The Conference Begins!

What an exciting time ~ people from all over the world are streaming into the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel, greeting old friends, and making new connections.

The conference kicks off at 8am Monday morning with workshops all day (pre-registration required).  Everyone is invited to join us at 6:30pm for the opening reception.  Tuesday we’ll start our full program.

View our Schedule of Talks Here (note: subject to change; door signs outside rooms will have the most updated daily schedule).

View our Poster Presentations Here (note: subject to change; list with updates will be hung up by registration)

View our Presenters’ Abstracts and Biographies Here

We’ve Gone Mobile!  You can view the schedule, abstracts, bios, and even make your own daily schedule for the talks you want to see all from your device!!!  Simply download the Eventboard Mobile App and find our conference, so easy!

New!  Upload your Talks Here–New!  Use this form.  You can use this form to upload your talk via dropbox (no account necessary; note the document size limitation to see if you qualify).  Or you can also upload your talk via thumbdrive at the loading station (near registration).

Tweet All About It!  #AfeFireCon

New!  Reimbursements can now be done online (For TREE grants, speakers, award winners).  View our reimbursement form Here.

New!  San Antonio has a new Airport shuttle, We Drive Texas.


The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) invites you to the Sixth International Fire Ecology and Management Congress in San Antonio, Texas, USA.  This Fire Congress is the sixth in a series that AFE has hosted every third year starting in 2000, and is the first time that it is not located along either U.S. coastline.

These Fire Congresses are the largest, most comprehensive meetings on the research and management of wildland fire that are held anywhere in the world.  They provide unparalleled exposure to the complexity, breadth, and depth of the field of wildland fire.  Providing a respect­ful, inclusive forum for a diverse range of topics and opinions is one of the founding principles that has been part of the success of the Fire Congress series.  We hope you will share with, learn from, and be inspired by fellow attendees who will gather from across the globe.

The theme of the 6th Fire Congress is “Advancing Ecology in Fire Management.”  We continue to make a lot of progress in the development and dis­semination of new information.  Our challenge is to continue to bridge the ecology of fire with fire management, and facilitate more collaboration among researchers, educators and managers.  The opportunity to meet with each other face-to-face in a conference setting is invaluable to meeting this challenge.

This conference will also feature a special  Opening Plenary Panel entitled: An Exploration of Gender Equality and Sexual Harassment Issues in the Wildland Fire Profession.  Please visit our link above and see our list of esteemed speakers and participate in our Gender Survey, links available in English, Spanish, and French.