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Engaging With The Public – Continuous Improvement Beyond Public Awareness

Hotel Monteleone | New Orleans, Louisiana | October 18-19, 2018

 

Our concurrent breakout sessions are organized along two tracks: one focused on public engagement issues, and one on other pipeline safety issues. Feel free to mix and match!

Day 1  October 18

8:45 – 9:00 Welcoming Comments Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust

9:00 – 9:30 Opening Address — Howard “Skip” Elliott – PHMSA Administrator

9:30 – 10:00 General Session: Overview of recent and pending regulatory updates Alan Mayberry, Associate Administrator of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA

10:00 – 10:15 Food For Thought: Carl’s Big Ohio Adventure – Bringing new and different voices to the Public

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 10:45 Food For Thought: Schooling The Industry and Regulators – Do you know how to talk to the public?

10:45 – 12:00 Public Engagement Focus: Status of Public Awareness Update, and expansion to include Public Engagement

10:45 – 12:00 Pipeline Safety Focus: Updates on Industry Efforts

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 1:45 Food For Thought: Schooling the Public – Does the public have an interest in real engagement and know how?

1:45 – 3:00 Public Engagement Focus: Teaching and Engaging with the “unpersuadables” – an experiment

1:45 – 3:00 Pipeline Safety Focus: Update on Regulatory Efforts

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 4:30 Public Engagement Focus: What Does Better Engagement Look Like From Various Public Stakeholders

3:15 – 4:30 Pipeline Safety Focus: New Research Efforts to Improve Safety

5:30 – 7:00 Pipeline Safety Trust Board of Directors’ Reception for Attendees

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Day 2  October 19

8:00 – 9:30 Breakfast Buffet available

8:45 – 9:00 Welcome – Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust

9:00 – 9:30 Keynote – Jennifer Homendy – New Member National
Transportation Safety Board

9:30 – 9:45 Food For Thought: Supporting public engagement: Examples that work, to a point

9:45 – 11:00 Public Engagement Focus: Understanding The Resistance – It’s Not Just NIMBYism

9:45 – 11:00 Pipeline Safety Focus: Voluntary Information-Sharing: status update from PHMSA’s VIS working group

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:30 General Session: Missed opportunities for better engagement

12:45 – 1:00 Final Thoughts