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Help propel your career and keep pace with the latest advances in fire protection engineering. In addition to networking opportunities you will earn up to 21 professional development hours (PDHs) attending the conference. Need more than 21 PDHs? Earn up to 35 additional PDHs by attending one of our in-depth optional educational seminars.

Conference Agenda*

*Draft agenda as of 3/1/2020

Pre-Conference Seminars

Monday, March 9 - Tuesday, March 10

   -  Fire Dynamic Simulator and Smokeview (March 10-11)
   -   Fire and Life Safety Design of Very Tall Buildings: Challenges and Strategies (March 9)
   -   Performance-Based Design and the Codes (March 10)

Pre-Conference Activities

Monday, March 9 
- Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, March 10
- Board of Directors Meeting
- Registration
- Expo Setup

Conference & Expo

Wednesday, March 11
-  Registration
- Conference Program
-  Expo Hall and Poster Session
- Women in Fire Protection Engineering Networking Reception and Poster Session

Thursday, March 12
- Conference Program
   -  Expo Hall and Poster Session
   -  Attendee Dinner Reception

Friday, March 13
- Registration
- Conference Program 
- Expo Hall and Poster Session/Expo tear-down 

Post-Conference Activities

Saturday, March 14
Hobbiton & Glowworm Cave Tour

Visit a pair of New Zealand's must-see attractions with this combo tour from Auckland to the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Peek into Hobbit Holes, frolic in the Shire, and get a drink at the Green Dragon Inn on a guided tour of Middle-earth, followed by a Kiwi-style lunch. In the afternoon, explore Maori myths and history on a boat ride through mesmerizing caves lit by thousands of glowworms, and finish with a drive through some of the North Island’s most majestic scenery. More information, click here. Contact Maggie Mojab for questions on how to register.


Announced General Session Speakers


The Past, Present, and Future of Performance-Based Design

Presented by: Brian Meacham, Meacham Associates 

Revisited Shopping Center Case Study: How Fire Safety Engineering in  Australia has Changed Over 20 Years

Presented by: Peter Johnson, ARUP

Occupational Regulation Within the Building and Construction Sector

Presented by: Mike Kerr, MBIE


The Contribution of the RTM to the Global Advancement of Performance-Based Design

Presented by: Greg Baker, Fire Research Group Ltd

Forecasting the Next Ten Years of Evacuation Modelling

Presented by: John Gales, York University