State of Resilience Leadership Forum and Community Workshop
Hosted by the ResilientAmerica Roundtable
of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
June 28-29, 2016
The National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20418
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
2:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
9:00 am – 3:45 pm
Across the nation, innovative programs are showing exciting progress at building resilient communities. Now is a great time to take stock of these programs at federal, state and local levels. At the ResilientAmerica Roundtable, we strive to help communities build resilience to extreme events, save lives and reduce the social and economic costs of disasters. Our aim is to engender an interactive space in which leaders from across the nation can share their successes and challenges as we all strive to build resilience in our communities and around the country.
Please join The ResilientAmerica Roundtable on June 28-29 for The State of Resilience Leadership Forum and Community Workshop. This event will consider the results of years of investment, experimentation and research, bringing together policymakers and stakeholders at the federal, state and local levels to talk about what works, what doesn’t and what should happen next in this resilience arena.
The Leadership Forum on June 28 will feature three armchair discussions among noted leaders in the resilience movement, each moderated by National Public Radio's Andrea Seabrook. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and Rockefeller’s 100 Resilient Cities President Michael Berkowitz will be among the discussants. The Leadership Forum will be webcast, and a reception in the NAS Great Hall will follow.
Other confirmed speakers include:
- Sandi Fowler, Assistant City Manager, City of Cedar Rapids
- Alex Kaplan, Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re
- Peggy Keller, District of Columbia Department of Health, Washington, DC
- County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, Broward County, FL
- Nick Macchione, Health and Human Services Director, San Diego County
- Mayor Ben McAdams, Salt Lake County
- Paul Nicholas, Senior Director, Microsoft Global Security Strategy & Diplomacy
- Robin Pfohman, Program Manager, Community Resilience + Equity, King County, WA
- Lynn Scarlett, Global Managing Director, The Nature Conservancy
- Mayor Michael Seibert, Joplin, MO.
The Community Workshop on June 29 provides a venue for experts and community representatives from across the nation to share solutions to the most pressing challenges decision makers must overcome to build community resilience, including:
- Documenting what community resilience can look like
- Identifying successful actions to date in building community resilience
- Providing opportunities for peer-to-peer learning among community leaders
- Articulating the big challenges yet to come in advancing resilience
We hope you will join us for this exciting event!
If you have any questions, please contact: JBiglow@nas.edu.