International Association of Wildland Fire

2nd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference

April 26-29, 2010  ~  Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade

San Antonio, Texas


Presenter Information

Following is information on a number of conference items: Birds of a Feather Sessions, conference proceedings, poster presentation guidelines, and conference logistics, which we hope you find useful. If you are unable to attend the conference for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible so we can adjust the program schedule.

Bird of a Feather Sessions

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference will feature "Birds of a Feather" sessions, to be held on Wednesday afternoon, April 28th.  A Birds of a Feather (BoF) session provides a gathering place and discussion forum for those interested in the same issues and concepts. BoFs can be organized for sharing ideas on the specific topics, whether narrow or broad. These are not workshops or sessions where people present papers, but open, "brainstorming" forums for attendees who want to get together with others to share their current interests, goals, technology, environment, or backgrounds.  If you want to organize a “Birds of a Feather” session, please send the following information to Mikel Robinson, at, no later than April 5th:

Title of BoF Session:
Description of Session – 100 words or less:

BoF topics should be appropriate to the conference. The Conference Steering Committee will make the final decision and schedule the BoF sessions into timeslots and locations. A list of scheduled BoFs will be posted in the registration area at the conference and will also be available on this web page.

Please note that audio/visual equipment, including projection equipment, will not be available for BoF sessions.

Conference Proceedings

The conference proceedings for the IAWF 2nd Human Dimensions Conference will be published electronically and posted approximately 6 months after the conference. The deadline for paper submission is June 25, 2010.  The guidelines will be sent out shortly, as well as posted on the conference webpage.

Presentation Guidelines

Schedule & Format:
The tentative program schedule will be posted on the conference webpage by Tuesday March 9th. Please refer to the webpage for your session date and time. Please note that the program is tentative and may still be revised. We will do our best to notify affected presenters if revisions are made, however we encourage all presenters to check the webpage periodically .

Except for during special sessions or otherwise noted, presentations are 20 minutes long (15 minutes for talk and 5 minutes for questions).

Meeting Room Standard Equipment:
- One LCD Projector
- One laptop computer
- One lavaliere microphone
- One presentation remote with laser pointer
- One screen of appropriate size

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

Presentation Submission and Speaker Ready Room:
All speakers are required to check in at the speaker table at least 4 hours prior to their session, or as early as 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.

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.

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

Poster Presentation Guidelines

Schedule & Format:
The formal poster session and reception is scheduled for Tuesday, April 27th from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Beverages and light refreshments will be served. Authors are expected to be present to discuss their poster during that period.

At the beginning of the poster session, we will give each presenter 3 minutes to introduce and entice attendees to visit their poster. This is not a PowerPoint presentation, just a verbal “teaser.” While this is not required, we strongly encourage your participation. Please let us know if you plan to take advantage of this opportunity by sending an e-mail to Mikel Robinson at 

You can set up your poster anytime between 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 26th and 4:00 p.m. on April 27th. They can remain on display until 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 29th. Please check in at the conference registration desk for the poster session location.

Poster Specifications:
We will provide 1 poster panel board measuring 4 feet high by 8 feet wide. We recommend that you leave at least 2 inch margins on all sides of your poster.

We will provide you with pushpins or Velcro to attach your posters to the panel.


Conference Registration:
All presenters are required to register for the conference. On-line registration is available on our website,  Note that all accepted presenters are required to register by April 9th, or they will be dropped from the program

Hotel and Travel:
A block of rooms is being held at the conference hotel. Register prior to April 5th to receive the guaranteed rate
of $109/night + tax. Click here to book your room on-line

Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas 78230
Phone: (210) 691-8888, Fax: (210) 691-1128

We encourage you to enroll in the Omni Select Guest program, it’s free and you will receive some very nice additional benefits. Click on the link above for a complete list of the benefits and/or to enroll.

Airport Shuttle and Transportation:
Taxi Service from the Airport will be approximately $20 each way.
Upon request, the Omni Hotel has a complimentary Airport Shuttle from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. to and from the San Antonio
airport. We recommend that you call one day prior to your arrival to make arrangements: (210) 691-8888.

We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!