2017 PROGRAM

Schedule and presentation abstracts
Day 1
29 Oct 2017
Day 2
30 Oct 2017
Day 3
31 Oct 2017
Day 4
01 Nov 2017

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…)

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.

Open House
Sands House Resiliency Project

The Sands House, c. 1730, located on lower Prince George Street one block from City Dock, is thought to be the oldest frame house in Annapolis. Centrally located within 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 Plenary & Book Signing

Phil Dyke | Coast and Marine Advisor for the National Trust, UK
When Cultural Landscape and Natural Resources Collide

Jeff Goodell | Author, Investigative Journalist and Contributing Editor to Rolling Stone
The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Reshaping of the Civilized World
A book signing will follow the remarks.

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

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
The Science of Sea Level Rise Update

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

Showcase Speaker:  Jaap Van Der Salm, Principal H+N+S Landscape Architects, The Netherlands

Panel Discussion: Rising Waters and Established Communities

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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.

Networking Event

All conference attendees are invited to a cash bar happy hour at one of the finest establishments in Annapolis, located on 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: CDR Angela Schedel, PhD, PE | Deputy Division Director, Engineering & Weapons, US Naval Academy

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

  • Capt. Emil Petruncio, USN, PhD | Chair, Oceanography Department, US Naval Academy
  • Lisa Craig: Chief of Historic Preservation, City of Annapolis
  • Don M. Bain, PE | Weather it Together
  • Ray Toll | 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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Open House
Sands House Resiliency Project

The Sands House, c. 1730, located on lower Prince George Street one block from City Dock, is thought to be the oldest frame house in Annapolis. Centrally located within 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.

Lunch

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

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

Tour fee: $20 per person (more…)