Register now for this one-day forum examining the impact of severe weather on the Northeast. We'll explore important topics such as the science behind Sandy, the changing view of risk in the Northeast, the role of government in major disasters, best practices for economic recovery following a major weather event, and integrated resiliency in urban areas.

Our moderators and speakers for this one-day forum include:

  • Chester Arnold, Associate Director, Center for Land Use Education and Research, University of Connecticut
  • Debra Ballen, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
  • Juliana Barrett, Ph.D., Associate Extension Educator, CT Sea Grant College Program, University of Connecticut
  • Rachel Cleetus, Senior Climate Economist, Climate and Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Curtis Fisher, Regional Executive Director, Conservation Programs, Northeast Regional Center, National Wildlife Federation
  • Dr. Ian Giammanco, Lead Meteorologist, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
  • Jessica Grannis, Adaptation Program Manager, Georgetown Climate Center
  • Katherine Greig, Sr. Policy Advisor, Long Term Planning and Sustainability, New York City Mayor's Office
  • Ethan Handelman, Vice President for Policy and Advocacy, National Housing Conference
  • Bradley Kading, President and Executive Director, Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers
  • David Marra, SVP and Chief Underwriting Officer - Casualty & Specialty, RenaissanceRe
  • Bill Read, Former Director of the National Hurricane Center
  • Tim Smail, Senior Vice President for Engineering and Technical Programs, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
  • Adam Sobel, Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics, Columbia University
  • Brian Swett,* Chief of Environment and Energy, City of Boston
  • Craig Tillman, President, WeatherPredict Consulting & RenaissanceRe Risk Sciences Foundation
  • Shana Udvardy, Climate Adaptation Policy Analyst, Center for Clean Air Policy
  • Link Walther, Vice President, National Hazard Mitigation Association
*Invited Speaker


Register Now and secure a special $155 rate at the
Stamford Marriott Hotel. There is no registration fee for
this event but spaces are limited.


The Past Forums section of this website provides
information on our previous forums.

"Congress mulls various measures targeting disaster mitigation and resilience", by Mark A. Hofmann, Business Insurance – July 20, 2014
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"Flooding could be worse but these fixes worked", by MPR News, The Bemidji Pioneer – July 3, 2014
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"Morganza to the Gulf factors into storm protection", by Shell Armstrong, Tri-Parish Times – June 12, 2014
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"Building Codes: The Foundation for Resilience", by Leslie Chapman-Henderson & Audrey K. Rierson, J.D. – May 1, 2014
Click here for the report

"Mitigation can save lives and reduce the cost of natural disasters", Opinion by Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), The Hill – April 29, 2014
Click here to view opinion

"Connecticut Council of Governments says preparation, resilience key to recovery from disasters", by Mark Zaretsky, New Haven Register – April 23, 2014
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"Flood Insurance Vote Underscores Need for National Mitigation Strategy," by Josh Saks and Jimi Grande, Roll Call – April 21, 2014.
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"FEMA Announces Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants", by Newsroom America Feeds – April 16, 2014
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