2014 National SAF Convention and CIF/IFC AGM & Conference - Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Nat SAF

Save the Date!!!  October 8-11, 2014

In 2014, SAF will partner with the Canadian Institute of Forestry/l’Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC), for a joint convention. In addition, the convention will be co-located with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress, which only takes place once every 5 years and has not been hosted in the United States since 1971.  This exceptional convergence will bring several thousand forest scientists and managers from more than 100 countries together in Salt Lake City, Utah during the first full week in October. These co-located events will enhance knowledge exchange and networking among professionals who study and manage forest resources around the globe.

The convention theme reflects the need for an introspective look at the forest science–management partnership and the roles of science and management in service to society and in sustaining and enhancing forested ecosystems both globally and locally, since many of our biggest challenges span geographic boundaries and most local challenges are subject to global forces.  In addition, this is a good time to take stock of the profession, addressing professional ethics for both managers and scientists. This concept encompasses how science–management partnerships arise, evolve, and play out, in the context of public policy, career development, fiduciary responsibilities, and personal values about natural systems and their management.

More information

 

Date / Time

Start Time: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:00 AM

End Time: Saturday, October 11, 2014 12:00 AM

Location

Name: Salt Palace Convention Center

Street: 100 SW Temple

City: Salt Lake City

State: Utah

Zip: 84101

General FAQ

What are the registration fees?

Category

Before 10 August 2014

After 10 August 2014

SAF Platinum/Gold or CIF/IFC Member

$450

$555

SAF Silver Member

$595

$695

SAF or CIF/IFC Retired Member

$415

$495

Nonmember

$595

$695

SAF or CIF/IFC Student Member

$150

$175

Student Nonmember

$195

$225

One Day (all categories)

$245

$275

Accompanying Person

$75

$95

 

 

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

No convention refunds will be issued after Friday, September 12 at 11:59PM EDT. A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from the total refunded amount.

Are abstracts submitted for the IUFRO World Congress automatically submitted for the SAF/CIF Convention?

Abstracts submitted for the IUFRO World Congress are not automatically submitted for the SAF/CIF Convention. To be considered for the SAF/CIF Convention, you must submit an abstract to the SAF/CIF Abstract submission site located here: https://www.xcdsystem.com/saf/

What are the track themes for the scientific and technical concurrent program?

The track themes for this year’s convention, and other information about presenting can be found here: http://www.xcdsystem.com/saf/site14/?page_id=112

Do I have to register for both the IUFRO World Congress and the 2014 SAF National Convention and CIF/IFC AGM & Conference?

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, registrants for either event may attend any programming taking place at the convention center. This includes both IUFRO and SAF/CIF programming.

However, those registered for the 2014 SAF National Convention and CIF/IFC AGM & Conference are not eligible to attend the IUFRO World Congress programming on Monday and Tuesday. SAF/CIF registrants can purchase tickets for IUFRO field tours on Wednesday.

Are there field tours associated with the 2014 SAF National Convention and CIF/IFC AGM & Conference?

There are no field tours as part of the 2014 SAF National Convention and CIF/IFC AGM & Conference. However, the IUFRO World Congress is offering a plethora of field tours on Wednesday, October 8. SAF/CIF registrants can purchase tickets for the IUFRO field tours. Field tour tickets are included in IUFRO registration.

Information about In-Congress tours can be found here: http://www.xcdsystem.com/saf/site14/?page_id=117

Registrants for either meeting are invited to attend various post-conference tours and companion programs.  IUFRO registrants may also attend pre-conference tours. For more information, see: http://iufro2014.com/tours/auto-draft/

What is the early bird deadline for registration?

The early bird deadline for registering for the 2014 SAF National Convention and CIF/IFC AGM & Conference is Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 11:59 EDT. Registration information for the IUFRO World Congress can find more information here: http://iufro2014.com/registration/rates-policies-tips/

Can I purchase a one-day registration?

A one day registration is available for Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Those who register for Thursday only are also eligible to purchase tickets for a Wednesday In-Congress field tour and to attend the Exhibit Hall Opening Reception on Wednesday night.

