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Call for Presentations

Call for Presentations

Our Call for Presentations is now open. Keep reading for topic categories and deadlines!

Enter to speak at INTERSCHUTZ USA!

INTERSCHUTZ USA's Call for Presentations is now open! You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for a Hands-On Training course, Keynote, Pre-Conference Workshop, or Main Conference breakout session.

The 2021 show will takes place October 13-16, 2021 in Philadelphia, PA. 

Why present?

Enjoy an amazing professional development opportunity

Collaborate with colleagues and peers from across the globe

Receive a free full conference pass

Share your knowledge! 

Join a dynamic community and the first-ever INTERSCHUTZ USA

Presentation types

Our program is focused on providing practical and meaningful content that attendees can apply immediately to their rescue operations when they return home. It will include:

  • Hands-On Training
  • Pre-conference Workshops
  • Conference Breakout Sessions
  • Keynotes

Conference topics

To help attendees choose the best sessions for their needs during the conference, we provide some guidelines of topics that we are looking to build the conference with:

  • Leadership
  • Rescue / EMS
  • Wildland
  • Health & Wellness
  • Technology & Communications
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Recruitment / Retention
  • Incident Management
  • Hands-On Training
  • Other

Do you have a practice, current event or topic you want to share with your colleagues from across the world? Don’t hesitate: submit your presentation today!

Submission guidelines

All proposals should include the following:

  • Engaging program format that involves the audience and stimulates discussion.
  • All speaker / presenter information. Must submit photos, bios, and contact information.
  • Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
  • Deadline for submissions is January 8, 2021.

Additional information

  • Presentations will be reviewed for relevance and purpose to provide a balanced educational program.
  • Presenters must accept the invitation to present by February 21, 2021.
  • Presenters will receive a travel stipend, and full conference registration. Details forthcoming.
  • INTERSCHUTZ USA reserves the right to make changes to proposed presentation titles and descriptions, to place sessions in alternative topic areas, and to encourage joint presentations if multiple proposals are submitted on similar topics. This will be communicated to the submitter before making any changes.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Rachel Lesczynski.

Key deadlines

January 8, 2021: Deadline to Submit
February 15, 2021: Notifications will be sent to selected presenters
February 21, 2020: Deadline to send acceptance of invitation
Week of February 22, 2020: Conference Program to be live on the website

Submit your session today!

INTERSCHUTZ is one of the strongest, most established names in firefighting with global reach and massive potential.  In a time when fire departments around the world are increasingly stressed, a global perspective is needed.

Please apply to become a speaker today to join one of the most important conversations in firefighting history as we launch INTERSCHUTZ USA.