Canadian Wildfire Conference
Thought Leadership Conference
Thought Leadership for Aerial and Ground Wildfire Suppression
The Canadian Wildfire Conference is a two-day event featuring sector-leading suppliers displaying and discussing new technologies and services alongside an educational program designed to unite air and ground personnel. The conference will host an appreciation dinner on October 25, followed by a full program on October 26. The conference agenda includes a range of presentations from industry leaders to provide air and ground crews and commanders with critical information on the challenges and trends facing wildfire suppression today.
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Critical business information for aerial and ground wildfire crews, ICs, chiefs, operators and agencies, with an emphasis on the following segments:
- New products impacting the sector
- Support services
- Air traffic management
- Government policies and procedures
- Opportunities and challenges
Attend the 4th annual Canadian Wildfire Conference 2023
your registration can be transferred to our next event date or refunded.
Schedule*Event schedule subject to change
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||
|6:00pm – 6:45pm||
The Canadian Wildfire Conference Appreciation Dinner and SickNotWeak fundraiser will be held at the Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna, BC on October 25th. It’s been a formidable wildfire season, and this dinner is an avenue to show appreciation for all those on its frontlines and raise funds to benefit mental health awareness. The evening’s festivities will kick off with a welcoming cocktail reception at 5 pm, followed by a keynote presentation from a very well-known figure in Canadian sports broadcasting — Michael Landsberg — who is the founder of SickNotWeak.
Michael has been an official spokesperson for Bell Let’s Talk Day since that initiative was launched. In 2016 Michael launched his own initiative, a charity, called SickNotWeak. SickNotWeak is dedicated to changing the way Canadians see mental illness. SickNotWeak is dedicated to helping people understand that mental illness is a sickness, not a weakness. SickNotWeak, like Michael, approaches the conversation surrounding mental illness in a raw and candid way, mixed with a dash of Landsberg attitude and humor.
A plated dinner will follow at approximately 6:45 pm.
Transportation is not included in registration.
Sick Not Weak is a national charity in Canada founded to support all Canadians who live with mental illness, struggle with symptoms of mental illness, or have a loved one afflicted with a diagnosis or symptoms but not diagnosed. Our charity fulfills its mandate through community engagement, active partnerships with like-minded organizations in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Our primary goal is to eliminate the stigma still associated with mental illness through awareness campaigns, education, and advocacy.
We are excited about the future and look forward to bringing new programs and resources to support the community. We are hopeful people are empowered by our programs to help raise awareness and be empowered with confidence to engage in discussions, seek treatment and strive to live life to its fullest potential. It is through raising awareness and creating a movement of understanding and acceptance we will be successful.
|6:45pm – 9:00pm||
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All conference sessions take place at the KF Aerospace Centre of ExcellenceAll conference sessions take place at the KF Aerospace Centre of Excellence
|6:30am – 7:30am||
Exhibitor set up at KF Aerospace Centre of Excellence
|7:30am – 8:00am||
Registration and networking
|8:00am – 8:15am||
|8:15am – 9:30am||
Air and ground interoperability panelLeaders from aerial and ground operations discuss wildfire suppression techniques, challenges and best practices
|9:30am – 10:30am||
Refreshment break and trade show
|10:30am – 11:30am||
How air and ground can better manage resources to provide support when and where it’s needed most
|11:30am – 1:00pm||
Lunch, trade show and networking
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||
Innovation and advanced tactics for wildfire suppression panelLeaders from ground and air discuss the significant changes in the wildfire fight, from advanced water systems and aircraft modifications to training and resource deployment
|2:00pm – 3:30pm||
Trade showProduct demonstrations, KF Centre Ramp
|3:30pm – 4:00pm||
Closing remarks, trends, opportunities, and the future of Canadian wildfire suppression
KF AEROSPACE CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE
5800 Lapointe Drive, Kelowna BC, V1V 1S1
Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport
5505 Airport Way
Special Group rate starting from $159 CAD per night
Start Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
End Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023
Last Day to Book: Friday, October 6, 2023
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