International Association of Wildland Fire

Upcoming Conferences







The 14th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit will be held in conjunction with the International Congress on Prescribed Fires (ICOPFIRES) - Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

Summit Webpage


National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop ALL HANDS, ALL LANDS: IMPLEMENTATION ROOTED IN SCIENCE
April 25-27, 2017 - Reno, Nevada

Workshop Webpage


Past IAWF Conferences:

2nd International Smoke Symposium
Long Beach, California
November 14-17, 2018
Symposium Webpage

5th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference
Wicked Problem, New Solutions Our Fire, Our Problem
Portland, Oregon and Melbourne, Australia
April 11-15, 2016
Conference Webpage

Managing Fire, Understanding Ourselves:  Human Dimensions in Safety and Wildland Fire
13th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit and 4th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire
Boise, Idaho, April 20-24, 2015 Conference Webpage

Large Wildland Fires: Social, Political and Ecological Effects
The University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA
May 19 - 23, 2014
Conference Webpage

International Smoke Symposium
The Marriott Inn & Conference Center
University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD, USA
October 21-24, 2013
Conference Webpage

4th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference (Raleigh, NC & St. Petersburg, Russia)
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - February 18-22, 2013 and St. Petersburg, Russia - July 1 - 4, 2013 Conference Webpage

12th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit
October 25 -26, 2012, Sydney, Australia Conference webpage

3rd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire
April 17-19, 2012 - Seattle, Washington, USA Conference webpage

11th Wildland Fire Safety Summit®
Missoula, Montana
April 5-7, 2011 Conference webpage

3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference
Beyond Fire Behavior and Fuels: Learning from the Past to Help Guide Us in the Future
October 25-29, 2010 - Spokane, Washington Conference Webpage

The '88 Fires: Yellowstone and Beyond - 2008
This momentous conference commemorated the 20th anniversary of the 1988 fires in Yellowstone and the northern Rocky Mountain area.  The conference offered a host of opportunities to celebrate and learn lessons from past and present fire management practices and scientific research which serve as a foundation for the future of fire management.

2nd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference
The Fire Environment—Innovations, Management, and Policy
March 26-30, 2007
Destin, Florida

 1st Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire
October 23-25, 2007
Fort Collins, Colorado
Click HERE to download the extended abstracts (2.8 MB)

2nd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference
April 26-29, 2010
San Antonio, Texas  Conference website

1st Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference
Fuels Management—How to Measure Success
Portland, Oregon, March 27-30, 2006
Program Schedule

Wildland Fire Policy Summit®

In 2002 and 2006, the IAWF convened meetings of major U.S. wildland fire organizations in Washington, D.C. to discuss ways the organizations can work together more effectively to address the wildland fire problem.The meetings, entitled Wildland Fire Policy Summits,were attended by representatives from a wide variety of organizations, both governmental and non-governmental.