Dear Fellow Speakers and Participants:
On behalf of the Schar School of Policy and Government and Sandia National Laboratories, I would like provide an update regarding our 2019 Frontiers in Resilience Symposium.
As of late last night, Virginia declared a state of emergency and George Mason University closed its doors due to inclement weather.
I am sure you are aware that Winter Storm Gia has significantly impacted the Washington, D.C., area. We had hoped that the forecast would either take a different path or hold to a few inches of snow. Unfortunately, the Capital Region currently has 4-5 inches of snow with more to come throughout the remainder of the day.
Due to safety concerns and operational availability, we have decided to reschedule the 2019 Frontiers in Resilience Symposium. More details to come in the following weeks regarding new dates, location, registration (or refund), etc.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Hopefully, there are a few lessons we can learn with respect to resiliency of events.
2019 FRONTIERS IN RESILIENCE
Critical Infrastructure Resilience Through Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration
January 14-15, 2019
Sandia National Laboratories and George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, along with its Center for Energy Science and Policy and Centers on the Public Service, invite you to attend its annual symposium.
The 2019 Frontiers in Resilience Symposium will focus on the role of communication, coordination, and collaboration for critical infrastructure resilience. This theme recognizes the increasing importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships—across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors—in promoting resilience within and across increasingly interdependent critical infrastructure sectors.
The Symposium will bring together thought leaders, practitioners, and multidisciplinary academics in a two-day, highly interactive format. Speakers and participants will provide insights into best practices to promote resilience through communication, coordination, and collaboration as well as challenges and opportunities for specific critical infrastructure sectors. The Symposium will also provide a forum for developing novel multi-stakeholder partnerships and research agendas.
We seek submissions on theoretical approaches to communication, coordination, and collaboration as well as application cases within and across four critical infrastructure sectors: energy, transportation, water, and communications.
To submit a proposal, please provide a one-page document with the presentation title; author name(s), title(s), and contact information; track (i.e., Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration; Energy; Transportation; Water; or Communications); and a 250-word abstract.
Proposals are due November 12, 2018 and should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Approval notifications will be made by November 19, 2018.
Registration is required for all attendees. Registration is $200.00 and includes both days of event participation, two sponsored lunches, all breaks, and a networking reception. Discounted rates for government officials, students, and Schar School alumni are available. Presenters must register by December 3, 2018 to be included in the program.
Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22201
The Schar School is proud to welcome attendees to its Arlington Campus. The School is within easy walking distance to the Virginia Square metro station and several local restaurants, shops, and stores.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE.
Monday, January 14, 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday, January 15, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
More information to come.
George Mason University is committed to providing equal opportunity and an educational and work environment free from any discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, pregnancy status or genetic information. George Mason University shall adhere to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity/affirmative action statutes and regulations.
Sandia National Laboratories is a multimission laboratory managed and operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc. for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-NA0003525.