The Southeast & Caribbean Disaster Recovery Workshop will convene disaster recovery and resilience stakeholders from small and large businesses, nonprofits, and federal, state and local government. Join our conversation about improving disaster recovery in our region, and meet resilience leaders from across the public and private sectors.

This year, we are happy to host the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center’s Community Planning for Disaster Recovery course before the Workshop. This free training will take place on January 22, 2018, and offers a variety of professional development credits. You must register separately for this course.


Tuesday, January 22, 2018 (before workshop)
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Community Planning for Disaster Recovery (separate registration)

Wednesday, January 23, 2018
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Workshop
5:30 PM- 7:00 PM Reception

Thursday, January 24, 2018
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Workshop, continued

Click here to register today! deadline is EXTENDED TO JANUARY 9, 2019.

Hotel and Workshop Location

The DeSoto Savannah – 15 E Liberty, Savannah, GA 31401.

The DeSoto is located in the heart of historic Savannah, within walking distance of attractions like River Street and Forsyth Park.

There is a block of rooms reserved at The DeSoto Savannah under the group code “COO”. Please book your hotel with this link by December 14, 2018 to get the discounted rate of $116 plus taxes and fees. Update: Hotel block deadline extended to December 28. However, remaining rooms in this block are limited, so reserve ASAP.

Additional details about travel options are available in this memo.

Workshop Registration (required)

Reserve your spot today, space is limited. The deadline is extended to January 9, 2019. Limited registration and travel support are available; please reach out to Amanda Martin at


Standard Registration – $225
Registration includes coffee, light breakfast options, a full lunch, snacks for the two days, and an evening reception on January 23.

Click here to register today! Space is limited.

Student and Local Government – $100
A discounted rate is available for students and local government employees. Registration includes coffee, light breakfast options, a full lunch, snacks for the two days, and an evening reception on January 23.

Click here to register today! Space is limited.

Quotes from Past Participants

“I enjoyed the camaraderie and willingness to provide information of individuals and organizations at the meeting.”

“Great connections with other private sector people and organizations. These connections will help both from a business perspective but also in sharing ideas and experience in our pursuit of better public-private partnerships.”

“I gained greater understanding of the challenges that are faced in the public sector regarding getting the community involved in sustained resiliency.”

“I met people from my state who are active in different sectors that I’ve not engaged, and I have since followed-up on potential working relationships with them.”

“I was able to reconnect with colleagues while making new connections, hear about recent work going in Georgia, as well as hear what the business continuity and private sector saw in the future of their work. I was also able to connect in person with a potential employer which was extremely valuable.”

Workshop Materials


Thank you to our Gold Sponsor, Hagerty Consulting.

Consider increasing your organization’s exposure at the 2019 Workshop. Become a sponsor and showcase your organization’s services and products, and strengthen ties with existing clients. Click here to explore sponsorship opportunities and contact Amanda,, if you are interested in sponsoring.

SDRP gratefully acknowledges the NOAA Regional Coastal Resilience Grant program for its support of the Partnership.

Professional Development Opportunities

In addition to the Community Planning for Disaster Recovery course on January 22, two resilience events are happening on the Georgia coast the same week as our training and workshop:

Tuesday, January 22: Coastal Georgia Foundation, the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce and the College of Coastal Georgia host a community event, Rising Sea Level Projections: What They Mean for Glynn County in Brunswick, Georgia.

Friday, January 25: UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant host the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center Community Resilience course in Savannah, Georgia.

In addition, on Wednesday, January 30, South Carolina Emergency Management and its partners will host Over Florence: A Crisis Resiliency Workshop for Businesses in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Workshop Contact

Have a question on the workshop? Please contact Amanda Martin at