The 6th Annual VASEM Summit co-hosted by US Senator Mark R. Warner will be held November 7th and 8th on the theme of Securing Prosperity in the Coastal Zone.  The Environmental Resilience Institute is supporting the invitation-only event, and UVA’s Jon Goodall is serving on the organizing committee.

This is a structured working conference to promote dialogue and collaboration. Participants will engage in discussions on emerging coastal challenges and opportunities related to industry growth, population growth, resource demand, and environmental stressors. The organizers intend to follow this conference with a formal study to provide policymakers with actionable guidance to address these issues.

Three keynotes from General Thomas Bostick (Ret. US Army Corps of Engineers), Thomas Farrell, Jr (CEO of Dominion Energy), and the Chief Resilience Officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia, stress the importance of coordinating industry with all levels of government to secure prosperity and economic competitiveness across the commonwealth.