2021 speakers

Included Al Roker, host and weatherman of NBC’s Today Show; Daniel Swain, Ph.D., Climate Scientist, UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability; Michael Anderson Ph. D, P.E., State Climatologist, Senior Engineer, Water Resources; Dorian Fougères, Ph.D., acting Deputy Director for the California Tahoe Conservancy; Phil Klotzbach, Research Scientist in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University; Duane Waliser, Chief Scientist of the Earth Science and Technology Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and Tim Brown, Research Professor, Climatology and Director of Western Regional Climate Center

2020 speakers

Included Lucas Harris, Deputy Division Lead for the Weather and Climate Dynamics Division, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory; Dr. Craig Clements, Professor of Meteorology at San José State University and Director of the Fire Weather Research Laboratory; Dr. Neil Lareau, Assistant Professor for Atmospheric Sciences Program, Department of Physics at University of Nevada, Reno; Alex Lamers, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NOAA/NWS National Centers for Environmental Prediction; Chris Anthony, Staff Chief for CAL FIRE, Sacramento; Rich Thompson, Incident Meteorologist at NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard; Scott Strenfel, Principal Meteorologist in PGE&E’s Meteorology Operations and Analytics; and Ezra David Romero and Emily Zentner Capital Public Radio.

2019 speakers

Included Dr. Kristie L. Ebi, Director of the Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE), and Rohm and Haas Endowed Professor in Public Health Services at the University of Washington, Lead Author on Chapter 3 of IPCC Report; Lynda Walsh, Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno; Jeffry Evans, Meteorologist in Charge, National Weather Service, Houston/Galveston, TX; Alex Hoon, Incident Meteorologist; Matt Mehle, Incident Meteorologist Chris Anthony, Division Chief for CAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado Unit East Division Operations.

2018 speakers

Included Dr. Noah Diffenbaugh, Professor of Earth System Science and Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow at Stanford University; Paul Goodloe, On-Camera Meteorologist and Co-Host “Weekend Recharge” at The Weather Channel; Angela Fritz, Deputy Weather Editor at The Washington Post; Brandon Miller, Supervising Weather Producer at CNN; Keith Stellman, USGS Meteorologist; Patrick Barnard, USGS; Frank Papandrea, Heavenly Environmental Compliance and Sustainability Manager.

2017 speakers

Included Sen. Kevin de Leon, California Senate President Pro Tempore; Richard Somerville, Professor Emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego; Bernadette Woods Placky, Climate Central Chief Meteorologist & Director of Climate Matters; Sally Falkow, Social Media, Digital PR & Content Strategist.