International Association of Wildland Fire

3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference
Beyond Fire Behavior and Fuels:
Learning from the Past to Help Guide Us in the Future

October 25-29, 2010  ~  Red Lion Hotel at the Park

Spokane, Washington USA

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Presenter Information

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Conference Proceedings

The deadline for submitting papers for the proceedings is November 15, 2010.

Abstract updates

You now have the opportunity to go back into the abstract system to update your abstract. Please ensure that all authors have been included and indicate who will be presenting at the conference. To make updates, go to

The deadline for updates is August 31st.

Oral Presentation Guidelines

Schedule & Format:
Please refer to the tentative program schedule (PDF) for your session date and time.  Unless otherwise noted in the program most presentations are 20 minutes long, please ensure that you don’t run over your allotted time by practicing your talk prior to the conference. 

Meeting Room Standard Equipment:

  • One LCD Projector
  • One laptop computer
  • One lavaliere microphone
  • One presentation remote with laser pointer
  • One screen of appropriate size
  • Internet access

Presenters will be required to use the IAWF supplied laptop computer. The IAWF computer will have the following software installed: Microsoft Power Point 2007, Adobe Acrobat 9.x or higher, QuickTime 7.x or higher, Macromedia Flash Player 10.x or higher, and Internet Explorer 7.x or higher. Please bring your presentation on one of the following media:

  • USB flash drive
  • CD-R

Note: If your graphics or video clips are not imbedded into your presentation please bring them as well. If your presentation was created on a MAC and converted to run on a PC, please test it before you come to the meeting. Make sure that the hyperlinks still function. Avoid using a rewritable CD (CD-WR). We’ve encountered compatibility problems with them.

Preparing your Presentation:
The National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute has an excellent Audio/Visual resource webpage that we highly recommend you take advantage of.  In addition, the institutes Visual Information Specialists are available to give you advice or help you prepare your presentation free of charge.  Please feel free to contact them directly.

Speaker Ready Room

All speakers are required to check in at the speaker ready table at least 4 hours prior to their session, or earlier if possible. This will ensure their presentation can be opened and loaded onto the conference computer system. All final adjustments can be made at this time.  Check in at the conference registration table to receive additional information about the speaker ready room.

Send any questions regarding audio/visual or computer support to Mikel Robinson at

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Poster Presentation Guidelines

There will be three separate poster sessions, one each day of the conference. The poster sessions will take place in the hotel foyer area and are scheduled as follows:

  • Session #1: Tuesday, October 26th, 1:00-2:00 pm
  • Session #2: Wednesday, October 27th, 1:00-2:00 pm
  • Session #3: Thursday, October 28th, 1:00-2:00 pm

Please reference the list of poster presentations to see when you are scheduled to present. Authors are expected to be present to discuss their poster during that period.

Set up and removal times:
You may set up your poster between 3:00 pm the day prior to your session until 12:30 pm the day of your session. Posters must be taken down immediately after your session to allow the next round of posters to be placed.

Video Preview (optional):
Each day before lunch we will have a Video Preview of the posters that will be presented during that day’s poster session. Each poster presenter is encouraged to submit a one-minute video to promote your poster and invite conference participants to visit your poster during the session. The video should not be a PowerPoint presentation. Essentially we are giving you the opportunity to do a short oral presentation, use this opportunity to be creative!

The deadline for submitting your video is September 15, 2010. Your video should be compatible with QuickTime and should be as high a resolution as possible in 4:3 format. Submit via e-mail to Mikel Robinson at  If you have any questions about the specs please contact Mikel at 406/243-2979.

Poster Specifications:
We will provide 1 poster panel board measuring 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide. We recommend that you leave at least a 2-inch margin on all sides of your poster.  We will provide you with pushpins or Velcro to attach your posters to the panel.

Please include a picture of the individual who will be presenting the poster. This will allow conference participants to locate you if they have questions about your poster.

If you need any additional space or equipment for your poster please let us know as soon as possible. (Anna Trott, E:, P: 1-888-440-4293)

Good vs. Bad Posters:
The are hundreds of references to “what makes a good or a bad poster” on the Internet. We strongly encourage you to do some research prior to creating your poster. For your reference, we have a PDF of a GOOD poster and a BAD poster.

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Conference Logistics

Hotel Parking:
Conference attendees will receive free parking for the duration of the conference.  Take your ticket from the parking meter when you arrive, present it to a front desk employee when you check in and he/she will exchange your ticket for a complimentary parking pass that you may use to enter and exit the parking facilities for the duration of your stay.Hotel and Travel:
A block of rooms is being held at the conference hotel at the rate of $85/night + tax. Click here to book your room online.

Red Lion Hotel at the Park
West 303 North River Drive
Spokane, WA 99201
Tel: 509-326-8000
Booking code: INT101024

Hotel Parking:
Conference attendees will receive free parking for the duration of the conference. Take your ticket from the parking meter when you arrive, present it to a front desk employee when you check in and he/she will exchange your ticket for a complimentary parking pass that you may use to enter and exit the parking facilities for the duration of your stay.

Airport Shuttle and Transportation:
The Red Lion at the Park has complimentary shuttle transportation to and from the airport.

  1. Upon arrival at the Spokane airport please proceed to Ground Transportation.
  2. There will be a hotel courtesy phone in Ground Transportation. Please pick up the phone and dial the number listed for Red Lion Hotel at the Park or Red Lion River Inn.
  3. Please let them know that you are at the airport and need transportation to the hotel and they will have the next available shuttle pick you up.

NOTE: The transportation shuttle runs on the 1/2 hour and is not able to accommodate reservations for arrivals due to schedule and the chance that some flights may be late or cancelled. It is important to call the hotel from the courtesy phone as soon as you arrive at the airport.

If a circumstance arises that will prevent you from attending the conference, please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing the IAWF Business Office at

We look forward to seeing you in Spokane!

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3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference  ~  October 25-29, 2010  ~  Red Lion Hotel at the Park  ~  Spokane, Washington USA