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SCDRP 8th Annual Meeting

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Join us in the lovely Historic District of downtown Savannah, Georgia from January 22-24, 2024 for the Southeast & Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership (SCDRP) 8th Annual Meeting!

Scholarships are available to cover the cost of registration, email us at for more information!

The over-arching theme of the SCDRP 8th Annual Meeting is:

"Moving the Needle on Equitable Preparation for and Adaptation to Natural Hazards"

Throughout the 2 days of sessions, we will talk about how can we partner across sectors and work across political and geographic boundaries within our region. We will hear speakers and panelists highlight case studies and successful climate resilience initiatives, innovative public-private partnerships, strategies to address inequities, and the application of cutting-edge data tools and technologies. We will use this time together to make strides towards our vision that communities across the U.S. Southeast and Caribbean will be significantly more resilient to episodic and chronic impacts due to climate change, natural hazards, and disasters. Let's move the needle!

Meeting Sessions & Tentative Agenda

Pre-Meeting Events: Monday, January 22, 2024

Invite-Only Meetings (10:00am - 1:00pm)

  • SCDRP Advisory Board Meeting & Lunch

Optional Tybee Island Resilience Tour (1:00pm - 5:00pm)​

Evening Social & Resilient Sites Scavenger Hunt (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Day 1: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 (8:00am - 9:00pm)

  • Welcome

  • Plenary Opening Remarks & Keynote Address

  • Session 1: Resilience Updates from the States and Territories

  • Session 2: Regional Resilience 

  • Lunch is included with registration.

  • Session 3: Natural Disaster Preparation Community Models

  • Session 4: Enduring Resilience Capacity (specifically in vulnerable communities)

  • Full Partnership Business Meeting

  • Optional: Savannah Riverboat Dinner Cruise or Social Reception (6:00pm - 9:00pm)


Day 2: Wednesday, January 24, 2023 (8:00am - 5:00pm)

  • 8:30-10:00am concurrent: Walking Tour of Chatham Emergency Operations Center

  • 8:30-10:00am concurrent: Tools Cafe (Resilience Data Tools/Technologies)

  • Session 5: Nature-based Solutions: How to Evaluate Success

  • Session 6: Resilience Policies and Regulations

  • Lunch is included with registration.

  • Session 7: Financing and Funding for Resilience 

  • Session 8: Hazard Insurance

  • Closing Remarks

Post-Meeting Invite-Only Events

Hosted by the Duke University Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability


Wednesday, January 24, 2024 (6:00pm - 8:30pm)

Dinner for Roundtable participants with Keynote Speaker

Thursday, January 25, 2023 (8:00am - 2:00pm)

Roundtable Meeting on the Current & Future Status of Hazard Insurance


  • Individual Registration and Membership: $475

  • Individual Registration: $375

  • Individual Membership: $100

  • Student Registration and Membership: $150

  • Student Registration: $100

  • Student Membership: $50

Also, register to join us for a 2-hour Savannah Riverboat dinner cruise! Tickets are available for purchase during registration.

Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday is included with the registration.

No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline.  Eventbrite fees are non-refundable.

Location: Savannah, Georgia

The DeSoto
15 East Liberty Street,
Savannah, GA 31401
(866) 810-5325

The Desoto Savannah Hotel is offering a discounted group rate for SCDRP attendees. Please reserve your hotel room through this SCDRP DeSoto Hotel Room Block Reservation Link – Southeast & Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership (SCDRP) Annual Meeting.

Visit our website for more information:

Email us at if you have any questions or concerns!

Become a Meeting Sponsor!

Sponsorship can be paid via Eventbrite (includes ticketing fees) or if you prefer to pay by check, please request an invoice by emailing

Bronze Sponsorship: $1,000

  • Includes 1 Individual Registration

  • Logo and links on meeting materials and the meeting website

  • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor during the meeting

Silver Sponsorship: $2,500

  • Includes 2 Individual Registrations

  • Sponsor a session: acknowledgment in a session description and meeting materials and recognition during the session as the sponsor.

  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor during the meeting

  • Logo and links on material materials and meeting website

  • One page of marketing materials embedded in the meeting agenda pdf

Gold Sponsorship: $5,000

  • Includes 3 Individual Registrations

  • Sponsor a session: acknowledgment in a session description and meeting materials, recognition during the session as a sponsor, provide input on moderator and provide a 5-minute intro to the session topic

  • One six-foot Sponsorship Table located in the Pre-function Area at the in-person Annual Meeting

  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor during the meeting

  • Logo and links on meeting materials and meeting website

  • One-two pages of marketing materials included in the meeting agenda pdf

Scholarship Opportunity!

Complimentary Student Registrations and complimentary Individual Registrations will be offered for the 2024 SCDRP Annual Meeting. These scholarships are for meeting registrations only. Scholarship recipients may be requested to volunteer up to 2 hours during the Annual Meeting. 

  • To apply for a scholarship, please include the following application items and submit them in an email to by December 15th, 2023

    • Your Name, Your Organization or Affiliation, Your City/State​

    • In approximately 500 words, please share with us why you would like to attend the 2024 SCDRP Annual Meeting, what you hope to gain, and what you may be able to take back to apply in your own work. 

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