This conference was the brainchild of renowned plaintiff attorney Ken Roye. Ken's vision was to create a neutral and informative forum for lawyers, experts and others to share their experiences and collaborate in improving how justice is done in wildland fire litigation, both for plaintiffs and defendants. After 11 years of achieving even more than he set out to do, Ken has passed the torch to us. We have seen the Conference evolve from one focused on litigation to one focused every bit as much on the scientific, social and political aspects of wildland fires. In keeping with that evolution, and without wavering from Ken's vision, we have revamped the conference to make it more inclusive of all aspects of wildland fires and of the many people and industries affected by them. The 2019 Conference promises lively and interactive panel discussions about the broader issues raised by wildland fires, new speakers discussing cutting-edge issues, and greater opportunities to meet people from various different industries.
This conference is about educating and listening to one another, not about litigating against one another.