The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) invites you to the 6th 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:
  • Largest, most comprehensive meeting on research and management of wildland fire globally
  • 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.
The theme of this event 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.
Plan Ahead ~ Registration Opens June 1st.  Check out our Early Bird Rates!

AFE Member
AFE Member Student (SAFE)/Retiree/International
Non-AFE Member
Non-AFE Member Student/Retiree/International
Student Volunteer
see our website for a full listing of registration rates


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)
Special Sessions Deadline is around the corner!
Special Sessions are opportunities for individuals to organize their own panels on the topic of their choosing.  Organizers determine the topic, choose speakers on that topic, and can even plan the order of speakers.  There can be between 4-19 slots in a Special Session, and this can include a slot for Q&A or discussion.  The number of Special Sessions is limited, so organizers are encouraged to submit their proposals early.  We are very interested in international proposals.  

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. 

To get more information, see the sponsorship page of the event website. 

Complete our Sponsor, Exhibitor and Donor formor view our Sponsorship Flyer

For questions, contact the Association for Fire Ecology by email at 

Sponsorship funds must be received by September 1, 2015.


Confirmed Speakers, more TBA soon

AFE Awards Banquet: Mary Huffman

Opening Plenary: Christine Eriksen, Bequi Livingston, Andrea Medina (facilitated by Citlali Cort�s Monta�o and Jane Park)

Closing Plenary: Pat Brose, Scott Stephens

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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