The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) mission is to facilitate communication and provide leadership for the wildland fire community. 


We use Submittable to support a range of IAWF's activities, including -

  • Submissions for consideration for publication in Wildfire Magazine: article ideas, complete manuscripts, suggested reprints of existing materials, photos, or graphics. 
  • Conference or workshop abstracts and proposals. Please review the list of open submission forms before submitting to be certain you're submitting to the correct category. 
  • Presentation and poster uploads
  • Award nominations 
  • Scholarship applications


Contact us with any questions! 

Mikel Robinson - Executive Director execdirec@iawfonline.org



 Show us your World! 

Join us on a trip around the world through the lens of wildland fire. Across four days in May 2021, the IAWF will present real world risks and opportunities in an online environment. We will connect a truly international audience, with global topics and speakers from around the world, on different continents and time zones. The IAWF 16th Wildland Fire Safety Summit and the 6th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference will address the issues that make the global wildland fire community safe, smart and supported.

In the build up to the virtual conference, we want to see where our members are and what they are doing. We invite you to submit a 30 second – 2-minute video around the 5 themes of the conference. Safety – Health – Risk – Decisions - Knowledge

We are all IAWF – an association is only as good as its members!! So, in the video please use the hashtag #IAMIAWF

Here are some questions you can use to create your video if you wish. 

Be creative and enjoy. 

  • Who are you? 
  • Where are you? 
  • What are you doing? 
  • What are you showing us? 
  • What do you like/dislike about your work? 
  • What would you like us to know about your part of the world?

We will use your videos to promote the conference on Social Media and will compile them to show during the conference. 


Questions

Mikel Robinson, Executive Director, IAWF - 406-625-7059 or execdir@iawfonline.org


We are inviting our Wildland Fire Community to submit Workshop proposals for the upcoming Wildland Fire Canada Conference.

Wildland Fire Canada Conference (WFCC) is a conference series that networks wildfire management agencies, partners and collaborators in Canada. These biennial conferences focus on wildfire management, ecology, and science in Canada. Canada has a diversity of fire-prone environments that bring a unique perspective to wildland fire challenges and opportunities.

The goal of these conferences is to provide a neutral forum for the exchange of best practices. The conferences promote opportunities for significant information exchange where: wildfire scientists present new research findings; wildfire practitioners discuss lessons learned; and wildfire enthusiasts attend workshops and activities to develop a deeper understanding about wildland fire across Canada. The Wildland Fire Canada Conferences facilitate a variety of partnerships from a multitude of disciplines.

The workshops will take place on Monday, October 25th, the day preceding the Wildland Fire Canada Conference (WFCC).  Both in person and virtual workshops will be considered.

The purpose of the workshops is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in wildland fire to discuss and exchange interests on defined topics. We view these workshops as an opportunity for information transfer.

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

Proposals should include the following information:

  • Title of the workshop
  • Name of the sponsoring organization, if applicable
  • Names, affiliations, and email addresses of the workshop instructors
  • Short bios (100 words) of the workshop instructors, including a description of their qualifications relative to the topic area.
  • Proposed length of the workshop: (2 – 4 – 6 – 8 hours.)
  • A brief, one paragraph description of the workshop
  • A statement of the workshop’s objectives/goals
  • The maximum number of participants (if any)
  • Any special facility needs (e.g., LCD Projector, room set-up, internet connection, etc.)

Workshops with less than the minimum registration may be cancelled at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Workshop proposals will be evaluated based on their overall quality and fit with respect to the WFCC program.

The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2021. Notifications of accepted workshops will be announced by July 30, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Mikel Robinson at execdir@iawfonline.org or (406) 625-7059

We are inviting our Wildland Fire Community to submit Field Trip proposals for the upcoming Wildland Fire Canada Conference.
Wildland Fire Canada Conference (WFCC) is a conference series that networks wildfire management agencies, partners and collaborators in Canada. These biennial conferences focus on wildfire management, ecology, and science in Canada. Canada has a diversity of fire-prone environments that bring a unique perspective to wildland fire challenges and opportunities.

