2022 Conference Program

Conference Program & Events


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

This year’s Conference theme, “The New Normal”, will serve as a testament to what we have been through in these past two years, and focus on the challenges and opportunities that are new realities within the forest sector. We will draw on tremendous local expertise and know-how from across Canada to give Conference attendees a chance to explore topics such as meeting the demands of a global forest products market, sustainably managing forests in the 21st century, and innovative silviculture for growing the forests of tomorrow, today.

Opportunities for Students and Young Professionals:

In addition to a full conference program, there will be a Mentorship Program specifically designed for current students, recent graduates to connect with professionals in the forest industry, and build their network. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting opportunity! 

The CIF-IFC is pleased to announce that, once again, the Student Quiz Bowl Competition will be a feature event of the Conference. The Quiz Bowl is a fun and friendly academic competition, challenging the participants’ (and audience’s) forestry knowledge! To find out more, please visit the Quiz Bowl webpage here.

Poster Symposium:

The CIF-IFC is inviting students, recent graduates, new professionals, and researchers to participate in the Poster Symposium taking place as part of the Conference proper. The Poster Symposium offers an opportunity for students, recent graduates, new professionals and/or researchers to showcase their research to Conference delegates and fellow poster presenters, as well as discuss findings with Conference delegates who have similar interests. 

If you would like to participate in the Poster Symposium, please submit an abstract to according to the guidelines listed below.

The deadline to submit abstracts is July 15th, 2022. Only complete abstracts that follow the  guidelines below will be considered. Abstracts will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Accepted submissions will be notified by August 12th, 2022.

To submit abstracts or for additional inquiries, please contact Liz Elliott at eelliott@cif-ifc.org

Note: in order to participate in the Poster Symposium, Conference registration is required.

Abstract Guidelines / Directives pour les résumés

Abstracts should be related to the theme of the Conference, “The New Normal”, which will serve as a testament to what we have been through in these past two years, and focus on the challenges and opportunities that are new realities within the forest sector. The Conference program will draw on tremendous local expertise and know-how from across Canada to give Conference attendees a chance to explore topics such as meeting the demands of a global forest products market, sustainably managing forests in the 21st century, and innovative silviculture for growing the forests of tomorrow, today.

Abstract Guidelines:

  • Abstracts should be between 150-250 words and show a connection to the Conference theme
  • Include title, authors and affiliations
  • Research should be original and can be complete or in progress
  • Abstracts should include rationale for study, objectives, methods, results (or statement of expected results for incomplete work), and conclusion

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Les résumés doivent être liés au thème de la Conférence, « La nouvelle normalité », qui servira de témoignage de ce que nous avons vécu ces deux dernières années, et mettra l’accent sur les défis et les opportunités qui sont les nouvelles réalités du secteur forestier. Le programme de la Conférence s’appuiera sur une formidable expertise locale et sur le savoir-faire de tout le Canada pour donner aux gens participant à la Conférence l’occasion d’explorer des sujets tels que comment répondre aux demandes d’un marché mondial des produits forestiers, la gestion durable des forêts au 21e siècle, et la sylviculture innovante pour faire pousser, aujourd’hui, les forêts de demain.   

Directives pour les résumés :

  • Les résumés doivent comporter entre 150 et 250 mots et montrer un lien avec le thème de la Conférence.
  • Prière d’inclure le titre, les auteurs et les affiliations.
  • La recherche doit être originale et peut être complète ou en cours.
  • Les résumés doivent inclure la justification, les objectifs, les méthodes, les résultats de l’étude (ou l’énoncé des résultats attendus pour les travaux incomplets) ainsi que la conclusion.
Social Events:

Each year, the CIF-IFC presents a number of awards in recognition of outstanding and unique accomplishments to forestry in Canada at the National Awards Ceremony. This year, Award recipients will be presented their awards in-person at a celebratory dinner, and we invite all Conference attendees to join us! 

Additionally, an evening social event will be held at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, where Conference attendees will be able to network with others in the forest industry, while enjoying some delicious food and drink.

In-Conference Tour:

A guided field tour of the landscape and region surrounding the Lake Superior Coast are planned to complement the Conference theme and to observe the beauty and possibilities in the surrounding areas. Stay tuned for more information regarding the in-conference tour of the Pancake Bay/ Batchawana Bay area.

Forests without Borders Silent Auction:

In conjunction with the 2022 CIF-IFC National Conference and 114th AGM, Forests without Borders/Forêts sans Frontières (FwB-FsF) will be hosting a Silent Auction to support its various projects! Stay tuned for the official call for donations.

Stay Tuned!

More information on tours, social events, guest speakers, and the Forests without Borders Silent Auction to follow! Be sure to check back soon.

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