The SFI Annual Conference brings together thought leaders and influencers from the forest sector, conservation and community partners, tribal and indigenous leaders as well as some of the most engaged forest product customers in North America. This year’s conference theme – Forests. A Way of Life – will highlight how we all depend on forests whether we are harvesting professionals, landowners, producers, customers, Indigenous peoples, or individuals using forests for recreation. To enjoy our shared quality of life, we need to ensure our forests are responsibly managed, so we have clean air, clean water, biodiversity, sustainable communities and forest products that improve our quality of life. We'll discuss topics of relevance to the Canadian, American and international forest sectors, so come to the 2017 SFI Annual Conference in Ottawa, Ontario and help us celebrate Canada's National Forest Week and Canada's 150th anniversary.
Close to 300 people attended the 2016 SFI Annual Conference for three days of discussions, workshops, presentations and networking in Clearwater, Florida, and brought life to the theme - Linking Future Forests to Communities. Attendees were immersed in a range of topics. Many commented: "Where else can you learn about conservation, habitats, markets, supply chains and communities all in one place?"
The range of conference attendees showed the SFI community is growing in numbers and diversity all the time. This year's conference brought together landowners, brand owners, conservationists, Indigenous groups, students, university deans, community groups, government officials, and more. This diversity is also reflected in the SFI Board, which represents the environmental, social and economic sectors equally.
Highlights from the 2016 SFI Annual Conference
It was a great conference and many memories were made. Click here to read some highlights.
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Highlights from Past SFI Annual Conferences
Watch the highlights from past SFI Annual Conferences held in Clearwater Beach, Florida, Olympic Valley, California, Montreal, Quebec and San Antonio, Texas – key speaker take-aways, awards ceremony, conference participants, exhibitor booths, and all the fun that was had by all.