Engage and Connect

We've got networking opportunities for attendees to engage and connect with peers.

Take advantage and make sure these are on your convention schedule. 

The possibilities are endless. 

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 30 • 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Don't miss the opening of our Expo! Attendees can interact with exhibitors and peers while adding to your list of contacts.


Wednesday, October 30 • 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm       Thursday, October 31 • 10:00 am - 5:30 pm       Friday, November 1• 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Visit with companies; not-for-profits; universities; and state and federal agencies. Learn about new products, technology, and programs. With almost 100 exhibitor, make sure you schedule enough time to visit booths and meet representatives.

Fellows’ Breakfast

Thursday, October 31 • 6:30 am – 7:30 am - Ticketed Event

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. Those that are recognized as Fellows in 2019 receive a complimentary ticket.

Poster Symposia

Thursday, October 31 • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

This is an excellent opportunity to meet poster authors and discuss their work. The symposium features dozens of posters on a variety of topics, based on both research and case studies.

SAF Town Hall

Thursday, October 31 • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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 31 • 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, November 1 • 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Engage with peers and meet new contacts that share your interests in forest and natural resource management. SAF communities of interest and practice include silviculture, urban forestry, forest ecology, forest production and utilization, diversity and inclusion, forest technology, private forestry, philosophy and history history, and many more!

Career Fair

Friday, November 1 • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet with organizations across the country recruiting new talent.

Awards Celebration

Friday, November 1 • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join friends to honor and celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of colleagues in a festive and entertaining atmosphere. This event will feature entertainment and light refreshments.