Where are the 2014 SAF National Convention and CIF/IFC AGM & Conference and IUFRO World Congress located?

Both conventions are located at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Information about travel and hotels can be found here: http://www.xcdsystem.com/saf/site14/?page_id=347

Will there be shuttle service as part of the 2014 SAF National Convention and CIF/IFC AGM & Conference?

No, there will not be shuttle service.

MORE ------------------------------------------------

Preliminary Schedule at a Glance

 NOTE: This information is subject to change.

Monday, October 6

8:00 am – 5:00 pm CIF/IFC Executive Meeting

 

Tuesday, October 7

8:00 am – 5:00 pm House of Society Delegates
8:00 am – 5:00 pm SAF Committee and Affiliate Meetings
8:00 am – 5:00 pm CIF/IFC Board of Directors Meeting
Noon – 7:00 pm Attendee Registration
Noon – 7:00 pm Exhibitor Registration
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Exhibitor Move-In
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm SAF Leadership Reception

 

Wednesday, October 8

8:00 – 12:00 pm House of Society Delegates
8:00 am – 5:00 pm SAF Committee and Affiliate Meetings
8:00 am – 7:00 pm Attendee and Exhibitor Registration Open
8:00 am – 3:00 pm Exhibitor Move-In Continues
8:00 am – 3:00 pm Poster Set-Up
8:00 am – 8:00 pm Technical Field Tours (times vary)
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Opening Welcome Reception: Exhibit Hall and Posters Open
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm International Quiz Bowl

 

Thursday, October 9

7:00 am – 8:00 am Fellows Breakfast  
8:30 am – 10:30 am Joint Plenary with IUFRO:  Knowledge Discovery, Synthesis, and Application at the Forest Science/Management Interface
10:30 am – 11:00 am Break in Exhibit Hall  
10:00 am – 5:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open  
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Joint Plenary with IUFRO continued:  Knowledge Discovery, Synthesis, and Application at the Forest Science/Management Interface  
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch available in Exhibit Hall  
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Poster Symposia  
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm David Haskell, The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature, Book Signing  
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Technological Innovations Demonstrations  
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Student Executive Committee  
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Scientific & Technical Concurrent Sessions  
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm SAF National Student Congress  
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Break in Exhibit Hall  
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Poster Symposia  
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Scientific & Technical Concurrent Sessions  
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm SAF Working Group Meetings  
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm SAF Diversity Reception  
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm CIF/IFC Alumni Reception  
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm University Alumni Receptions  

 

Friday, October 10

6:30 am – 7:45 am Foresters’ Forum  (including SAF Business Meeting)
6:30 am – 8:00 am CIF/IFC Annual General Meeting
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Exhibits and Posters Open
8:00 am – 10:00 am Plenary 2 - Data and Models and Maps, Oh My!:  Communicating Science in an Uncertain World
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Technological Innovations Demonstrations
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Scientific and Technical Concurrent Sessions
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch available in Exhibit Hall
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Poster Symposia
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Career Fair
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Scientific and Technical Concurrent Sessions
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Break in Exhibit Hall
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Scientific and Technical Concurrent Sessions
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm SAF Working Group Meetings
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm CIF/IFC President’s Reception
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm CIF/IFC Awards Banquet

 

Saturday, October 11

6:30 am – 7:45 am Breakfast with the Leaders
8:00 am – 10:00 am Plenary 3 - Applying Continuous Improvement to Forest Science-Management Partnerships
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Exhibits and Posters Open
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Scientific and Technical Concurrent Sessions
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch available in Exhibit Hall
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Poster Symposia
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Scientific and Technical Concurrent Sessions
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Poster Break-Down
2:00 pm – 10:00 pm Exhibit Hall Break-Down
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Scientific and Technical Concurrent Sessions
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm IUFRO Closing Ceremony
6:00 pm – 10:30 pm IUFRO Farewell Gala

Contact Info

National SAF

Phone: 301-897-8720