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“The inaugural Pacific Northwest Wildfire Conference will be held in Seattle, Washington. This strategic conference and exhibition will take place April 3 and 4, 2023. The event will be the first Pacific Northwest focused wildfire conference, including a focused two-day conference agenda featuring regional State leaders, key Federal stakeholders, as well as local fire services and an associated exhibition. The Pacific Northwest Wildfire Conference will be an integral event in terms of reporting best practices, sharing resources for prevention, suppression, and recovery, and understanding the opportunities provided by the latest innovations and technologies.”

Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands, Washington State


Tangent Link, in partnership with Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz and Washington Department of Natural Resources, are delighted to invite all stakeholders to this first-of-its-kind event in the Pacific Northwest. Elected officials, policy makers and leadership of the region’s land and wildfire management agencies are encouraged to attend.


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Event Information


AFFPNW23 will be held at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center. Tangent Link has negotiated special rates for attendees during their stay in Seattle (available until 10 March).  Attendees will be able to make a hotel reservation as part of the online registration process, or please use the link below.




Attendees will receive a discounted parking rate of $15 local and overnight, exclusive of tax and city fee per day. Self-parking is provided for all guests on a space available basis.


Event schedule


Event Dinner (sponsored by Bridger Aerospace) - SOLD OUT !!

Date:                Monday 3 April 2023
Time:                19:00
Location:           Museum of Flight, 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108
Dress code:      Smart casual

Numbers are strictly limited.  Attendees will be asked to confirm their attendance during the online registration process. 
Return coach transportation will be provided from the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center to the Museum of Flight.


Dress code

The dress code for the event is business attire. If applicable, uniform may be worn.  This helps to promote networking and service recognition among delegates. The dress code for the social functions will be smart casual.


Photography / Videography

Photography and audio/video recording are strictly prohibited at the event unless prior approval has been granted.  Please contact Louise Smith if you have any queries about this.






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