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

***To be rescheduled due to COVID-19

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. 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. 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

Virtual Conference

2020 ESA Annual Meeting

Salt Lake City, Utah

August 2 – 7, 2020

H5II - Second Conference on the Research and Management of High Elevation Five Needle Pines in Western North America 

September 15-17, 2020

Missoula, Montana

2020 Great Plains Fire Summit

September 22-24, 2020

North Platte, Nebraska

Colorado Wildland Fire Conference

September 30-October 1, 2020 (new dates)

Grand Junction, CO

Natural Areas Conference 

October 13-16, 2020

Reno, Nevada

4th Annual National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop

October 26-31, 2020

Asheville, North Carolina

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