Social Events, Student Activities & Wellness Program

Wellness Program
Sponsored by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
We all know our health and wellness should take top priority, but sometimes we need a reminder.  Take advantage of the group led physical activity sessions or visit the wellness lounge on your own. Just chill and relax for a few moments with our noise cancelling headphones or release some tension by coloring a Mandala.

The Wellness Lounge is located in the University Center Commons on level 2.
Hours:
Monday 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

In addition to the yoga sessions on the schedule, Johnny Stowe is available for individual yoga lessons throughout the week. Check at the registration desk and we will connect you with Johnny.  Johnny welcomes you to just stop by one of the yoga sessions, even if you are late or unable to stay the entire time. The only exception is the Sahyinidra EcoJourney Fire Meditation on Monday Evening; you (and others) will get the most of out of this session if you stay the entire 50 minutes.

Wellness Program Schedule

Monday – May 21

7:30 – 8:20 pm Sahyinidra EcoJourney Fire Meditation – Wellness Lounge, University Center Commons, 2nd level Led by Johnny Stowe Johnny’s specialty: a meditative journey through fire-dependent ecosystems of the Northern Rockies.

7:30 pm Running Group Meet in front of the Double Tree Hotel, 100 Madison Street Led by Greg Dillon

Tuesday – May 22

6:00 am Running Group Meet in front of the Double Tree Hotel, 100 Madison Street Led by Sharon Hood

7:00-7:30 am Greet the day yoga Wellness Lounge UC Commons 2nd Level Led by Johnny Stowe A gentle-flow class for all levels aimed at waking one’s mind and body for the day’s activities. It can be done in any loose, comfortable clothing.

12:30-12:45 pm Work the kinks out yoga Wellness Lounge UC Commons 2nd Level Gentle, light-hearted stretching. Quietly come in after class starts or quietly leave before it ends to accommodate your schedule.

8:00 pm Hike to the M on Mount Sentinel Meet in the foyer by the conference registration desk

Wednesday – May 23

6:00 am Running Group Meet in front of the Double Tree Hotel, 100 Madison Street Led by Eva Karau and Jenny Perth

7:00-7:30 am Greet the day yoga Wellness Lounge UC Commons 2nd Level Led by Johnny Stowe A gentle-flow class for all levels aimed at waking one’s mind and body for the day’s activities. It can be done in any loose, comfortable clothing.

Thursday – May 24

6:00 am Running Group Meet in front of the Double Tree Hotel, 100 Madison Street Led by Natalie Wagenbrenner

7:00-7:30 am Greet the day yoga Wellness Lounge UC Commons 2nd Level Led by Johnny Stowe A gentle-flow class for all levels aimed at waking one’s mind and body for the day’s activities. It can be done in any loose, comfortable clothing.

12:30-12:45 pm Work the kinks out yoga Wellness Lounge UC Commons 2nd Level Gentle, light-hearted stretching. Quietly come in after class starts or quietly leave before it ends to accommodate your schedule.

Social Events Calendar

Sunday – May 20

7:00 pm Afterhours Networking, Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula – Brooks and Browns, 200 South Pattee Street

Monday – May 21

5:45 – 7:30 pm Social Reception with Sponsors and Exhibitors University Center Grand Ballroom (3rd Level) Join us to thank our sponsors and exhibitors and network with the fellow conference guests while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and a no host bar.

7:00-9:00 pm University of Idaho Alumni, Partners and Friends Mixer UC Art Gallery, University Center (2nd level) Hosted by: University of Idaho, Wildland Fire Program, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences

7:30 pm Afterhours Networking – TBD

9:00 pm Student Activity (although this is a student planned event, they would like to invite all “Students of Fire” to enjoy the movie) Popcorn and Movie (red skis photo) Featuring ‘Red Skies of Montana’, a local favorite, the movie will be played in the University Center Theater, University Center (Level 3 by the registration desk).

Tuesday – May 22

5:30-8:00 pm University Center Grand Ballroom, level 3 Formal poster session Authors are expected to be present to discuss their poster during that period. Hors d’ oeuvres and a no host bar will be provided during the session.

6:30-7:30 pm University Center, Room 330, level 3 International Journal of Wildland Fire (IJWF) and Fire Ecology Journal Associate Editors Meeting and Social

8:00 pm Afterhours Networking Press Box Sports Bar 835 East Broadway

Wednesday – May 23

6:00-10:00 pm Street Eats and Beats Caras Park in Downtown Missoula  Featuring food trucks, a no-host bar, Awards Ceremony and music. Experience road house blues, southern blues, Motown soul, instrumentals and smooth vocals by the Zeppo Blues Band. You must wear your name badge to be admitted; guest passes are available for purchase at the registration desk. You will be able to sample cuisine from each of the food trucks at no cost; this is included with your registration. However, the bar will be a no host bar.

Thursday – May 24

7:00 pm Conference After Party Marshall Mountain  Music jam and play/sing along by the Flaming Wheelbarrows, fire-pit, s’mores, no-host bar and great networking! Bring your instruments to join in! High in the Rattlesnake Mountains, just seven and one-half miles from Missoula – we will provide transportation to and from the host hotels.

Student Activities

Monday, May 21

7:30 – 9:00 pm Student Social in the Rec Room, University Center, level 2 Join us in the Student Rec Room at UM to socialize over music, fun, and games.

9:00 pm Popcorn and Movie Featuring ‘Red Skies of Montana’, a local favorite, the movie will be played in the University Center Theater.

Tuesday, May 22

12:00-1:00 pm Student Mentor Luncheon, University Center Commons, level 2 Network while enjoying a free lunch. Meeting with the attending mentors will provide an interesting and informative way to pass some time. If you play your cards right, you might also walk away with an invaluable resource for finding internships or job offers in the future.

8:00 pm Hike to the M on Mount Sentinel Join the student group as we hike to the M with a guide that will tell us more about the area. Meet your guide in the foyer by the conference registration desk.

Wednesday – May 23

1:00 – 5:00 pm Free for All Didn’t join a field trip? It’s not too late to sign up for one. But if the field trips aren’t to your taste, why not take a few of your fellow SAFE and IAWF members and explore the area, just be SAFE.

6:30 – 10:00 pm Street Eats and Beats Don’t forget to attend this awesome event for everyone at the conference. There will be food, music, and awards at Caras Park in Downtown Missoula.

Thursday – May 24

7:00 pm After Conference Party at Marshall Mountain The title says it all. Come have a great time with us to celebrate a wonderful conference. Have fun around the campfire and compete in the s’mores roasting competition.

2nd Exhibition of Art & Expression of Wildland Fires: Join us by sharing your expression in our Wildland Fire themed Art Exhibition. All art media is welcome and encouraged including textile, painting, wearable, photography, ceramics, collage, poetry, sculpture, carving etc. Participants are invited to donate their work to a silent auction fundraiser supporting the “Mike DaLuz Memorial Student Travel Scholarship Fund” and the “IAWF Student Scholarship Fund”. Art that is donated to the Silent Auction will be displayed and auctioned at The Fire Continuum Conference Evening Event on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. To reserve your space for display or more details please contact: Kim Skufca, 406-207-6574

Facing the Inferno: The Wildfire Photography of Kari Greer
On display Monday – Wednesday in the UC Gallery
Monday 5:30-7:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00-6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00-2:00 pm