Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
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ODU Ted Constant Center 
4320 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23508

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Lee Ann Zelesnikar 
SAME Central Virginia 

SAME Industry-Government Engagement Workshop: Wind, Water and the Warfighter

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

Attendee Costs:
Non-Members: $90
Members: $60
Government/Military: $25
SAME Student Members: Free
Students, Non Members: *Students should sign up for an SAME membership for free!:

Sponsorships Available!

Basic Sponsor: $200 small business, $250 large business

Includes one event registration. Includes company logo on the event website, the program flyer, the welcome board and any other printed materials.

Table Sponsor: $500

Includes designated lunch table with logo and four event registrations (the other seats on the table will be occupied by other attendees). Includes company logo on the event website, the program flyer, the welcome board and any other printed materials.

Contact Anat Mor ( or Lee Ann Zelesnikar ( for more information


  • 800-830      Registration
  • 830-900   Opening Remarks 
  • 900-1000 Key Note 
  • 1000-1200 Panels
  • 1200-1330  Lunch
  • 1330-1700  Breakout Sessions (listed below)

1. Resilient Wind

  • As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030, offshore wind development on the East Coast is moving forward. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland stated that “offshore wind presents solutions for addressing climate change with a clean, reliable, domestic energy resource while providing good-paying jobs.” This session provides an update on these exciting offshore wind projects and future opportunities for the A/E community.

2.  Resilient Water

  • Climate change presents a challenge to our local cities in providing safe and resilient infrastructure, emergency preparedness, and recovery. Flood mitigation measures are being explored which are generally supported by residents but funding is a constraint. As shown by Old Dominion University’s Dragas Center of Economic Analysis and Policy and Institute for Coastal Adaptation & Research study for the City of Virginia Beach, the cost of doing nothing is staggering. Findings of the study showed that without additional flood mitigation projects, annualized losses from flooding are projected to grow from about $75 million to $350 million by 2060. This session showcases economic impacts, resiliency initiatives of Hampton Roads cities, and emergency management preparedness and recovery strategies. Next steps and future projects showcase potential contractor support needs.

3.  Resilient Military - Mission Assurance 

  • Understanding and considering climate change in military planning and project implementation is key to maintaining the military mission. This requires integrating environmental and operational sustainability efforts and mitigating impacts from sea level rise and extreme weather events that are occurring at an increasing rate. This session highlights climate change adaptation and resilience projects conducted by DoD in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast with the goal to become more resilient.