Early Bird Registration ends Friday, July 31 ~ Rates go up on Aug. 1

You don't want to miss this international event which promises to be 
one of this year's largest fire ecology conferences in the world!
Announcing Abstract Extensions

Oral Presentations (including Special Sessions) 
EXTENDED until August 14 
Fire Trek Student Presentations Deadline
EXTENDED until September 1
Poster Presentation Deadline 
EXTENDED until September 1


We have had an excellent response to our call for abstracts, but to support those in the field, 
we have extended our deadlines.  Join the hundreds of professionals from 
around the world who will be  attending & presenting at this international event.
AFE's 2nd Fire Ecology Calendar Photo Contest!

We're holding a photo contest in conjunction with the Fire Congress. Winning photos will appear in a 12-month 2016 calendar that will be given as a premium at the event.  Entrants whose images are chosen for the calendar will receive additional complimentary calendars.  Images must illustrate a principle of fire ecology, fire effects, fire management or fire history/fire regime.  The submission deadline is Sept. 15, 2015.  


Dates & Deadlines

July 31
Early Registration ends

August 1
Regular Registration starts

August 14
EXTENDED-New Oral Presentation Abstract Submissions deadline

August 15
Gender Survey due

September 1
EXTENDED-New Poster Presentation & Fire Trek Abstract Submissions deadline
Tree Grants due

September 15
Attached Mtg deadline
Calendar photos due

October 15
Regular Registration ends

See website for complete listing of deadlines.
Fire Congress Committees


Sandra Rideout-Hanzak (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)

Sandra Rideout-Hanzak

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

Karen Stafford

Catia Juliana

Timothy Ingalsbee

Colin Campbell

Letter to Students from the Volunteer Coordinator


We want to invite all SAFE students to consider joining us in San Antonio!  Please be sure to register by Friday night, July 31, to take advantage of these discounted rates.  There are a number of 'just for student' activities in the works and it is an excellent opportunity to meet other SAFE members from around the world. Here are a some other ways that AFE has set up to help students with conference costs.

Volunteering: SAFE chapters are given an equal opportunity to get in on reduced registration rates ($175) for members who volunteer at the conference.  Priority for choice of volunteer duties is given to those who register early.  Note: you do not need to be in SAFE to volunteer, but we encourage all students to join SAFE!


Awards Banquet discount for students:  We are offering a greatly reduced rate to the awards banquet dinner at just $10! Purchase your ticket when you register.


TREE grant:  Through Joint Fire Science Program there is the TREE grant.  To learn more and apply for the tree grant http://afefirecongress.org/travel-grants/


Room Share ~ New: AFE will be assisting students with share hotel room       accommodations; resources are limited and we don't guarantee everyone who applies can get a room.  If you are applying for a tree grant, you may request lodging support.  For other students who are not applying for a tree grant, you can still request support for lodging.  Full instructions for how to apply for a shared room as well as more details for students can be found at: afefirecongress.org/volunteer-opportunities/.  If you have questions please contact Micah@FireEcology.net.  We hope to see y'all in San Antonio.   

Micah-John Beierle

Information about the Student-Only Special Session "Fire Trek"


Deadline extension is  September 1st!   Students are invited to give presentations about completed research projects, thesis/dissertation research, or other works-in-progress.  For those students who have never presented at a professional fire conference before, this is your chance!  Speaking at the International Fire Ecology and Management Congress would make an excellent entry on your curriculum vitae, and a great step forward in your emerging professional careers.


Fire Trek:  The Next Generation

This specially selected panel of speakers will showcase research of fire ecology and management students from across the world.  Students represent the next generation of professional fire scientists, educators, and managers, and their research projects often reflect the topics of leading scientific controversies and management challenges in wildland fire. These 20-minute oral presentations will provide a "sneak preview" of some of the emerging issues and innovative approaches to fire ecology research and management that these future professionals hope to contribute to the wildland fire community.  Indeed, student researchers aim to 
boldly go where no fire ecologists have gone before!

To apply for the Fire Trek special session, go to the Fire Congress abstracts submissions page  http://afefirecongress.org/oral-and-poster-abstracts-submission-form/ and fill out the information and upload an abstract up to 200 words maximum that describes your proposed presentation. In Question #3 of the form, click on "SS21  Ingalsbee (Fire Trek).  Then, send an email message to Dr. Timothy Ingalsbee, Co-Director of AFE, at fire@efn.org that includes your full contact information and title of your abstract.  Make It So!

Look What Else We Have Planned!

Fire Circles ~ Group Recognition Benefit 
If you are attending the Fire Congress as a group of 8 or more, you can become a Fire Circle!  A group can be based on job title, geographic location, specific office, organizational or academic affiliation (including alumni status), etc.   Getting listed as a Fire Circle is easy!   See our  Fire Circles webpage  for details.
The following benefits apply to Fire Circles:  
Nametag Ribbon  ~  Attached Meetings Priority  ~  Reserved Banquet Seating  ~  Literature Table  ~  Marketing Materials  ~  Promotion and Recognition

AFE to Focus on Gender Issues in the  Wildland Fire Professions
We would like to invite you to participate in a survey we are conducting on the issues of gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the wildland fire professions.  T he survey results will become part of a position paper that AFE is developing, and  will also help shape the Opening Plenary.   #AFEgendersurvey

Conference Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities

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