The 3rd International Smoke Symposium, will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina with a satellite location at UC Davis, California, April 20-24, 2020.

Presented by International Association of Wildland Fire
In partnership with NWCG Smoke Committee & UC Davis Air Quality Research Center

The symposium will be an international nexus of research, management and policy with a target audience of: governmental air quality regulators (federal, provincial, state, tribal, local); land managers and fire practitioners (federal, provincial, state, tribal, local, NGO and private land owners); research and extension communities (federal, state, academia, students); air quality and fire weather forecasting communities (NOAA, NWS, EPA, Predictive Services, state and local air quality regulatory forecasters); and climate change researchers [black carbon, carbon accounting, chemical transport and climate modelers (NASA, EPA, NOAA and academia)].

A virtual/hybrid conference will be incorporated as we did at the first ISS and ISS2, as well as a second location added. This allows us to expand our attendance and include individuals who cannot travel to the symposium. This will also allow integration of an online learning component, which will support active connection with our audience year-round. Remote participants will be able to view the presentations live and interact with the presenter, the onsite participants and other remote participants—with the assistance of a facilitator. We anticipate a great response from past attendees as well as a new audience.

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
421 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601


UC Davis Conference Center
550 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616
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The Davis Airporter provides transportation to/from Davis and local airports (SMF & SFO) for a set price. Schedule your shuttle ahead of time on the website here.

Traveling by Amtrak? Your final stop will be in Davis (DAV). Purchase your ticket here for $30.

Traveling by car? Review driving directions from the I-80 and I-5.

Parking is available for $9/day in the parking garage across from the Conference Center. Passes are available for purchase at meter boxes around the lot.

UC Davis Campus Map

See what other alternative transportation options the City of Davis offers it’s visitors here.

Bike-Share from Campus to Downtown – Use the local bike-share program provided by JUMP Bikes. Learn about it through our GoClub

Symposium Co-Chairs
Pete Lahm
Jessica McCarty

Steering Committee
Chuck Bushey
Wayne Cascio
Katie Conlon
George Geisler
Sandra Hall
Sarah Henderson
Fay Johnston
Sim Larkin
Kelly Martin
Maria Mirabelli
Kris Ray
Mikel Robinson
Erica Sasser
Kim Skufca
Cabe Speary
Anthony Wexler
Joseph Wilkins

Program Committee
Carol Baldwin
Eric Berg
Katie Conlon
Paul Garbe
Sumi Hoshiko
Yongquiang Liu
Dar Mims
Steven Ostoja
Mark Parrington
Ana Rappold
Mikel Robinson
Susan Stone
Morgan Varner