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Nexus of Climate Data, Insurance, and Adaptive Capacity

Please note: Registration is $100/person, and $25/person for students.


Tentative Schedule (subject to change)
Day 1: Schedule of Events

Time Event Location
7:45 a – 8:30 a Registration and light refreshments Lounge/Reception
8:30 a – 8:50 a Opening Remarks
Josh Dorfman, CEO, The Collider 
Robert Erhardt
, Workshop Chairperson

8:50 a – 9:20 a
9:20 a – 9:50 a
9:50 a – 10:20 a
10:20 a – 10:40 a
Session 1: The Current State
Deke Arndt, NOAA NCEI
Jennifer Jurado, Broward County, FL
Roy Wright, IBHS
10:40 a – 11:00 a Break
11:00 a – 11:30 a
11:30 a – 12:00 p

12:00 p – 12:30 p

12:30 p – 12:45 p
Session 2: Future States
Doug Nychka, NCAR
Lysa Porth, Assistant Professor of Agriculture Risk Management and Insurance at the University of Manitoba. 
Jeremy Hess, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Washington
12:45 p – 2:00 p Lunch

2:00 p – 2:30 p
2:30 p – 3:00 p

3:00 p – 3:30 p

3:30 p – 3:45 p
Session 3: Changing Extremes and Their Impacts
Stephanie Herring, NCAR
Dan Cooley, Associate Professor of Statistics, Colorado State
Raghuveer Vinukollu, Natural Catastrophe Solutions Manager at Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
3:45 p – 4:00 p Break
4:00 p – 4:30 p Breakout Group Discussions and Formations
Current climate data products and their use in insurance
Climate projections and their use in insurance
Flood rises and FEMA
Climate and Health
4:30 p – 6:00 p Initial Break Out Discussions Overlook Lounge
6:00 – 8:30 p Poster session and Reception Overlook Lounge


Day 2: Schedule of Events

Time Event Location
7:45 a – 8:30 a Registration and refreshments
8:30 a – 8:40 a Opening Remarks: Robert Erhardt
8:40 a – 10:40 a Reports on Day 1 Breakout Group Discussion
10:40 a – 11:00 a Group Discussion
11:00 a – 12:30 p Reconfigure Breakout Group Discussions
Current Climate Data Projections and Their Use
Climate Projections and Their Use
Flood Risks and FEMA
Climate and Health
12:30 p – 1:30 p Lunch
1:30 p – 2:30 p Open Group Discussion and Wrap-Up
2:30 p Adjourn
2:30 p – 4:00 p Organizing Committee Wrap-Up


Please note: Registration is $100/person, and $25/person for students.


Asheville is a favorite travel destination, particularly in the Fall, thus we suggest you apply for registration early and book your hotel room shortly after confirmation you have been accepted. There are several hotels in Asheville both downtown in walking distance from The Collider and outside the downtown area. We have secured 50 rooms at the following hotel at a reduced rate.

Hyatt Place Asheville Downtown: this hotel is 5 minutes walking distance from The Collider, where all the workshop events take place.  The The Hyatt Place will honor a reduced group rate of $129/night for the evenings of 11/7 and 11/8 when booked by October 17, 2018. Thereafter, reduced room rates will not be available. To make reservations at this reduced rate, call the Hyatt Place Asheville Downtown reservations line at 800-233-1234 and specify that you are part of The Collider. Alternatively you may book online, using G-TCOL as group code.

Other nearby hotels include the Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown and the Four Points Downtown

Please note: Registration is $100/person, and $25/person for students.

For any questions, please contact Rob Erhardt at erhardrj@wfu.edu