2017 PROGRAM

Schedule and presentation abstracts

A downloadable version of the program is available here.

Day 1
29 Oct 2017
Day 2
30 Oct 2017
Day 3
31 Oct 2017
Day 4
01 Nov 2017

Registration Opens

Pick up your registration packet and name badge.

All conference registration must be done in advance through Monday, October 16, 2017.  No on-site registration will be available.

Tours

Annapolis offers a variety of interesting locations from historic sites to scientific research facilities, from the United States Naval Academy to the Annapolis City Dock. Join your colleagues on tour and learn what the unique location of Annapolis can teach. All tours are pre-registration only and have a maximum capacity of 25 people each. Please wear weather appropriate gear and good walking shoes. Tours depart from the lobby of the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel. (more…)

Open House
Sands House Resiliency Project

The Sands House (c. 1730), located on lower Prince George Street one block from City Dock, is one of the oldest frame houses in Annapolis. Located in close proximity to the 100 year flood plain, the building is considered to be highly vulnerable and needs protection from future flooding and extreme weather conditions. In 2014, the US Army Corps of Engineers worked closely with the City of Annapolis to identify potential flood risk adaptation measures. Come visit Sands during our open house hours to learn about the building’s historical significance and to discuss various strategies for implementing near and long term mitigation measures.

Opening Lecture & Book Signing

Our Shifting Shores: When Culture and Nature Collide
Phil Dyke | Coast and Marine Advisor for the National Trust, UK

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Reshaping of the Civilized World
Jeff Goodell | Author, Investigative Journalist and Contributing Editor to Rolling Stone

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Conference Registration

Pick up your registration packet and name badge.

All conference registration must be done in advance through Monday, October 16, 2017.  No on-site registration will be available.

Welcoming Remarks & Keynote Address

Lisa M. Craig | Chief of Historic Preservation, City of Annapolis

Shantia Anderheggen | Director of Preservation, Newport Restoration Foundation

Michael J. Pantiledes | Mayor, Annapolis, MD

Dr. William Sweet | Oceanographer, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Dept. of Commerce
A Sea Level Rise Update
This talk will present the new U.S. sea level rise scenarios recently developed by a Federal Interagency Taskforce for the 4th National Climate Assessment and discuss their implications for Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay region. Impacts will be discussed in terms of how tidal/storm-surge flood frequencies, which have been rapidly increasing over the last several decades due to sea level rise, will likely change in response. Largely dependent upon the amount of future ocean and atmospheric warming, a range of outcomes are possible by century’s end, some of which could profoundly change the Chesapeake Bay region.

Session #1 | Educating & Empowering

Introduction: Nell Ziehl | Chief, Office of Planning, Education, and Outreach, Maryland Historical Trust

Showcase Speaker: Marcus Moench | Founder, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET) International

Case Study: Environmental Histories and the Future of Heritage: Looking to the Past in Climate Change Management

Presentation: Living in Our Shared World (more…)

Session #2 | Beyond Engineering

Case Study: Philadelphia, PA: Disaster Planning for Historic Properties in a World Heritage City

Case Study: Farnsworth House Flood Mitigation

Case Study: Flood Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation: The Benefits of Amphibious Retrofits to Historic Structures (more…)

Lunch & Vendor Fair

Use the lunch hour to view the Vendor Fair while you enjoy a buffet lunch.

Keynote

Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Natural Heritage and Cultural Communities
Dr. David Guggenheim | President, Ocean Doctor, Inc.

