Each year our Annual Conference provides an opportunity for the SFI community — from landowner to brandowner, conservation and community organizations, university professionals and students, government agencies to resource professionals — to come together and learn about new research in conservation; renew partnerships and make new ones; and exchange ideas about how to improve forestry practices for the sake of healthy, thriving forests upon which all of us rely. In short the SFI Annual Conference is a time to connect, cooperate grow and improve.

 

Transforming

Be part of the signature conference positioned at the nexus of environmental, social, and economic issues – where healthy forests, vibrant communities, and responsible purchasing come together to improve society.

Learning 

Attend informative sessions where you can learn about the emerging issues that will drive forest management and forest supply chains over the next 20 years. And you can earn continuing education credits.

Innovating

Engage in open discussions and forums with your peers and colleagues where fresh thinking and new ideas are on offer.

Networking

Make connections with old friends and expand your professional circle. From C-suite executives to frontline resource professionals, they’re all here at the SFI Annual Conference.

 

Voices from 2017 Conference Speakers and Participants

 

“It would be hard to overstate the importance of the forest sector in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, I would even go so far as to say that there can be no global solution to climate change without the forest sector. It's that important. Why? Because as you know, forestry is unique among resource sectors in that it actually takes carbon out of the air.”

The Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources 

 

 

   

“We are just thrilled to be here in this milieu of people who are all committed to sustainable management of our forests.”

Healy Hamilton, Vice President for Conservation Science, NatureServe 

 

   

"Forests have never been under the stress that they are today, which is why we embrace the story around sustainability that SFI is working on…Healthy forests are really key, not just for productivity and growth but for the very sustainability of the planet which we share.”

Inger Andersen, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature 

   

“I'm incredibly proud of the relationship that we have [with SFI] and the dream that we have of having a dual [PAR-SFI] logo on a Canadian Forest product here in Canada at some point in the near future.”

JP Gladu, President and CEO Canadian Council for Aboriginal Busines