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.

15th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit & 5th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference

December 10-14, 2018

Asheville, North Carolina

Call for Workshop Proposals

The workshops will take place on Monday, December 10, 2018, the day preceding the 15th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit & 5th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference in Asheville, North Carolina. 

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 wide range of users who can then further develop and apply them. 

There will be a nominal registration fee for participants ($10-$30); this fee will cover the cost of the meeting rooms, refreshments and audio-visual equipment. 

Proposals should contain the following information

· The title of the workshop

· The names, affiliations, email addresses and phone numbers of the workshop instructor(s)

· 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 (we anticipate offering 2-hour, 4-hour, and 8-hour workshops; contact the conference organizers regarding other workshop lengths)

· A brief, one paragraph description of the workshop

· A statement of the workshop’s objective/goals

· The maximum number of participants (if any). Workshops with less than the minimum may be cancelled at the discretion of the conference organizers, TBD). 

· Any special facility needs (e.g., LCD Projector, computer lab, internet access for attendees, etc.)

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

The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2018.  

Notifications of accepted workshop will be announced by October 1, 2018 

If you have any questions, please contact Mikel Robinson at or (406) 531-8264.

"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.

15th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit and 5th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference

Asheville, North Carolina

December 10-14, 2018


It has been more than 20 years since the social impacts of wildfires have begun to draw significant attention from policymakers and land managers. And the adverse effects on people, biodiversity, landscapes and infrastructure show no signs of abating given current trends in climate change. As a global community of practitioners and scientists interested in human dimensions and safety, we seek to spark discussion, interaction and engaged conversation about whether we are focusing on the right problem framings and consequent solutions to deal with these on-going wildfire challenges.  

In an effort to shake things up, question convention and challenge the status quo, we solicit your help in submitting creative panels, proposals, and papers that dare to think outside the box in how we have been thinking about and framing the wildfire problem.  In addition to traditional academic and practitioner presentations, we offer the opportunity to bring forward participatory, interactive and workshop-like ideas to help our community stretch our collective imagination about how we are defining our problems and solutions.   

Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2018. 

We are looking for proposals that will:

- Question conventional framing and assumptions underlying existing fire management practices

- Demonstrate more holistic thinking about fire management

- Unpack how status-quo solutions are not working

- Highlight different or non-traditional skill sets/ points of view 

- Provide insight on how perspectives from other fields could inform thinking

- Cultivate a practitioner perspective by encouraging attendance of fire fighter/seasonal staff and local groups/organizations working in wildfire.

Thank you,

Mikel Robinson

Executive Director

International Association of Wildland Fire

1418 Washburn Street

Missoula, MT 59801


Awarded to someone in the wildland firefighting community who has made a  significant contribution to wildland firefighter safety, either directly on the fireline, or indirectly through management, cultural changes, or through wildland fire research. Their contribution is frequently beyond their normal everyday job expectations - sometimes at the potential risk to their own career, and their example can encourage others to act in a similar manner. 
To nominate, please compose a letter (no more than 800 words) explaining why the nominee should receive the award, and a list of three or more individuals (with contact information) who confirm the nominee's contributions. 
International Association of Wildland Fire