Start date: December 8, 2020
End date: December 10, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

IBHS Disaster Dynamics Academy Presents

Suburban Wildfire Adaptation Roadmaps
A Path to Coexisting with Wildfire

Where & When

An IBHS Online Disaster Dynamics Academy

December 8–10, 2020

What to expect

Three days with 90-minute sessions each day, blending virtual teaching sessions with live streamed laboratory demonstrations. Our first virtual DDA will explore how IBHS developed the suburban adaptation roadmaps, exploration of the critical action steps for homeowners, and an overview of components of a home and its surroundings from the riskiest decisions to best practices in making homes and communities more resilient to the growing wildfire threat.

Small group discussions will have limited capacity. There will be four groups each day.


  • How our wildfire research led to the roadmaps
  • Critical mitigation actions to reduce risk
  • Roadmap paths for a home’s components and its surroundings
  • Live demonstrations showing how mitigation affects risk


  • Daniel Gorham – IBHS Research Engineer
  • Faraz Hedayati – IBHS Research Engineer
  • Tanya Brown-Giammanco – IBHS Managing Director, Research

Who should attend?

Member company staff in claims, product management, research, underwriting, and any others interested in wildfire mitigation.


This is a past event.

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Day 1 – December 8

The Path to Resilience

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Day 2 – December 9

Critical Actions

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

Day 3 – December 10

Roadmaps—High risks to best practices

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

Wildfire Primer Series

Thoughts from Past Attendees

“This information was very helpful and is of value to my role in the claims organization. Info regarding the inaccuracy of observer data is a key callout as it is often foundational in deploying claim associates. I would recommend [DDA] to all Directors in our Underwriting, Product and Claim organizations.”

DDA Attendee

“I am responsible for my company’s disaster response, so the information about your deployment and tracking was very helpful.”

DDA Attendee

“I focus on the pricing aspect of CAT perils, so learning more about the science behind the perils is extremely helpful.”

DDA Attendee

“We will integrate the information from this into risk assessment modeling.” 

DDA Attendee

“I left with several ideas for improving post-loss analytic practices.”

DDA Attendee