11th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science

February 9 – 14 2014 | University of Canterbury, New Zealand


On behalf of the International Association For Fire Safety Science and the Fire Engineering Group at the University of Canterbury I would like to welcome you to the 11th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science. The Symposium will be held 9-14 February 2014 in the Central Lecture theatre's at the campus of the University of Canterbury in Christchurch. The Symposium is the premier fire safety science meeting in the world and has been organized triennially since 1985 by the IAFSS.

We have a very exciting social and scientific programme planned which includes opportunities to enjoy the best of the Canterbury region and beyond. The program will include parallel sessions for the presentation of fully peer-reviewed papers over the five days of the Symposium, including invited lectures from the world's top fire science researchers. Symposium activities will begin on Sunday, February 9 with several workshops in the afternoon and a Welcome Reception in the evening. The Symposium will also have poster sessions which will provide an excellent opportunity to interact individually with researchers about their most recent work. Students are encouraged to participate and awards will be made for the best student posters. In addition to the technical sessions, numerous social activities are planned to cater for informal meetings with colleagues and friends.

I look forward to welcoming you in Christchurch at the 11th IAFSS Symposium. 

Charley Fleischmann
Symposium Host Committee Chair
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Key Dates

15 December 2013
  • early bird registration fee closes
  • payments for early bird registration fees are due
  • standard registration fee applies
13 January 2014
  • all room deposits due
2 February 2014
  • standard registration fee closes
  • late registration fee applies
For further registration information click here.