Of Abstracts and Awards

Wildland Fire Canada 2016 Abstract submissions will be accepted until June 30th

The Wildland Fire Canada 2016 conference opening is officially less than 4 months away. As the summer fire season begins to heat up, some of you may already be thinking ahead towards autumn. We hope you already have your calendar booked for the premier wildfire event in Canada, Wildland Fire Canada 2016: Building Resilience.

Aspiring presenters for oral or poster presentations have just a few days left to get their submissions in. To submit an abstract for a proposed presentation, go to the WFC2016 abstracts page and fill in the form as indicated. To help prepare your abstract topic, please check the WFC2016 Program pages for details around the conference themes and events.

Depending on the topic, there may still be room for a few special sessions. If you wish to propose a special session, please indicate this in the text of your abstract (and make sure all presentations in your special session do the same).

This is a good time for us to also mention that nominations are also currently being accepted for the prestigious J.G. Wright and H.W. Beall Awards. These career-achievement awards are awarded during the WFC2016 Banquet presentation. Briefly, the Wright Award recognizes excellence in wildfire research, while the Beall Award recognizes excellence in adopting research findings into wildfire operations (more complete descriptions are on the website: Wright and Beall Award nominations). Please consider submitting nominations for your most esteemed and deserving colleagues.
Charlie Van Wagner - Wright at WFC2012

Charlie Van Wagner (left) accepting the J.G. Wright award from Assistant Deputy Minister Bruce Mayer, Wildland Fire Canada 2012, Kananaskis, Alberta

Stay tuned for more newsletters, announcing additional confirmed speakers, evening entertainment, and other highlights!
Wildland Fire Canada is a biennial conference series that brings together wildland fire management practitioners, researchers and industry to highlight and discuss emerging trends in wildfire management.

Wildland Fire Canada 2016 will be taking place in Kelowna, British Columbia at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre from October 24 to 28, 2016.

Kind Regards,

Wildland Fire Canada 2016 Organizing Committee