Wildland fire sessions at 2017 NFPA Conference: speakers needed!

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on Aug 9, 2016


NFPA's annual Conference & Expo attracts some 5,000 attendees from all over the nation and the world who are looking for information, knowledge and tools they can use right away in their jobs. With great attendance in Las Vegas in June 2016, a full wildland fire education session track was successful in conveying key information about fire investigation, risk assessment, new research, insurance, community engagement techniques, youth education initiatives and more.


For 2017, we’re looking for exciting and engaging sessions on all aspects of wildland fire safety. We're particularly interested in proposals that offer:

  • Case studies that detail a specific problem you faced, how you solved it, what you learned, and what lessons can be applied to other circumstances
  • Practical sessions that address common challenges or experiences in the field, or present new solutions to existing problems
  • Interactive panel discussions that examine a single concept from multiple perspectives and encourage attendees to re-examine their own assumptions or practices
  • Explanations of new approaches to long-time problems

For ideas, you can take a look at previous presentations and/or listen to several recorded sessions online.

Applications must be received by Monday, September 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm ET. Selection will be based on quality, relevance, focus, practical application, and on the presenter’s experience and credentials. NFPA's 2017 Conference & Expo will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, June 4-7, 2017.

For assistance regarding the content of your session, please contact Stacey Moriarty at SMoriarty@nfpa.org. For other questions regarding the process, please contact Andrea White at Awhite@nfpa.org.