Student Events

Don't miss this opportunity to make lifelong personal and professional ties at the 2023 SAF National Convention! For those serious about a career in natural resource management, SAF2023 is an excellent platform to make great connections. Attend plenary sessions, scientific and technical sessions, and social and networking events to meet prominent experts, network with those in the profession, and cultivate employment contacts to explore many interesting careers that may await.

Quiz Bowl

Wednesday, October 30 • 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 for this event. Good luck to all the teams participating! Teams on the waiting list will be contacted if a spot becomes available. 

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Student Meetup

Thursday, October 26 • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Network and engage with students in forestry and natural resources from across the country at the annual Student Meetup! This event is hosted by SAF's Student Executive Committee (SEC) and open to all student attendees. 

Career Fair

Thursday, October 26 • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Network with leading organizations from the private sector, academia, state and federal government, and more as they look to recruit new talent. 

Student Awards

Sponsored by the Forest Science & Technology Board, cash awards are given for the best student oral presentations and posters. Primary authors whose abstracts are accepted for a presentation or poster and who indicate student status when submitting their abstracts will automatically be entered into the contest. Ribbons indicating poster winners will be placed on the posters by noon on Friday, November 1. Presentation winners will be notified via email after convention. 

Student awards for presentations and posters are funded by the Kurt Gottschalk Science Fund.