The goal of these conferences is to provide a neutral forum for the exchange of best practices. The conferences promote opportunities for significant information exchange where: wildfire scientists present new research findings; wildfire practitioners discuss lessons learned; and wildfire enthusiasts attend workshops and activities to develop a deeper understanding about wildland fire across Canada. The Wildland Fire Canada Conferences facilitate a variety of partnerships from a multitude of disciplines.

Please consider the conference objectives and logistics when submitting your proposal. Do not worry if your idea is not yet fully formed; complete the submission as thoroughly as possible, the exact details can be finalized at a later date.

The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2021. Notifications of accepted field trips will be announced by July 30, 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact Mikel Robinson at execdir@iawfonline.org or (406) 625-7059

The IAWF is offering registration scholarships for underrepresented minorities to attend our upcoming Virtual Conference, 16th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit & 6th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference, May 24-27, 2021. 

Fire Safety Summit and Human Dimensions Conference (firesafety-humandimensions2021.com)

Being a diverse and inclusive organization will enable the International Association of Wildland Fire to learn from others, grow our understanding, and find new ways to address, understand and implement solutions to complex problems.

Our goals are:

1. To increase participation of underrepresented minorities and geographic areas in the Wildland Fire Community to attend, present their work, network with other, connect with mentors and learn about career opportunities at the Wildland Fire Safety Summit and Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Virtual Conference. As a result, we will have more diverse perspectives and backgrounds at the conference.

2. To promote the visibility of scientific research and other IAWF related projects conducted by underrepresented minorities.

Details:

Applications will be accepted continuously until the conference. However, we will begin reviewing the applications and making awards on April 1st. 

The award is complimentary registration to the conference, no funds will be exchanged. If selected you will receive an email with information about how to access the Virtual Conference during the week of May 24 - 27, in addition all presentations will be available for up to 3 month after the conference. 

Please complete the application below and answer the following questions (complete the application as fully as possible, this will help us ensure we meet our goal of reaching a diverse audience. All answers will be confidential, only the review committee will see your responses). 

  • Tell us about your current work as it related to wildland fire.
  • Why do you want to attend the conference?
  • Do you propose to present a paper at this conference?
  • How will attending the conference help you with your work?
  • How would this scholarship make a difference to you?

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Mikel Robinson

Executive Director

International Association of Wildland Fire

O. 406-625-7059

M. 406-531-8264

execdir@iawfonline.org

www.iawfonline.org

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The IAWF is offering registration scholarships to attend our upcoming Virtual Conference, 16th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit & 6th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference, May 24-27, 2021.
Fire Safety Summit and Human Dimensions Conference (firesafety-humandimensions2021.com)

Our goal is to provide an opportunity for those who might not otherwise be able to attend the conference due to the cost. 


Details:
Applications will be accepted continuously until the conference. However, we will begin reviewing the applications and making awards on April 1st.


The award is complimentary registration to the conference, no funds will be exchanged. If selected you will receive an email with information about how to access the Virtual Conference during the week of May 24 - 27, in addition all presentations will be available for up to 3 month after the conference.
Please complete the application below and answer the following questions (complete the application as fully as possible, this will help us ensure we meet our goal . All answers will be confidential, only the review committee will see your responses.

  • Tell us about your current work as it related to wildland fire.
  • Why do you want to attend the conference?
  • Do you propose to present a paper at this conference?
  • How will attending the conference help you with your work?
  • How would this scholarship make a difference to you?

If you have any questions, please contact:
Mikel Robinson
Executive Director
International Association of Wildland Fire
O. 406-625-7059
M. 406-531-8264
execdir@iawfonline.org
www.iawfonline.org
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Thank you for your interest in the International Association of Wildland Fire Mentoring Program.

The deadline to apply is June 14th. 

After the deadline we will send you information about the mentors and you will be able to select your top choices.
The mentoring cycle will run from July 1 - Decmeber 31, 2021.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.


