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Let us know about your event! Email Craig (craig.w@hlw.org.au) to list your event here. 

COVID19 - please ensure you click on the Event links to keep up to date with up to date information about any changes to events due to COVID19

8 & 9 September 2021

Fire in Wetlands Forum 2021

The Oceania Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists is hosting an online 

forum on fire and wetlands in Australia.

This forum will bring together scientists and managers dealing with these issues from across
Australia, with topics including overviews and case-studies of fire management in and around
a range of wetland types, wetland fire paleo-histories in Australia, wetland responses to fire
and post-fire recovery and prospects for traditional burning in and near aquatic ecosystems
including wetlands.

September 8 from 10:30am to 1:30pm AEST – Register for Day 1
September 9 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm AEST – Register for Day 2


5-8 October 2021

AFAC21 Balancing impact and expectations

Sydney, Australia

Showcasing the latest research and practice across the sector, AFAC21 will feature the multi-streamed AFAC Conference, incorporating the Institution of Fire Engineers (Australia) National Conference and the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference.

4-8 October 2021

4th International Cohesive Wildland Fire Mgt Strategy Workshop

Asheville, North Carolina

The 4th National Cohesive Strategy Workshop will center on this theme and focus sharply on understanding, co-managing, transferring, and accepting risk at federal, state, Tribal and local stakeholder levels to prioritize and invest in decisions, projects and other efforts that result in widespread reduction in risk across landscapes, and communities, the public and firefighters collectively.

Since the inception of The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, we have learned that there are multiple “hard truths” of living with fire that must be accepted in order to make meaningful progress towards the three national goals of Resilient Landscapes, Fire Adapted Communities and a Safe, Effective, Risk-Based Wildfire Response.

Read more: https://www.iawfonline.org/event/4th-annual-national-cohesive-wildland-fire-management-strategy-workshop/


1-3 November 2021

Australian Bushfire Building Conference 2021

Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Addressing the tensions: Are we getting the balance right?“
This year the 7th annual conference will be a ‘hybrid’ event with a live and in-person conference hub in the Blue Mountains, NSW plus a virtual component through a dedicated conference platform which will run simultaneously.
Delegates are encouraged to attend in-person to network with like-minded professionals, take part in important discussions, contribute to the economic growth of a bushfire impacted region, and experience the collective wisdom of other industry professionals.

3-7 November 2021

1st International Congress on Fire in the Earth System: Humans & Nature 2021

Valencia, Spain

In the 21st century, fire is in the forefront of the environmental management and there is a need to find the role fire must play in our landscape. To achieve success, scientists, citizens and practitioners must interact and network. fEs2021 propose a hybrid conference with scientists, citizens and practitioners to share information, ideas and goals to use fire as a tool to achieve sustainability.

We invite participants with backgrounds such as fire dynamics, fire risk management, fire effects on vegetation, fauna, soil and water, and socio-economic, historical, geographical, political perception and land management approaches. We wish to connect the scientific communities from different regions of the world with the practitioners and citizens that will contribute to see different experiences and will boost the emergence of new approaches to fire research.

Read more: https://firecongress.eu/ 202193

21 - 26 Nov 2021

ESA2021 Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia

Darwin, Northern Territory

"Please join us in Darwin for ESA 2021 and experience the Larrakia season of Baln-ba. This is the time of the first rains, brought on by the green tree frog, Gulbul-wa, whose deafening calls announce the coming of the wet. Electrical storms charge the night skies, and our favourite shellfish are ready to be collected. Green, black and milky plums start fruiting, and bush potato is ready for digging up. The spear grass starts to shoot and tree leaves flush. It is a time of renewal. I look forward to welcoming you to our special place."

Aunty Bilawara Lee
CDU Larrakia Academic in Residence
In a post-covid, post-black summer world, at ESA2021 we will explore a renewal in our relationships with each other and with nature, as our land recovers from fire, drought and flood.

7 - 9 December 2021

12th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology (AOSFST)

Brisbane, Australia

The conference will be hosted by the Fire Safety Engineering Research Group at The University of Queensland. The conference is organised in collaboration with Charles Darwin University, Griffith University, Monash University, Victoria University, The University of Melbourne, Queensland University of Technology, RMIT University, University of New South Wales, University of Canterbury, and Massey University.

The main focus of the AOSFST series of conferences is to provide an opportunity for researchers, practitioners and engineers to share and discuss their research related to fire safety science and engineering in the Asia-Oceania and around the world. Research and engineering outcomes presented at AOSFST should include fundamental work that progresses the understanding and application of fire safety engineering and science.
While the focus is urban structures, Wildland and Wildland-Urban-Interface fires will be covered as a topic. 

Read more: https://aosfst2021.com/


23-27 2022 USA & 7-9 June 2022 Australia

Fire and Climate: Impacts, Issues & Futures

May 2022 Pasadena USA & June 2022 Melbourne Australia

Bringing Attention to One of the Most Important Forces Shaping Wildfire
Fire and Climate 2022 will bring attention to one of the most important forces shaping wildfire and better prepare how we can focus and respond to this formidable challenge in the new decade.
The Camp Fire in 2018 and the Australian wildfires of 2019-20 highlight the challenges we face as a global wildland fire community. These events are not isolated, nor are they confined to traditionally fire-prone countries. Greece, Bolivia, Chile, Israel, Greenland, Russia, Canada, Spain, Portugal are among other countries facing similar challenges. This conference will feature insights, case studies, innovations and opinions from around the world to begin to form a collective, global approach to the wildfire challenge. California has been at the forefront of innovation in wildland fire management and holding a conference in California to fully leverage the lessons learned and adaptive behaviors that will continue to emerge after the Camp Fire will benefit the entire international wildland fire community.

31 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Wildland Fire Canada Conference 2022

Edmonton, Alberta

A diversity of fire-prone environments requires a unique conference
Wildland Fire Canada Conference (WFCC) brings together wildland fire management agencies, partners, and collaborators in Canada and around the world. These biennial conferences focus on wildland fire management, ecology, and science in Canada. Canada has a diversity of fire-prone environments that bring a unique perspective to wildland fire challenges and opportunities.