Awards Banquet

Please join us for our awards banquet!  AFE will be giving out three Lifetime Achievement Awards and two Student Excellence Awards.  IAWF will be awarding the Ember Award.  Before dinner there will be a no-host bar and we’ll have a silent auction for artwork from the wildland fire art show.  Our awards banquet speaker will be Michael Kodas.  As well, we’re hoping to have some great local entertainment on hand.  The banquet is open to all conference attendees and up to 3 guests.


Michael Kodas,
associate director of the Center for Environmental Journalism, has spent 30 years as a photojournalist, reporter, author and videographer. His work has appeared in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek, the CBS Evening News, PBS Newshour, National Public Radio, Dateline NBC, Outside.com, GEO, Der Spiegel, OnEarth.com, National Geographic News Watch, MotherJones.com and many other domestic and international publications.

For his environmental projects he has hiked the Appalachian Trail, climbed on Mount Everest, and worked as a U.S. Forest Service firefighter. He is currently working on a book looking at the global increase in wildfires for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.