Registration & Hotel

WUI 2020 is Going Virtual

More details


Registration information for our postponed dates will be shared in the coming months.


Details about rebooking for our postponed dates will be shared in the coming months.

2020 Conference Rates

Conference – November 2020 Early Bird Advanced
IAFC Member $400 $450
Federal Government Employee $400 $450
Non-Member $450 $500

Pre-Conference Rates

Pre-Conference: November 2020 Early Bird Advanced
S215: Fire Operations in the Wildland-Urban Interface (Sat. - Mon.) $275 $325
Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire (Sun. - Mon.) $250 $300
WUI Best Mitigation Practices (Sun. - Mon.) Included  Included 
NFA Leadership Series (Sun. - Mon.) Included Included
NFFF: Everyone Goes Home in the Wildland: Train the Trainer (Mon.) $75 $75
Tools & Resources to Help Your Community   Included Included 
What's New in the WUI: Latest Wildfire Information & Knowledge from NFPA (Tues.) Included Included 
Fire Department Exchange (Tues.) Included Included 

Conference Headquarters Hotel

WUI Conference Hotel Pepper Mill Resort

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

Peppermill Tower: $89/night plus taxes and $2 per night resort fee
Tuscany Tower: $109/night plus taxes and $2 per night resort fee


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

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.