22nd Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium: Natural Disaster Disruption in the Freight System

Friday, December 6, 2019 -
7:30am to 12:00pm
1330 Industrial Blvd NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
United States

About the Symposium

This year’s symposium will explore how the public and private sectors can and should respond to natural disasters that cause disruptions in the freight system. Jeffrey Dorko, assistant administrator for logistics at FEMA’s Office of Response and Recovery, will give the keynote presentation.

The event will also feature a panel discussion focused on how public-private partnerships could be leveraged to improve disaster response. In addition, the MnDOT Office of Sustainability will share perspectives on planning for and responding to natural disasters. 


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jeffrey Dorko, Assistant Administrator for Logistics, Office of Response and Recovery, FEMA
  • Emily Richards, Onsite Key Account Manager for Lowe’s, CH Robinson
  • Jeffrey Meeks, Sustainability Coordinator, MnDOT Office of Sustainability and Public Health
  • Dan Murray, Senior Vice President, American Transportation Research Institute

Who Should Attend

The event is intended for decision makers and practitioners from shippers, carriers, and other private sector organizations involved in logistics and transportation, as well as for government officials and staff, and representatives from nonprofit organizations and academic institutions.


More Information

For more information, please contact Claire Johnson at johnsoc@umn.edu or 612-625-5608.


This symposium is sponsored by the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota, in cooperation with: