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SAME Philadelphia Resiliency Symposium 2019

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City

237 South Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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3rd Annual Philadelphia Resiliency Symposium

November 14th, 2019

DoubleTree Hotel, Philadelphia PA

The Philadelphia Post of the Society of American Military Engineers is hosting the 3rd Annual Philadelphia Resiliency Symposium. We hope to bring together resiliency practitioners from the Greater Philadelphia Area and beyond who can speak to infrastructure resiliency in the face of extreme storms and other natural disasters.

Compared to the 2018 event, we have added more time for networking, a poster session, a larger vendor exhibit area, and an earlier finish so you can beat traffic.


7:00 A.M to 8:00 A.M – Registration and Welcome (coffee available)

8:00 A.M to 8:30 A.M – Welcome and Announcements

8:30 A.M to 10:00 A.M – Session 1

Coastal: Improving Coastal Resiliency after Superstorm Sandy- Spring Creek Hazard Mitigation Project Speaker: Srikanth Gorugantula, P.E, CFM, Water Resources Management Lead-HDR Engineering

Transportation/Planning: Doing Resiliency Better 2.0-Building a Better Action Plan Framework Speaker: BJ Kraemer, Owner-MCFA

Power/Energy: Navy’s Energy Security Framework Speaker: CDR Stephen Padhi, Public Works Officer-NAVFAC MidAtlantic

10:00 A.M to 10:30 A.M - BREAK #1

10:30 A.M to Noon – Session 2

Coastal: Increasing Resilience of Facilities Handling Hazardous Materials to Climate Risk Speaker: Nicholas Santella, PhD, P.G, Principal Geochemist-BSTI

Power/Energy: Protecting emergency Power Fuel Systems from Storms and Flood Damage Speaker: Karen Buniak, Federal Programs Manager-TTI Environmental Services

Transportation/Planning: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Resiliency Program Speaker: Dennis Stefanski, P.E, Program Manager, Special Programs-SEPTA Engineering Maintenance and Construction Division

12:00 Noon to 1:30 P.M – LUNCH at the DoubleTree and visit the exhibitors

1:30 P.M to 3:00 P.M – Session 3

Transportation/Planning: The Coney Island Yard Complex Case Study Speaker: Jack Greenberg, P.E. Project Manager-STV,Inc.

Power/Energy: The Philadelphia Navy Yard a 16MW Capacity Upgrade Speaker: Philip Gonski, P.E, Burns Engineering

Coastal: The US Army Corps of Engineers New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Speaker: J. Bailey Smith, Coastal Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation Planner-USACE Planning

3:00 P.M to 3:30 P.M – BREAK #2

3:30 P.M – 4:00 P.M – Session 4 Plenary Speaker Speaker: Jon K. Miller PhD, Director-NJ Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service; Research Professor-Stevens Institute-NJ Sea Grant Coastal Processes Specialist

4:00 P.M to 4:10 P.M – Closing Remarks

4:10 P.M to 5:00 P.M – Networking in the Exhibit Hall

5:00 P.M – Program End

  • SAME Non-Member: $120.00
  • SAME Regular Member: $100.00
  • SAME Young Member: $75.00
  • *Active Government/Military: $0
  • **Limited free tickets available. $65 after free tickets sell out


The following exhibitor options are available for this event:

  • Large Business Exhibitors $350
  • Small Business Exhibitors $250

Large Business Exhibitors:

Small Business Exhibitors:
Agency Exhibitors

All business exhibitors will receive a 6’ x 30” table, no electricity will be provided. Tables selection is on a first-come, first-served basis. Exhibitor tickets will also include one (1) attendee for the full conference.

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