Demo Conference 2016


The Demo International Conference was held in Vancouver, British VolunteersColumbia  in September, 2016 by the Canadian  Woodlands Forum, UBC’s Faculty of Forestry, the Council on Forest Engineering, the CIF-IFC and FPInnovations.

Throughout the conference over 65 concurrent sessions were hosted, with experts and world-class speakers weighing in on current forestry research, practices, and policies to support the conference theme of: “Canada’s Forest Sector Adapting To A New Reality; Technology And Innovation As A Catalyst For Success”. The conference hosted over 320 delegates, including over 90 students, visiting from all corners of North America and abroad. Some conference highlights included the CIF & COFE Awards Banquets, a commemorative tree plant on National Tree Day in Stanley Park, a spirited CIF Student Quiz Bowl, and interesting post-conference field tours to some of the lower mainland's most intriguing forest management sites.