2021 Schedule at a Glance

The following schedule of events for the virtual conference is subject to change (as of May 18, 2021); please check back for updates. All agenda items are scheduled in Eastern Time, and display in Eastern Time below. 

Forests for All: The 2021 SAF Convention will highlight the critical role that forests play in providing life-giving ecosystem services and serving as green infrastructure to our communities. Join us to equip yourself to navigate policy and market dynamics, forest health and disturbances, technological shifts, and cultural changes in turbulent times that call for an inclusive approach to forestry as a practice. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
 5:30 - 6:30 pm ET  Opening Reception
 6:30 - 8:30 pm ET  Quiz Bowl
Thursday, November 4, 2021
 10:00 - 11:00 am ET  Exhibit Hall/Trade Show
 Innovations Zones
 Sponsors Meet & Greet
 Poster Symposium
 11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET  Concurrent Sessions and Professional Development Seminars
 People, Policy, & Popcorn
 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm ET  Break & Exhibits
 Innovation Zones
 Sponsor Meet & Greet
 PLENARY 1 
 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
 Opening remarks from Program Committee
 Welcome from President and CEO
 Brian O’Malley Opening Keynote
 2:30 - 3:00 pm ET  Break & Exhibits
 Innovation Zones
 Sponsor Meet & Greet
 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET  Concurrent Sessions and Professional Development Seminars
 Student Meet-Up
 PLENARY 2
 4:30 - 6:00 pm ET
 Awards Parade
 Panel: Boots on The Ground - Connecting with Landowners from Varying Perspectives; Sam Cook, Phil Rigdon, and Cathy Dummer
Friday, November 5, 2021
 10:00 - 11:00 am ET  Exhibit Hall/Trade Show
 Innovations Zones
 Sponsors Meet & Greet
 Poster Symposium
 11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET  Concurrent Sessions and Professional Development Seminars
 Awards Meet & Greet
 12:30 - 1:00 pm ET  Break & Exhibits
 Innovation Zones
 Sponsor Meet & Greet
 Friday Focus On
 Concurrent Sessions

 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
 Friday Focus On #1: Forestry Education in a Post-pandemic World
 Friday Focus On #2: Shifting the Discourse on Forest Health and Resilience
 Friday Focus On #3: The Many Dimensions of Ecosystem Services
 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET  Break & Exhibits
 Innovation Zones
 Sponsor Meet & Greet
 3:30 - 5:00 pm ET  Concurrent Sessions and Professional Development Seminars
 SAF Town Hall
 5:00 - 6:00 pm ET  Alumni Receptions
Saturday, November 6, 2021
 10:00 - 11:00 am ET  Exhibit Hall/Trade Show
 Innovations Zones
 Sponsors Meet & Greet
 Poster Symposium
 11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET  Concurrent Sessions and Professional Development Seminars
 12:30 - 1:00 pm ET  Break & Exhibits
 Innovations Zones
 Sponsors Meet & Greet
 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET  Concurrent Sessions and Professional Development Seminars
 People, Policy & Popcorn
 2:30 - 3:00 pm ET  Break & Exhibits
 Innovations Zones
 Sponsors Meet & Greet
 PLENARY 3
 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
 Closing Keynote
 Passing the Torch to 2022
 4:30 - 6:00 pm ET  SAFter Party