Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (Day One – Morning)


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Welcome/Opening Remarks
• Alice Stebbins, Executive Director, CPUC
• Honorable Bill Dodd, California Senate District 3

9:00 – 9:40 a.m.: How Wildfires Will Shape Our Future
• Ed Struzik, Author of Firestorm and Fellow, Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada

9:40 – 10:00 a.m.: Climate Trends in California and Fire Risk
• David Pierce, Climate Scientist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

10:00 – 10:40 a.m.: Opening Panel 1 – Operational Experience of the Last Two Fire Seasons
• Intro remarks
o Jeff Johnson, Fire Chief and CEO, Wester Fire Chiefs Association
• Panelists
o Chief Thom Porter, Director, CAL FIRE
o Mark Ghilarducci, Director, Cal OES
o Michael Picker, President, CPUC

10:40 – 12:00 p.m.: Opening Panel 2 – Lessons Learned in San Diego
• Intro remarks
o Caroline Winn, Chief Operating Officer, SDG&E
• Moderator
o Jessica Block, Assistant Director of WIFIRE Lab, Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego
• Panelists
o Tony Mecham, San Diego Unit Chief, CAL FIRE
o Brian D’Agostino, Director of Fire Science & Climate Adaptation, SDG&E
o Graham Kent, Director, Nevada Seismological Lab, University of Nevada-Reno
o Skyler Ditchfield, CEO, Geolinks


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