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

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Non-AFE Member
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Interested in presenting?  Submission deadline is August 1st
Submit your abstract here:  

Suggested Topics include: 

Fire Ecology, Fire Management, Fire Research, Climate ChangeHuman Dimensions of Fire, Global/International Fire, and Case Studies


Conference Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities Available

We are seeking general support from government agencies, business organizations, and institutions ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 and higher.    See details on the Sponsorship Page.  


Conference Travel Rationale

Now is a critical time for managers and scientists to share ideas and research results. You already know how important it is to attend the 6th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, but with many travel and training budgets drastically reduced, you may need to convince your supervis or.   View Conference Travel Rationale Letter Here.

Interested in holding an Attached Meeting?  

In the spirit of bringing people together to discuss and promote fire ecology and management, we're inviting agencies and organizations to hold Attached Meetings. Proposals due 9/15/15.

Student Travel TREE Grants due September 1
The TREE Grant Program by AFE and 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 US 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.   Online TREE Grant Application Form.
Get Certified on one of our Wildland Fire Certification Programs
AFE offers two different Certification Programs.  Our Wildland Fire Professional Certification has six levels, from entry-level to experts.  We also offer a Wildland Fire Academic Certification for academic programs that prepare students to enter the field of Wildland Fire.  Students attending an AFE certified school are fast-tracked in the professional certification program.  
Deadline for certification for both programs is July 1.

More Information Coming Soon
Stay tuned for more details in our newsletter next week, including:
Our new "fire circles" program
Field Trips and Workshops details
Invited Speakers and Plenary Topics
Week-at-a-Glance outline
Updated Flyer to Share
Rx 310 Course
Other upcoming AFE events
And check out our website for the most up-to-the-minute details on the Fire Congress:
About Us

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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