We are in the process of creating a dynamic agenda for 2017. Below is a preliminary conference timeline, and more details will be available very soon. Visit our Speakers page to learn more about the confirmed Speakers to date.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

1:30 - 5:00 PM
General Session(s)
5:00 - 7:00 PM
President's Reception


Thursday, September 28, 2017

7:00 - 8:45 AM
3rd Annual Fun Run/Walk and other morning activities
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 12:00 PM
SFI and Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) Joint General Session(s)


12:00 - 1:30 PM
Annual Awards Luncheon
1:45 - 3:15 PM
General Session
3:30 - 5:30 PM
SIC Regional Breakouts 

(All others free time)



6:00 - 10:00 PM
SFI Reception and Dinner


Friday, September 29, 2017

7:30 - 9:00 AM
Flapjacks and Coffee

Truly Canadian Pancake Breakfast

"Waiter, waiter, will the pancakes be long?"
"No sir, round."

9:00 - 12:00 PM
General Session(s)
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Closing Luncheon
12:30 - 6:00 PM
Optional Field Tour: Kenauk Nature, Montebello, QC



Optional Field Tour: Kenauk Nature, Montebello, QC

Date: Sept. 29 - 12:30-6:00 pm
Fee: $75 through August 9 ($100 after August 9)

Experience Canadian forests firsthand at Kenauk Nature - one of North America's largest and longest-established private fish and game reserves, boasting more than 60 lakes within its borders. The Kenauk Nature property covers 65,000 acres/26,000 hectares an hour east of Ottawa, and is certified to the SFI Forest Management Standard. Kenauk Canada is an SFI Program Participant. The Kenauk Nature property is partly owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

Kenauk Nature is a great example of how forests can provide multiple values focused on conservation, recreation and economic productivity from well-managed forests. An SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant is supporting research, in partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, on the important role the Reserve's vernal pools play in the lives of amphibians.

Tour options include:

  • Forest management and research sites
  • Boating and canoeing
  • Guided hiking 

Transportation and boxed lunches are included in your reservation. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Learn more about Kenauk Nature. If there is enough interest, an optional dinner at Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, the world's largest log building, can be arranged for an additional fee. Approximate cost for the optional dinner is $57/person plus tax, to be paid at restaurant.