Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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Norfolk Botanical Garden 
6700 Azalea Garden Road
Norfolk, VA 23518

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Lee Ann Zelesnikar 
SAME Central Virginia 

Sea Level Rise: Industry-Government Engagement Workshop

Please join us for our inaugural Joint-Post Industry-Government Engagement Workshop featuring panel discussions, a networking lunch, and dynamic breakout sessions geared toward addressing resiliency against sea level rise.

Attendee Costs:
Non-Members: $75
Members: $60
Government/Military: $30
SAME Student Members: Free
Students, Non Members: $20*
(*Students may sign up for an SAME membership for free!:



A limited number of tickets have been released. If you are unable to register, please e-mail Lee Ann Zelesnikar, to get on the waitling list should tickets become available.



  • 930-1000      Registration
  • 1000-1010    Opening Remarks 
  • 1010-1030    Key Note – Maj. Gen. John Peabody
  • 1030-1110    Federal Panel
  • 1110-1120    Break
  • 1120-1200    Local Panel
  • 1200-1300    Lunch
  • 1300-1500    Breakout Sessions (listed below)
1. Waterfront Navy Assets – Planning Methodology for Improving Resiliency – Implementation of the Navy Climate Handbook Methodology Christina Hudson, Climate Adaptation Specialist, Leidos; Susan Lang, MBA, AICP, LEED Green Associate, NAVFAC MIDLANT, Marine Corps Region; Dennis Blazak, Community Plans and Liaison Officer, Naval Weapons Station Earle

2.  Planning Partnerships for Resiliency (Two Parts)  
  - City of Virginia Beach and ODU Comprehensive Sea Level Rise and Recurrent Flood Study – C.J. Bodnar, PE, Virginia Beach Public Works, Stormwater Engineering Center; Toni Alger, PE, Virginia Beach Stormwater Engineering Center Administrator; Sue Kriebel, PE, Virginia Beach Project Manager
- Collaborating for resilience and readiness through the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) process - Ben McFarlane, AICP, CFM – HRPDC; Andrea Sweigart, AICP – AECOM; Brian Joyner, PE  - Moffatt & Nichol

3.  Adaption to Sea Level Rise, Incorporating Low Impact Development – Carol Considine, Assistant Dean & Associate Professor, Old Dominion University; Mason Andrews, Professor, Hampton University; Mujde Erten-Unal, Associate Professor, Old Dominion University; Navid Tahvildari, Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University