Protecting Your City from Wildfire - Presented by Infocast

 

March 11 - 12, 2020 | Crowne Plaza San Diego | San Diego, CA

  • Equip your community with the tools, knowledge and infrastructure necessary to deal with wildfires and public safety power shutoffs.

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Join civic officials, first responders, regulators, utilities, and more in discussions on developing wildfire resilient communities.

Wildfires are on the rise. The California state government’s 4th Climate Change Assessment predicts wildfire frequency could increase 50% by 2100 and insurance costs are expected to rise precipitously. California must respond aggressively to mitigate this existential risk. Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced a $75 million program for local governments to deal with PSPSs and the legislature has included this money in the 2019 state budget to assist communities that face the greatest danger.

Cities and counties must protect their citizens and plan how best to acquire and allocate funds – already this fire season has seen an uptick, as the Getty, Kincade, and Tick fires have burned and multiple wide-scale power outages have already occurred. More than 4,870 wildfires have burned nearly 47,000 acres in California this year. It is now more important than ever for communities to coordinate with police, water, fire, public health, electric utility, and other local, state, and federal agencies.

Attend this meeting to learn best practices in responding to the risk of wildfires. Cities will ascertain how to work aggressively and proactively on plans to mitigate avoidable risk, coordinate with many public agencies, and make strategic investments for your community to provide essential services, protecting the life and property of your citizens. Gain expert advice on developing community wildfire protection plans, engaging and educating residents, and hardening existing resources.

Protecting Your City from Wildfire: Planning, Coordinating and Investing for Civic Resilience will gather city leaders, county officials, state and federal agencies, first responders, forestry associations, electric and water utilities, equipment vendors, insurers, academics, and more to discuss how California can create resilient communities and leverage existing opportunities to protect their residents against wildfires. Presentations and panels will include discussions on financing microgrids, updates on regulatory changes impacting prevention planning, leveraging building codes, dealing with PSPSs, and insuring wildfire prone communities.

Interested in Speaking?

Contact Katherine Blair
Industry Conference Producer
KatherineB@infocastevents.com
818-888-4445 ext 22

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Sponsorship Account Manager
JefferyS@infocastevents.com
818-888-4445 ext 65

 

Featured Speakers Include:

Rich Gordon
President & CEO
CALIFORNIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION (CALFORESTS)

Tracy Katelman
Former Executive Director
CALIFORNIA FIRE SAFE COUNCIL

Daryl Osby
Fire Chief
LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT

Alex Tardy
Meteorologist
NOAA’S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

Featured Speakers

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Participating Organizations

  • ACWA JPIA
  • American Forest Resource Council
  • American Property Casualty Insurance Association
  • Bakersfield Fire Department
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Butte County Fire Safe Council
  • California Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • California Building Industry Association
  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire)
  • California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA)
  • California Fire Safe Council
  • California Fire Science Consortium
  • California Forestry Association (Calforests)
  • California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
  • California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
  • California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA)
  • California Public Utilities Commission
  • California Public Utilities Commission, Safety and Enforcement Division
  • Calpine Corporation
  • City Council, City of Berkeley
  • City of Agoura Hills
  • City of Ashland Fire & Rescue
  • City of Berkeley Fire Department
  • City of Carlsbad
  • City of Concord
  • City of Desert Hot Springs
  • City of Glendale
  • City of Irvine
  • City of Los Angeles
  • City of Malibu
  • City of Redding
  • City of Redding Electric Utility
  • City of San Rafael
  • City of Sutter Creek
  • City of Temecula
  • Clean Coalition
  • Climate Resolve
  • County of Santa Barbara
  • East Contra Costa Fire Protection District
  • Fire Safe Council of Nevada County
  • Fire Safe Sonoma
  • Forterra
  • Fresno Fire Department
  • John Muir Project
  • Lake County Firesafe Council
  • Las Virgenes Municipal Water District
  • Lindsey Manufacturing Co
  • Los Angeles County Fire Department
  • Montecito Fire Protection District Board
  • NOAA’s National Weather Service
  • National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • National Wildfire Suppression Association
  • Nevada County
  • Newport Beach Fire Department
  • Oakland Police Department
  • Orange County Fire Authority
  • Palm Springs Fire Department
  • Rancho Cucamonga Fire District
  • Rancho Santa Fe
  • Redding Fire Department
  • Redwood City Fire Department
  • Richmond Fire Department
  • Roseville Fire Department
  • SCI Consulting Group
  • Sacramento Fire Department
  • Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
  • San Carlos Fire Department
  • San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
  • Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade
  • Santa Rosa Fire Department
  • Sonoma County
  • Stantec
  • Sunrun
  • Surplus Line Association of California
  • Town of Paradise
  • Traveling Mind Consulting, Inc.
  • US Forest Service
  • US Geological Survey
  • United Policyholders
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Ventura County Fire Department
  • Vote Solar
  • Vulcan Vent, a New Cal Metals company

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Supporting Organizations

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Venue

Crowne Plaza San Diego
2270 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 297-1101

Room Rate: $139.00
Reservation Call-in #: 1-888-233-9527
Reservation Web Link: Click here
Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Group Code: IFI

**WARNING: Please do not book any guest rooms with 3rd Party Housing Companies for this event. Infocast does not partner with outside housing companies, so we advise that you only book guest rooms at the hotel using the details provided above.**

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Amy Bach

UNITED POLICYHOLDERS

Cliston Brown

SURPLUS LINE ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA

Susannah Churchill

VOTE SOLAR

Brian D’Agostino

SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC (SDG&E)

Susan Duenas

CITY OF MALIBU

Coreen Francis

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

David Harrison

CITY OF CARLSBAD

Jennifer Hogan

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (CAL OES)

Roberta MacIntyre

FIRE SAFE SONOMA

Alex Morris

CALIFORNIA ENERGY STORAGE ALLIANCE (CESA)

Arthur O’Donnell

CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (CPUC)

David W. Pedersen

LAS VIRGENES MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT

Melissa Schuster

TOWN OF PARADISE

Captain Christopher Vestal

SACRAMENTO METROPOLITAN FIRE DISTRICT

Steven Weissman

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Stantec

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In the wake of California’s devastating wildfires, impacted communities need timely expertise from a trusted advisor to navigate the recovery process. While many firms can provide engineering services, Stantec delivers comprehensive professional consulting services to impacted communities. With more than 1,400 team members across 23 California offices, we have the expertise, relationships, and capacity to quickly and cost-effectively deliver the upfront services that lead to sound decision-making and a successful recovery.

Through our experience supporting hundreds of communities nationwide planning in advance and then following natural disasters, we know that deftly maneuvering the mitigation planning and the post-event maze of environmental and cultural resource clearances at the Federal and State level are the most challenging and time-consuming part of completing any project. We bring extensive experience working with Federal and State agencies and are uniquely qualified to support clients throughout the Federal and State permitting process and local design and construction support phases.

We augment our experience and insights with cutting-edge soft tools such as assessment and planning reports, mapping, and tables that don’t necessarily result in a construction project. From beginning to end, we’ll serve as your trusted advisor pre-planning and then throughout the recovery process, delivering your project as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Contact one of our local experts today to learn how we can help your community recover.

Vulcan Vent

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Lindsey Manufacturing Co.

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LINDSEY offers SMARTLINE, the next generation Dynamic Line Rating (DLR) system providing dispatchable line capacity forecasts from 1-hour to 1-week ahead. SMARTLINE provides both thermal-limit and electrical clearance compliant ratings, simple live-line installation, and exceptionally reliable communications. Lindsey Emergency Restoration System (ERS) structures have been key to transmission grid resilience for over three decades. ERS structures are reusable modular, easily transportable transmission towers that may be pre-staged for rapid response to tower collapse. Interchangeable parts make them ideal for utility asset sharing programs.  ERS structures are also used for routine construction and maintenance projects.

California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA)

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California Fire Science Consortium

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Clean Coalition

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The Clean Coalition is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid through technical, policy, and project development expertise. The Clean Coalition drives policy innovation to remove barriers to procurement and interconnection of distributed energy resources (DER) – such as local renewables, advanced inverters, demand response, and energy storage – and we establish market mechanisms that realize the full potential of integrating these solutions. The Clean Coalition also collaborates with utilities and municipalities to create near-term deployment opportunities that prove the technical and financial viability of local renewables and other DER.

National Wildfire Suppression Association

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Vote Solar

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