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CONFERENCE AGENDA

KALMANOVITZ APPELLATE COURTROOM, KING HALL, U.C. DAVIS

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8:00-9:00

Registration & Continental Breakfast


9:00-9:15

Welcome & Introductory Remarks


9:15-10:45

Four Decades of CEQA: A Diverse Retrospective


10:45-11:00

Morning Networking Break


11:00-Noon

Comparing CEQA’s Evolution to NEPA, Other States’ Little NEPA Statutes & Foreign Environmental Impact Assessment Laws

  • Dan Selmi , Professor, Loyola School of Law (Los Angeles)
  • Richard Frank, Professor of Environmental Practice, U.C. Davis School of Law
  • C. Aylin Bilir, J.D. King Hall 2011 [Moderator]


Noon-12:30

Lunch (Provided)


12:30-1:15

Keynote Address

  • Ken Alex , Senior Advisor to California Governor Jerry Brown & Director, Governor’s Office of Planning & Research (Sacramento)


1:15-2:30

Applying CEQA in Challenging Times and Contexts

  • Meea Kang , President, Domus Development, LLC, President, California Infill Builders Association (Davis)
  • Renee Robin , Director of Permitting & Senior Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, SunPower Corporation (Richmond)
  • David C. Smith , Senior Vice President, DMB Associates, Inc. (Irvine)
  • Susan Hori , Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP (Orange County) [Moderator]


2:30-2:45

Afternoon Networking Break


2:45-3:45

The Future of CEQA—Legislative, Local Government & Planning Perspectives


3:45-5:15

The Future of CEQA—A Conversation With Some of California’s Premier CEQA Attorneys


5:15-5:30

Concluding Remarks

  • Richard Frank, Director, California Environmental Law & Policy Center, U.C. Davis


5:30-6:30

Hosted Reception (King Hall Courtyard)