Managing Fire, Understanding Ourselves:  Human Dimensions in Safety and Wildland Fire

13th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit and 4th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire
Boise Centre, Boise, Idaho, USA, April 20-24, 2015

Presenter Guidelines 

Oral Presentation Guidelines

Schedule & Format: Please review the program schedule to see when you will be presenting.
Unless otherwise noted in the program, most presentations are 20 minutes long
(15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion), 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 conference-supplied laptop computer. The IAWF computer will have the
following software installed: Microsoft Power Point 2010, Adobe Acrobat 10.x or higher, QuickTime 7.x or
higher, MacromediaFlash Player 11.x or higher, and Internet Explorer 8.x or higher.
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.

Presentations Loading:
All speakers are required to turn in their presentations the day prior to their
scheduled presentation For instance, if you are presenting on Tuesday you should turn in your presentation
on Monday or before the conference starts at 8:00 am on Tuesday. If you are presenting on Wednesday,
your presentation should be turned in by the end of the day on Tuesday and so forth.
This will ensure presentations can be opened and loaded onto the conference computer system. 
All final adjustments can be made at this time.You can upload your presentation to the online
system or bring your presentation on one of the following media:
  • USB flash drive
  • CD-R

Poster Presentation Guidelines

Schedule & Format: There will be a formal poster session, Wednesday April 22nd from 1:30-2:30 pm. Authors are expected to be present to discuss their poster during that period. Each presenter will be assigned one 8 ' wide x 4' tall poster board. We will supply what you will need to affix your poster. 
You can place your poster anytime beginning Monday Evening from 5:00-8:00 pm, please ensure your poster is placed no later than 12:00 pm on Wednesday, April 22nd.
Poster Board
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. 


Video: This conference offers you and your fellow poster presenters, a novel opportunity for you to promote your poster presentation, in the form of a one-minute video. The video will serve to promote your poster and invite conference participants to visit with you during the session. The video should not be a PowerPoint presentation; rather, it should be a short video intended to catch the interest of conference participants and introduce them to your topic. The videos will be included on the conference mobile app.  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 March 30.  Your video should be compatible with QuickTime and should be as high a resolution as possible in 4:3 format.   Upload your video via this online submission system

Information for all Presenters

Questions: Send any questions regarding audio/visual or computer support to Mikel Robinson at or 406-531-8264.

Conference Proceedings: All those who present a poster and oral presentation are encouraged to submit an extended abstract or full paper for the Conference Proceedings. The proceedings will be published by the International Association of Wildland Fire and will be made available online. The deadline for submissions will be June 1, 2015.
Link to submit via online system



Conference Registration: All presenters are required to register for the conference. 
On-line registration is now open. Note that all accepted presenters are required to 
register by March 9, 2015 or they may be dropped from the program.

Hotel and Travel:
The conference will be held at the Boise Centre, Boise, Idaho, USA.
The Boise Centre is Idaho’s premier convention center for meetings, conferences, and social events. 
With a front-row view of the Boise National Forest and the pristine Boise River, Boise Centre is located 
right in the heart of beautiful downtown Boise, Idaho. Boise Centre offers 50,000 sq. ft. of 
exhibition/ meeting space—featuring a 25,000 sq. ft. ballroom, an auditorium that has 349 fixed seats, 
state-of-the-art digital signage, wireless Internet throughout the facility, superb food and top-notch service.

We have secured a block of rooms at the four (4) hotels in downtown Boise.  

Visit the conference webpage for more information and to make hotel reservations.

The Boise Airport (BOI) is serviced by Alaska, Allegiant, Southwest, United, US Airways, Frontier,
Delta, Horizon and SkyWest. The Boise Airport is open 24/7.  Ticket counters and check-in kiosks are
located on the 2nd floor of the terminal.  Airlines suggest you arrive 90 minutes prior to departure 
(2 hours during high travel seasons). 

Parking for the Boise Centre is available at primary parking facilities
through an agreement with the Downtown Public Parking System. 
Click here for parking information at the Boise Centre.  

First Hour Free
Hourly $ 2.50
All Day $12.00

Click here for full transportation information, including airlines, rental cars, public transportation, etc.

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

We look forward to seeing you in Boise!