Session #3 | Cultural & Natural Resources

Rising Waters and Established CommunitiesJaap Van Der Salm, Principal H+N+S Landscape Architects, The Netherlands

Dispatches from the 2017 Hurricane Season: Harvey, Irma, Jose & Maria

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Session #4 | Messaging & Media

Showcase Speaker: Jeff Goodell | Author, Investigative Journalist, and Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone

Case Study: Resilient Rural Landscapes & Communities: A Collaborator’s Toolbox

Case Study: At Risk in Delaware: Nature and Culture, Tangibles and Intangibles
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OPEN HOUSE
Maryland State House

A private open house for conference registrants will be held at the beautiful and oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use.  It is the only state house ever to have served as the nation’s capitol. The Continental Congress met in the Old Senate Chamber from November 26, 1783, to August 13, 1784.   After over seven years of research, construction, meetings, and conservation, the Old Senate Chamber has been carefully restored to how it would have architecturally appeared in 1783-1784, when Congress held session in Annapolis, ratified the Treaty of Paris, and received George Washington’s resignation as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, thereby affirming civilian control of the American military.

Photo ID required to order to enter the State House.

Networking Event

All conference attendees are invited to a cash bar happy hour at one of the finest establishments in Annapolis, located at 65 State Circle.

Conference Registration

Pick up your registration packet and name badge.

All conference registration must be done in advance through Monday, October 16, 2017.  No on-site registration will be available.

Keynote & Panel Discussion

Introduction: Associate Professor Gina Henderson | US Naval Academy, Co-char, USNA Sea Level Rise Advisory Council

National Security Keynote Presentation: Sea Level Rise and the Threat to Historic Naval Sites
James B Balocki | Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Facilities), United States Navy

Panel Discussion: Sea Level Rise Challenges and Planning
While many sectors are awakening to the challenge of planning for sea level rise, the national defense sector has demonstrated refreshing leadership with scenario planning without getting bogged down in climate change politics. Annapolis, Maryland and the 7 major municipalities that make up the Hampton Roads, Virginia region are also demonstrating leadership in sea level rise planning and moving forward briskly. The City of Annapolis and the Hampton Roads region actively engage with their naval installation neighbors and share “whole of government” practices.This panel discusses experiences and key lessons. We raise the unique challenges of organizing, budgeting and teeing-up decisions across jurisdictional and budget boundaries.

  • Capt. Emil Petruncio, USN (Ret.), PhD | Chair, Oceanography Department, US Naval Academy
  • Lisa Craig: Chief of Historic Preservation, City of Annapolis
  • Don M. Bain, PE | Weather it Together
  • Capt. Ray Toll, USN (Ret.) | Director of Coastal resilience Research, Office of Research, Old Dominion University

Session #5 | Economic Development

Showcase Speaker: Kate Gordon | Senior Advisor, The Paulson Institute

Presentation: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Case Study: City of Portsmouth Historic Resources Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaption Plan
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Lunch

Use the lunch break to explore Annapolis and the Vendor Fair.

Open House
Sands House Resiliency Project

The Sands House (c. 1730), located on lower Prince George Street one block from City Dock, is one of the oldest frame houses in Annapolis. Located in close proximity to the 100 year flood plain, the building is considered to be highly vulnerable and needs protection from future flooding and extreme weather conditions. In 2014, the US Army Corps of Engineers worked closely with the City of Annapolis to identify potential flood risk adaptation measures. Come visit Sands during our open house hours to learn about the building’s historical significance and to discuss various strategies for implementing near and long term mitigation measures.

Session #6 | Considering Codes

Showcase Speaker: Kevin Wagner, MDS | State NFIP Coordinating Office

Case Study: Fairmount Water Works, Philadelphia, PA

Case Study: Practicalities of Recovering from the Storm

Case Study: Zoning and Building Code Regulations for Floodplain Management: Conflict or Corporate with Historic Preservation Regulations (more…)

Session #7 | Policy & Politics

Showcase Speaker: Chris Cerino | Mayor, Chestertown, MD
Realities of Politics and Policy Development

Seminar: Preserving Paradise: There is a Little of Florida in All of the US
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Historic Annapolis Ghost Walk

As the sun sets and darkness descends upon the timeless streets of Annapolis, follow your spirit guide who will share stories of the historic district’s most haunted homes, apparition sightings, drowned watermen, and other spirits that forever linger in the mist. (more…)