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Speak of the devil (earthquake insurance) here is information on a summit!

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona 

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Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 16:06:31 -0700


June 24-26, 1998
Sacramento, California

This e-mail includes:

.  Summit Description
.  Summit Schedule
.  Summit Registration Form

On behalf of the Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC) and Council of
State Governments-WEST (CSG-WEST), I would like to invite you to attend the
Western United States Earthquake Insurance Summit on June 25 or 26, 1998 in
Sacramento, California. 
We look forward to you joining us at this event.

For more information call 415-974-6435 
Or visit the on-line at

Western United States Earthquake Insurance Summit Description

Sponsored by:
Western States Seismic Policy Council 
Council of State Governments-WEST 

Co-sponsored by:
California Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering
Consumer Federation of America
Institute for Building and Home Safety
Southern California Earthquake center
United States Geological Survey 

Issues surrounding the role of hazard insurance are at the forefront of
concern of legislators, industry representatives, consumer advocates, property
owners and those in the hazards reduction community.  Significant research and
many presentations have 
been made regarding the science and methodology behind earthquakes and
earthquake insurance.  However, the time is right to move toward developing
comprehensive public policy options to address this important issue.

Working toward this end the Western States Seismic Policy Council (a consortia
of state emergency managers and geoscientists) and the Council State
Governments-WEST (a association serving western legislators) have joined
efforts by sponsoring a Western U
nited States Earthquake Insurance Summit. By bringing together experts in the
field with policy-makers, action may result to address this issue.  Although
one single policy recommendation may not result from this conference, it is
hope of the sponsors th
at the issues will be clarified and a clear set of policy options will be

Western United States Earthquake Insurance Summit Program Schedule 
(Times, invited speakers and topics subject to change)

Wednesday, June 24, 1998

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.   Welcome reception and Registration

Thursday, June 25, 1998

7:00 a.m.       Breakfast and Registration

8:00 a.m.       Opening and Introduction to Summit
            Kent Briggs, Council of State Governments-WEST 
            Lorayne Frank, Western States Seismic Policy Council  

8:10 a.m.       Keynote Address
            Howard Kunreuther, Wharton School of Business

9:00 a.m.       Topic I: Current Practices
        Panel I: Insurance Industry
            Greg Butler, California Earthquake Authority
            Susan Bithell, Farmer's Insurance Group
            Dan Dunmoyer, Personal Insurance Federation of California 
            David Durbin, SwissRe

10:15 a.m.      Break

10:45 a.m.      Panel II: Government Insurance Regulation
            Robert Klein, Georgia State University
            Richard Roth, Jr., California Department of Insurance
            Amy Bach, United Policyholders

11:30 a.m.      Panel III: Public Policy and Legislation
            Elaine Alquist, California Assembly
            John Davies, Alaska House of Representatives
            Peter Knudson, Utah House of Representatives

12:15 p.m.      Lunch 

1:30 p.m.       Topic I: Current Practices (continued)
        Panel IV: Sciences
            Thalia Anagnos, San Jose State University
            Tom Holzer, United States Geological Survey
            Mark Petersen, California Department of Mines and Geology
            David Schwartz, United States Geological Survey

2:30 p.m.       Topic II: Estimating the Risk: Hazard Loss Estimation
            Karen Clark, Applied Insurance Research
            Mahoud Khater, EQE International
            Anne Kiremidjian, Stanford University
            Scott Lawson, Risk Management Solutions

3:30 p.m.       Break

4:00 p.m.       Topic III: Reinsurance and Risk Securitization
            Neil Doherty, Wharton School of Business
            Ross Davidson, USAA
            David Durbin, SwissRe
            Frank Nutter, Reinsurance Association of America

5:30 p.m.       Evening Social

Friday, June 26

7:00 a.m.       Breakfast

8:00 a.m.       Introduction and Summary

8:15 a.m.       Topic IV: Mitigating the Risk
        Panel I: Building Codes and Standards
            Dennis Gage, Insurance Services Office
            John Henry, International Conference of Building Officials
            Eugene Zeller, City of Long Beach, Dept of Planning and Building

9:15 a.m.       Break

9:45 a.m.       Panel II: Community Planning and Disaster Resistant 
Communities             Michael Armstrong, Federal Emergency Management Agency
            ReneTheta Domingo, City of Oakland, Dept of Emergency Management
            Walter Hays, United States Geological Survey 
            Harvey Ryland, Institute for Business and Home Safety

11:00 a.m.      Panel III: Engineering and Construction
            Ron Hamburger, EQE Engineering
            Janiele Maffei, Degenkolb Engineers
            Representative, National Association of Realtors

12:00 p.m.      Lunch 

1:15 p.m.       Topic IV: Mitigating the Risk (continued)
        Panel IV: Utilizing Financial Markets
            Richard Belyea, Home Savings of America
            Al Elder, America's Community Bankers
            Steve Korducki, EW Blanch
            Al LeQuang, Freddie Mac

2:45 p.m.       Break

3:15 p.m.       Public Policy Analysis Panel
            Jim Ament, State Farm Insurance
            Jill Andrews, Southern California Earthquake Center
            Mary Comerio, University of California, Berkeley
            James Davis, California Division of Mines and Geology
            Richard McCarthy, California Seismic Safety Commission
            Richard Roth, Jr., California Department of Insurance

5:30 p.m.       Summit Adjourns


Please print out this page 
and enclose it with a check or state voucher and mail to:

Western States Seismic Policy Council + 
121 Second Street + Fourth Floor + San Francisco + CA + 94105
Reservations are also taken by fax or e-mail + Telephone: 415/974-6435 + Fax:
415/974-1747 + E-mail: wsspc(--nospam--at) 
For more information, visit the WSSPC web site at

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                           May 8            On-Site
Government/Non-Profit     $ 265             $ 305
Corporate Sector          $ 475             $ 525
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Total Enclosed             ____               ____  
The WSSPC registration fee entitles participants to attend all programs and
social events, including two breakfasts and two lunches, the opening reception
and the exhibitor fair.
All registration fees must be paid prior to attendance at the conference. 
All cancellations must be received in writing and are subject to a $30
handling fee.
WSSPC will invoice prior to the conference. Invoices will not be issued
on-site or after the conference. 
Registration fees can be paid by cash, check, or state vouchers.



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