ResCon 2021 – Call for Proposals



ResCon is now accepting presentation proposals through March 22, 2021.


This call solicits speaking and presentation opportunities for conference programming taking place June 14 – 16, 2021 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and in partnership with the National Governors Association.

This annual summit 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.

Attendees will represent a diversity of sectors involved with resilience and disaster management including public and private sector resiliency officers, practitioners, private companies, policymakers, trade associations, coalitions, advocates, educational institutions, etc.



Conference Goals

  • LEAD – by positioning ResCon as one of the industry’s first events to lead us back to some normalcy
  • ENGAGE – An innovative format will include multiple roundtable events curating robust engagement and collaboration between Governors’ staff and resilience professionals.
  • PROMOTE – collaboration and coordination for addressing disaster and resilience challenges at a local, state, national or international level
  • BUILD – the field of disaster and resilience professionals and enhance networking and professional development opportunities


Important Dates

  • Deadline for Proposals: March 22, 2021 at 5PM CST
  • Notification of Speakers: April 5, 2021
  • Conference Sessions: June 14 – 16, 2021



Call for Submissions

Highly Encouraged Elements:

  • Learning Objectives – clear, achievable audience takeaways
  • Interactive component – such as Q & A or other audience participatory activity
  • Support Materials – physical or downloadable information reinforcing application of skills learned or implementation pf best practices



  • Diversity & Co-presenting – presentation submissions are encouraged to reflect a diversity of presenters, including race, gender, industry, sector, geographical region, country, and viewpoint.
  • Presentation Format – : highly interactive and engaging formats such as roundtables, workshop activities, case studies, concrete lessons learned, technical information and materials that practitioners can apply to their own work are strongly encouraged.


  • Presentations of academic or scientific studies are not encouraged unless the study has resulted in a best practice application or program.
  • Speakers may not endorse specific products or services in their presentation. Private sector submitters may not use presentations as a means for business development or sales (there will be other opportunities at ResCon to conduct business development.)




How to Apply

Interested presenters are asked to submit presentation abstracts and relevant speaker / presentation information through the ONLINE PORTAL which is open through March 22, 2021 at 5 p.m. CST sharp.

Presentations for the ResCon 2021 program are selected by the ResCon’s Leadership Team’s programming committee. Presenters will be notified by April 5, 2021Questions regarding the conference program should be directed to show management through email:

Thank you for your interest and support of ResCon 2021!