4th Annual Sea Level Rise & Climate Change Conference
Providing Corporate Decision Makers with the Right Tools to Navigate Sea Level Rise
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Climate change. Sea level rise. Extreme weather. These are all imminent threats to our coastlines. Join us for Hinshaw's 4th Annual Sea Level Rise & Climate Change Conference—designed to provide corporate decision makers with the right tools to navigate sea level rise.
Conference emcee, Tom Hudson (WLRN Vice President of News), will facilitate the conversation around the current results of resilience efforts in South Florida; and the economic, legal, and financial implications of sea level rise. And we are excited to share that Florida's Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is a confirmed speaker. Commissioner Fried will discuss her department's Florida Energy and Climate Plan, which provides realistic steps and strategies to secure clean, affordable energy while creating new opportunities for Florida's economy and addressing the growing crisis of climate change.
The conference brings together different segments of the business community—construction, real estate, architecture, engineering, finance, and insurance—challenging all to work together and partner with local and state municipalities and regulatory bodies to develop proactive solutions.
Click here for highlights and takeaways from Hinshaw's 3rd Annual Sea Level Rise & Climate Change Conference held in April 2019.
Registration available now for Hinshaw's 4th Annual Sea Level Rise & Climate Change Conference!
The registration fee for the one-day conference grants attendees access to all conference sessions on Tuesday, March 31, and also includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and hors d'oeuvres and drinks at the reception.
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Cancellations received on or before February 28, 2020 will be refunded. Cancellations received after February 28, 2020 are non-refundable. Substitutions will be accepted at any time at no additional charge. All cancellations, requests for refunds, and substitutions must be made in writing via e-mail to Tarah Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. All refunds will be mailed within four weeks after the date of the conference.
- Tony Abella, Jr., Area Senior Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
- Eliot C. Abbott, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
- Jim Albert, Chairman and Founder, Neptune Flood Insurance
- Nancy Ancrum, Editorial Board Editor, Miami Herald
- Kieran Bowers, President, Swire Properties
- Steven Carlyle Cronig, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
- Nikki Fried, Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, State of Florida
- Jane Gilbert, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami
- Billy Grayson, Executive Director, Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance, The Urban Land Institute
- Rhonda Haag, Chief Resilience Officer, Monroe County
- Greg Hamra, LEED, AP, Senior Sustainability Educator, Hamra Center for Climate Solutions
- Eduardo Hernandez, Co-Founder and Head of Business Development, EigenRisk
- Tom Hudson, Vice President of News, WLRN | South Florida (Conference Emcee)
- Jennifer Jurado, Chief Resilience Officer, Broward County
- Jesse M. Keenan, Ph.D., Professor, Faculty, Graduate School of Design & John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
- Yoon Hui Kim, Ph.D., Global Director of Client Services, Four Twenty Seven
- Amy Knowles, MBA, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami Beach
- Mario Loyola, Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute
- Tom Lupo, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
- Katharine Mach, Associate Professor, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
- John Malueg, Manager of Resiliency Programs, Stantec
- Maria Molina, P.E., President, Nova Consulting
- James Murley, Chief Resilience Officer, Miami Dade County
- Patrick Murphy, Executive Vice President, Coastal Construction
- Rosemary O'Hara, Editorial Page Editor, South Florida SunSentinel
- John Scott, Managing Director | Florida REMS, Colliers
- Michael Sukop, Ph.D., PG, CHg, Professor, Florida International University
- Peter Sullivan, Chairman, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
- Harvey Sheldon, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
- Tiffany Troxler, Ph.D., Associate Director of Science, Sea Level Solutions Center, Florida International University
- Raghuveer Vinukollu, Senior Vice President, Natural Catastrophe Solutions Lead, Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
- Greg West, Chief Executive Officer, ZOM Living
Transportation & Parking
Take Brightline to the Conference from Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach!
Save 20% on SMART Service tickets when you use promo code SEACON20.
Take the Brightline train south to the MiamiCentral station. Follow the signs to the Wilkie D. Ferguson MetroMover station. Get on the Brickell Loop and exit at the Financial District stop (very last stop). Exit and walk 1 block south to the Four Seasons hotel.
Four Seasons Hotel Parking
Valet Parking is available at the Four Seasons Hotel at the discounted rate of $18 for up to 10 hours. Valet Service for overnight guests is $48 per car per night.
Every day you can find news that deals with climate change and sea level rise. We've gathered a collection of articles that highlight issues we'll be dealing with at the conference.
- “Feds consider a plan to protect Miami-Dade from storm surge: 10-foot walls by the coast,” Miami Herald, February 7, 2020
- "Florida flooding could devalue real estate," Fox Business, January 22, 2020
- "As seas rise, your coastal home in Florida could lose value. One report says 15% by 2030," Miami Herald, January 16, 2020
- "CEOs worry about climate change – and responding to the threat,” Miami Herald, January 16, 2020
- "A town's pioneering plan to fund retreat from sea rise: have new development pitch in," Miami Herald, December 22, 2019
- "Greenland's ice losses have septupled and are now in line with its highest sea-level scenario, scientists say," The Washington Post, December 10, 2019
- "At $60 million a mile, the Keys may abandon some roads to sea rise rather than raise them," Miami Herald, December 5, 2019
- "Climate Emergency in Miami: Large-scale protest march planned during Art Basel fair," The Art Newspaper, December 4, 2019
- "New Projection: Faster rising seas forecast in South Florida," The New York Times, December 4, 2019
- "Can lab-raised baby corals save Florida reefs from climate change? UM scientists lead effort," Miami Herald, December 4, 2019
- "Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: A seas rise, some places can't be saved," The New York Times, December 4, 2019
- "New projections show that South Florida is in for even more sea level rise," Miami Herald, December 4, 2019
- "Oxford Names ‘Climate Emergency' Its 2019 Word of the Year," The New York Times, November 20, 2019
- "We can reverse climate gentrification, keeping long-time residents from being displaced | Opinion," Miami Herald, November 19, 2019
- "Florida's building code doesn't take sea rise into account. That could change." Miami Herald, November 12, 2019
- "Flood insurance was about to get a whole lot more expensive, but that's been delayed," Miami Herald, November 9, 2019
- "U.S. leaving the Paris Agreement on climate change leaves Florida in jeopardy | Opinion," Miami Herald, November 6, 2019
- "Lawmakers must talk climate change across the aisle," Miami Herald, November 5, 2019
- "Governor Ron DeSantis announces Dr. Julia Nesheiwat as Florida's first Chief Resilience Officer," August 1, 2019
- "Florida newsrooms band together to cover the effects of climate change," Tampa Bay Times, June 25, 2019
- "Florida appoints first chief science officer to take on climate crisis," The Guardian, May 28, 2019