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UCOP Lab Fees Program Wildfire Workshop

Vice Chancellors for Research, Joseph Incandela (UC Santa Barbara) and Sandra Brown (UC San Diego), will convene the UCOP Lab Fees Research Program 2019 Wildfire RFP Workshop at the UC Santa Barbara Campus on Friday, April 12 & 13, 2019. This page will serve as the event planning and information source for those who are interested or plan to attend. This page will be updated regularly, so please check back often.


The deadline to register for the workshop is March 23, 2019.


Registration is closed.

Please know that because space is limited that registration does not guarantee your attendance.


This workshop will focus on research addressing the causes, impacts, prevention, and management of wildfires, including modeling, data science, and risk management; ecological, social science, and policy approaches; development of fire-resistant materials; other multidisciplinary approaches.

Click here for more information on UCOP Lab Fees Research Program.

Proposed Agenda

Friday, April 12, 2019 (Goal of Day 1: Decide Specific Research Themes)

9:00am Welcome & Introductions
9:20am Goals and Purpose of Meeting, Review of Agenda
10:00am Keynote
11:00am Lightning Talks (Round 1)
12:00pm Breakout Groups
1:00pm Lightning Talks (Round 2)
2:00pm Breakout Groups
3:00pm Round-robin breakout group discussion
4:00pm Report-outs on breakout groups
6:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Wildfires Art Exhibit


Saturday, April 13, 2019 (Goal of Day 2: Forming research teams, Field trip)

8:30am Review of theme area discussions
9:00am Breakout discussions to start forming teams
10:00am Tour of burn and flood zones
2:00pm Adjourn

Travel Reimbursement

The workshop will be providing a hotel room for all participants, travel to conference related activities, and all food during the conference.  We will not be able to reimburse participants for any additional costs of travel and participation.

Hotel & Travel Information

Your hotel room will be arranged by The Office of Research and confirmed with you after you have registered. If you do not want a hotel room arranged, please check that option when you register. For questions please contact Kelly Pillsbury at

The Club & Guest House (on campus)


Pacifica Suites
(2.2 miles from campus)


*Shuttle Service Available

University Center, UC Santa Barbara

Directions & Map


Dinner & Art Exhibit

Arnoldi's Cafe
600 Olive Street 
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Burn Cycle: Living with Fire
A Multimedia Wildfire Exhibit



Questions about the workshop can be directed to Andrea Stith (

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