2022 Schedule at a Glance

The following schedule of events for SAF2022 is subject to change (as of May 6, 2022); please check back for updates. All agenda items are scheduled in Eastern Time, and display in Eastern Time below. 

With the theme of Our Working Mosaic, the 2022 SAF National Convention will highlight the power of collaboration. We will explore the wide range of work done to manage forests and other natural resources in urban, suburban, and rural communities with a focus on innovation and cross-disciplinary engagement.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
 8:00am-4:30pm  Technical Field Tours and Workshops
 3:00-4:30pm   Diversity Scholars Meet & Greet
 5:00-6:30pm  Opening Reception
 7:00-10:00pm  Quiz Bowl
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
 PLENARY 1 
 8:00-9:30am
 Opening Ceremonies and Plenary 1 
 9:30-10:30am    Break & Exhibits 
 People, Policy & Popcorn 
 10:30am-12:00pm   Concurrent Sessions and Professional Development Seminars
 Innovation Zones 
 12:00-1:30pm   Lunch Break & Exhibits 
 1:30-3:00pm   Concurrent Sessions and Professional Development Seminars 
 Student Meetup 
 Innovation Zones 
 3:00-4:00pm   Break and Exhibits 
 Poster Symposium 
 PLENARY 2 
 4:00-5:45pm
 Awards Parade and Plenary 2 
 6:00-7:00pm  Donor Gratitude Reception (invite only)
 6:00-8:00pm   Student Social 
Thursday, September 22, 2022
 7:00-8:00am  Fellows Breakfast (invite only)
 THURSDAY THINK TANKS 
 8:00-9:30am
 Thursday Think Tank #1
 Thursday Think Tank #2
 Thursday Think Tank #3
 9:30-10:30am   Break and Exhibits 
 National Awards Meet and Greet 
 10:30am-12:00pm   Concurrent Sessions and Professional Development Seminars 
 Innovation Zones 
 12:00-4:00pm  Career Fair
 12:00-1:30pm   Lunch Break & Exhibits 
 1:30-3:00pm   Concurrent Sessions and Professional Development Seminars 
 Innovation Zones 
 Town Hall (1:30-2:30pm)
 3:00-4:00pm  Break & Exhibits 
 People, Policy, & Popcorn
 4:00-5:30pm   Concurrent Sessions and Professional Development Seminars 
 Young Professional Meet Up 
 6:30-7:30pm  Alumni Receptions
Friday, September 23, 2022
 7:30-8:30am  Working Group Morning Social
 9:00-10:30am  Concurrent Sessions and Professional Development Seminars 
 10:30-11:00am  Break
 11:00am-12:30pm  Concurrent Sessions and Professional Development Seminars 
 12:30-1:30pm  Lunch & Break 
 People, Policy, & Popcorn
 1:30-3:00pm  Concurrent Sessions and Professional Development Seminars 
 3:00-3:30pm  Break 
 PLENARY 3
 3:30-5:00pm
 Plenary Session 3 And Passing the Torch to 2023 
 5:30-6:30pm  SAF Policy Social 
 6:30-8:30pm  SAFter Party
Saturday, September 24, 2022
 8:00am-5:15pm   Technical Field Tours