NEW ORLEANS – ResCon: The Global Resilience Summit, the premier annual international conference on the practice of successful resilience and disaster management, co-presented by the National Governors Association (NGA), has announced a series of interactive training workshops to take place during the conference, which runs from April 28 to April 30, 2020 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

These workshops, new to this year’s ResCon, will be different from traditional plenary or concurrent session offerings. Over the course of 2 to 4 hours, instead of a lecture, attendees will be treated to a unique deep dive into a selection of topics. The session will allow attendees a participatory opportunity to enhance knowledge and sharpen skills, while learning from expert administrators and fellow attendees.

Featured Wednesday Afternoon Workshops:

Community Resilience Building: An Interactive Training Workshop (4 hrs)

  • Adam Whelchel, Director of Science, The Nature Conservancy – Facilitator

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:  Lessons Learned on Critical Infrastructure Protection
(2 hrs)

  • Alyse Taylor-Anyikire, Senior Policy Analyst; National Governors Association

Takeaways Today to Leverage Risk Reduction Funding Tomorrow (2 hrs)

  • Russell J. Strickland, Executive Director, Maryland Emergency Management Agency
  • Chas Eby, Deputy Executive Director, Maryland Emergency Management Agency
  • Kyle Overly, Disaster Risk Reduction Directorate, Maryland Emergency Management Agency
  • JaLeesa Tate, Hazard Mitigation Branch Manager/State Hazard Mitigation, Maryland Emergency Management Agency

Federal agencies and international governments will be represented in many speaker sessions and in other ResCon events and activities. Attendees represent a diversity of sectors involved with resilience and disaster management.

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ResCon 2018 attendees participate in a discussion lab about water management and flood infrastructure
Attendees discuss resiliency and disaster management issues at ResCon 2018 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


About ResCon
The mission of ResCon is to unite expert thought leaders from round the world from business, academia, government, and international organizations to develop best practice and policy information in order for communities and businesses to thrive and achieve resiliency. This annual event will provide a unique convening platform to connect, identify, and collectively develop creative standards and solutions that will result in the mitigation of loss of life and property when catastrophic events occur.