FireVision 20/20 – The 7th AFE International Fire Congress
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The 2017 AFE International Fire Congress will offer an exciting blend of learning opportunities for fire managers, natural resource professionals, policy and administrative leaders, and the academic and research community. Presentations will feature the latest in research results and applications. Workshops throughout the week will provide innovative training opportunities built on the research presentations. Special sessions will focus on unifying the science and applications around key management issues. Round table discussions will allow small groups to focus on key topics and principles. The Congress will conclude on Saturday with field trips that demonstrate how much of the material described and discussed the rest of the week is being applied across Florida.
This Fire Congress will have workshops organized differently than past events. Previously, we held workshops all on one day and required pre-registration in order to attend. This has always been on the day before the conference opens for general sessions. In Orlando, we will be integrating workshops into each day of the conference, and many of the workshops will be “walk-in” and will not require pre-registration or pre-requisites. This is a new schedule for our events, and we hope that by integrating workshops, trainings and short courses into our daily schedule that we will improve learning opportunities and knowledge transfer. We will also be able to offer 4 full days of activities for all attendees, instead of 3 days plus a day for workshops. By doing this, we also hope to expand the range of topics and formats that are offered.