2020 National Conference & Annual General Meeting

2020 National Conference & Annual General Meeting

Diversity And Innovation – Cultivating Resilience In Forestry

Diversité Et Innovation – Cultiver La Résilience Dans Le Secteur Forestier


Thank You To All Who Joined Us Virtually For #2020cCIF!

2020 National Conference & 112th Annual General Meeting

“Diversity and innovation – Cultivating resilience in forestry”

CIF-IFC National is hosting the 2020 National Conference & 112th Annual General Meeting (AGM) as a fully virtual event from September 15th to 17th, 2020.

Adhering to advice from Public Health Authorities in Canada regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the CIF-IFC has opted to move the format of our annual National Conference and AGM to a fully virtual experience that targets a national audience.
We are looking forward to connecting virtually with our forest and natural resources communities from coast to coast!

About The Program

For the first time in CIF-IFC’s history, the 2020 National Conference and 112th AGM will be hosted in a completely virtual format. The forest sector continues to be dynamic and show resilience, despite the unprecedented challenges not seen in the modern era. This year’s theme “Diversity & Innovation – Cultivating Resilience in Forestry” recognizes that creative thinking by a diverse and inclusive network will foster the development of the forest sector’s capacity to adapt and recover from adversity. Join fellow forest practitioners and professionals from coast to coast and abroad as we highlight the emergence of innovative technologies, practices and research that accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy and mitigate climate change. The contribution of Indigenous Peoples to sustainable forest management in Canada, and the indispensability of their inclusion will be showcased. Themed sessions on international forestry perspectives, caribou management in Canada, and diversity and inclusion in the forest sector will be featured. New and emerging uses of wood as a sustainable, green resource will also be explored. Click here to access the Conference schedule, including an amazing speaker line up, exhibitor hall, social events and more!

Who Should Attend?

Attendance at the 2020 CIF-IFC National Conference is welcome to any individual, but is highly recommended to all professionals, practitioners and students from the forestry and environmental/national resources sectors and industries.

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.

Explore the tabs below for information about registration, the conference program, and other conference details.  


Registration now closed.

Conference Program

Explore more details on speakers, AGM, Awards Ceremony, Student Quiz Bowl, FwB Silent Auction, and the special social events planned!


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Going Virtual

For the first time in CIF-IFC’s history, the 2020 National Conference & 112th AGM will be hosted in a completely virtual format. Curious to see how it works? Check it out here! 

Join The Conversation!

For any AGM & Conference updates or posts via social media, follow the hashtag: #2020CIF

And tag us at:

Twitter/Instagram: @CIF_IFC Facebook: @CIF.IFC LinkedIn: @Canadian Institute of Forestry

Thank You To Our 2020 Sponsors & Exhibitors!

Want to see your logo pictured above? Click here for more information on Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities.