Protecting Your City from Wildfire - Presented by Infocast
  • Equip Your Community with the Tools & Knowledge Necessary to Mitigate the Ever-Intensifying Threat of Wildfire

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Climate change has greatly intensified the risks and damage of wildfire in California and across the west—resulting in record breaking numbers of fires, acres burnt, and communities threatened. Next year may be worse still. In addition to the risks to people and their homes, communities are finding that the higher than ever costs of fighting these fires has collided with Covid-19 and the economic downturn to squeeze public budgets. Local authorities need the most up-to-date information about successful strategies and cost-effective approaches to risk mitigation, and to facilitate coordination with state and federal agencies, local authorities, and other critical players in the effort to protect their citizens and structures.

Infocast has brought together a remarkable group of first responders, technical experts and authorities from multiple agencies to deliver the answers your city needs to cope with this growing threat at the 2021 edition of Protecting Your City from Wildfire, presented entirely online to adhere to social distancing guidelines. This unique summit gathers participants from every separate piece of the wildfire mitigation puzzle, enabling attendees to hear multiple viewpoints and lessons learned, best practices in responding to the risk of wildfires, and expert advice on actionable steps to take now in engaging residents, attaining funding, and hardening resources.

Our virtual platform, live on February 2 - 3, 2021 and with 30 days of unlimited post-event access, allows participants to review content, download materials, and have meaningful conversations with speakers, sponsors, and fellow attendees.

Now in its second year, Protecting Your City from Wildfire assembles 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 CA can create resilient communities. Let’s reconnect once again – safely and responsibly!

Early Bird Pricing
available through 1/8


40+ Expert Speakers
13 Content-Packed Sessions

Get 30 days of access to all networking, insights and presentations


Interested in Speaking?

Contact Erin Dolleris Hall
Senior Event Producer
erind@infocastevents.com


Interested in Sponsoring?

Contact Peggy Franzino
Vice President, Production & Sponsorship
peggyf@infocastevents.com

WHY ATTEND?

Join Every Link in the Wildfire Mitigation Chain and Learn How to Develop Wildfire Resilient Communities

  • Hear from: civic officials, first responders, regulators, utilities, equipment providers, public health experts, state and federal agencies
  • Understand how climate change and increasing temperatures affect wildfire frequency, intensity and behavior
  • Grasp how cities and counties handle wildfires, heat waves, evacuations and smoke-related health issues during Covid-19
  • Gain insights on updates to vegetation and forest management best practices and hear prevention planning and mitigation efforts for WUIs
  • Learn how to spend wisely, obtain grant assistance and get ahead of budgetary issues in wildfire planning
  • Strategize with your peers on CWPPs, emergency notification, evacuation preparedness, fuel reduction practices and more
VIRTUAL FORMAT

Intuitive Virtual Conference Experience Right at Your Fingertips

Virtual Format Benefits

  • Get the critical information you need - without the traveling expense or risk during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Interact with first responders, technical experts and authorities from multiple agencies

Effective Networking

  • Connect with speakers and attendees in the Networking Lounge or via secured, private messages
  • Schedule meetings, video conference, or engage in open discusssions through our Networking Lounge
FEATURED SPEAKERS

Amy Bach
Executive Director
UNITED POLICYHOLDERS

Leila Carvalho
Professor of Meteorology & Climate Science
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA

Brian D'Agostino
Director,
Fire Science & Climate Adaptation

SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC (SDG&E)

Christopher Danch
Executive Director & Grants Specialist
OJAI VALLEY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL

Susan Duenas
Public Safety Manager
CITY OF MALIBU

Christopher J. Fettig, Ph.D.
Research Entomologist
USDA

Sara Ghafouri
Staff Attorney
AMERICAN FOREST RESOURCE COUNCIL (AFRC)

Rich Gordon
President & CEO
CALIFORNIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION

Steven Hawks
Staff Chief of Wildfire Planning and Engineering Division
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION (CAL FIRE)

Brian Marshall
Chief of Fire
CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (CAL OES)

Russell Mills
Director of
Risk Management & Treasurer

SMUD
and Treasurer
CMUA

Bob Roper
Co-Chair
CALIFORNIA FIRE SAFE COUNCIL

April Rose Maurath Sommer
Executive & Legal Director
WILD TREE FOUNDATION

Ryan Stewart, RPF
Supervisor
EDISON FORESTRY and
Vice President
HIGHWAY 168 FIRE SAFE COUNCIL

Chris Vestal
Captain/Paramedic, Public Information Officer, Community Relations Division
SACRAMENTO METROPOLITAN FIRE DISTRICT

David R. Weise
Research Forester
US FOREST SERVICE

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS
  • AMERICAN FOREST RESOURCE COUNCIL (AFRC)
  • AMERICAN PROPERTY CASUALTY INSURANCE ASSOCIATION
  • BUTTE COUNTY AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
  • CA NATURAL RESOURCES AGENCY
  • CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION (CAL FIRE)
  • CALIFORNIA FIRE SAFE COUNCIL
  • CALIFORNIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION
  • CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (CAL OES)
  • CITY OF MALIBU
  • CMUA
  • EDISON FORESTRY
  • FIRE SAFE SONOMA
  • HIGHWAY 168 FIRE SAFE COUNCIL
  • INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR BUSINESS & HOME SAFETY (IBHS)
  • JOHN MUIR PROJECT
  • OJAI VALLEY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL
  • REDWOOD COAST ENERGY AUTHORITY
  • SACRAMENTO METROPOLITAN FIRE DISTRICT
  • SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC (SDG&E)
  • SMUD
  • UC BERKELEY GOLDMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
  • UNITED POLICYHOLDERS
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
  • USDA
  • US FOREST SERVICE
  • WILD TREE FOUNDATION

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Who Should Attend?

  • Regulators
  • Policy makers
  • State and federal government agencies
  • Local governments (city/county)
  • Electric & water utilities
  • First responders
  • Public health officials
  • Emergency reparedness coordinators
  • Microgrid developers
  • Mass notification systems
  • Fire resilience equipment manufacturers/vendors
  • Weather tech
  • Tree servicing
  • Housing etrofitters
  • Consultants
  • Law firms
  • IOUs

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Supporting Organizations

Registration

Standard Pricing
Early Bird Pricing Expires Jan. 8, 2020

Standard Registration
Pricing

$795

 

Special Groups Pricing
Early Bird Pricing Expires Jan. 8, 2020

NGO & Government
(City, Federal, State & Local)

$495

Special attendee rates subject to verification by Infocast

Need Help with Registration?
Give Us a Call: (818) 888-4444

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Lindsey FireSense LLC

Website

Lindsey FireSense LLC focuses on products designed to detect and mitigate damage associated with
wildfires. The FIREBird/FireSense early wildfire detection system provides the ability to quickly
detect small fires. The company is located in Azusa, CA.

American Forest Resource Council

Website

California Fire Safe Council

Website

CMUA California Municipal Utilities Association

Website

Ecological Society of America

Website

Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety

Website

Power Association of Northern California (PANC)

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