Event Profile

Wildfires: What Utilities Need to Know

January 25 — 26, 2023
Marriott Seattle Airport

Who Should Attend:

Utility representatives, policymakers, technology experts and managers who work on wildfire matters.

Course Overview:

Since we last convened at the NWPPA Wildfire Conference in January 2022, the profound threat and costs of fire within our region have continued to grow. We continue to witness escalating wildland fire behavior; increasing risks to utility crews and responders; significant loss of homes and property; dramatic growth in suppression costs; rising post-fire impacts; and continued injuries and loss of lives. With public power on the front lines of the crisis, this conference (consisting of two back-to-back half days) will provide a unique forum for collaborative interaction.

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 11 a.m. Pacific Time, and the class will run from noon to 4:30 p.m. on the first day and 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the second day. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location:

Seattle Airport Marriott
3201 S 176th Street
Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 241-2000
Room Rate: $166
Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than 1/20/2023, to secure this room rate.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 12/25/2022): $210
Utility Member Standard: $285

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 12/25/2022): $315
Associate Member Standard: $390

Non-member Early Bird (ends 12/25/2022): $420
Non-member Standard: $495

Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.


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Cancellation Policies:

For webinarsvirtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.
For in-person events: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

If canceling because the attendee is showing COVID-19 symptoms any time before the event, a full refund will be issued; if leaving during the event for COVID-19 reasons, a prorated refund will be issued.

When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact Gail Patterson, Registrar, via email, Gail@nwppa.org, or call (360) 816-1450. 

Safety Measures:

As we continue to monitor and evaluate COVID-19 levels, we understand that the health and safety of our members, staff, and the community are of highest concern. We are asking everyone to do their part. NWPPA and local venues will follow applicable federal, state, and local health protocols. Assumption of Risk: COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. It is not possible for NWPPA or anyone else to completely prevent the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend a conference organized by NWPPA and voluntarily enter onto premises where its conference is held, you are accepting the risk, without right of claim against NWPPA and its directors, employees, or agents, of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 and its variants.


Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 6 continuing hours. Certificates are available upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.