2018 Schedule At-A-Glance


For a list of confirmed breakout session topics, please click here.


*Subject to change


1:00PM – 5:00PM
Registration open

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2018 – Preparing Our Communities: Living in the New Normal

9:00AM – 10:00AM
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Opening Plenary – Reframing Resilience: 100 Resilient Cities at Five

Since the Rockefeller Foundation unveiled their monumental 100 Resilient Cities program in 2013, chief resilience officers have become elemental to creating sustainable, tangible goals for cities around the world. This session will feature a candid discussion with chief resilience officers in three U.S. cities and look at how they are providing strategies for complex problems while managing finite resources, politics, and expectations. 

11:15AM – 12:15PM
Concurrent Sessions
12:15PM – 1:30PM
Buffet Luncheon 
1:30PM – 2:15PM
Plenary Session – Working Toward the Same Goal: Public-Private Partnerships

Public-private partnerships are the key to ensuring that one entity is not overburdened, leading to a single point of failure. This plenary will look at a current example of how a major “p3” project was selected and discuss its difficulties and successes, featuring members of the Water Institute of the Gulf, and members of the oil & gas community. 

2:15PM – 3:15PM
Discussion Lab – Leveraging Community Institutions to Better Prepare the Public
3:15PM – 3:45PM
Afternoon Break
3:45PM – 4:45PM
Fireside Chat – A One-on-One Conversation on the Shift in National Response Policy
 5:00PM – 6:30PM
Welcome Reception

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER, 5, 2018 – Facing Disaster: Challenges and Lessons Learned

8:00AM – 8:30AM
Continental Breakfast
8:30AM – 9:15AM
Plenary Session – Living with Water: Dutch Dialogues and Beyond, Part Deux
9:15AM – 10:30AM
Discussion Lab – Water Management and Flood Infrastructure

Evaluating and sharing perceived infrastructure gaps that will mitigate climate-related disaster risk.

10:45AM – Noon
Concurrent Sessions
Noon – 1:15PM
Buffet Luncheon 
1:15PM – 2:30PM
Plenary Address
2:45PM – 3:45PM
Plenary – State of Recovery: A Reporting of Two U.S. Natural Disasters
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Innovation Preview & Cocktails
5:30PM – 7:30PM
Offsite Networking Social

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018 – Looking Forward: Innovation and Predictions

8:00AM – 8:30AM
Continental Breakfast
8:30AM – 9:30AM
Concurrent Sessions
9:45AM – 10:30AM
Plenary Session – Smart Cities, Smart People: A Look at Cary, NC’s Dynamic Smart City Initiative
10:45AM – 11:45PM
Discussion Lab – The Digital Resilience Wish List
11:45AM – 12:15PM
Closing Remarks