IAFC Innovation Conference

Agenda

Sunday, February 3, 2013
3:00 PM

Super Bowl Themed Reception 

Monday, February 4, 2013
8:00 – 8:15 AM

Welcome by IAFC Leadership

8:15 – 8:30 AM

CEO Update
Remarks by Jim Johnson, President, Pierce Manufacturing

8:30 – 8:45 AM

Chief Update
Remarks by Jeff Johnson, Chief, Ret. 

8:45 – 9:45 AM

Keynote Speaker -B. Gentry Lee, Chief Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

"Balancing Innovation & Risk in Engineering and New Technology"
Hear from B. Gentry Lee, who has been bringing innovation to space exploration for many years. Lee shares his vast experience when it comes to changes in engineering, challenges in technology and advances in innovation. He discusses the risks and advantages, and most importantly how to find balance when moving forward.  

9:45 – 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 – 11:15 AM

Innovation through Technology
Facilitated Small Group Discussions on:

  • Cad-2-Cad
  • Situational Awareness
  • Next Generation GIS
11:15 – 11:30 AM

Facilitator Recap on Group Discussions

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 PM

Focus Groups
Facilitated Conversations Between Private Sector & Chiefs

2:30 – 3:00 PM

Facilitated Exercise

3:00 – 3:15 PM

Break

3:15 – 4:15 PM

Military Fire Service - DOD Technology Innovation

4:15 – 4:30 PM

Wrap-up 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
8:00 – 8:30 AM

Regroup – Facilitator Summary of Monday's Discussions

8:30 – 9:45 AM

D Block Discussion

  • Background
  • IAFC’s Role
  • Opportunities and What it Means to You 
  • Q & A with Jeff Johnson
9:45 – 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 – 11:15 AM

Innovation Through Academia
Facilitated Small Group Discussions:

  • Future of Fire Suppression/Retardants
  • Innovative Simulation for Training
  • Robotics as a Platform for Efficiency
11:15 -11:30 AM

Facilitator Recaps Group Discussions

11:30 – 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 PM

Focus Groups
Facilitated Conversations Between Private Sector & Chiefs 

2:30 – 3:00 PM

Conference Wrap-Up 

3:00 - 3:15 PM

Final Remarks by IAFC Leadership