Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
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Chartway Arena 
4320 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23529

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Summer Gladden 
SAME Central Virginia 


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

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

Attendee Costs:
Members: $75
Non-Members: $115
$35 (Limited Stipends Available - contact for details)
SAME Student Members: $15
Students, Non Members: *Students should sign up for an SAME membership for free!:

Sponsorships Available!

Basic Sponsor: $225 small business, $300 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: $550

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 Summer Gladden ( for more information.


0800-0900 Registration, continental breakfast, and networking

0900-0915 Color guard and opening remarks (Dr. Ken Fridley, Dean of Batten College of Engineering & Technology)

0915-0945 Keynote – Cathy Vick/Patrick Kinsman, Port of Virginia 

0945-1000 Break

1000-1030 NOAA – MARISA Program – Climate Change Database (Krista Grocholski) 

1030-1130 Base Readiness Update Panel (Moderator, Paul Olsen with confirmed representatives from USACE, USCG FDCC, Langley AFB, and NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic)

1130-1200 VDOT (VDOT – Chris Thompson)

1200-1300 Networking Lunch

1300-1315 SAME Special Recognition and Announcements

TRACK 1:  Emerging Topics
• 1315-1400 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure (Dr. Safdar Bouk)
• 1400 -1445 Small Modular Reactors - Ft. Gregg-Adams & Dominion Energy (Col. James Hoyman, Quay Jones, Eric Tatum) 
• 1500 -1515 Break, Networking
• 1515-1545 Emerging Topics: Resilience Update:  Dr. Jessica Whitehead, or Ms. Carol Considine

TRACK 2:  All About Startups (open to public)
• 1315 – 1500: Entrepreneurial Panel
o Moderator:  Paul Olsen
o Veterans Business Outreach Center:  Don Miller
o Women’s Business Outreach Center:  Erika Small Sisco
o Business Development Center:  Monique McWhite
o Procurement Technical Assistance Center:  Lisa Parks
• 1515 – 1545 Break, Rejoin Plenary Session, or Sign up for Entrepreneurial Programs.

1545-1600 Closing Remarks (Karen Baker, Chief, Renewable Energies Program, BOEM)