Special Events

Fellows’ Breakfast

Thursday, November 16 • 6:30 am–7:30 am • $40
SAF Fellows reunite for this annual breakfast to recognize the contributions of Fellows who have served throughout the years as well as welcome those who have newly joined the ranks. This breakfast is for Fellows and their spouses/companions only.
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SAF Town Hall

Thursday, November 16 • 3:30 pm–5:00 pm • Included with Full Registration
Part SAF business meeting, part open discussion, the SAF Town Hall gives SAF members an opportunity to hear from and engage the SAF leadership in discussions about the challenges and opportunities facing the profession.

Diverse Faces of Forestry: Celebrating Our Common Ground

Thursday, November 16 • 5:30 pm–6:30 pm • $30
SAF is pleased to recognize the strength and importance of all perspectives in SAF and the forestry profession at home and abroad. This reception will celebrate all aspects of diversity and global awareness in forestry and SAF by attracting students, Peace Corps alumni, and forestry professionals who have worked across the world to gather and discuss their experiences and observations. This exciting event will set the stage for all to become engaged in understanding and showcasing the value of diversity in SAF and the forestry profession. Sponsored by Weyerhaeuser and the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management.

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Alumni Receptions

Thursday, November 16 • 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Reconnect with fellow alumni — sharing old, new, and treasured memories. Alumni socials are perfect for networking for students. Each alumni reception will be listed in the onsite printed program.

Visit this page to arrange an alumni reception.

Currently scheduled alumni receptions include:
Auburn University
Clemson University
Colorado State University
Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment Social with Dean Jeff Vincent
Humboldt State University
Iowa State University
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
North Carolina State University
Northern Arizona University
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University
Texas A&M University
University of California–Berkeley
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Idaho
University of New Hampshire 
University of Maine 
University of Minnesota
University of Montana
University of Vermont
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point College of Natural Resources
Utah State University
Virginia Tech
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Awards Celebration

Friday, November 17 • 6:30 pm–8:30 pm • Included with Full Registration
Join the celebration as we honor the 2017 National Award Winners. This free event will feature a taste of New Mexico, with music and light refreshments. We will also congratulate winners of the Field Forester Awards and the Gregory Award, and the incoming class of Fellows. Sponsored by Duke, Nicholas School of the Environment.

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Breakfast with the Chief

Saturday, November 18 • 6:30 am–7:45 am • $40
Join the chief of the US Forest Service for an engaging morning breakfast discussion. The conversation will cover a variety of issues and opportunities he identifies for the forests in North America. He will introduce agency priorities for the coming year and entertain questions from the audience.