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Call for Presentations

Welcome to the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) Fire & Climate 2022 Conference Call for Presentations.

Fire and Climate 2022 will concentrate our attention on the most significant forces shaping wildland fire today and better prepare us to focus and respond to the formidable challenges of tomorrow.

The Fire & Climate Conference 2022 is relevant for researchers and practitioners 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 conference 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
  • Climate Policy and Wildfire Resilience

Submit your Presentation

There will be a separate program for each venue and, therefore, a separate process to submit presentations.

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

The deadline is January 31, 2022 for Melbourne.

For Pasadena, 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. We are seeking Oral Presentations, Ignite Talks and Poster Presentations.

Abstracts are to be submitted via the IAWF Online Submission System.

For Melbourne, where all presentations will be live and in-person, we are seeking submissions for Oral and Poster Presentations. For more information on the Melbourne conference and details on how to submit a presentation, visit this page.

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. 


Open November 3, 2021

Extended to January 31, 2022 for Pasadena 

Closes January 31, 2022 for Melbourne

Review of proposals:
January – February 2022

Authors notified – February 15, 2022

Program Schedule Finalized – March 15, 2022

Information needed to submit proposals
  • Presentation Title
  • Contact 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