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Expression of Interest

Call-out for presentors

In response to feedback that attendees would like more opportunities to discuss issues affecting savanna fire management, this year’s program will include both plenary sessions and dedicated workshops. Expressions of Interest are NOW OPEN for short (10min) presentations by ranger groups and other industry members.

2023 Theme:

‘Our Past informs our Future’


Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Experts, Land Managers, Policy-Makers and Fire Scientists are invited to submit an Expression of Interest to present at the 2023 North Australia Savanna Fire Forum. 

Please register your interest to present on one of the session themes listed below or make a suggestion. The deadline for submission is 30 November 2022.

Day One - 21 February

Plenary Sessions: Report back on the 2022 Fire Season

  • Fire practitioners report back on the 2022 Fire Season - updates from your experience of the 2022 fire season (presenters from the Top End, Cape York & the Kimberley)

  • Panel: Climate Change and Fire Management

  • Panel: How does the past inform our future? Fire Ecology, Biocultural Knowledge and Biodiversity

Day Two - 22 February

Plenary: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Panel: Identifying Indigenous career pathways in savanna fire management

  • Panel: Engaging in emerging carbon and biodiversity markets

  • Fire Songs


Concurrent Session 1

  • Deeper dive: Identifying specialist roles and pathways within the savanna fire management sector

  • Changing fire regimes and climate change

  • Women and Fire Talking Circle

Concurrent Session 2

  • Deeper dive: Monitoring and measuring benefits of savanna fire management

  • Knowledge Sharing through the Indigenous Carbon Industry Network

  • Fire Stories Circle

Concurrent Session 3

  • Fire from Space: NAFI and the Australian Space Agency

  • Health Impacts of Smoke from Fire

  • Fire Songs Circle


  • Visual Art Workshop

Day Three - 23 February

Side Events and Optional Workshops

Submit your EOI

We strongly encourage Indigenous presenters in each of the sessions. Applicants are also encouraged to apply for multiple presentations. Presenters could include Indigenous land managers, rangers, fire practitioners, park managers, pastoralists, scientists, program managers or anyone working in the fire management and carbon sector.

To Register your Interest 

Complete a short online survey.

Closing date: 30 November 2022

Presentations and displays will be short-listed by the working group in terms of relevance, level of interest and accessibility.

Further enquiries: 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your proposal, please CONTACT ICIN

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