DRI Resilience Excellence Summit

DRI International will be hosting a free online event March 1-3, 2021 including educational sessions and the announcement of the winners of the Awards of Excellence!

This past year has been tough on all of us, so we wanted to provide an event that celebrates continuing education and the accomplishments of our resilience community, in a convenient format that suits the moment. Each day over 90 minutes, the DRI Resilience Excellence Summit will present in-depth online presentations on hot topics like COVID-19 and cyber resilience and highlight award recipients. You will need to register separately for each day’s 90-minute session below. We look forward to celebrating all of your accomplishments online!  We’d like to thank BlackBerry, the exclusive sponsor of the event.

Program Agenda 

All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)

March 1, 2021                                                                                          

11:00 a.m. – Welcome Address, Chloe Demrovsky, President, DRI International

Join Chloe Demrovsky as she kicks off DRI International’s Resilience Excellence Summit and provides all of you with important information about the event, DRI, and more.

Click here for Chloe’s bio.

11:10 a.m. – Day One Keynote, Michael Berkowitz, Founding Principal, Resilient Cities Catalyst

We’re proud to welcome Michael Berkowitz, founding principal of Resilient Cities Catalyst, who will draw upon real-life experiences from around the world to address reducing risk and increasing resilience in a post-Covid world.

Click here for Michael’s bio.

12:00 p.m. – Awards of Excellence

Help celebrate the 2020 DRI International Awards of Excellence nominees and winners in the following awards categories:

  • Response and Recovery of the Year
  • COVID 19 Response and Recovery of the Year
  • Consultant of the Year

12:10 p.m. – Pandemic Panel

It’s what you’ve all been working on, let’s talk about it. Success, challenges, strategies for returning to work, it’s all fair game for our pandemic panel.

Stay tuned for panelist info!

March 2, 2021

11:00 a.m. – Welcome Address, Al Berman, President, DRI International Foundation

Join Al Berman to hear about the great work being done by the DRI International Foundation and learn how you can participate!

Click here for Al’s bio.

11:10 a.m. – Day Two Keynote, Lolita Jackson, Climate Policy and Programs Advisor, New York City Mayor's Office

This can’t-miss session with Lolita Jackson Climate Policy and Programs Advisor, New York City Mayor’s Office is full of real-life lessons learned – from 9/11 to Hurricane Sandy to the current pandemic, Jackson has been at the center of New York City’s response.

Click here for Lolita’s bio.

12:00 p.m. – Awards of Excellence

Help celebrate the 2020 DRI International Awards of Excellence nominees and winners in the following awards categories:

  • Honor Roll
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Program Leader of the Year (Non-Profit Sector – 501(c)(3))
  • Program Leader of the Year (Public Sector)
  • Program Leader of the Year (Private Sector)

12:10 p.m. – Resilience Trends and Predictions Panel

Join members of DRI International’s Future Vision Committee as they report on findings from the 6th Annual DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report. They’ll also share their predictions for the coming year.

Stay tuned for panelist info!

March 3, 2021

11:00 a.m. – Welcome Address, Russell Wooldridge, Senior Director of Business Development, DRI International

Join Russell Wooldridge as he kicks off our Cyber Day and answers your questions about CEAPs for this event and more.

11:10 a.m. – Day Three Keynote, Ronald S. Ross, Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Send in your questions now for Ron Ross’ Cyber Q&A! Email questions to jholland@drii.org.

Click here for Ron’s bio.

12:00 p.m. – Awards of Excellence

Help celebrate the 2020 DRI International Awards of Excellence nominees and winners in the following awards categories:

  • Newcomer of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Product/Service Provider of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

12:10 p.m. – Cyber Panel

If there’s an issue bigger than the pandemic, it’s cyber resilience. Take note as our cyber resilience panels covers current issue and challenges.

Stay tuned for panelist info!

12:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks, Chloe Demrovsky, President, DRI International

Wrap up the DRI Resilience Excellence Summit with a few words from DRI President Chloe Demrovksy.

Click here for Chloe’s bio.

Note: Attending each session will earn DRI Certified Professionals two Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs) toward recertification. Attending all three will earn DRI Certified Professionals a total of six CEAPs.

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Program agenda subject to change. All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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