Call for Fire Circle Discussions

Submission Due Date: May 15 | Organizers Notified: June 20
Fire Circles are discussion sessions focused on advancing our understanding of wildland fire topics or issues and provide time for conference attendees to network with others who have similar interests. 

Fire Circles can be designed in different ways to meet the organizer’s goals and may take the form of

  1. Roundtable discussions around a specific topic or issue
  2. Working groups developing position papers, white papers, policy pieces, management guidelines, or collaborative peer-reviewed papers; or
  3. Other efforts to explore or synthesize data or research results, discuss ideas, present scenarios, or lead role-playing exercises.
Fire Circles will be held during a 90-minute time block, and organizers can use the time within the session as they wish. The number of Fire Circles is limited, and submissions will be evaluated for inclusion based on the clarity of the description and draft agenda, the relevance of the topic and its appeal to attendees, and available time in the schedule. We will contact proposers of Fire Circles with similar topics or themes to determine if those proposals can be merged.

While organizers can invite specific participants to their Fire Circle, the session will also be advertised in the conference program and should remain open to all interested conference attendees. 

Organizers must pay a registration fee to attend and present at the conference. There are options for reduced registration fees through volunteering and one-day registrations, and we will also have scholarships for those that require financial assistance.

To submit a proposal, please complete the form below and then look for a confirmation email with a copy of your proposal after you click Submit. If you have any questions or need to make changes to your proposal, please email [email protected]. If the form does not load properly, click here.  

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