I also had the opportunity to speak at the event. I talked about my thesis project, "[Re]constructing the Water's Edge" and its implications on today's flood risk challenges we face. Along with my own thesis project, I spoke about ORLI as well to the many leaders and experts in climate change. Dr. Louis Uccellini, Director of the National Weather Service was the keynote speaker and he discussed his role in predicting large scale weather events. I had a opportunity to meet with him and we spoke of the future of our built environment.