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Boise, Idaho


We are offering need-based travel and registration scholarships to attend the conference. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for those who might not otherwise be able to attend the workshop due to the cost; and to increase participation of underrepresented peoples and geographic areas in the Wildland Fire Community to attend, present their work, network with others, and engage in peer-to-peer learning.

Applications will be accepted continuously until the conference. However, we will begin reviewing the applications and making awards on January 15. The award is complimentary registration to the conference, and/or $500 USD for travel expenses for those attending in person. If selected, you will receive an email with instructions on how to register for the conference. You will receive your travel reimbursement when you arrive at the conference.

Conference Mentoring Program

Are you a student or early career professional looking to expand your fire network, or attending an IAWF conference for the first time? Or are you a veteran of the IAWF or conferences looking to share your knowledge and support a new attendee? Then sign up for the IAWF Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference mentoring program! 

For the Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference in Boise, we will match students and early career professionals with experienced fire professionals. 

We are looking for both mentors and mentees able to meet during the conference! 

Sign up when you register for the conference. 

We will match mentors and mentees based on your interests and backgrounds and introduce you via email prior to the conference. Then we will host a virtual zoom gathering for all mentors and mentees about 2 weeks before the conference and provide you with tips for making the most of your mentoring experience.

Mentors and mentees contact each other by email prior to the conference to agree on a place and time to meet. During the conference, mentors try to introduce their mentee to others, discuss networking, and share information to maximize the conference experience. Mentors also can give advice about selecting sessions and tours to attend, or making the rounds in the reception, the exhibit hall, or the Poster Session, and how to maximize opportunities for professional development, new projects, and new ideas.

Questions or Concerns?

Feel free to contact the Mentor Coordinator, Mikel Robinson, with any questions or concerns. 


We are looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles at the 7th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference. We are offering a discounted registration fee; we request at least 4 volunteer hours to receive the discounted rate. Most volunteer shifts are in 2-hour time blocks. Anyone may sign up to be a volunteer, however, students will have preference. We will share a volunteer schedule a few weeks prior to the conference; you will be able to select your desired shifts and roles. 

Select the volunteer rate when you register. 

Volunteer Roles
Registration Desk

Work at the registration desk during the conference. You will give attendees their registration badges and materials at check-in and answer general questions. This job involves a lot of interacting with guests.

Wellness Lounge Attendant

Assist attendees in Wellness Lounge with headphones, cleaning yoga mats, managing towel recycle and general lounge housekeeping.

General Session Support

Support the general sessions. Usher, pass microphones, assist speakers, etc. 

Exhibitor Assistance

Assist exhibitors with setting up their exhibits.

Clean Up

Support at the end of the Conference. Tearing down the Exhibit Hall, Registration and helping pack and load supplies.


Assist with activities or needs as they arise.