Attention media professionals! You don't want to miss the opportunity to be part of the discussion toward a more resilient future. Join us at the Innovations in Climate Resilience Conference, where the focus is on building resilient communities and finding solutions to climate change. The theme "Solutions For Scaling Change" captures the urgency and the growing need for innovations at scale to meet the monumental task of addressing climate change. Submit your registration request today to be the first to report on the latest advancements that are making our planet healthier and more sustainable. We look forward to having you with us!
Technical Program Overview
Media professionals are invited to review the ICR technical program and learn more about a gathering of the brightest minds in sustainability, mitigation, and adaptation. The event features keynote speeches, platform and poster presentations, as well as panel discussions.
|Investing in Climate Resilient Infrastructure
|Navigating Climate Risks: Modeling and Risk Assessment
|Harnessing Ecosystems & Biodiversity for Climate Resilience
|Empowering Resilience with Technology and Design
|Prioritizing Resilience: Policy, Collaboration, and Environmental Justice
|Empowering Rapid Carbon Neutrality
|Decarbonizing Hard-to-Abate Sectors
|Carbon Capture & Storage: From Concept to Implementation
|Net-Zero Energy & Conservation Measures
|Policy Perspectives on Accelerating Carbon Emission Reduction
|Next Gen Sustainability & Implementation
|Understanding and Addressing the Water Crisis
|Protecting, Expanding, & Maintaining Agricultural Sustainability
|Strategies for a Successful Sustainable Transition
|Translating Climate Science into Effective Policy & Community Acceptance
Confirmed Keynote Speakers and Panelists
Richard W. Spinrad, Ph.D.Under Secretary of Commerce, Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA AdministratorRichard (Rick) W. Spinrad, Ph.D., was sworn in on June 22, 2021 as the under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and the 11th NOAA administrator. Dr. Spinrad is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the agency and its over 12,000 employees, including developing NOAA’s portfolio of products and services to address the climate crisis, enhancing environmental sustainability and fostering economic development, and creating a more just, equitable, diverse and inclusive NOAA workforce.
Franco AmalfiDirector, Sustainability Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships - North America, CapgeminiFranco is a sustainability expert and digital transformation global thought leader with more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of sustainability and digital transformation. He is currently the director of sustainability strategic partnerships and initiatives for Capgemini. He is responsible for working with hyperscalers and climate techs to bring to market innovative sustainability solutions to customers in all industries in North America. Prior to joining Capgemini, Franco was the Head of Sustainability Strategy, Global Public Sector for Google Cloud.
John CongerPresident of Conger Strategies and Solutions, LLCJohn Conger is President of Conger Strategies and Solutions, Director Emeritus of the Center for Climate and Security, Senior Advisor to the Council on Strategic Risks, Senior Advisor to the International Military Council on Climate and Security, and a Senior Advisor at WestExec Advisors.
Sherri GoodmanVice Chair of the U.S. Secretary of State's International Security Advisory BoardSherri Goodman, Senior Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Polar Institute, and Secretary General of the International Military Council on Climate & Security, is credited with educating a generation of U.S. military and government officials about the nexus between climate change and national security, using her famous coinage, “threat multiplier,” to fundamentally reshape the national discourse on the topic. Sherri serves as Vice Chair of the Secretary of State's International Security Advisory Board and on the EXIM Bank's Council on Climate.
Anthony Leiserowitz, Ph.D.Senior Research Scientist, Lecturer, and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, the Yale School of the EnvironmentAnthony Leiserowitz, Ph.D. is the founder and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of the Environment. He is an internationally recognized expert on public climate change beliefs, attitudes, policy support, and behavior, and the psychological, cultural, and political factors that shape them and conducts research globally, including in the United States, China, India, and Brazil.
Ben ReinkeVice President of Global Business Development, X-energyAs Vice President of Global Business Development, Dr. Reinke leads the Business Development organization at X-energy and is responsible for end-to-end commercial reactor business development and sales – strategy and marketing, analytics, organizational management, customer relationship development, contract negotiations, capture management, and early-phase project management.
Mónika SerranoResilience Program Manager, Turner Construction CompanyMónika Serrano leads Turner Construction's resilience program and brings 20 years of experience in the construction industry. Passionate about addressing climate change, she actively promotes climate adaptation in the built environment. Mónika serves on the Board of Advisors for the National Institute of Building Sciences, is a member of the ASTM Property Resilience Assessment task force, and contributes to the LEED v5 Resilience Working Group.