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Conference: Association for Fire Ecology Call for Presentations Extended (posted Jul 31, 2019)

If you haven't had a chance to submit your oral presentation or fire circle abstract for the 8th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, you still have time to do so! They are extending the deadline to accommodate summer schedules and those in the field. See the link below for details and submit your abstracts no later than Thursday, August 15.

Abstracts for poster presentations and attached meetings will be accepted until August 30, with no extensions.

Deadline: Aug 30, 2019

Conference: 8th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress Call for Proposals (posted Feb 6, 2019)

Proposals for special sessions, workshops and trainings, oral and poster presentations, fire circles, and attached meetings are now being accepted.

Call for Special Sessions ~ Deadline April 1, 2019
Call for Workshops, Trainings, and Courses ~ Deadline April 1, 2019
Call for Oral and Poster Presentations ~ Deadline August 1, 2019 for Oral Presentations and August 30, 2019 for Poster Presentations
Call for Fire Circles ~ Deadline August 1, 2019
Call for Attached Meetings ~ Deadline August 30, 2019

Conference: Extended Call for abstracts for the Heart of the Continent Partnership Science Symposium (posted Feb 6, 2019)

The HOCP Science Symposium seeks to:

·                  Improve understanding of natural and cultural resources across the HOCP

·                  Raise awareness of threats and management challenges to the preservation of those resources

·                  Promote collaboration among scientists, managers, and other partners across political, cultural, and administrative boundaries so that resources can be better managed in a landscape context 

Papers are presented either as oral paper presentations or posters and should also be designed to facilitate discussion and networking among Symposium participants.  Posters will be presented at a to-be-determined location in Duluth on the evening of April 8th. Oral presentations will be presented on April 9th at the University of Minnesota – Duluth in a ‘speed’ format of 10 minutes in length (with five minutes for questions and discussion after each presentation). 

Abstracts should describe studies pertaining to a variety of social, cultural, or ecological research conducted in – or directly relevant to – the Heart of the Continent geographic area.  Qualitative, quantitative, and Indigenous approaches are encouraged.  Abstracts will be considered for either completed research or research in progress.

Conference: IAWF Call for Presentations Now Open (posted Jun 27, 2018)

Call for presentation ideas for IAWF meeting in December is now open. Deadline is August 15.

Deadline: Aug 15, 2018

Conference: 12th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium Call for Papers (posted Oct 4, 2017)

The Twelfth Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, will be held 15-18 May 2018 at the Boise Centre, downtown Boise, Idaho. (https://boisecentre.com/) It will be concurrent with the 33rd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, and the 4th Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences.

The theme of the symposium will be research, new techniques and technologies and/or changes in the areas of but not limited to: (1) utilization of weather and climate information in relation to wildland fire; (2) operational forecasting (short- to long-term) of fire weather; (3) model studies and development, including theoretical models, coupled fire-atmosphere models and mesoscale models; (4) use and assessment of meteorological information in fire management planning; (5) decision support tool development; (6) smoke modeling, management and mitigation; (7) improvements to fire danger and fire behavior systems that utilize meteorology; and (8) field studies of fire-atmosphere interactions.

For more information, click HERE.

Conference: Call for Presentations: Law, Planning and Wildfire in the WUI (posted Nov 29, 2017)

Law, Planning and Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface:
The Future of Government and Governance of Disaster in the West

Symposium Date:  Friday, October 19, 2018
Proposal Deadline:  January 1, 2018
Location: Boise, Idaho

Some questions conference participants may address include the following:

How should the West plan for, and govern for, wildfire in the WUI?
What legal and policy tools are needed to plan for wildfire in the WUI?
How should wildfire be implemented into the planning process?
What is the role of government in planning for WUI wildfires?
What is the role of markets, non-governmental entities, such as HOAs, and insurance in planning for WUI wildfires?
How should the secondary effects of wildfire - often aesthetic, flooding, and landslides - be worked into WUI development planning?

Click here for more information.

