Call for Proposals

Fire & Climate Conference: Impacts, Issues and Futures

May 23, 2022 - May 27, 2022

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

Welcome to the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) Fire & Climate Conference Call for Presentations. We will focus our attention on one of the most important forces shaping wildfire in order to address this formidable challenge in the new decade.

The Fire & Climate conference is relevant for researchers, practitioners and students with expertise in a range of wildland fire areas including: air quality monitoring and/ or regulation, land management, fire responders, public health, fire weather, climate change and forecasting, among others. The meeting will leverage the lessons learned in recent extreme wildfire seasons around the globe and discuss emerging adaptive behaviors to benefit the entire international wildland fire community. During the conference, participants will discuss the latest scientific advances, explore how scientific information is being put to practical use in the field and utilized to inform public policy, as well as consider gaps and limits in our current understanding.

If your work fits within the Fire & Climate category, for example but not limited to the following topic areas, please consider submitting an abstract.

  • Fire Management and Response
  • Impacts of Climate Change
  • Indigenous Knowledge, Fire and Climate
  • Infrastructure Resilience 
  • Fire Behavior
  • Smoke Transport and Air Quality
  • Carbon Cycle and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Science Communications and Outreach
  • Impact, Consequences, and Recovery
  • Fire Ecology
  • Firefighter Health and Public Safety
  • Fire Impacts on Wildlife 

Virtual and in-person options for both presenters and attendees will ensure broad audience participation. This format will enable a global conversation to facilitate knowledge sharing among the range of experts covering the multiple facets of climate and wildland fire. 

The Fire & Climate Conference is scheduled for May 23-27, 2022 in Pasadena, California. We are seeking Oral Presentations, Ignite Talks, and Poster Presentations.  All abstracts are required to be submitted via this IAWF Online Submission System. 

The deadline to submit has been extended to January 31, 2022. 

For Melbourne, where all presentations will be live and in-person, we are seeking submissions for oral presentations. For more information on the Melbourne conference and details on how to submit a presentation use this link.

Presentation Types

  • Oral Presentation - 20-minute presentation (15 minutes with 5 minutes for Q&A and transition.)  These presentations will be grouped with presentations of similar topics by the organizers.
  • Poster Presentation - Will be presented during a designated session, as well as made available through the entire conference.
  • Ignite Talk - 5 minute presentation. Presenters get 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. 

 Information needed to submit proposals

  • Presentation Title
  • Presenter Information (name, title, affiliation, phone, email)
  • Type of Presentation
    • Oral Presentation
    • Ignite Talk
    • Poster Presentation
  • Abstract: 400 words or less, please use as much non-technical language as possible, and describe the areas that will be specifically addressed in the presentation, including how the research connects with climate
  • Additional Presenters/Authors: Name, title, affiliation, email
  • Student Presenter: Yes or No
  • Presenter Bio (100 words or less)

NOTE: You will have an opportunity to add your additional authors at a later date. We will send an update when we are ready to collect that information. 


  • Open Novemer 3, 2021
  • Extended to January 31, 2022
  • Review of proposals: January - February, 2022
  • Authors notified  - February 28, 2022
  • Program Schedule Finalized - March 30, 2022

Questions? Contact Mikel Robinson, IAWF 406-625-7059 or