Registration & Hotel



Registration for WUI 2019 will open in November. 


Check back in November for hotel information for WUI 2019!

See more details below.

Conference Rates

Conference – March 26 - 28 Early Bird On or
Before 2/14/2019
After 2/14/2019
IAFC Member $375 $425
Federal Government Employee $375 $425
Non-Member $425 $475
Preconference – March 23-26 Early Bird On or 
Before 2/14/2019
After 2/14/2019
 AH-330 Strike Team/Task Force Leader All Hazards  $300 $350
Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire Workshop $225 $250
 How a Network Supports the FAC Framework: A Practitioner Workshop $125 $150
Fire Department eXchange Included  Included
NFA WUI Planning Series: Introduction to WUI Evacuation Planning and Procedures Included Included
What's New in the WUI - Firewise USA Mitigation Data Collection and NFPA Wildfire Update Included Included
Getting Everyone Home in the Wildland: A Joint Mission Between National Fallen Fire Fighter Foundation and Wildland Fire Foundation Included Included

Onsite Registration Hours

The registration desk will be located in the Tuscany Foyer.
Saturday, March 23 7 AM - 4 PM 
Sunday, March 24 7 AM - 4 PM
Monday, March 25 7 AM - 4 PM
Tuesday, March 26 7 AM - 5 PM 
Wednesday, March 27 7 AM - 4 PM
Thursday, March 28 7:30 - 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 Thursday, February 14, 2019. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. After Thursday, February 14, 2019, 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

A block of rooms has been secured at the Peppermill Resort from March 22 - 29, 2019 at a rate of $79 per night. A $2 tourism fee and 13% tax per room, per night will also added. Reservations will open in November.

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.