CSUSM’s Environmental Leadership Academy aims to foster visionary, spirited and thoughtful leadership toward a just and sustainable future. The objective of this program is to engage leaders and professionals in California on critical environmental issues affecting our quality of life such as energy, water, land, transportation and waste.
Learn about California's energy future at this public one-day symposium. Participate in a robust and balanced dialogue on energy and public safety concerns in California. This symposium is included in the Environmental Leadership Academy Conference registration.
This program meets for four days and includes the Energy Symposium, all tours, meals and 3.0 CEUs
Learn from local subject-matter-experts through presentations and experiential learning
Join a network of exemplary leaders to gain better insight into the issues through inquiry and dialogue
Topics include renewable energy, climate change, sustainable communities, environmental law and much more
This program is designed for:
|Environmental Leadership Academy Conference and Energy Symposium||Feb 18-21, 2020||Academy and Symposium Registration|
|California's Energy Future 2020 Symposium||Feb. 20, 2020||Symposium Only Registration|
Join industry leaders and subject matter experts for this four-day conference where you will gain a balanced knowledge of critical environmental issues to support sound decision-making, functional solutions and best practices in the areas of energy, water, land, transportation and waste. Through a series of presentations, expert panels, tours and exercises, you’ll gather a range of complex information and wrestle with the question, “what do we do now?” Symposium registration included.
View the complete conference agenda for session topics and field trip locations.
Registration fee includes:
Two expert panels will provide their perspectives and key recommendations on how we can secure a viable energy future sustainable economic growth, while mitigating climate impacts. Recommendations will also be shared for local government, state, and federal decision-makers to avoid, minimize, and mitigate fire risk.
Panel 1 - Includes experts from the electric, gas, and waste sectors, along with specialists on emerging technologies, renewable energy, and policy. The focus of this panel will be on facilitating a robust discussion on the current direction for energy in California and their vision for our energy future. Panelists include representatives from Southern California Edison, Sempra/SoCal Gas, Pacific Gas and Electricity, CR&R Waste, WRCOG, and Hon. Cruz Bustamante, California Lt. Governor (Ret.).
Panel 2 - Shifts focus to one of the most pressing issues facing California: wildfires and the wildland urban interface. The panel will include experts in wildland firefighting and policy, utilities, climate, and land use planning. The focus of this panel will be on facilitating a balanced discussion on the trends in California’s wildfires, where the major risks are now coming from, and how we can work together to reduce those risks and create more resilient communities. Panelists include representatives from Pacific Gas and Electricity, Southern California Edison, Sempra/SoCal Gas, Cal Fire, Cal Fire L2881, CSUSM, Aaron Read & Associates, plus others.
Registration fee includes:
Matt Rahn, PhD, MS, JD
Director and Research Faculty
Environmental Leadership Institute, Wildfire Science Degree and Research Program