The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) invites you to the Sixth International Fire Ecology and Management Congress in San Antonio, Texas, USA, Nov. 16-20 , 2015. This Fire Congress is the sixth in a series that AFE has hosted every third year since 2000.  About our Fire Congress Events:
  • They are largest, most comprehensive meetings on the research and management of wildland fire that are held anywhere in the world. 
  • They provide unparalleled exposure to the complexity, breadth, and depth of the field of wildland fire. 
  • They provide a respect�ful, inclusive forum for a diverse range of topics and opinions.
  • They allow participants to share with, learn from, and be inspired by fellow attendees who gather from across the globe.
The theme of the 6th Fire Congress is "Advancing Ecology in Fire Management." We continue to make progress in the development and dis�semination of new information. Our challenge is to continue to bridge the ecology of fire with fire management, and facilitate more collaboration among researchers, educators and managers. The opportunity to meet with each other face-to-face in a conference setting is invaluable to meeting this challenge.
Call for Submissions are NOW OPEN
Call for 
Call for Special Session Proposals (deadline April 1)
Call for Workshop and Training Proposals (deadline May 1)
Call for Attached Meeting Proposals  (deadline Sept. 15)

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

Conference Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities Available

The Association for Fire Ecology is seeking general support from government agencies, business organizations, and institutions ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 and higher. Your support of the Fire Congress will help us keep registration fees low and provide opportunities to present research and management findings to professionals working in the fields of social science, fire ecology and fire management.  Lower fees will help broaden participation by federal, state, and local government employees, private non-profit organizations, and students in the field of fire ecology and related disciplines.  To get more information, see the sponsorship page of the event website. Click here to complete our Sponsor, Exhibitor and Donor formor view our Sponsorship Flyer here. For questions, contact the Association for Fire Ecology by email at Sponsorship funds must be received by September 1, 2015.

Student Travel TREE Grants
The TREE Grant Program by the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) and the Joint Fire Sciences Program (JFSP) is designed to help students travel to attend conferences, symposia, workshops, and laboratories dealing with wildland fire science and management. All registered graduate and undergraduate students in good academic standing in a field related to wildland fire science, ecology, or management will be eligible to apply for grants of $250-$1,500. 

We have a new application procedure.  You can now submit your TREE grant application online.  Simply click on the link, complete the application, and than make sure that your advisor emails in the required questions.  Click here to open the TREE Grant Online Application Form

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The Association for Fire Ecology is an organization of professionals dedicated to improving the knowledge and use of fire in land management through science and education.

AFE hosts some of the most exciting fire ecology conferences in the world! AFE members receive discounted registration rates on all of our conferences.  Not yet an AFE member?  Joining is easy and affordable.  There are many exclusive membership benefits.  Join today to become a member of this fast growing fire professional association.
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