The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) mission is to facilitate communication and provide leadership for the wildland fire community. This Submittable site is used to support a range of IAWF's communication activities, including the submission of article pitches and complete articles/photos/graphics for Wildfire Magazine, a membership and professional magazine focused on wildland fire and bushfire management, and the submission of conference abstracts and proposals. Please review the list of open submission forms before submitting, to be certain you're submitting to right category, and contact us with any questions.
The Fire Continuum Conference: Preparing for the Future of Wildland Fire
Presented by Association for Fire Ecology and International Association of Wildland Fire
The University of Montana, Missoula
May 21-24, 2018

An Invitation to hold Attached Meetings

In a time of dramatically reduced or restricted budgets, the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) and the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) recognize that it is difficult for those of us in the fire ecology, research and management fields to justify travel to multiple conferences and meetings and we think that doubling up on travel is a fiscally responsible way to attend professional meetings.  We invite groups and committees to hold smaller meetings in conjunction with The Fire Continuum Conference: Preparing for the Future of Wildland Fire to be held in Missoula, Montana, USA, at the University of Montana, May 21 -24, 2018.

Rooms ranging in capacity from 10 to 200 will be available at no extra cost in The University of Montana during the following times:

  • Monday Morning, May 21 (during workshops) 
  • Wednesday after 12:30 pm, May 23 (during optional field trips)
  • Friday, May 25
  • Tuesday or Thursday Evening (the welcome reception is Monday evening and the Evening Event is Wednesday evening)

 Note: Larger rooms are limited so please reserve early to secure your space.

If you are interested in holding an attached meeting in conjunction with The Fire Continuum Conference: Preparing for the Future of Wildland Fire conference, please submit your request here.

Questions: Bob Gray

"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.

Each issue of Wildfire magazine will feature up to two individuals or groups. 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 is a bimonthly 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 the wildfire, bushfire and urban interface 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. We suggest you review our Author Guidelines before you submit.
The Fire Continuum Conference: Preparing for the Future of Wildland Fire
Presented by
Association for Fire Ecology and International Association of Wildland Fire
May 21-24, 2018
The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, USA
Conference Webpage
We invite you to submit your presentation proposal for consideration at The Fire Continuum Conference. Please complete the fields below and don't forget to select submit when you are finished.

Oral Presentations
will be 20 minutes in length and grouped with sessions on similar topics (we encourage 15 minutes for your presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A and discussion).
Micro-talk are lively quick presentations, 10 minutes in length. This is an entertaining way to engage the audience on a variety of disciplines.  We’ve had great success with Micro-talks in the past, the conference guests truly appreciate this format.
  • Poster Presentations will have a dedicated time on Tuesday Evening to share their presentations with the conference guests.
    This form is also used if you are presenting as part of an accepted special session.    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. 

    Abstracts are limited to 400 words.

    Be sure to indicate if you want to submit an extended abstract for publication in a conference proceedings by the US Forest Service.

    Please contact us if you have any questions.
    Thank you,
    Mikel Robinson
    Executive Director
    International Association of Wildland Fire

  • This conference offers you and your fellow poster presenters, a novel opportunity for you to promote your poster presentation, in the form of a one-minute video. The video will serve to promote your poster and invite conference participants to visit with you during the session. The video should not be a PowerPoint presentation; rather, it should be a short video intended to catch the interest of conference participants and introduce them to your topic. Essentially, we are giving you the opportunity to do a short oral presentation:  use this opportunity to be creative!

    The deadline for submitting your video is May 1st.  Your video should be compatible with QuickTime and should be as high a resolution as possible in 4:3 format.  The videos will be included on the conference webpage and social media.