International conference focuses on the practice of successful environmental resilience and disaster management

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NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center announces the resumption of ResCon 2022 on April 19-21, 2022.  This three-day, international conference will focus on successful resilience and disaster management in an evolving global environment. This year’s conference will focus on four key themes to inspire interactive discussions on resilience: climate change, cybersecurity, infrastructure and vulnerable populations.

“New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region are no stranger to overcoming environmental disasters, which is why it is so important for New Orleans to support events that harness innovation and collaboration to face our world’s greatest challenges,” said Michael J. Sawaya, Convention Center President. “ResCon brings together a community of pioneering creative minds that are working to create a brighter future for all of us. We are excited to host this event once again.”

In addition to highlighting today’s preeminent challenges, this premier annual conference will also focus on making resilience the “new normal,” finding opportunities in disaster and measuring progress and sustainability in resilience-based initiatives. The conference will feature expert panelists including Chief Resilience Officers Marissa Aho (Washington), Ben Duncan (South Carolina) and Charles Sutcliffe (Louisiana).

Produced in partnership with the National Governors Association (NGA), ResCon offers the chance for participants to not only be spectators to the discussions taking place, but to be active members of interactive, engaging conversations. The conference has brought professionals from avant-garde circles, such as policymakers, advocates and resilience officers, to New Orleans annually since 2012.

“We believe in bringing creative skills, thoughts and ideas to the table which is what RESCON is all about,” said Timothy Blute, Director, National Governors Association Center For Best Practices. “In order to address our nation and world’s biggest challenges, we need to come together to innovate and prepare for what lies ahead. We are looking forward to once again working with the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to bring people together for these critical conversations.”

Registration will open soon for the conference, meanwhile the preliminary schedule is available here.  Programming includes discussions such as “Equitable Climate Resilience Tools and Resources for U.S. Local Governments” and “Sustainability: The Importance of Sustainability and Resilience in Insurance and Risk,” as well as ample opportunities for networking and forward-thinking conversations with a large group of innovative leaders and changemakers.

Visit to learn more about ResCon 2022 and ResCon’s work locally in New Orleans, as well as their international reach. Email for further information on the conference and registration.


About the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

With 1.1 million square feet of prime exhibit space, in an entirely contiguous hall, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center provides the largest single exhibit space in the country, features an award-winning staff, first class amenities, and is the sixth largest convention center in the nation. A leading contributor to the city’s robust tourism economy, the Convention Center’s event activity has produced $90.1 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $5.7 billion in new tax revenue for state and local governments.

About ResCon

ResCon (Resiliency Conference) is honored to continue its partnership with the National Governors Association (NGA) to produce this year’s annual conference, April 19-21, 2022 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.