3rd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference
"Shared Responsibility: Research, Management, and Communities"
April 17-19, 2012 ~ Hilton Hotel ~ Seattle, Washington, USA
Catch the latest information on fire safety communications, fire prevention preparations, working with communities and exploring lessons learned from tragic fires from around the world from the comfort of your own computer. On your own time schedule.
The virtual presentations from the IAWF's third Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference showcase the latest lessons and research results and are now available on-line, on your timeline, from the IAWF.
Check out the keynote presentation for free and then check out the list of presentations and speakers before you sign in for the Conference. For the first time, IAWF is offering a package of all of the sessions from our April conference. They have been edited only to improve the experience and include the powerpoint visuals used by the presenters.
Your Virtual Conference experience includes all 90+ dynamic sessions, featuring speakers such as Colleen Morton Busch, David Christenson, Dr. Jim McLennan, and Sarah McCaffrey, and the Q&A sessions.
Watch the most interesting sessions more than once or share them with others. It's up to you. If you sign up now and don't have time to see everything you want, they will still be available to you later this summer. You can watch them on your desktop, laptop or you could project them in a conference room for others to enjoy with you. You might want to use a presentation on smoke perceptions at the beginning of a public meeting or IDT meeting or, the one on "Firery Women" or "Firewise and Firesmart" with your local community group or gathering of interagency fire workers. There are presentations focused on fireline safety as well as critical lessons on safe, critical situation evacuations.
If you're a fire manager or line officer, you will find presentations for fuels specialists, prevention personnel, community members, firefighters and IDT members. You can pick and choose from the menu of presentations. Many of the presentations are from the US, but some other really important ones focus on lessons learned from Australia's devastating Black Saturday fires or from last year's Slave Lake Fire in Alberta, Canada.
At $185 for nonmembers and $125 for members, the Virtual Conference is priced at less than $2.00 a session, a bargain for anyone with a vested interest in the study and application of human dimensions in fire and emergency management looking for a rewarding and memorable professional development opportunity that will help you translate learning into practice. You can watch all the sessions or just a few you are especially interested in. Non-members will receive a free 1 year membership with registration, a $60 value that includes a subscription to Widlfire Magazine and other benefits.
3rd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire ~ April 17-19, 2012 Seattle, Washington, USA