The AfterBurn Report is an annual year-end report which provides Burning Man participants with an up-to-date overview of the Burning Man organization, our objectives and the obstacles we encounter. Our hope is that this report will help provide a context for understanding the organization and people behind the event. “Burning Man” is the name we use to define the scope, scale and dynamic nature of what we all do together.
The Burning Man organization includes a full-time staff, a larger group of part-time seasonal staff, and thousands of volunteers as well as participants who take responsibility for making Burning Man happen. The AfterBurn Report explains what our various departments do, why they do it, what changes occur year to year, where Burning Man’s money goes, our successes and failures, and our vision for the future.