NFPA’s 2013 Backyards & Beyond Education Conference seeks presenters

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Aug 2, 2012

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will host its 5th Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 14 – 16, 2013, and is now accepting proposals for educational presentations.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their proposals online by Monday, December 31, 2012. The 2013 conference themes include:

  • Community Safety      Approaches and Strategies
  • Home Construction &      Landscape Design
  • Research (Physical,      Social, Ecology and Environmental)
  • Technology, Policy &      Regulations
  • Wildfire      Planning, Suppression & Operations

For those of you who haven’t attended this conference before, the event provides a unique opportunity to build relationships and explore key issues regarding wildland fire. You’ll also learn about the latest tools and resources that communities are using to help prepare for and adapt to living with wildfire.

We think our event is pretty unique! Right away, when you step in the door, you’ll notice the diverse audience of leading wildfire experts, Firewise community representatives, community planners, civic leaders, homeowners and residents, insurance professionals, landscape architects and others who, like you, are eager to share best-practices and network. With over 50 educational sessions to choose from, you’ll walk away with an incredible amount of great information and lasting friendships. And just as important, you can take all that you learn back to your communities and workplaces and start implementing those changes right away.

For more information about presentation proposals and the 2013 conference, visit the proposal submission page on the Firewise website. And stay tuned to the website for continued Conference updates.

Did you attend the last Backyards & Beyond conference? Are you thinking about attending next year’s event but don’t know what to expect? If you answered “yes” to both, hear past participant testimonials and see complete coverage and download presentations from the 2011 Backyards & Beyond conference in Denver.

The 2013 Backyards & Beyond Education Conference is organized by NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division and Firewise® Communities Program.

We hope to see you there!