We are pleased to announce that the call for session proposals is now open the 2018 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference – held in Crested Butte, September 18-20. The theme for this year’s conference is: “People, Places, and Perceptions – Wildfire and the Human Condition”.
The conference will provide an in-depth exploration of how human dimensions affect community adaptation to wildfire. We’ll examine why people adopt or reject best practices, how we understand risk, and how we collectively perceive notions about wildfire. More information can be found at: www.wildfire-colorado.com
The conference planning committee is looking for presentation proposals that will lead to active learning and participation. Proposals for sessions that help create new knowledge, support skill building, and draw out people’s experiences are preferred. We want the conference to give participants tools and ideas that support what’s working, and help identify opportunities for improvement.
We know that FAC practitioners in Colorado are doing great things, and we would love for all our members to share their ideas with a larger audience. The conference will offer a suite of learning opportunities including – keynote speakers, networking events and workshops, panel discussions, break-out sessions, and social gatherings.
Got a program or idea to share? Submit a session proposal here: https://goo.gl/forms/VlEwRJuamJY3x7vH2
Fire Adapted Colorado’s mission is to provide educational and networking opportunities for communities, groups and individual stakeholders focused on reducing the negative impacts of wildfires in our state. Stay tuned for future blog posts with updates on conference agenda and speakers, FACO scholarship opportunities, and things to do in Crested Butte.