Other Meetings / Events


4th European i-Tree Conference & Urban ReLeaf Conference

Join the 4th European i-Tree Conference and Urban ReLeaf Conference, in the beautiful city of Dundee, Scotland. The theme this year is 'Turning data into action, in and around the urban forest'. The 2024 i-Tree and Urban ReLeaf conferences will provide a great opportunity to connect with experts and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines: municipalities, citizen associations, civil society organisations, businesses, authoritative data agencies, urban planners, architects, and more.


Unlocking forest carbon markets – Event 4 of Bioregions' Forestry Speed Dating

The fourth event of this series will spotlight the winners of the Bioregions' Open Innovation Challenge from December 2022.

Three innovative organisations were granted EUR 7,000 each to advance their projects. At this event, you will meet two of them: Föra Forest Technologies with their AI-powered förecast tool that gauges forest carbon stock through conventional and LiDAR techniques, and Zerti Carbon's app, which provides landowners with in-depth insights into tree growth and carbon sequestration, harnessing state-of-the-art technologies to facilitate carbon offset acquisitions for both individuals and corporations.

Date:  14 December 2023, 10:00-11:15 CET
Location:  online
Organizers:  Bioregions Facility, European Forest Institute (EFI)

Details:  https://bioregions.efi.int/forestry-speed-dating-3/#tab-registernowevent4
Registration:  https://fsd-event4.eventbrite.fi


8th Forest & Wood Innovation Forum

This forum is the very first forum that focuses on forest, timber and wood technologies. Welcome are any startup and SME along the entire value chain from green biotechnology, plant breeding, reforestation, any IoT & software applications, drones, timber works, smart services & trade, game & hunting, fire incidence detection and combating technologies, machinery, construction, furniture, viscose fiber, paper & pulp, pallets, wood based heating, biocomposites, wood composites, biomass technologies, wood recycling, wood surface protection (varnishes) and forest related services, smart cities green(ing)s and park, facade greening, roof gardening ... looking for funding, clients, joint ventures or just for a professional PR & marketing opportunity.

Date:  14 March 2024
Location:  Eberswalde, Germany
Organizers:  International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS)

Registration:  https://worldresourceventures.com/registration-march-14th-2024.html
Details:  https://worldresourceventures.com/program-march-14th-2024.html


International Forest Business Conference (IFBC): New Forest Business Frontiers

A greater demand for energy, volatility in the fossil fuel markets, climate change and increasing material resource scarcity are considered as the most significant sustainability megaforces shaping global economy, and forestry and wood industry markets over next 15 years. Together with unstable consumer demand, uncertain policies and indifference among regulators, forest and other sectors have never experienced such significant barriers to advancing sustainability and profitability. The two-day International Forest Business Conference (IFBC) focuses on megatrends that shape responsible forest and wood industry investments for climate action. The conference aims to bring together leading forest management organizations (TIMOs), investors interested in forest assets and carbon offsets (e.g., net-zero companies, public and corporate pension funds, wealth managers and private banks, sovereign wealth funds, foundations and endowments), sustainable wood industry representatives, forestry-related software companies in order to exchange and share experiences and ideas about challenges and opportunities for forest sector as a natural climate solution. The IFBC also highlights the transformation of global businesses towards a low-carbon bioeconomy, discuss tensions between sustainability and cost competitiveness, and call attention to new green innovations. Several IUFRO officeholders are speakers at the conference.

Date:  20-21 May 2024
Location:  Sopot, Poland
Organizers:  Forest Business Analytics (FBA)

Details at:  https://fba-events.com/index.php/summary/; https://fba-events.com/index.php/speakers-2024/ 


Shaping tomorrow's workforce: Novel Green Forest Jobs and the transition from tradition

Are you a student, researcher, policy maker, expert, or just anyone curious about the Novel Green Forest Jobs? Join the upcoming episode of FOREST EUROPE's "From the Roots to the Canopy" webinar series: presentations will include survey results on Novel Green Forest Jobs and the ongoing work of the Expert Group on Green Jobs as well as success stories of female professionals who transitioned from traditional forestry programmes to Novel Green Forest Jobs. The best part of the webinar will be an all-female panel featuring accomplished women from diverse fields in the (novel) forest sector.

Date:  12 December 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CET
Location:  online
Organizers:  FOREST EUROPE

Details:  https://foresteurope.org/event/shaping-tomorrows-workforce-novel-green-forest-jobs-and-the-transition-from-tradition/


12th World Bamboo Congress

Every 3 to 4 years the World Bamboo Organization organizes a World Bamboo Congress, which is the culmination of the efforts to physically unite bamboo enthusiasts and professionals. In the name of bamboo, the Congress brings people from around the world together to meet, discuss, network, collaborate, and exchange with the intention of improving understanding and stimulating potential. The 12th World Bamboo Congress is now accepting papers for consideration for a video presentation as part of its vast Program. There will be no oral presentation of selected papers in principle, only videos. However, the best papers might be invited to an oral presentation, and the organizers reserve the right to the final decision.

Date:  11-16 April 2024
Location:  Hsinchu, China-Taipei
Organizers:  World Bamboo Organization

Details:  www.worldbamboocongress.org
Contact:  info(at)worldbamboo.net


Centennial Celebration and Congress of the International Union of Soil Sciences - "100 years of soil science - past achievements and future challenges"

The custodian of soil science will celebrate its centennial contribute to the nature and human wellbeing in 2024. The event will also empower the linkages with different disciplines, policy makers, stakeholders, institutions, and associations to effectively address civil society needs within agriculture, forestry, environment, urban planning, energy, education, and other societal issues.

The celebration will occur on May 19th and will be followed by two intense days of congress, with plenary and parallel scientific sessions. Both soil scientists and specialists from other disciplines will participate to each session, focusing on past achievements and future challenges.

The congress will be followed by technical/scientific excursions that will range from short local to long trips, spanning from Alps to Sicily. A pre-congress visit to Villa Lubin in Rome, the historical place where the IUSS was founded, is scheduled on May 18th.

Date:  19-21 May 2024
Location:  Florence, Italy
Organizers:  The International Union of Soil Sciences; The Italian Society of Soil Science

Details:  https://centennialiuss2024.org/  
Session proposals can be submitted until 30 June 2023https://centennialiuss2024.org/call-for-session/
Contact:  Filiberto Altobelli, segretario(at)scienzadelsuolo.org