Special Events

Quiz Bowl

Wednesday, October 3 • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

An SAF convention favorite, this Jeopardy-style quiz game is designed to stimulate friendly competition among forestry schools across the country by pitting them against one another in a head-to-head contest with questions on all disciplines of forestry.

Registration is now closed. See you in Oregon!            
Quiz Bowl Rules

Fellows’ Breakfast

Thursday, October 4 • 6:30 am – 7:30 am • $40 

SAF Fellows unite for this annual breakfast to recognize the contributions of Fellows who have served throughout the years and welcome those who have newly elected. This breakfast is for Fellows and their spouses/companions only.

National Student Meetup

Thursday, October 4 • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join fellow student SAF members from across the country to discuss issues and concerns related to SAF and the profession. All students are welcome.

SAF Town Hall 

Thursday, October 4 • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm • FREE

The SAF Town Hall, SAF membership meeting, gives SAF members an opportunity to hear from and engage the SAF leadership in discussions about the challenges and opportunities facing the profession.

Alumni Receptions

Thursday, October 4 • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Reconnect with fellow alumni and share old, new, and treasured memories.  For groups wanting space for an alumni reception, please see our Meeting Request Form.


Friday, October 5 • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Meetups are a great way to network with peers that have similar interests in forestry and natural resources management. Meetup groups, based upon SAF Working Groups, include silviculture, private forestry, forest ecology, diversity and inclusion, and fire management to name just a few.

The MeetUps also provide an opportunity to learn what these communities are doing, ask questions, and to give members a voice in the dialog, including possibly starting a new a new community.

Celebrating Diverse Accomplishments in Forestry

Friday, October 5 • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm • FREE

Join friends and colleagues to honor the 2018 National Award Winners, Gregory Award recipients, Mollie Beattie and diversity scholars, and the incoming class of Fellows. This event will feature a taste of Portland, with music and light refreshments.

Knowledge Buffet: Mass Timber and Markets – Now and the Future?

Saturday, October 6 • 8:30 am – 10:00 am • $25 

This new networking event allows attendees to hear from leaders about mass timber innovation and how these products and structures could influence the future of tall wood construction and create opportunities for managed forests. Ticket price includes a continental breakfast.

Student Tour to Corvallis

Wednesday, October 3 • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

$85 ($25 SAF Student Members) - Ticket includes transportation, box lunch, snacks and 1 bottle of water.
Only SAF Student Members receive the discounted ticket price.

This tour, open to undergraduate as well as graduate students, offers an opportunity to connect and network with peers from around the country while experiencing an introduction to forests and forestry in Oregon. Visit an active harvest operation to see a demonstration of tethered logging systems and the challenges/benefits of logging on steep slopes in the Pacific Northwest, including discussion about safety and economics. Travel on to Corvallis to see the Oregon State University student logging crew demonstrate a cable system, visit OSU’s Logging Sports Arena and Peavy Arboretum, and tour the National Center for Advanced Wood Products Manufacturing and Design lab and the new Peavy Hall, a feature building of the Oregon Forest Science Complex.