The IAWF is offering registration and/or travel scholarships to attend our upcoming conference – Conference Diversity Scholarships and Need Based Scholarships!
Applications will be accepted continuously until the conference. However, we will begin reviewing the applications and making awards on April 1st.
We are offering registration and travel scholarships to attend the Fire & Climate Conference, May 23-27, 2022, in Pasadena, California.
Our goal is to provide an opportunity for those who might not otherwise be able to attend the conference due to the cost.
Details: Applications will be accepted continuously until the conference. However, we will begin reviewing the applications and making awards on April 1st. The award is complimentary registration to the conference, and/or $500 for travel expenses for those attending in person. If selected, you will receive an email with instructions on how to register for the conference. If you will be traveling to Pasadena, you will receive your travel reimbursement when you arrive at the conference.
Conference Diversity Scholarships
We are offering registration and travel scholarships for underrepresented minorities to attend the Fire & Climate Conference, May 23-27, 2022, in Pasadena, California.
Being a diverse and inclusive organization will enable the International Association of Wildland Fire to learn from others, grow our understanding, and find new ways to address, understand and implement solutions to complex problems.
Our goals are:
1. To increase participation of underrepresented minorities and geographic areas in the Wildland Fire Community to attend, present their work, network with other, connect with mentors and learn about career opportunities at the Fire and Climate Conference. As a result, we will have more diverse perspectives and backgrounds at the conference.
2. To promote the visibility of scientific research and other IAWF related projects conducted by underrepresented minorities.
Conference Mentoring Program
Are you a student looking to expand your fire network, or attending an IAWF conference for the first time? Or are you a veteran of the IAWF or conferences looking to share your knowledge and support a new attendee? Then sign up for the IAWF Fire and Climate mentoring program!
For the Fire & Climate Conference in Pasadena, we will match students and early career professionals with experienced fire professionals.
We are looking for both mentors and mentees able to meet during the conference – whether in person or virtually! Sign up when you register for the conference.
We will match mentors and mentees based on your interests and backgrounds and introduce you via email prior to the conference. Then we will host a virtual zoom gathering for all mentors and mentees about 2 weeks before the conference and provide you with tips for making the most of your mentoring experience.
Mentors and mentees contact each other by email prior to the conference to agree on a place and time to meet, such as the Mentor/Mentee welcome gathering on Monday, May 23 from 11-1. During the conference, mentors try to introduce their mentee to others, discuss networking, and share information to maximize the conference experience. Mentors also can give advice about selecting session and tours to attend, or making the rounds in the reception, the exhibit hall, or the Poster Session, and how to maximize opportunities for professional development, new projects, and new ideas.
Questions or Concerns?
Email the Mentor Coordinator, Mikel Robinson, if you have any questions about the program.