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

10-14 December 2018, Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)

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 framing and consequent solutions to deal with these on-going wildfire challenges.

Since 1997, the Wildland Fire Safety Summit has been the gathering place for members of the international wildland fire community to focus on safety: to discuss significant events and trends in safety, to promote best practices in safety training and operations, to reveal safety related research findings, and to explore new approaches to safety.

Since 2007, the Human Dimensions Conference has been a gathering place to present, discuss, and learn about the latest research findings, management innovations, and best practices in the US and elsewhere related to human behavior.

This joint conference offers a forum where past experience and lessons learned are documented, current work showcased, and emerging ideas/technology presented to provide a strong foundation that will facilitate setting a course to the future that addresses and responds to developing challenges locally, regionally, and globally.

Important Dates

  • Early Registration Opens: 18 June 2018
  • Call for Presentations: 18 June – 15 August 2018
  • Presenters Notified: 15 September 2018
  • Program finalized: 15 October 2018
  • Hotel Room Block Expires: November 14 Conference: December 10-14, 2018

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