About ResCon




ResCon is the premier annual international conference on the practice of successful resilience and disaster management in an evolving global environment. This is a rebranding of a conference called International Disaster Conference and Expo (IDCE) that has brought over 800 registrants to New Orleans annually since 2012.

ResCon 2023 is produced in partnership with the National Governors Association (NGA).

Based in New Orleans — a globally recognized hub of resilience, disaster management and innovation — this 3-day conference will bring a diverse mix of disaster and resilience practitioners to explore profound and powerful topics that impact communities and economies worldwide.

What topics are explored?

The 2023 program will be categorized into three themes:

  • People
  • Process
  • Projects

Learn more about specific topics on the session description and schedule pages.

Who should attend ResCon?
ResCon is attended by a diversity of sectors involved with resilience and disaster management.

Attendees represent a wide range of professionals that are involved in various aspects of resilience and disaster management:

  • Policymakers
  • Trade Associations
  • Advocates
  • Emergency Management Officials
  • International, Federal, State and Municipal Government Leadership
  • First Responders
  • Educational Institutions
  • Private-Sector
  • Response, Recovery, and Mitigation Service Professionals
  • Resilience Officers and Practitioners
  • And many more!


Other topics ResCon explores:

ResCon offers programming that touches on a wide range of topics: Economic Resilience, Emergency Management, Coastal Restoration and Water Management, Technology, Homeland Security, First Response, Business Continuity and all aspects of Disaster Resilience, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation.