Schedule At-A-Glance


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1:00PM – 5:00PM
Registration open

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

9:30AM – 10:00AM
Governor’s Opening Address
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Opening Plenary – Reframing Resilience: 100 Resilient Cities at Five

Jeana Dunlap, Executive Policy Adviser, Office of Resilience & Community Services, Louisville Metro Government
Jane Gilbert, Chief Resiliency Officer, City of Miami
Ramsey Green, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Infrastructure, City of New Orleans
Andy Kopplin, President and CEO, Greater New Orleans Foundation (moderator)

11:15AM – 12:15PM
Concurrent Sessions
12:15PM – 1:30PM
Buffet Luncheon 
1:30PM – 2:15PM
Plenary Session – Partnership for Our Working Coast: The Trajectory of a Public-Private Partnership

Ian Voparil, Business Impact and Continuity Manager, Shell
Tom Broom, Executive Account Manager, Danos
Simone Maloz, Executive Director, Restore or Retreat
Ryan Clark, Research Scientist, The Water Institute of the Gulf
Justin Ehrenwerth, President and CEO, The Water Institute of the Gulf (moderator)

2:15PM – 3:15PM
Discussion Lab – Leveraging Community Institutions to Better Prepare the Public
3:15PM – 3:45PM
Afternoon Break
3:45PM – 4:45PM
Keynote Fireside Chat – A Shift in National Response Policy

Daniel Kaniewski, Deputy Administrator for Resilience, FEMA
Col. Terry Ebbert, Director of Public Safety and Homeland Security, City of New Orleans

 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 – New Orleans Water Leadership: Dialogues & Beyond

Ramiro Diaz, Architectural & Urban Designer, Waggonner & Ball Architecture/Environment
Colleen McHugh, Senior Adaptation Planner, The Water Institute of the Gulf

9:15AM – 10:30AM
Discussion Lab – Building Partnerships for Water Resilience
10:45AM – Noon
Concurrent Sessions
Noon – 1:45PM
Buffet Luncheon 
2:00PM – 3:00PM
Plenary – State of Recovery: A Reporting of Recent U.S. Natural Disasters

Charlotte Porter, Director, Hub for Philanthropic Engagement – Puerto Rico, FEMA
Michael Steele, Communications Director, Gov.’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
H. “Butch” Browning, Louisiana State Fire Marshal

3:00PM – 3:30PM
3:30PM – 4:30PM
Innovation Preview & Cocktails

Matthew Marchetti, Founder, Crowdsource Rescue 
Craig Fugate, Chief Emergency Management Officer, One Concern

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

Sean Stegall, Town Manager, Town of Cary, North Carolina
Dan Ault, Assistant Town Manager and Chief Innovation Officer, Town of Cary, North Carolina
Bob Greenberg, CEO, G&H International (moderator)

10:45AM – 11:45PM
Discussion Lab – The Digital Resilience Wish List
11:45AM – 12:15PM
Closing Remarks

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018 – OPTIONAL Post-Conference Events

12:00PM – 5:00PM
IAEM CEM Preparatory Course

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 – OPTIONAL Post-Conference Events

8:00AM – 10:00AM