Conference: AFE's Orlando Fire Congress Calls for Proposals Now Open (posted Jan 17, 2017)

The Association for Fire Ecology's 7th International Fire Congress will be held November 28-December 2, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.   They will offer an exciting blend of learning opportunities for fire managers, natural resource professionals, policy leaders, and the academic and research community. Presentations will feature the latest in research results and applications.

Workshops throughout the week will provide innovative training opportunities built on the research presentations. Special sessions will focus on unifying the science and applications around key management issues. Round table discussions will allow small groups to focus on key topics and principles. Saturday field trips will demonstrate how much of the material described and discussed the rest of the week is being applied across Florida.

CALLS FOR PROPOSALS & ABSTRACTS NOW OPEN! Click on the links below for detailed instructions and links to the Submission Forms.

Topics for Workshops, Special Session,  and Presentations include, but are not  limited to:

  • 20/20 Vision: Looking Back, Looking Forward
  • Fire Ecology & Effects
  • Fire Management and Use
  • Fire Modeling
  • Climate Change & Fire History
  • Restoration & Resiliency
  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Policy Issues
  • Case Studies and Lessons Learned
  • Education & Communication
  • Living with Fire - Cultural, Socio-Economic, Health
  • Smoke Management & Modeling

Conference: Call for Presentation Proposals - 2nd Nat'l Cohesive Strategy Workshop (posted Oct 2, 2017)

The International Association of Wildland Fire in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and the Western, Southeast and Northeast Regions of the Cohesive Strategy, invites you to submit a proposal for a workshop session or presentation at the 2nd Annual National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop to be held March 26-29, 2018 in Reno, Nevada. Submit your Proposal by November 20, 2017.

Click here for more information.

Deadline: Nov 20, 2017

Conference: Call for Presentations - Igniting Exchange (posted Aug 10, 2017)

The Northeast Forest Fire Protection Compact and the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange are seeking presenters for sessions at their 2018 meeting, Igniting Exchange: Bridging the Gap between Science and Management. A true EXCHANGE designed to expose fire managers to useful scientific studies and expose scientists to the implications of their science.  Presentations must be relevant for fire managers and scientists in the North Atlantic region of the United States and Canada.

They invite you to submit your abstract to amanda@forestguild.org by September 15th, 2017. Abstracts should include presentation title, presenter contact information, and a 300-word maximum abstract of your proposed presentation, including a focus on application of research to management.

For more information about session themes, click HERE.

Deadline: Sep 1, 2017

Conference: Call for Presentation Proposals - 14th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit (posted Oct 14, 2016)

This 14th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit is themed on Decision Making in High Risk and High Consequence Environments. In a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, key decisions, made in time pressured environments, often have far reaching consequences on our people and on the community.

This Wildland Fire Safety Summit will attract everyone involved in decision making - from front line firefighters to incident managers and fire executives.

The call for presentation proposals invites fire practitioners, researchers and experts in human factors to submit posters and oral presentations to stimulate discussion and improve knowledge and skills, aimed at improving decision making by wildland firefighters.

Click here for instructions on submitting a proposal.

Conference: Call for Presentations - Colorado Wildland Fire Conference (posted Oct 12, 2016)

The 2017 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference will provide an atmosphere for professionals and landowners to have solutions-oriented discussions about creating communities in Colorado that are adapted to wildfire. This year€™s conference will expand on the Fire Adapted Communities concept, providing the framework for moving from awareness to action, messaging to mitigation, and words to work. This conference is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise about reducing communities' vulnerability to wildfire.

The conference planning committee is looking for presentations that focus on:

  • Innovative research influencing policy changes
  • Case studies of overcoming barriers to planning and implementation
  • Success stories of on the ground actions to create Fire Adapted Communities

Instructions for submitting proposals can be found here. Presentation proposals are due Friday, November 18, 2016.

Conference: Call for Presentations - 14th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit (posted Oct 4, 2016)

This 14th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit is themed on Decision Making in High Risk and High Consequence Environments. In a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, key decisions, made in time pressured environments, often have far reaching consequences on our people and on the community.

This Wildland Fire Safety Summit will attract everyone involved in decision making - from front line firefighters to incident managers and fire executives.

