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DAY 1: Monday, January 13, 2014
7:30-8:00 AM LIVE Streaming Begins (Agenda and Videos)
8:00-8:25 AM Weather Briefing: Dale Eck - Director, Global Forecast Center, The Weather Channel
8:30-10:00 AM SESSION 1: The Modernization and Structure of the NWS - Positioning the Agency for Improved Services to Decision Makers, the Media, and the Public.
Chris Strager - Acting Director, NWS Office of Climate, Weather, and Water Services (OCWWS)
10:00-10:15 AM BREAK
10:15-12:00 PM SESSION 2: The Severe Weather of May 2013 - Lessons Learned to Make the Public Listen and Act - Improved Communication for High Impact Events
Dr. Russ Schneider - Director, NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC)
12:00-1:30 PM LUNCH
1:30-2:00 PM LIVE Stream - Q&A Session with Today's Speakers

DAY 2: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
7:30-8:00 AM LIVE Streaming Begins (Agenda and Videos)
8:00-8:25 AM Weather Briefing: Dale Eck - Director, Global Forecast Center, The Weather Channel
8:30-10:00 AM SESSION 3: Tornado Intensity and Chasing – Are They Stronger and is it Worth it? The Latest Research and Discussion
Dr. Howie Bluestein - University of Oklahoma
10:00-10:15 AM BREAK
10:15-12:00 PM SESSION 4: Forecasting Winter Weather - What Are the Challenges?
Paul Kocin - NWS Weather Prediction Center and former Winter Weather Expert, The Weather Channel
12:00-1:30 PM LUNCH
1:30-2:00 PM LIVE Stream - Q&A Session with Today's Speakers

DAY 3: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
7:30-8:00 AM LIVE Streaming Begins (Agenda and Videos)
8:00-8:25 AM Weather Briefing: Dale Eck - Director, Global Forecast Center, The Weather Channel
8:30-10:00 AM SESSION 5: Focusing on the Hazards - Upcoming Changes to NHC Products and Warnings
Dr. Richard Knabb - Director, National Hurricane Center (NHC)
10:00-10:15 AM BREAK
10:15-12:00 PM SESSION 6: Living on the Edge - The Urban Wildland Fire Interface - Increased Vulnerability to Communities and People – Is this a Highway to the Danger Zone?
Dan Bailey - President and Chairman of the Board, International Association of Wildland Fire

DAY 4: Thursday, January 16, 2014
7:30-8:00 AM LIVE Streaming Begins (Agenda and Videos)
8:00-8:25 AM Weather Briefing: Dale Eck - Director, Global Forecast Center, The Weather Channel
8:30-9:30 AM SESSION 7a: Climate Change and Trends in Weather and Climate Extremes
Dr. Wayne Higgins - Director, NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO)
9:30-10:00 PM SESSION 7b: Broadcasters and NOAA Climate Services
Dr. Ned Gardiner - Data Visualization Video Executive Director and Producer
10:00-10:15 AM BREAK
10:15-12:00 PM SESSION 8: Abrupt Climate Change - Is it Underway? Greenland is Not Just a Research Interest Anymore - Why Should We Care?
Dr. Jim White - University of Colorado


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