Call for Proposals

Thank you for your submissions! All notifications have been sent to presenters. If you did not receive an email regarding your presentation, please email us

We are still accepting proposals for the following  presentation types until August 26: 

  • In-person, poster presentations
  • Virtual, on-demand/pre-recorded oral presentations
  • Virtual, poster presentations

If you would like to discuss other presentation options not listed above, email us your idea. We may have cancellations and can determine if there is space to add your presentation to the program.

  • Plenary Presentations: The presentations will have live English, Italian, or Spanish interpretation, which will be available to both in-person and virtual attendees.
  • In-person Workshops and Roundtables: You can conduct your workshop or roundtable discussion in your preferred language. The conference program will include information for attendees so they know what language to expect for your session. Please include your preferred language on the proposal form. 
  • Virtual, Live Oral Presentations: Most live virtual oral presentations will be conducted in English, and at this time we do not have interpretation for these presentations.  
  • Pre-recorded Oral Presentations: If you would like to submit a presentation in your native language, you can select one of the pre-recorded presentation options. In this case, attendees will be instructed to use the auto-generated captions on YouTube and select their preferred language and read along with your presentation. 
  • Special Requests: If you have a special language request, please email us. We are seeking sponsorships to help support additional translation for the event, and we might be able to accommodate your request.
In-Person Presentations

Oral Presentation: Presenters are invited to share a short oral presentation on their research results, case studies, lessons learned, or summarize a program or project. Presenters will have a maximum of 10 minutes, with a couple minutes at the end for transitioning speakers and 1-2 questions. Presentations will be recorded and available for viewing on the conference virtual platform after the event.

Poster Presentation: Presenters are invited to share share research results, case studies, lessons learned, or summarize a program or project. A 2-hour poster session is scheduled during lunch on October 6; posters will be displayed around the room and attendees can visit the posters and talk with presenters. This will give each presenter an opportunity to share key important ideas and answer questions. Presenters should plan to bring their printed poster to the conference, and we will provide the necessary display materials. Posters should be no larger than 48″ x 36″. Presenters can also upload a PDF of thier poster to the virutal event platform, Whova. 

Roundtable Discussion: Presenters will facilitate a discussion around a specific wildland fire topic, issue, or central question. Presenters briefly introduce the topic they wish to explore and then lead a discussion to gather input and facilitate the exchange of ideas among attendees. Discussions will be scheduled in 1-hour time blocks. 

Panel Discussion: A set of 3 or more speakers  present various aspects of an identified topic or issue. A moderator asks questions of the speakers and engages the audience with questions and discussion. 

Workshop: These professional development opportunities will provide conference attendees with a forum for learning new information, skills, research applications, and best practices. Workshops should be interactive and include participatory methods to engage attendees with the information being presented (for example, scenario exercises or small group work). Workshop organizers can propose a 2 or 4 hour session. Pre-registration will be required. 

Virtual Presentations

Live Oral Presentation: Presentations will be 15 minutes long, and presentations will be grouped by similar topics into 1-hour sessions. Each session will include three 15-minute presentations and a combined 15-minute question/answer and discussion period for all presenters at the end. We will use Zoom and a moderator will host the session, introduce speakers, and facilitate the discussion period.

Pre-recorded/On-Demand Oral or Poster Presentation: The virtual space allows us to include pre-recorded content that can be accessed anytime during the conference. This option is best for accommodating presenters with time zone challenges or limited internet service. You will still be able to engage with attendees through the chat and Q&A functions, but we will not host a specific time for live interaction. These on-demand presentations must be submitted by September 19. 

Roundtable Discussion: Presenters will facilitate a discussion around a specific wildland fire topic, issue, or central question. Presenters briefly introduce the topic they wish to explore and then lead a discussion to gather input and facilitate the exchange of ideas among attendees. Discussions will be scheduled in 1-hour time blocks, with video and audio will be available through Zoom.

Virtual Field Tour: These presentations will share information on a specific field location or research site. Presenters can choose to have 30-minute time period or 1 hour. We encourage presenters to submit a pre-recorded video for the “site tour” which can be accompanied by a powerpoint or talk to provide additional context, lessons learned, or highlight key points. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer/discussion period, which should be built into the time requested.

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