Dates & Deadlines
Oct 15
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-Last day for full refund
Oct 16
-Late registration opens
-Last day to reserve hotel with reduced  group rates

Fire Congress Committees


Karen Stafford (Chair)

Brian Oswald

Neil Sugihara

Geoff Babb

Timothy Ingalsbee

Catia Juliana

Leda Kobziar

Citlali Cortez Montano

Micah-John Beierle

Tom DeMeo

Carl Schwope

Ike McWhorter

Seth Pearson

Pamela Bostwick



Brian Oswal(Chair)

Bob Gray

Louisa Evers

Michael Stambaugh

Jim Guldin

Sam Fuhlendorf

Diego R. PĂ©rez-Salicrup

Ron Masters

Tom Waldrop

McRee Anderson

Deanna Boesch

Randy Balice

Citlali Cortez Montano

Mark Kaib

Catia Juliana

Timothy Ingalsbee

Colin Campbell

Donate to the daLuz Student Travel Fund

Would you like to help students attend the Fire Congress?  We will be awarding one student "The Mike da Luz Memorial Student Scholarship."  We are very grateful to the daLuz family for this opportunity to honor Mike by continuing to foster his vision of knowledge transfer and fire ecology education.
Donate Here
Upcoming AFE Events
We are already planning our next two conferences! Mark your calendars and plan to join us! 

Regional Southwest Fire Science Conference

We will be collaborating with the Southwest Fire Science Consortium to host the Southwest Fire Science Conference in Tucson Arizona, Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2016.  We will be at the beautiful Loews Ventana Resort. Mark your calendar and watch for our website coming soon!

7th International Fire Ecology & Mgmt Congress

We are very excited to announce that we'll have our next Fire Congress November 28-Dec. 2, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.  We have a gorgeous venue, the Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa.  We are in the early planning stages, so mark your calendars & stay tuned!

Proceedings for the 2014 Missoula Conference

The  Proceeding for our Large Wildland Fires Conference in Missoula are now available.  Many thanks to the Rocky Mountain Research Station for publishing them.
Important Deadlines This Week

Last day to register without late fees is Oct. 15

Our group discount ends Oct. 16, room rates will go up

Details, Details, Details...

There's still time to add Workshops, Field Trips, or a Banquet ticket to your Conference Registration!
We have many great optional activities at the conference you won't want to miss!  You can now add a Workshop, Field Trip, or banquet meal to your conference registration.  For Banquet tickets, simply click on the banquet link to register & pay.  If you'd like to add a workshop or field trip, they are filling up fast!  Please visit our field trips or workshops website pages, see what is still available, and then email us  your request.  We will add this to your  registration and invoice you for the payment.

The Wildlife Society will allow a maximum of 27 contact hours in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist Renewal/Professional Development Certificate Program.  CEU approval is still pending from the  Society of American Foresters and Society for Range Management.  

The Wildland Fire Education and Training Collaborative  is holding an open meeting on Mon. Nov. 16, from 1-5. This is free and open to anyone interested in collaborating on the development of multi-media teaching tools.   See this flyer for details & sign up info.

We will be publishing a digital proceedings of this conference, and all oral presenters are invited to submit to the proceedings. Your submission may be an extended abstract, a pdf of your powerpoint presentation, a full paper, a peer-reviewed paper, or other supporting documents. More information and deadlines forthcoming.

Poster Presenters
Our poster presentation will be held Tuesday night, from 5:30-8:30.  If you are presenting a poster, please read our Poster Guidelines page.

Oral Presenters
You can now view the final presentation schedule here.  All presenters should review this document as some talk times and days have changed.  If there are any errors in spelling or conflicts in time please let our office know asap.  The Speaker Presentation Guidelines are now available on our website..

Week At A Glance

Visitor's App
Coming to San Antonio?  Check out the San Antonio Visitor's Center Mobile App and make your trip even more fantastic!

Activities & Opportunities for Students in San Antonio


SAFE Wiki-thon: SAFE students will be leading a wikipedia write-a-thon, starting Monday of the conference. Sharpen your pencils and bring your laptop charger!  Download our Flyer for more information.

Volunteering: All students can get reduced registration rates ($175) by volunteering.  Simply register as a volunteer and we'll contact you.


Awards Banquet Discount: We are offering a greatly reduced rate to the awards banquet dinner at just $10! 


Letter to my Professor:  We've drafted a letter for you to give your professors explaining the importance of attending the conference.  Check it out here.
Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities
We are seeking general support from government agencies, business organizations, and institutions from $1,000 to $25,000 and higher. 

We'd like to thank our current Supporters

Stephen F. Austin University, Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Fire Learning Network/Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
Joint Fire Science Program
Pacific Southwest Fire Research Station Fire & Fuels Program
US Forest Service Fire &Aviation Management
US Forest Service, Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain Research Stations
Texas Park & Wildlife Department
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Southwest Region
Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology
Southern Fire Exchange
Great Plains Fire Science Exchange
Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium
Professional Forest Management, LLC
AFE is now accepting nominations for our 
Board of Directors and Committees 

The Association for Fire Ecology relies on its membership to further our mission of "improving the knowledge and use of fire in land management through science and education." We are looking for new members to fill both board and committee positions.  In November, AFE will be holding elections for our Board of Directors and may have several positions to fill.  If you are interested in running for the board, please send us your resume or CV, a short statement of your desire to serve on the board, what committee(s) you are interested in joining, and your general vision of how you hope to contribute to AFE's work.

Nominations end Nov. 1, 2015.  Applications are accepted by email, send 

Expectations: We have a very active "working" board who do much of the behind-the-scenes work that make our conferences and other programs a success.  Board members are invited to serve on committees, but are not required to.  We have monthly phone conference board meetings and an annual in-person meeting which is held at our conferences.  Board members are expected to contribute to decision making and supporting AFE in maintaining its goals as identified in our Strategic Plan.  Board members should be familiar with the by-laws and code of ethics, as found on our website.  Board terms are for 2 years.   In addition to serving on the Board, AFE members can also contribute to the organization through serving on committees and offering valuable help to our ongoing projects.  Our committees include: Awards, Conferences, Education, Finance, Funding Development, Governance, Journal, Outreach, and Sections.  For details on our projects, see our website: .

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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