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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.

Early registration is July 1 - August  18, 2018, and the call for presentation proposals is June 18 - September 10, 2018. Conference organizers 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.


For more information about the conference and registration, visit the conference web page


Event Details

Dec 10 2018, 8am - Dec 14 2018, 12pm