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Mentoring Program

Tralee, Ireland

Conference Mentoring Program

Are you a student or early career professional looking to expand your fire network, or attending an IAWF conference for the first time? Or are you a veteran of the IAWF or conferences looking to share your knowledge and support a new attendee? Then sign up for the IAWF Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference mentoring program! 

For the Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference in Tralee, we will match students and early career professionals with experienced fire professionals. 

We are looking for both mentors and mentees able to meet during the conference! 

We will match mentors and mentees based on your interests and backgrounds and introduce you via email prior to the conference. Then we will host a virtual zoom gathering for all mentors and mentees about 2 weeks before the conference and provide you with tips for making the most of your mentoring experience.

Mentors and mentees contact each other by email prior to the conference to agree on a place and time to meet. During the conference, mentors try to introduce their mentee to others, discuss networking, and share information to maximize the conference experience. Mentors also can give advice about selecting sessions and tours to attend, or making the rounds in the reception, the exhibit hall, or the Poster Session, and how to maximize opportunities for professional development, new projects, and new ideas.