2021 SAF National Convention

Virtual Conference | November 3–6 | Convention Theme: Forests For All

SAF 2021 Advanced Brochure CoverRegister Today!

Attendee registration is open until November 1, for the fully virtual Society of American Foresters 2021 National Convention. Please join us November 3-6, 2021, as we continue to celebrate “Forests for All” and the ecosystems provided by them. Explore what we have planned for this year's Convention in the advanced brochure (download a print-friendly version) and check out the technical session and big stage speaker programs to learn more about the educational sessions you can expect. We look forward to seeing you online! View pricing and register to attend

Tree'via Bowl Registration is OPEN!

Are you an alumni or current forestry student? This virtually refreshed version of Quiz Bowl will provide a friendly competition to test your forestry and natural resources knowledge. Use this link to choose the ‘Student Sign Up’ or ‘Alumni Sign Up’ option and reserve your seat today! The deadline to register is October 25.

Sign Up for the SAF2021 Fun(d) Run!

At the SAF2021 Fun(d) Run, new this year, you’ll be able to skip, swim, bike, dance, walk, or run the distance of your choosing to support the Foresters’ Fund and the Kurt Gottschalk Science Fund. The entry fee to participate is $30, and activity seekers are encouraged to ask their friends and family members to sponsor them during the race to increase the fundraising impact. No matter the physical activity you choose to do after you sign up for the run, you can track it online using your Fitbit or other mobile fitness app. Registration is open now through November 8.

What to Look Forward to at the Virtual National Convention 

While we will not be meeting in person, we are excited for the opportunity that a virtual format will bring. We express our gratitude to the National Committee on Convention Programming and California Society of American Foresters. The committee, with Program Chair Damian Adams and General Chair Keith Gilless at the helm, has worked diligently with staff to plan an engaging and thought-provoking program aimed to connect attendees on a broader scale.  As you make plans to attend this year’s event, please note that we learned a lot from last year’s virtual convention, and 2021 will be a new experience for all.  We will be offering a variety of educational, networking, and business development opportunities while reigniting fan favorites like the SAFter Party, People, Policy, & Popcorn, and much more! Get ready to get those competitive juices flowing as the Quiz Bowl will make its virtual return to this year’s convention! Review the agenda

We are also delighted to announce that we will be returning to Sacramento, California, for the 2023 SAF National Convention!  We are grateful for our partners and host society for their willingness to work with us in rebooking this event. 



USDA Forest Service 


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Rayonier Operating Company LLC


Sustainable Forestry Initiative MDPI-Forests

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American Tree Farm System
Lewis & Clark Timberlands/GreenWood by Nuveen
University of Idaho College of Natural Resources
Yale School of the Environment