2023 JEPB-UNF Environmental Symposium
"From Vision to Action: Achieving a Resilient Jacksonville"
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!
Be sure to mark your calendars now to join us nextyear on October 11, 2024!
Objectives of the Symposium
Too often, community leaders focus on the issues of today, instead of clearly visioning the future. As an aid to seeing the path to the future, the City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection Board (JEPB) and the University of North Florida Institute of Environmental Research and Education annually present the Environmental Symposium. The symposium brings together residents, government agencies, utilities and innovators in a forum designed to foster an atmosphere of cooperation in environmental achievement. In addition to opening, lunch and closing general sessions, there are breakout sessions on topics of interest.
Background and Information
Each year the symposium presents a unique opportunity for members of the community to interact with the regulatory agencies responsible for developing and implementing environmental policy. Attendees have an opportunity to better understand environmental goals for our community. The symposium provides valuable opportunities for communication and helps to further the goal of protecting our limited natural resources and improving the quality of life in Northeast Florida.
2023 SYMPOSIUM AGENDA
tentative as of 07/27/2023
Jacksonville is in the process of finalizing a comprehensive city resilience strategy to guide policies, projects,
and programs that will help Jacksonville prepare for, adapt to, and quickly rebound from acute shocks and
chronic stresses the city may face.The highlight of this year's symposium will be our Cheif Reslience Officer, Anne Coglianese, presenting this much anticipated strategy. She will outline the actions and sub-actions in our opening session. The breakout sessions for the day will all tie back to one of the four pillars of the strategy. This will be the first year we have tried to build the sessions around tracks and we hope that you will like what we have planned. The matrix below gives a quick view of the schedule and you can click the link beneath it for a more detailed description.
|2023 Symposium Breakout Sessions
|Resilient Jacksonville - Fosters Healthy Communities and Environments
|Resilient Jacksonville - Proactively Adapts
|Resilient Jacksonville - Expands Opportunities
|Resileint Jacksonville - Builds for the Future
||Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) and State of the River Report
Symposium Keynote Speakers
City of Jacksonville Chief Resilience Officer
Jacksonville is in the process of finalizing a comprehensive city resilience strategy to guide policies, projects and programs that will help prepare the city for, adapt to and quickly rebound from acute shocks and chronic stresses the city may face.
The highlight of this year's symposium will be our Chief Resilience Officer, Anne Coglianese, presenting this much anticipated strategy. She will share insights into what went into the strategy and close the day with engaging attendees in how we might all work together toward implementation.
City of Charleston Chief Resilience Officer
Our luncheon keynote speaker has spent nearly two decades studying and shepherding groundbreaking flood risk management techniques for cities like New Orleans, Galveston, Houston, Norfolk and other flood prone communities across the globe.
Dale Morris currently serves as the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Charleston, SC. Since taking the job as Charleston's second CRO, he has leveraged his significant experience in actually moving them to implementation. He plans to share his insights and offer support that Jacksonville can move from vision to action.
We are excited to have 32 organizations that will be joining us for the day.
Past Symposium Information and Proceedings