Once again, the Association for Fire Ecology and International Association of Wildland Fire will join forces to bring you an enlightening and innovative event! This not to be missed event will be held on the beautiful University campus in Missoula, Montana the week of May 21 - 24, 2018.
Wildland fire science and management are defined by continuums.The Fire Continuum Conference will take you on a journey from science and management activities that take place before a wildfire occurs through the post fire activities and fire ecology.
You can check out the draft schedule and field trip and workshop information on the conference website: http://firecontinuumconference.org
Call for Presentations
The Call for Presentations is open! We have provided an online submission form for your convenience.
We invite you to submit your presentation proposal for consideration for The Fire Continuum Conference Program. Please select from an Oral Presentation (20 minutes), Micro talk (10 minute) or a Poster Presentation. We anticipate there will a high number of proposals submitted, and due to space limitations it is likely that not all oral presentations will be accepted, those that are not will be asked if they wish to present as a micro-talk or poster.
For accepted special sessions, you will submit your abstract via the online submission form as well. All special session presentations are 20 minutes and if you are part an accepted special session, you will need to obtain a special session ID number from your session organizer prior to submitting your abstract.
You will need to provide contact information, Presentation Title, Presentation Abstract (Please ensure that it meets the 400 word limit and that it is written with as much non-technical language as possible, and that it describes the areas that will be specifically addressed in the presentation), Presenter bio, additional authors.
Potential Topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Fire and Fuel Management
  • Wildland Fuel Science
  • Climate Change
  • Fire Ecology
  • Smoke
  • Fire Behavior
  • Social Fire Issues
  • Firefighter Safety
  • Fire Modeling
  • Hazard and Risk Assessment
  • Fire Weather
  • Fire Severity
  • Remote Sensing of Fires
  • Other
Conference Proceedings
All presenters at the conference are encouraged to submit a summary of their presentation or poster for publication in the Conference Proceedings. Submissions may be full papers, extended abstracts, or abstracts. No distinction will be made between presentations or posters. All abstracts accepted to the Conference will be published as originally submitted unless the authors submit a revised abstract by May 21, 2018.
Why submit?
Proceedings provide a lasting record of the content covered during the Conference. By submitting a summary of the work you presented at the Conference, others can learn from and cite your contribution. Extended abstracts in particular are a great option to provide readers with more detail of your project compared to a short abstract, but they do not preclude publication in other outlets.
Registration Is Now Open!  
Registration Dates and Rates
Early Registration (Dec. 18 - Jan. 31): $450
Regular Registration (Feb. 1 - April 30): $500
Late Registration (beginning May 1): $550
Student or Retiree: $225
*Student Volunteer: $125
Waived Registration (pre-approval only): $0
*Volunteers are expected to work at least 5 hours and help with tasks such as moderating sessions, helping at registration, and more. Students will be given preference for volunteer spots. 
Field Trips and Workshops
We have an exciting line up of workshops and field trips that can be added to your registration. Space is limited, sign up soon!!
  • Workshops will be held Monday, May 21 from 8am to 12pm, just before the start of the conference. The charge for 4-hour workshops is $15, and the charge for 2-hour workshops is $10. Workshop descriptions are available on the conference website: http://firecontinuumconference.org/workshops/
  • Field trips will be on Wednesday, May 23 from 1pm to 5:30pm. The charge for all field trips is $25, which includes lunch and transportation. More information about field trips is available at http://firecontinuumconference.org/field-trips/
Refund Policy
You can request a full refund for the conference registration fee, minus a $50 processing fee, if requested by April 20, 2018. After that date refunds are not issued. Refunds for only cancelling your participation in a workshop or field trip will not be issued. You can transfer your spot to another participant if you wish.
Questions about Registration? 
Contact Annie Oxarart at Email or 541-852-7903.
Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities  
Don't miss these sponsorship opportunities designed for organizations who want access and exposure to decision makers in the wildland fire community.
  • Network with 500+ professionals from all aspects of wildland fire.
  • Increase your visibility, and your organization's strong committee to AFE and IAWF and the entire wildland fire community.
  • Expand opportunities with existing clients.
  • Build new relationships.

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