2018 Annual General Meeting and Conference

Thank you to all who joined us in Grande Prairie from September 18-20, 2018!

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The CIF-IFC has prepared an exciting Conference this September in Grande Prairie, Alberta, providing an opportunity for experts to present leading edge innovations and solutions. 

The Conference has been designed to help communities and industry understand and gain information about the opportunities and challenges related to resource management and the required measures needed to maintain the resources and the communities (rural, urban, and Indigenous) that depend on resource use. The community of Grande Prairie is ideally located to demonstrate the activity, resource development, and associated management occurring at both local and national levels.

About the Program

The Conference will take place from September 18th-20th, with two days of presentations and various social events, and one-day featuring number of concurrent field tours 

The two-day technical program will comprise over 40 dynamic speakers representing a wide variety of organizations and perspectives from across the country. This year’s Conference program features four strong pillars to encompass the Conference theme, “Sustaining Resources and Enhancing Communities: By Looking Back and Going Forward.” The four pillars are (1) Community, (2) Wildlife, (3) Site Restoration, and (4) Land Management Planning and Forest Management Planning. The technical presentations will have a national cross section of case studies and examples of plans/project implementation related to the conference pillars. The focus of the plenary talks are communication strategies amongst professionals, policy makers and the public as well as issues surrounding information-based decision making. 

The program will also include professional development opportunities for current students and recent graduates through facilitated workshops and mentorship opportunities.

In addition to the detailed technical program, the Conference will include a number of networking sessions, social events (i.e. Student Quiz Bowl and Awards Banquet), and a trade show exhibition area. 

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Who Should Attend?

Attendance at the CIF-IFC 110th AGM & Conference is welcome to any individual, but is highly recommended to all professionals and students from the forestry and environmental/natural resources sectors. 

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsors and participating organizations will include: industry, consultants, service providers, government, academic institutions, and private sector organizations active in the forestry and the natural resources sector. 

For more information on sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities, please click here.

For information about registration, the conference program, travel and accommodations, and other conference details please continue to explore the tabs on this section of our website.  

Thanks for visiting and we hope you will be joining us in Grande Prairie! 

Conference at a Glance

Explore the 110th CIF-IFC Conference schedule, speakers, special guests, poster session, and the many special social events planned (including Student Quiz Bowl and Awards Banquet).

Field Tours

A variety of pre-conference, in-conference, and post-conference tours are planned in and around the northwest portion of Alberta, and possibly the northeast of British Columbia.

Location & Accommodations

The 110th AGM & Conference will take place at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre Grande Prairie.
Book your accommodations by August 17, 2018 to secure the conference rate!

Conference Presentations

Access conference presentations here!

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