Wildfire Smoke Risk Communication Stakeholder Synthesis Symposium

Symposium goals

This symposium will convene regional stakeholders to share lessons learned from the 2017 and 2018 wildfire seasons, and to foster academic-practice partnerships to address existing challenges related to wildfire smoke and health in Washington State. 

Scientific experts will share the latest findings from wildfire smoke and health research, framed within the broader context of how to prepare for wildfire in a changing climate. Public health, fire, and emergency management practitioners from local, county, and tribal jurisdictions will share their experiences preparing for and responding to wildfire smoke. 

Practitioners, researchers, and students will engage in interactive activities to develop collaborative approaches to addressing critical wildfire smoke public health challenges. 


The symposium aims to bring together the University of Washington climate research community with local, state, tribal, and federal practitioners working on wildfire smoke and health issues in Washington State.

symposium logistics

Location: Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105)

Date: Tuesday October 30, 2018

Time: 9:30AM - 4:00PM

registration for the symposium

To register for the symposium, please click on the button below. Please complete the registration by October 1, 2018; we cannot guarantee spots will be available after this date.  To ensure that diverse perspectives are represented, we are accepting a certain number of registrants from each sector on a first-come first-serve basis. You will receive an email confirming your registration by Friday, October 5th. UPDATE: We’ve had an overwhelming response to this symposium. If your sector is full, we will put you on a waiting list. You will be notified of your status on October 5th.

Symposium sponsors:

UW Collaborative on Extreme Event Resilience, UW Program on Climate Change, UW Climate Impacts Group, UW EDGE Center, UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, and UW Center for Health & the Global Environment

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