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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 31st, 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 has been extended to May 27, 2022. Notifications of accepted workshops will be announced by June 30, 2022. 

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

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