Liana McGowan 
The Salvation Army/EnviRenew


Thursday August 26, 2010 at 9:30 AM 
Thursday August 26, 2010 at 5:45 PM 

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Bourbon Orleans Hotel 
717 Orleans Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

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This event is sponsored by FedEx and The Salvation Army. For more information, please visit the following links:

Resiliency Summit Webpage


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Presented by FedEx & The Salvation Army

Join us for a day of reflection, rethinking and innovation!

The Resiliency Summit is an unprecedented gathering of local leaders, community builders, researchers and academics using experience and expertise to create solutions for building community resiliency in a post-disaster environment.

  Food and beverages will be provided.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. However, space is limited, so reserve your seat now!


Thursday, August 26

9:30 - 10:00 AM:                  Registration and Morning Coffee

10:15 - 11:00 AM:                Welcome: Defining Community Resiliency                                                                                                               Captain Ethan Frizzell, Area Commander, The Salvation Army                                                                                 Rose Flenorl, FedEx, Director for Social Responsibility

11:15 - 12:00 PM:                Session I: Neighborhood Strategy                                                                                                                               Doug Ahlers, Adjunct Professor, Harvard Kennedy School of Government                                                              LaToya Cantrell, President, Broadmoor Improvement Association                                                                          Daniel Homsey, Director, Neighborhood Empowerment Network 

12:00 - 12:45 PM:                Session II: Neighborhood Experience                                                                                                                         John Plodinec, Associate Director, Community & Regional Resilience Institute                                                 Scott Darrah, President, Gentilly Civic Improvement Association 

1:00 - 2:30 PM:                    Lunch Keynote: Building Community Capacity                                                                                                           Dr. Frederick Weil, Associate Professor, Louisiana State University 

2:45 - 3:30 PM:                    Session III: Community Identity                                                                                                                                   Billy Fields, Professor, University of New Orleans                                                                                                       Louis Shepard, Board Member, Beacon of Hope 

3:45 - 4:30 PM:                    Session IV: Community Solidarity and Empowerment                                                                                               Liz Ogbu, Associate Design Director, Public Architecture                                                                                           Tamara Jackson, President, Social Aid & Pleasure Club Task Force                                                                        David Gershon, Founder/CEO, Empowerment Institute

4:45 - 5:30 PM:                    Final Keynote: Recovery to Resilience                                                                                                                       Cameron Sinclair, 'Chief Eternal Optimist' (CEO), Architecture for Humanity

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Valet parking at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel Parking will be provided free of charge to registered attendees of the Resiliency Summit. Please give the valet your name and tell them that you are attending the Resiliency Summit.

Special rates are available for rooms at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel for registered attendees of the Resiliency Summit. For more information, please call the Bourbon Orleans reservations department at 866-513-9744 and mention "Resiliency Summit."