April 17-19, 2023, Imperial College – LONDON

“Building a civilization-scale vision: Planet-wide collaboration for a resilient, green future”



EIS and Imperial College are excited to invite you to a joint summit on humanity’s global threats, the resilience required, and the collaborative responses necessary to ensure human continuity. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about Black Sky events and the tools that will enable us to overcome them from leading experts in the governmental, infrastructure, and academic sectors!

 Here is a taste of what you should expect to see…

Day 1 – Monday morning 

Session One: Where are we Today?

Civilization’s Vital Signs: How serious are the risks, and how confident are we in our resilience?


Triage Earth, 2023

From Disaster to Black Sky: What can we learn from the most serious disasters we’ve seen over the last several years?

Growing natural hazards


Global megafires, devastating floods, evolving pandemic, severe space weather, seismic infrastructure zones.

Is this the new normal? What can we expect in the years ahead?                                                                                                                                                                  


Increasing manmade Hazards

War and near-war: Military attacks targeting infrastructure. Cyber-attacks on critical sectors. EMP.  


How close are we to the brink? Are we ready for multiplying, escalating conflicts?

Breakout Session Working Groups: Open, facilitated discussions on lessons learned, with a focus on critical resilience gaps.


Session Two: Where are we going?

20:20 Foresight: A strategic global perspective on what it will take to change course and put global Black Sky resilience in place


Looking Ahead: Black Sky Resilience, And Strategic Risk Policy, 2033

What can be expected from current trends in disasters? What is the risk of a Black Sky event? How serious could it be?

Resilience researchers will offer their perspectives on the risk and seriousness of a Black Sky event, with panelists’ perspectives including historical assessment, technical / trend analysis, and experience from related disasters.


What are the most critical Black Sky resilience gaps?

What are the most serious Black Sky resilience gaps that must be addressed? panelists will present findings based on (a) systems engineering research and (b) experience and projections of key infrastructure providers.


What are emerging Black Sky resilience solutions?

Given the most critical gaps that must be addressed first, what near-term options are available? What will it take to bring them to a Stage One global deployment?


Climate Change will become Black Sky

Government Cabinet Minister and Infrastructure CEO offer perspectives on: Lessons learned from global collaboration on climate change.


Day 2 – Tuesday 

Session Three: Hope for Human Continuity

The Human Continuity Project | “Building a Global, Collaborative Foundation for Hope”

Inaugurating, Energizing a Plan for a Black Sky Resilient Planet

The Technology of Hope: The Core Tools for Human Continuity

Applying an adaptive, aerospace-class systems engineering process to human civilization for black sky scenarios will be a continuing, ongoing process. What can be said from a preliminary look? Can an initial set of critical, core tools and capabilities be deployed with today’s technology?


Session Four: The Pathfinders for the Human Continuity Project

Members of the Human Continuity Project will present their initial findings on the unique aspects of Black Sky resilience they are addressing.

Governments vs Multinationals: The Role of Global Megacompanies in Planning for Human Continuity


Day 3 – Wednesday Morning    

Session Five: “Without vision, the people perish.” 

The closing session for the conference will feature an interview with senior government executives from nations participating in the Human Continuity Project: UK, US, Israel, Germany, France, Australia and India.



“Globalisation is not the result of countries interacting with each other but corporations. They drive the trade and investment flows that provide the fuel for economic growth.” https://www.equatex.com/en/article/who-runs-the-world/



Meet Our Speakers

Pro. Washington Yotto Ochieng,PhD, FREng, Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College, London

Avi Schnurr, CEO - EIS Council, Israel

Dr Chris Beck - our host , Chief Scientist and Vice President for Policy EIS Council, USA

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