliency in emergency management planning,

  • health and equity concerns,

  • economic opportunities, and

  • the role of ecosystems and agricultural practices in mitigation.

For more information about agenda and speakers, please visit our website.

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