The call for presentation proposals invites fire practitioners, researchers and experts in human factors to submit posters and oral presentations to stimulate discussion and improve knowledge and skills, aimed at improving decision making by wildland firefighters.

Click here to apply to give a presentation.

Conference: Call for Proposals - 3rd Southwest Fire Ecology Conference (posted Apr 8, 2016)

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Fire and economics
  • Planning for wildfire
  • Smoke management
  • Fire ecology and effects
  • Fire and ecosystem services
  • Ecosystem resilience and climate change
  • Fire management and fire ecology in Mexico
  • Wildfire management and ecological fire use
  • Collaborations and alliances for fire management
  • Communication and education of fire information

Submit proposals using the links below:

Visit the conference page for more general information.

Conference: Call for Presentation Proposals - 5th Int'l Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference (posted Sep 16, 2015)

The Call for Presentation Proposals is now open for the 5th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference. The conference is being held concurrently in Portland, Oregon, USA and Melbourne, VIC, Australia the week of April 11-15, 2016.

Be part of this leading international Wildland Fire Conference and present your latest results to Wildland Fire Professionals from around the globe.

There will be a separate program for each venue but some sessions will overlap, providing the opportunity for some live presentations across both venues. The joint conference proceedings from both Portland and Melbourne will be published by the International Association of Wildfire.

All presentation proposals must be submitted using the online abstract system. There are separate submission systems for each location, please select carefully to submit your presentation proposal to the conference location you will be attending: Portland, Oregon or Melbourne, Australia.


Conference: The 2014 Proceedings of the Large Wildland Fires Conference now available! (posted Sep 1, 2015)

To access the proceedings, click HERE.

Conference: Registration now open for Northwest Climate Conference (posted Aug 19, 2015)

Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Northwest Climate Conference in Coeur d'Alene, ID this November 3-5.

The NW Climate Conference annually brings together more than 250 researchers and practitioners from around the region to discuss scientific results, challenges, and solutions related to the impacts of climate on people, natural resources, and infrastructure in the Northwest. It is the region's premier opportunity for a cross-disciplinary exchange of knowledge and ideas about regional climate, climate impacts, and climate adaptation science and practice.

Visit the conference website for more information and to register.

Conference: Restoring the West Conference Call for Posters (posted Aug 18, 2015)

Call for Posters

The Restoring the West Conference will bring together people from a wide range of disciplines including fire researchers, agency employees, private and public land managers, fire scientists, students, and fire science educators. This poster session provides an excellent opportunity for participants to share the results of their research (ongoing or completed), cooperative efforts between agencies and/or landowners, or information about land management programs. Posters submitted may cover any area of fire ecology, fire management, or other disciplines related to fire. We encourage submissions that highlight the use (successful or not) of fire for land restoration purposes. Posters submitted must include original work of the authors.


Ongoing - September 25: Call for posters
September 25: Poster submissions due to megandettenmaier@gmail.com
October 1: Notification of poster acceptance will be made

The poster session will take place on Wednesday, October 28 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm.

Conference: Early Bird Registration for Colorado Wildland Fire Conference (posted Aug 14, 2015)

Early bird registration ends at midnight on August 14, 2015.

For more information about the conference visit this page.

To sign up for the conference visit their registration page here.

Conference: SERNW Regional Conference Call for Proposals, Symposia, and Presentations (posted Jul 27, 2015)

The 2016 SERNW Regional Conference on ecological restoration will bring together scientists, restoration professionals, and government agencies involved in the practice and science of ecological restoration and management in the Cascadia Bioregion.

For a full listing of application information and requirements visit the conference webpage here.

Conference: AFE Conference Registration Now Open (posted Jun 29, 2015)

Early Bird Registration is now open ~ Register by July 31 for the best rates. Click here to register.

The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) invites you to the 6th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress in San Antonio, Texas, USA, November 16-20, 2015. This Fire Congress is the sixth in a series that AFE has hosted every third year since 2000, and it offers:

  • Largest meeting in the world on wildland fire science and management.
  • Unparalleled exposure to the complexity, breadth, and depth of the field of wildland fire.
  • Respectful, inclusive forum for a diverse range of topics and opinions.
  • Share with, learn from, and be inspired by fellow attendees from around the world.

