Welcome to the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) Fire & Climate Conference Call for Presentations. We will focus our attention on one of the most important forces shaping wildfire in order to address this formidable challenge in the new decade.
The Fire & Climate conference is relevant for researchers and practitioners with expertise in a range of wildland fire areas including: air quality monitoring and/ or regulation, land management, fire responders, public health, fire weather, climate change and forecasting, among others. The meeting will leverage the lessons learned in recent extreme wildfire seasons around the globe and discuss emerging adaptive behaviors to benefit the entire international wildland fire community. During the conference, participants will discuss the latest scientific advances, explore how scientific information is being put to practical use in the field and utilized to inform public policy, as well as consider gaps and limits in our current understanding.
If your work fits within the Fire & Climate category, for example but not limited to the following topic areas, please consider submitting an abstract.
Fire Management and Response
Impacts of Climate Change
Indigenous Knowledge, Fire and Climate
Smoke Transport and Air Quality
Carbon Cycle and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Science Communications and Outreach
Impact, Consequences, and Recovery
Firefighter Health and Public Safety
Fire Impacts on Wildlife
Virtual and in-person options for both presenters and attendees will ensure broad audience participation. This format will enable a global conversation to facilitate knowledge sharing among the range of experts covering the multiple facets of climate and wildland fire.
The Fire & Climate Conference is scheduled for May 23-27, 2022 in Pasadena, California. We are seeking Oral Presentations, Ignite Talks, and Poster Presentations. All abstracts are required to be submitted via this IAWF Online Submission System:
For Melbourne, where all presentations will be live and in-person, we are seeking submissions for oral presentations. For more information on the Melbourne conference and details on how to submit a presentation use this link:
Oral Presentation – 20-minute presentation (15 minutes with 5 minutes for Q&A and transition). These presentations will be grouped with presentations of similar topics by the organizers.
Poster Presentation – Will be presented during a designated session, as well as made available through the entire conference.
Ignite Talk – 5 minute presentation. Presenters get 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds.
Information needed to submit proposals
Presenter Information (name, title, affiliation, phone, email)
Type of Presentation
Abstract: 400 words or less, please use as much non-technical language as possible, and describe the areas that will be specifically addressed in the presentation, including how the research connects with climate