Upcoming Conferences

The Association for Fire Ecology hosts conferences, regional events, and the International Fire Congress (held every two years) to provide opportunities for wildland fire professionals to learn, network, collaborate, and engage with colleagues from other agencies, universities, regions, and nations.

See below for a list of our upcoming events, as well as events hosted by other organizations that might be of interest to the wildland fire science community. To have your event listed here, email office@fireecology.net.

Upcoming AFE Events

Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium

March 18-20, 2020

Bend, Oregon, USA


This year’s symposium focuses on integrating the 3 pillars of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: Resilient Landscapes, Fire-Adapted Communities, and Safe and Effective Wildfire Response.  The Cohesive Strategy has withstood the test of time and formed the backbone of the Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response, but we often forget the “cohesive” nature of this wildfire challenge. How have agencies and communities achieved successful integration of these strategic goals? Through presentations of current science findings, case studies, discussions, and workshops, this symposium offers strategies for meeting the goals of the National Cohesive Strategy through the engagement of stakeholders, cross-boundary management, and the use of the best available science.

Fire Ecology Across Boundaries: Connecting Science and Management

October 20-23, 2020

Florence, Italy


This conference focuses on connecting fire ecology research and management across geographic and disciplinary boundaries. The conference will cover a wide range of topics to address the main challenges of wildfires in the era of climate change with the perspective of fire ecology. The present challenges stress the need to enhance the debate on solutions, including the inefficiency of wildfire suppression at all cost, the use of more traditional landscape management for preservation of ecosystems under a changing climate, the benefits of prescribing fire to maintain long-term ecosystem services, and the need for establishing a wildfire risk culture.We aim to provide a forum for managers, scientists, educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders to share and discuss the key wildland fire issues and topics.

9th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress

November 30 - December 4, 2021

Miramar Beach, Florida

Upcoming Events and Conferences from Other Organizations 

3rd International Smoke Symposium

April 20-24, 2020

Raleigh, North Carolina and UC Davis, California, USA

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