2017 Instructor Development Conference
Fort Collins, Colorado
September 26-30, 2017


In 2016, the ISFSI Fall Instructor Conference program was bursting at the seams with exceptional content and eager-to-learn attendees! In 2017, we’re looking for speakers to continue the momentum and help us build the best professional development program yet. Join the industry’s leading fire instructor professional development conference and ISFSI esteemed instructors. Challenge yourself and our audience – aim to make your session standing-room only!

The Instructor Development Conference provides educational sessions for instructor development based on the following areas:

  • Technology
  • Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Training Innovations and Evaluations
  • Training Safety
  • NFPA and Certifications
  • Modern Student
  • Firefighter Safety and Health


Presentation Formats

New for 2017! Spark Training Talks

Spark training talks are similar to the popular TED talks – allowing participants, speakers and sponsors to share a brief 15-minute discussion on a topic of their choice – sparking creativity and innovation.

Single Presentations:

Issue-oriented, provides concrete examples, and contains both practical and theoretical information. Post mortems and case studies are included in this category.


Topical, visionary, inspirational – that’s what we are looking for in our keynote speaker. Experience, inspirational or motivational speakers who can address innovative approaches to achieve better results.


Panels take many different viewpoints on a topic or issue and combine them in one debate session with a moderator. Debate among panelists (with very different view points) is welcome and audience participation time should be accounted for.


  1. Submit your proposal by February 1, 2017.
  2. Review: The ISFSI committee will review your submissions by mid March.
  3. Notify: We will notify you by email about the status of your submission by April 1.
  4. Final presentations and handouts must be submitted by August 26, 2017.


The deadline to submit presentations has passed. We hope you join us in Fort Collins, CO on September 26-30. Details about the conference will be posted soon.