Call for Workshops Proposals

The workshops will take place on Monday, April 29, the day preceding the 6th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The purpose of the workshops is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in wildland fire to discuss and exchange interests on a defined topic. We view these workshops as an opportunity for Technology Transfer – the process to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users who can then further develop and exploit them.

There will be a nominal registration fee for participants; this fee will cover the cost of the meeting rooms, refreshments and audio-visual equipment. (Instructors will not be required to pay the fee).

The evaluation criteria include overall quality and the fit with respect to the Conference Topic

Fuels of Today – Fire Behavior of Tomorrow: Understanding Fire Behavior and Fuels for Sound Decision Making and Effective Management. We are interested in workshops that connect research and management. The workshops can also be used to discuss administrative techniques and strategies, possibly through roundtable brainstorming.

Submit your proposal through the online submission portal.

The deadline for submissions is November 16, 2018.

Notifications of accepted workshops will be announced by December 10, 2018.

Questions, please contact Mikel Robinson at execdir@iawfonline.org or (406) 531-8264.

Important Dates

The deadline for submissions is November 16, 2018.

Notifications of accepted workshops will be announced by December 10, 2018.

Proposals should contain the following information:
  • The title of the workshop;
  • The names, affiliations and email addresses of the workshop instructors;
  • A short bio (100 words) of the workshop instructors, including a description of their qualifications relative to the topic area;
  • The proposed length of the workshop (2, 4, 6 or 8 hours);
  • A brief, one paragraph description of the workshop;
  • The minimum and maximum number of participants (if any);
  • Any special facility needs (e.g. LCD Projector, computer lab, internet, etc).