Thank you
Mikel Robinson, Executive Director, IAWF
execdir@iawfonline.org
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Thank you for your interest in the International Association of Wildland Fire Mentoring Program. 

The deadline to apply is June 14th. 

The mentoring cycle will run from July 1 - December 31, 2021.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.


Thank you
Mikel Robinson, Executive Director, IAWF
execdir@iawfonline.org
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2021 Wildland Fire Canada Conference

October 25 - 29, 2021

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 

Presented by International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF)

In partnership with the Wildland Fire Management Working Group (WFMWG) of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers

About the Conference

The Wildland Fire Canada Conference (WFCC) brings together wildland fire management agencies, partners, and collaborators from Canada and around the world. These biennial conferences focus on wildland fire management, ecology, and science in Canada. Canada has a diversity of fire-prone environments that bring a unique perspective to wildland fire challenges and opportunities.

The goal of these conferences is to provide a neutral forum for the exchange of ideas & best practices. The conferences promote opportunities for significant information exchange where: wildland fire scientists present new research findings; wildland fire practitioners discuss lessons learned; and wildland fire enthusiasts attend workshops and activities to develop a deeper understanding about wildland fire across Canada.

In addition to the full program schedule, the conference will feature interactive hands-on workshops, adventurous field trips, and plenty of networking and social opportunities to connect the Wildland Fire Community.

We are optimistically moving forward with planning of a hybrid conference (in person + virtual). In mid-June we will evaluate the COVID-19 Pandemic situation and vaccination rates to decide whether to pivot to a fully virtual conference.

We are now seeking presentation proposals; the deadline to submit your proposal is June 14, 2021. Although we hope everyone will be able to travel to Edmonton to participate in the conference, we understand that might not be viable. So, don’t hesitate to submit a proposal if you are unsure at this time, we will be able to accommodate some remote and pre-recorded presentations.

Presentation Types (you will have the opportunity to select your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd preference) 

  • Oral Presentation (20 minutes including time for Q&A and transition)
  • Poster Presentation
  • Ignite Talk (5-minute presentation)
  • Deep Dive (interactive presentation – 60 minutes)
  • Other – we look forward to your suggestions of other types of presentations, be creative and propose a new idea. (i.e., Liberating Structures Ideas

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions:

Mikel Robinson

Executive Director, IAWF

406-625-7059

execdir@iawfonline.org

"Fired Up" Initiative to Honor and Feature our Stories of Success

We at IAWF want to share stories about the unique contributions made by individuals and groups to the Wildland Fire Community. Therefore, we are launching the "Fired Up" initiative, featuring those who have made strides in advancing and contributing to wildfire/bushfire operations, mitigation/prevention, training and research. Contributions can be at the ground-level through administration, so long as they are noteworthy or innovative.

We invite members of the IAWF and the Wildland fire community at large to submit recommendations for individuals and groups that deserve to have their stories shared for publication.

Guidelines: Submit your nomination for an individual or group that you believe is worth featuring in an issue of Wildfire magazine. We will need a justification for why an individual should be recognized, a short bio, and photo of the individual or group at work (if you have one). All IAWF members as well as people supporting the global wildland fire community are eligible to nominate individuals as well as to be recognized.

Wildfire magazine will feature up to two individuals or groups an issue. Individuals who are recognized in "Fired Up" will receive a one-year  membership at IAWF, and groups who are recognized will receive up to five, one-year memberships.


Thank you,
Editors of Wildfire magazine and the IAWF Membership Committee

Wildfire Magazine, published by the International Association of Wildland Fire, is a quarterly magazine and website for the global wildland fire community. Wildfire keeps professional and community readers informed on emerging issues and resources in fire management, wildfire science and ecology, health and safety, and leadership.

The magazine is written primarily by fire-management professionals, scientists, and leaders working in wildfire, bushfire, prescribed fire, and wildfire-affected communities. These experts share their practical experience and knowledge as they examine issues that are key to our communities and profession.

We accept queries for article ideas and complete articles as well as photos and multimedia content. 

PLEASE review our Writer Guidelines before you submit.

International Association of Wildland Fire