As communities around the world begin to recover from the effects of COVID-19, society grapples with what a new normal may look like. This global pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of our daily lives—the way we do business, how we worship, and receive an education. These disruptions uncover our vulnerabilities and shine a light on the need for total resilience—protecting individuals, preparing communities, and fortifying social systems.
Now in its ninth year, the Building Resilience Through Private-Public Partnerships Conference focused on the collaboration required among private, public, and nonprofit sectors to help mitigate the effects of all disasters.
This year’s conference, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation with support from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and U.S. NORTHERN COMMAND, focused on building resilience amid a global pandemic while looking ahead to future emergencies and how we can be better prepared through greater collaboration across sectors.
Additionally, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, FEMA, DHS, U.S. NORTHERN COMMAND, and National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster joined together to name the week of July 12 as National Partnership Week for Disaster Management. The Building Resilience Conference took place virtually on July 14 - 16 and FEMA and NVOAD hosted a Partnership Day virtually on July 17.
To explore last year's agenda, speakers, and more, click here.
If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please email Rebecca Mousseau.