RISE 2019: Transforming University Engagement In Pre- And Post-Disaster Environments: Lessons from Puerto Rico

Event Type
In Person

Albany, NY

RISE 2019 will deliver a three-day series of workshops to explore how institutions of higher learning can strengthen preparedness, response and recovery efforts in the face of threats posed by a changing climate and extreme weather. Sessions are designed to deliver a set of actionable outcomes to build a national platform.  

Led by universities and colleges nationwide, in close partnership with the National Council for Science and the Environment, the RISE 2019 Conference will serve to explore new strategies and approaches that bring to bear the power of higher education in pre- and post-disaster environments, while using Puerto Rico as a case study.

Who Should Attend?
  • Higher Education:  University leaders, faculty scholars, researchers, professional staff, and students.
  • Government:  Local, state and federal government officials
  • Emergency Management:  Emergency management and first responders
  • Industry, Nonprofit, and Community: Leadership and professional staff engaged in disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts.

The conference will be of particular interest to individuals who have participated in disasters or who are in communities at risk of future disasters.