2023 Wildfire Leadership Summit Video Recordings
Welcome Day 1: Jennifer Gray Thompson, CEO, After the Fire USA
KEYNOTE: Brian Fies, Author, Reading of "A Fire Story"
PANEL: Forging a Resilient Social Contract: Empowering Communities for Climate Resilience
KEYNOTE: Jim Alvey, Vice President, Disaster Recovery & Philanthropy, Good360, "From Heart to Hand: Mastering the Art of Effective Donations"
KEYNOTE: Tatiana Hernandez, President & CEO, Community Foundation Boulder County, "Rebuilding Together: Unleashing the Power of Regional Philanthropy in Disaster Recovery at Every Stage"
WORKSHOP: Jolie Wills, CEO & Co-Founder, Hummingly, "Mental Resilience for Leaders in Disaster: Prioritizing Self-Care and Well-being"
FIRESIDE CHAT: Julie Atwood, Founder, HALTER Project, "Animals in Crisis: Ensuring the Well-being and Safety of Pets during Disasters"
PANEL: Casting a Safety Net: Navigating Individual Assistance in the Wake of Disasters
KEYNOTE: Mikey Latner, Founder, Project:CAMP, "Care for Children & Families + Resilient Communities"
Welcome Day 2: Jennifer Gray Thompson, CEO, After the Fire USA
KEYNOTE: Julie Shiyou-Woodard, President and CEO, Smart Home America, "Powering the Present: Climate-Resilient Housing Solutions for Today and Tomorrow"
KEYNOTE: Alister Watt, Chief Product Officer, IBHS, "Wildfire Prepared Home: Living with Fire"
Q&A Session w/ Julie Shiyou-Woodard and Alister Watt
KEYNOTE: Sidra Goldwater, Advisor, Disaster Recovery & Rebuilding, Fannie Mae, "Beyond the Norm: Fannie Mae's Alignment with Frontline Communities in Driving Resiliency"
FIRESIDE CHAT: Sidra Goldwater, Advisor, Disaster Recovery & Rebuilding and Seana O'Shaughnessy, President & CEO, Community Housing Improvement Program, "Fannie Mae and Post-Disaster Development of Affordable Housing: Case Study"
PANEL: Forging the Path to Insurability: Brainstorming Solutions for Wildfire Challenges
FIRESIDE CHAT: Judy Coffey, RN, Tubbs Fire Survivor, Registered Nurse, Sr. Consultant for Leap Solutions, Board President, After the Fire USA, and Alena Wall, Director Public Affairs, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa, "Strengthening Communities: The Vital Role of Healthcare Organizations in Climate Resilience and Disaster Recovery"
PANEL: Navigating the Maze: Local Perspectives on Disaster Policy and Governance
KEYNOTE: Marko Bey, Founder & Executive Director, Lomakatsi Restoration Project, "Mild Fire, Mighty Impact: Advancing Wildland Management to Prevent Megafires" and Belinda Brown, Tribal Partnerships Director, Lomakatsi Restoration Project "Honoring Indigenous Stewardship: Putting Indigenous People at the Center of Wildland Management"
PANEL: Reconnecting with Wisdom: Wildland Management and Indigenous Practices in the Era of Climate Change
KEYNOTE: Heather Lagrone, Senior Deputy Director, Texas General Land Office, "Rebuilding Stronger: Demystifying CDBG-DR Block Grants for Community Recovery After Disasters"
KEYNOTE: Caerleon Safford, Department Analyst, Wildland Fire Grants & Projects, County of Sonoma, Permit Sonoma, "Rising from the Ashes: Creating Resilient Communities Post-Megafire""
FIRESIDE CHAT: Lucas Patzek, PhD, Executive Director, Napa Resource Conservation District and Molly Curley O'Brien, Senior Community Resilience Planner, WRA, Inc. "Piloting Innovation: Advancing Wildfire Resilience with the North Bay Forest Improvement Program"
Welcome Day 3: Jennifer Gray Thompson, CEO, After the Fire USA
KEYNOTE w/ Q&A: Mike McGuire, CA Senator Majority Leader, California State Senate
KEYNOTE: Shea Broussard, Co-Founder and CEO, FlameMapper, "Blazing Trails: Integrating Analogue and Digital Solutions for Climate Resilience"
FOCUS GROUP - REPORT OUT & DISCUSSION: Dr. Christa López, Senior Consultant, CTEH and Andy Winkler, Director Housing & Infrastructure Project, Bipartisan Policy Center, "Envisioning Resilience: Our Wish List for Climate Crisis Resiliency Innovations and Development"
FIRESIDE CHAT: John Mills, Co-Founder & CEO, Watch Duty and Heather Milton, Geospatial & Data Analysis Manager, FEMA, "Empowering Preparedness: Watch Duty App - Revolutionizing Civilian Engagement in Disaster"
KEYNOTE: Ivan O'Neill, Co-Founder and CEO, Wuuii, "Simplifying Resilience: Using AI in Adapting Communities and Ecosystems to Wildfires and Climate Change Threats"
KEYNOTE: Brooks Nelson, Senior Manager for Disaster Preparedness & Response, Walmart Foundation, "The Power of Purpose: Corporate Philanthropy's Role in Building Climate Resiliency"
KEYNOTE: Mike Francis, Co-Founder and CEO, NanoTech, "Revolutionizing the Built Environment: Unveiling the Power of Nanotechnology"
PANEL: Preserving the Protectors: New Systems for Climate Resilience and the Safety of First Responders
KEYNOTE: Shayne McLaughlin, Regional Manager, Fortress North America, "Safeguarding Nature: Eco-Sensitive and Sustainable Fire Retardants Driving Meaningful Change"
KEYNOTE: Will Heegaard, Operations Director, The Footprint Project, "Greening the Space of Disaster"
KEYNOTE: Dr. Jonathan Kusel, Founder & Executive Director, Sierra Institute "Future Thinking: Climate Resiliency is Economic and Community Development"
FIRESIDE CHAT: Dr. Jonathan Kusel, Founder & Executive Director, Sierra Institute and Susan Jones, Founder & Architect, atelierjones, llc "We Can Live Alongside Wildfire: Designing Housing"
Closing Remarks by Jennifer Gray Thompson, CEO, After the Fire USA