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.

Call for Workshop Proposals

The workshops will take place on Monday 29 April 2019, the day preceding the 6th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference in Sydney, Australia. 

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 to ensure scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users.

There will be a nominal registration fee for participants; this fee will cover the cost of the meeting rooms, refreshments and audio-visual equipment. 

Proposals should contain the following information:

  • Names, affiliations and email addresses of the workshop facilitator;
  • Workshop title;
  • Workshop length;
  • Abstract/description, detailing the objective, intended audience and format;
  • Minimum and maximum number of participants (approx).

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 deadline for submissions is 16 October 2018. 

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

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amy Mulder at amy.mulder@bnhcrc.com.au

Call for Field Trip Proposals 


The field trips will take place on Friday 3 May 2019, the day following the 6th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference in Sydney, Australia. 

The purpose of the field trips is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in wildland fire to discuss and exchange interests on a defined topic. We view these field trips as an opportunity to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users.

There will be a nominal registration fee for participants to cover the cost of catering and logistics. 

Proposals should contain the following information: 

  • Names, affiliations and email addresses of the facilitator;
  • Title of the field trip;
  • Destination/s;
  • Length;
  • Abstract/description, detailing the objective, intended audience and format;
  • Minimum and maximum number of participants (approx.).

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 deadline for submissions is 16 October 2018. 

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

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amy Mulder at amy.mulder@bnhcrc.com.au

"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.

For publication in the Conference Proceedings for the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) 15th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit & 5th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference in Asheville, North Carolina all presenters, both oral and poster, are encouraged to submit an Extended Abstract.

Submitting your abstract, extended abstract or paper. Please use our template which can be found on the IAWF conference page 

 https://www.iawfonline.org/event/15th-international-wildland-fire-safety-summit-and-5th-human-dimensions-conference/

If you encounter any difficulties, or you have any questions, please contact Mikel Robinson at execdir@iawfonline.org or call +01 406-531-8264. 

Deadline for submission is January 31, 2019.








Oral Presentation Guidelines

Schedule & Format: Please check the program schedule for the length of your presentation, please ensure you don’t run over your allotted time by practicing your talk prior to the conference. 

Meeting Room Standard Equipment:

· One LCD Projector

· One PC laptop computer

· One lavaliere microphone

· One presentation remote with laser pointer

· One screen of appropriate size

· Wireless Internet access

· Audio from computer for videos

IAWF will provide a PC laptop for your presentation, for the traditional 20-minute presentations we ask that you please use the provided laptop for smooth transitions. If you are presenting a panel session or a deep dive and would like to use your own computer that will be fine.  If you are using a Mac please ensure you have the appropriate adapters. We have adapters for HDMI to VGA, so we can accommodate either. 

Presentations Loading: Oral Presentations can be uploaded either onsite or online prior to the conference. A link to upload your presentation in advance will be available by mid-November.

The deadline to upload presentations online is Saturday, December 8th at midnight Mountain. After the upload site closes, you must upload your presentation onsite at least one day prior to your presentation. 

Questions: Send any questions regarding audio/visual or computer support to Mikel Robinson at execdir@iawfonline.org or 406-531-8264.


International Association of Wildland Fire