Registration & Hotel



Registration for WUI 2019 will open in October.

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Check back in October for hotel information for WUI 2019!

See more details below.


Conference Rates

Conference – Feb. 27 - March 1 Early Bird On or before 1/23/2018 After 1/23/2018
IAFC Member $375 $425
Federal Government Employee $375 $375
Non-Member $425 $475
Preconference – February 24-27 On or before 1/23/2018 After 1/23/2018
AR-330: All Risk Strike Team/Task Force Leader (4 days) $250 $275
L-580: Leading in Crisis: Strategic Leadership in Catastrophic Events (3 Days)* $1,600 $1,600
Assessing Structure Ignition Potential From Wildfire (2 Days) $225 $250
Developing, Implementing and Sustaining a Community Wildfire Protection (2 Days) Included Included
Fire Department Exchange Included Included
What's New in the WUI Included Included
The Emergency Services Road Map to Health and Wellness: A Revision of the NFPA 1582 Guide Included Included
Post Con - Learning From Each Other: A Practitioner's Workshop Included Included

*L-580: Leading in Crisis: Strategic Leadership in Catastrophic Events
To be considered for participation in L-580, you must complete a course enrollment request. Request forms are available at IAFC Academy. Log into and/or create an IAFC Academy account, under Course Catalogue, search L-580. Include your experience and the highest ICS position you currently hold. Submissions will be reviewed by the training team, and notifications sent via email. Registration to L-580 includes full conference registration to WUI 2018.

Onsite Registration Hours

The registration desk will be located in the Tuscany Foyer.
Saturday, February 24 7 AM - 4 PM
Sunday, February 25 7 AM - 4 PM
Monday, February 26 7:30 AM - 4 PM
Tuesday, February 27 7 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday, February 28 7 AM - 4 PM
Thursday, March 1 7:30 AM - 11 AM

Cancellation/Substitution Policy

All cancellations will be subject to a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations must be sent in writing to the registration Center via e-mail to by Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. After Tuesday, January 23, 2018, substitutions will be allowed in the event the registrant is unable to attend, but no refunds will be issued. Telephone substitutions will be permitted.


Conference Headquarters Hotel

WUI Conference Hotel Pepper Mill Resort

Peppermill Resort
2707 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502
Ph: 1-800-282-2444

Reserve your room

A block of rooms has been secured at the Peppermill Resort at $79 plus tax, per night, standard single/double from February 23 - March 2, 2018. Reservations must be made by February 1st. After February 1st, reservations will be based on availability and current rate. Please make your reservations early to ensure availability.

Hotel Poachers

The IAFC has been alerted that unauthorized housing companies (called hotel poachers) have been contacting registered attendees and exhibitors offering cheaper rates at hotels in the IAFC’s WUI Conference housing block. This practice, also known as room pirating, is a scam that all attendees should be aware of in order to avoid passing along personal and financial information.

How hotel poachers book rooms and attempt to get your money:
Most poaching agencies do not have a contract with any hotels for room blocks. They will contact a housing wholesaler, such as Expedia, Priceline, etc. to see if rooms are available that they can mark up to resell to unsuspecting guests. Hotel poachers will claim to be calling on behalf of the IAFC or state that they are the official housing company and will sometimes ask that your room be paid in full, up front.

What we do, and what you can do, to avoid hotel poachers:
The IAFC negotiates contracts with hotels to include clauses to protect our attendees should the hotel oversell the rooms or any other issues that may arise with reservations. Rooms reserved outside of the IAFC's WUI Conference housing block do not have official contracts with the IAFC; therefore, we are unable to help you if any issues arise.

Protect yourself:

  • Be aware that the IAFC has housing blocks with the Peppermill Resort only.  To book a hotel room you must call or go online to reserve your room - a company will not call you to book your room for you.
  • Trust your instincts and the old adage: If it sounds too good to be true then it most likely is.
  • If you are ever unsure whether or not something is legitimate, contact us first before providing your personal information, company information, or any financial information.

If you receive an unrequested call or email from any company that is not our official housing provider, contact us immediately.

Discrimination & Harassment Policy

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has zero-tolerance for discrimination and all forms of harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment. This zero-tolerance policy means that no form of discriminatory or harassing conduct by or toward any IAFC member, exhibitor, presenter, attendee or staff member will be tolerated.

The IAFC is committed to enforcing its policy at all levels within the association and at any IAFC meeting. Any person who engages in discrimination or harassment will be subject to discipline and possible removal from a conference premises. If you feel that you have been harassed by any person(s), immediately contact the IAFC at 703-273-0911 or or, if on location at an IAFC conference, go to the registration desk and ask to speak to the onsite conference manager.


For hotel parking, maps and information on getting around, visit our Travel Page.