Conference: Call for Abstracts - 2015 America's Grasslands Conference (posted May 12, 2015)

America€™s Grasslands Conference: Partnerships for Grasslands Conservation

A conference co-hosted by the National Wildlife Federation, Colorado State University, and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory

Call for Papers and Posters

Conference Date: September 29-October 1, 2015

Location: Fort Collins, CO

Deadline for Abstracts: June 22, 2015

For a copy of the full call for abstracts, click HERE.

Conference: Call for Presentations for the Colorado Wildland Fire Conference (posted Mar 11, 2015)

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the Conference. A variety of presentation tracks will be designed to accommodate submissions and interest areas focusing on wildfire effects, social science, wildland /urban interface, risk analysis, cost, and other relevant topics. This is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise regarding wildfire, creating "Fire Adapted Communities" and efforts to address wildfire risk.

When: Proposals due May 1, 2015 by 11:59 pm

How to Apply: Proposal submissions

Conference Website: Conference information

Conference: IAWF Conference Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunity (posted Mar 5, 2015)

The 13th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit and 4th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire conference offers a forum where past experience and lessons learned are documented, current work showcased, and emerging ideas/technology presented to provide a strong foundation that will facilitate setting a course to the future that addresses and responds to developing challenges locally, regionally, and globally.

Over 300 participants from emergency services, state, federal and local government, industry, NGOs, research and education are expected to attend. The trade show is expected to be a great addition to the conference program and will offer great opportunities for networking. Conference Program Schedule.

Unable to attend this year?

If you are unable to attend this year because you are already attending another show you can still have a presence at this conference. Consider sending some promotional materials to place in the attendee packets or think about an advertisement in the program booklet. Contact us to check out your options.

Exhibitor Package

Booth Space (2 days, Tues-Wed, April 21-22, 2015)- $1,000

  • 10'x10' Exhibit space including pipe & drape, company name sign, table & 2 chairs
  • Electricity
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • One full conference pass including catering and social functions (Add'l reps $300/each)
  • Company profile in Conference Program Guide & Conference webpage


A number of sponsorship and exhibitor packages are available, and we are happy to tailor one to suit your organization's needs. Some ideas for sponsorship include the Mobile App, the luncheon, networking breaks or social receptions. This is a great way to get additional exposure at the conference.

For further information or to secure your preferred sponsorship option please contact Mikel Robinson by email or phone (406) 531-8264.

Conference: Call for Abstracts: 2015 Open Science Conference (posted Jan 27, 2015)

Abstract submission deadline (oral or poster): January 30, 2015
Notification of acceptance: February 27, 2015

The North Central Climate Science Centar invites you to submit abstracts for oral and poster sessions at the 2015 NC CSC Open Science Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Conference is an opportunity for the regional climate research community (North Central region universities, DOI agencies, and other research institutions), stakeholders (natural resource managers, tribal resource managers and leaders, and non-governmental organizations) and individuals who are interested in climate change science and resource management in the North Central region to discuss their research.

Possible topics for contributed sessions relate to climate and hydrological efforts relevant to regional management issues and could include: drought, ecosystem services, endangered/trust species, snowpack, tree mortality, fire, hydrology, regional climate modeling/analysis, and extreme weather events. You can also suggest alterative topics for sessions when submitting your abstract.

Limited travel support is available for tribal participants, early career scientists, and students. Please contact Jill Lackett, to request assistance.

For more information on submitting an abstract, click HERE.

Conference: 6th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress: Call for Oral Presentation and Poster Abstracts (posted Jan 21, 2015)

Call for Submissions are NOW OPEN

Call for:

Plan Ahead!  Event Early bird Registration will open on June 1, 2015

Suggested Topics for Workshops, Special Sessions, and Presentations:

  •     Fire Ecology
  •     Fire Management
  •     Fire Research
  •     Climate Change
  •     Human Dimensions of Fire
  •     Global/International Fire
  •     Case Studies

For more information on the conference, click HERE.