Sparking the Flame – Fire Conclave 2024

Sparking the Flame – Fire Conclave 2024

Greetings all, 

The Fire Conclave Council is delighted to announce that the Intention period for participating in the 2024 Fire Conclave is NOW OPEN. The submission period closes March 1, 2024 @ Noon PST.

The  Intent to Perform submission form is now OPEN. Shins of all groups, new and returning, must fill out this form.

Regardless of if you have done this before or not it’s a good time to review what it takes to participate. We have updated the document we like to call “So you wanna be a Shin”, which describes what it takes to lead a fire group through the audition process and perform in the Great Circle before the Man burns. Even if you don’t intend to lead a group this document is helpful for anyone who wants to understand the process. 

Intent to perform form (Google form) –

“So you want to be a Shin” (FC Resources Page) –

Sit and Spin

Join us on Zoom for an informal Q & A session (aka Sit and Spin…) Anyone interested in participating in the Fire Conclave as a performer, safety, documentarian or group leader (Shin) is invited to join and  ask questions (which we may not know the answer to). 

The zoom link will be sent to you about 24 hours before the session. 

Now for the rest:

  • How to stay in Touch / Connecting with the Council
    • Email
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • The Fire Conclave Announce List
    • Discord
  • Burning Man 2024: Curiouser & Curiouser
  • Tickets, Profiles, and Vehicle Passes
  • Jack Rabbit Speaks (the Burning Man newsletter)


Got a question? Email the Fire Conclave Council at and one of us will get back to you. 


 We announce major events on our Facebook page, feel free to follow and share our page so you can stay up to date: The Fire Conclave – Home

What you should expect to see on this page

  • Fire Conclave related News, Announcements, Deadlines, and Photos
  • General Burning Man related News.


Follow @fireconclave on Instagram for a dose of inspiration! We regularly share photos taken by the Fire Conclave documentarians as well as news and activities from our fire community.

If you tag @fireconclave in your posts or stories we will share what we can and ignore any shameless self-promotion. 

The Fire Conclave Announce List

If you are receiving this as an email you are subscribed to the FC Announce List.  This is your official way to hear about all the activities related to the Fire Conclave from the Fire Conclave Council. 

All fire performers, and fire safety/watch — whether with a group or not — are encouraged to subscribe to the Fire Conclave announce list. Email, and tell us something about yourself, what attracted you to fire, how long have you been playing with fire, what kind of tool(s) you utilize, where you live, how many years you’ve attended Burning Man, if you play with a fire group, and anything else you want to express about yourself.


The Fire Conclave has a Discord server, which is open to the Shins of the fire groups and their leadership teams. .  We make regular announcements there including things like when intent to perform opens, which groups are applying to perform and any other info that will help fire performers get know what’s up with the fire conclave.  If you are intending on being a Shin you can join now and after you register your fire group’s intent to perform we will add any of your amazing leaders to the leadership section of the server, So join now or later,  introduce yourself and participate.

2024 Art Theme: Curiouser & Curiouser

The 2024 Burning Man theme celebrates puzzles without answers, embraces the irrational and the absurd, and invites the unknown over for tea. Because it’s in those timeless moments of not knowing, when we’re consumed entirely by curiosity, that we experience our most profound learning, growth, and creativity. All great journeys of discovery begin with a question; without that spark of curiosity no movement is possible. Staring into the void of unreason, we experience the wonderfulness of wonder, and the staggering awesomeness of awe. Which leads inexorably to the asking of better questions. Which is, after all, what makes us better than the robots.

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”  – The Mad Hatter

Read more on the Burning Man website

Burner Profile, Burning Man Tickets & Vehicle Passes

The Burning Man Ticket page is the best place to get the most up-to-date and accurate information about ticketing options. You must be pre-registered through the Burner Profile system to participate in any of the ticket sales. (Hint: if you haven’t already, set up your Burner Profile now.) There are many ways to purchase a ticket, so check the Burning Man Ticket page for details.

If you purchase a ticket and then learn that you’ve been accepted into the Fire Conclave, we’d love it if you would use the ticket you already purchased. If you must sell it, we encourage you to sell it through the STEP program or, in the spirit of the 10 Principles you may gift purchased tickets.  If you move from your current address please make sure you change it in Burner Profiles.

Jack Rabbit Speaks

Burning Man’s newsletter, the one way to stay in touch with everything that is happening. Click this link: The Jackrabbit Speaks

It begins with a spark…
Crimson, Tabasco, Wrangler, Scorch, and Natalie
Fire Conclave Council

Photo Credit: Kevin Levezu, Tuesday Shoot, Burning Man 2023