Conference Program


We have a jam-packed schedule, with an amazing speaker line up, exhibitor hall, and social events planned!

Developed in collaboration with CIF-IFC Cariboo Section in northern British Columbia, this year’s conference theme, “Rooted in Resilience,” will explore the challenges faced in a changing forest sector and how innovation, reconciliation and diverse perspectives can offer a path forward in this uncertain reality.

The Conference program will explore the changing approaches to forest management in British Columbia, across Canada and abroad. Guest speakers will address wildfire management, dwindling old-growth forests, innovation during a global pandemic, and the benefits of diversifying the sector in more ways than one. Participants can also expect to learn about novel approaches that have allowed the forest sector to rebound from massive forest disturbances, how the industry is trying to adapt to a reduced timber supply, and the different harvesting techniques used to maintain critical wildlife habitat and corridors. 

The Conference will bring together forest practitioners with various specialties and backgrounds from across Canada and beyond to collaborate and share emerging ideas with the primary goal of sparking innovation and promoting adaptation in a new and uncertain reality.


The Quiz Bowl is a fun and friendly academic competition, challenging the participants’ (and audience’s!) forestry knowledge. This event will take place Tuesday, October 5, 2021, in an online/virtual format as part of the 2021 National Conference and 113th Annual General Meeting. For more information or to register a team, click here!

Earn Continuing Forestry Education Credits

Interested in the CIF-IFC’s Continuing Forestry Education Program? Earn credits by attending certain sessions at the virtual Conference! You will be able to print a Continuing Education Credit Certificate from your Virtual Portal account at the end of the Conference.

FwB-FsF 2021 Virtual Silent Auction

September 28 - October 7, 2021

As part of #2021CIF, Forests without Borders/Forêts sans Frontières (FwB-FsF) will be hosting an online virtual Silent Auction to support its various projects!

As this will be a virtual event, the silent auction will be hosted online and accessible by the public through the CIF-IFC National Conference webpage. Click here to learn more about the 2021 Virtual Silent Auction.