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  • Are you looking for an outstanding opportunity to share new projects, best practices, promote important discussions, and build leadership and credentials among your peers and colleagues?  
  • Are you a subject matter expert on a hot or relevant topic within the fire and emergency services sector?
  • Would you like to share your own experience in transforming your organization and enhancing effectiveness?

CAFC invites you to share your knowledge and experience with an influential group of colleagues at Fire-Rescue Canada 2018!


                          Prepare a presentation                        Gather a panel

                          Lead a debate                                       Educate your peers


We want to hear your ideas!  Share your knowledge and influence the conversation at Fire-Rescue Canada 2018!


Fire-Rescue Canada welcomes submissions for the following types of talks:

  1. Keynote presentations
  2. Plenary presentations
  3. Breakout presentations
  4. Lightning talks: As a Lightning Talk speaker, you have an opportunity to teach, inform and inspire others by expressing what you do and what you care for.  
  5. Policy forum:  Since Fire Rescue Canada is in Ottawa, the CAFC would like to invite partners in government and across the sector to present initiatives that they would like to discuss with the sector. Please showcase the great work you do.


Don’t delay! Presentation submissions will be accepted until March 2, 2018!


How the Selection Process Works

The CAFC Program Committee will review and score all submissions independently and select sessions based on relevance, timeliness of content, education, value and qualifications of the presenter, and number of talks that can be accomodated.


CAFC encourages submissions geared toward topics such as:

·      Science and technology

·      Research to practice

·      National and Federal Policy

·      Best practices for volunteer departments

·      Issues for large and composite departments

·      Human resource issues

·      Operations & Labour Relations

·      Risk Management

·      Emerging Topics

·      General Education

·      Leadership

·      Safety, Health & Wellness

·      Diversity

·      Other


How to make a submission

Preparing a submission is quick and easy. You will need to set up an online account and then input the following information:

  • Submitter Details
  • Select the proposed track for your presentation per above topics
  • Title of Presentation 
  • Description of Presentation (120 words or less)
  • Language of Presentation
  • Speaker Mini-Biography
  • Presentation Duration
  • Presentation Format (Keynote, General Session, Breakout Session, Panel Session, Lightning Talk)
  • Presentation Abstract (300 words or less – Provide more details including purpose, methodology, relevance, importance and implementation and how you conduct the presentation)
  • Enter 3 learning objectives/take-aways for the presentation
  • Your affiliation/field of service
  • Indicate whether or not your presentation will be presented elsewhere in 2018
  • Expected expenses/honorarium
  • Is your talk contingent on the CAFC paying for:

o   Travel

o   Accommodation

o   Honorarium

o   No expectations

  • Include 3 references (optional)
  • Website or links to related talked


  • Submissions will only be accepted online.  Faxed, emailed or mailed forms will NOT be accepted.
  • Submission of a speaker proposal does not guaranteed participation in Fire-Rescue Canada 2018.
  • Products for sale will NOT be accepted through presentations.
  • Individuals must complete the submission process in its entirety.  Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
  • If selected, all speakers will be required to submit a fully-executed speaker agreement
  • If selected, information regarding important deadlines and requirements will be provided and must be adhered to.
  • After the review of submissions, selected speakers will be notified by email in March.


Don't delay presentation proposals will be accepted until February 28, 2018

Submit your speaker presentation proposal for consideration today by clicking on the following link:


Submissions will only be accepted online.

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