The Fire is Out... What's Next?

Call for Workshop Session & Presentation Proposals

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April 6-8, 2020

Granlibakken Tahoe, CA

Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc. invites you to submit a proposal for a presentation or interactive workshop session.

After the Flames Conference & Workshop Objective:

To provide participants with ACTIONABLE BEST PRACTICES FOR COMMUNITIES & AGENCIES IMPACTED BY WILDFIRE.

These best practices will draw on the experiences, both good and bad, of all who experience and respond to the post-fire landscape. Participants in the conference & workshop will leave with tools and resources to best address the post-fire landscape. This includes environmental, social, economic, and health impacts, on both the technical and practical levels.

After the Flames is not intended to duplicate the many forums for wildfire preparation, except where pre-fire actions can impact post-fire recovery.

Timeline

Presentation Proposal Deadline
Completion of Proposal Review
Finalized Conference Program
Hotel Room Block Expiration

December 31, 2019
January 31, 2020
March 1, 2020
March 1, 2020

PROPOSALS:
We know that experiential learning is often the most effective method of providing information to spur action and provide value for meeting attendees. Engaging sessions are encouraged to stimulate interaction among participants and create connections.

FORMAT:
Based on comments from attendees of our first annual After the Flames, the conference will be broken into two tracks:
Practical Tools & Techniques for communities, local governments, recovery agencies
Technical Level for scientists, engineers, trainers, consultants 

PRESENTATION IDEAS:

  • On-the-ground recovery work. What has worked and what hasn’t.
  • What can be done before a fire to mitigate the damage after?
  • How the community recovers from a fire, including the business community.
  • Specifics of recovery (seed mix, seeding methods, wildfire habitat impacts, protecting archaeological values)
  • What to expect when firefighters leave and the community is allowed back into their homes. What needs to be done first? What is the timeline of recovery?
  • What to expect 2, 5, 10 years after a fire.
  • Who can provide funding for recovery efforts? How do those sources of funding work together?
  • Tools for planning post-fire recovery prior to the fire.

SESSION FORMAT IDEAS:

  • Table top exercises using real or imagined post-fire response.
  • Facilitated discussion to encourage engagement between experts and novices.
  • Panel question and answer.
  • Presentations of new and interesting information for recovery response.
  • Recovery site tour (virtual or actual).

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL:
In the form linked below, please provide information on the purpose and objective of your presentation, presentation format and length of presentation. We encourage you to bring together your colleagues and experts who will complement your presentation to bring the highest level of value for the session.

ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 31, 2019.

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