Annual Resiliency and Emergency Management Conference Returns to the Convention Center April 25-27
NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will host ResCon 2023 on April 25-27, 2023. Produced in partnership with the National Governors Association (NGA), the three-day international conference will focus on successful resilience and disaster management in an evolving global environment.
ResCon attracts a diverse mix of disaster and resilience practitioners who come together to explore profound and powerful topics that impact communities and economies worldwide. Attendees of this year’s conference can look forward to an impressive lineup of speakers from both the public and private sectors, more than 17 sessions and various networking events focused on building connections with industry peers.
Founded in 2012 and formerly called International Disaster Conference and Expo, the event typically brings hundreds of registrants to New Orleans. As a globally recognized hub of resilience, disaster management and innovation — New Orleans is the perfect city to host this annual event.
“In New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region, we know a thing or two about preparing for and recovering from environmental disasters,” said Michael J. Sawaya, Convention Center President. “This annual gathering is a transformative, three-day event designed to foster collaboration and conversations with leaders from across the globe to learn best practices and harness innovation that will help address some of our greatest challenges. The Convention Center team is excited to once again host ResCon and the community of pioneering creative minds working to create a brighter future for us all.”
This one-of-a kind event brings together governors, chief resiliency officers, professors and industry experts in resilience, cybersecurity, emergency response, disaster management and more. Among the presenters and expert panelists will be Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Chief Resilience Officer Charles Sutcliffe, South Carolina Chief Resilience Officer Ben Duncan, Colorado’s Resiliency Office Director Anne Miller, Washington state’s Chief Resilience Officer Marissa Aho and Robert Martin, Director of West Virginia’s State Resiliency Office.
A FEMA spokesperson will give a presentation about helping communities thrive after being hit with multiple disasters. Representatives from the South Carolina Office of Resilience will help facilitate a discussion on navigating grant funding opportunities and reaching underserved communities. And Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will deliver an annual address on emergency preparedness in Louisiana, the Gulf Coast and beyond.
Visit resconnola.com to learn more about ResCon 2023 and ResCon’s work locally in New Orleans, as
well as their international reach. Registration is open, and interested parties can visit resconnola.com/registration for more details.
About the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC)
New Orleans is Built to Host! With 1.1 million square feet of prime exhibit space on one level, all under one roof, NOENMCC is the sixth largest Convention Center in the United States and provides the largest single exhibit space in the country. Our recent LEED Gold certification makes NOENMCC the largest LEED-certified project in Louisiana and the largest convention center project in the U.S. certified under LEED v4.1 Operations and Maintenance, as well as the first convention center in the world to be awarded initial certification under LEED Gold v4.1 O+MA. A leading contributor to the city’s robust tourism economy, NOENMCC event activity has produced $90.1 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening.
ResCon (Resiliency Conference) is honored to continue its partnership with the National Governors Association (NGA) to produce this year’s annual conference, April 25-27, 2023 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Based in New Orleans — a globally recognized hub of resilience, disaster management and innovation — this 3-day conference will bring the leadership and experience of the nation’s governors, plus a diverse mix of disaster and resilience practitioners to explore profound and powerful topics that impact communities and economies worldwide.