Other Meetings / Events


International Conference: The Forests Factor - More nature to fight climate change, and the role of protected areas

The Arma dei Carabinieri organizes the international conference "The Forest Factor" in Rome on 6 and 7 June 2023, at the Roma Tre University, with the aim of placing the emphasis on the protection of forests, as an essential element in the fight against climate change, and on their vital importance for biodiversity, carbon, water and energy cycles on a planetary scale. The Conference will be attended not only by the institutional authorities, but also by experts in the scientific sector and representatives of international organisations, universities and research centres, environmental educators, civil society and the mass media.


Forest Genetics 2023: Discovery & Innovation in Changing Climates

The Western Forest Genetics Association (WFGA) and the Canadian Forest Genetics Association/ l’Association canadienne de génétique forestière (CFGA) cordially invite you to Forest Genetics 2023: Discovery & Innovation in Changing Climates to be held in Vernon, BC, July 10-14, 2023. Both organizations have a long history of supporting cutting-edge forest genetics research. The conference will include two days of science and technical talks, poster sessions and a one-day field tour. Always the highlight of any conference, there will be a banquet at a local winery to showcase the great food and wine of the BC Okanagan Valley. We are also considering an optional post-conference tour. The conference will be preceeded by a CFGA Tree Seed Working Group meeting. An optional post-conference field tour will also be offered.

Date:  10-14 July 2023
Location:  Vernon, BC, Canada
Organizers:  Western Forest Genetics Association (WFGA); Canadian Forest Genetics Association/ l’Association canadienne de génétique forestière (CFGA)

Details:  https://forestgenetics2023.ca/


Growth and Yield Innovations Conference 2023

Join the Forest Growth Organization of Western Canada (FGrOW) and the Western Mensurationists for this in-person two-day conference and optional one-day field tour. Through showcasing innovative research and learning about novel approaches to growth and yield throughout the country and from the international community, this conference will seek to address the concerns about declining growth and yield capacity and to highlight the important contributions that G&Y makes.

Date:  18-21 June 2023
Location:  Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Organizers:  Western Mensurationists; Forest Growth Organization of Western Canada (FGrOW)

Details at:  https://fgrow.ca/news/growth-and-yield-innovations-conference-2023


European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly

The EGU General Assembly 2023 brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

Organizers:  European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Date:  23-28 April 2023
Location:  online and Vienna, Austria

Details:  https://egu23.eu/about/general_information.html
Registration:  https://cglink.me/2dA/r1902026
Contact:  meetings(at)copernicus.org


World Forum on Urban Forests - WFUF 2023: Greener, Healthier and Happier Cities for All

Urban forests and green spaces are key components of sustainable and resilient urban development, providing a wide range of ecosystem goods and services. They play an important role toward the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG11, which focuses on making cities safe, resilient and sustainable.

The 2nd edition of WFUF will take place in Washington DC, from 16 to 20 October 2023. The overall theme will be: Greener, Healthier and Happier Cities for All. This theme was chosen to highlight the importance of building inclusive and accessible cities where the goods and services of urban forests and trees are universally available. The aim of the Forum is to continue to highlight positive examples of planning, design and management approaches that cities with diverse cultures, forms, structure and histories have implemented to optimize the contribution that urban forests and green infrastructure can provide in terms of economic development, environmental conservation and resilience, improved social cohesion, and increased public involvement.

Date:   16-20 October 2023
Location:  Washington DC, USA
Organizers:  FAO, Arbor Day Foundation, US Forest Service, Smithsonian Institution, City of Washington DC, ISA, Politecnico di Milano, SISEF

Website:  https://www.worldforumonurbanforests.org/wfuf-2023.html
Deadline for abstracts submission: 17 February 2023, https://www.worldforumonurbanforests.org/wfuf-2023/call-for-abstracts


8th International Wildland Fire Conference - Governance Principles: Towards an International Framework

In the last decade, extreme fire events destroyed lives, buildings and natural habitats, cornering and puzzling politicians, institutional leaderships, and professionals. In 2017, wildfires tragically challenged Portuguese society. Since then, all our efforts converged into integrated fire management this is no longer a niche or a subject for a few wildland firefighters or landscape planners. It is all about reaching out to other communities of practice, economic sectors, and local and indigenous people. As fire management becomes a complex socio-ecological issue, it demands robust institutions, transparent and accountable procedures, and permanent communication with key stakeholders. It also demands a balanced budget between fuel treatment and suppression, in a set of cohesive policies. This means dismantling a culture of silos, promoting inter-departmental dialogue, avoiding unintended consequences from cross cutting public policies (agriculture, forestry, energy, development, environment, fiscal and others. In Portugal, we are also aiming at engaging different audiences, at different geographies and levels of authority and have their commitment, prevailing in time.

Date:   16-19 May 2023
Location:  Porto, Portugal
Organizers:  AGIF and Republic of Portugal

Website:  https://www.wildfire2023.pt/
Deadline for Abstract Submission - 12 December 2022:  https://www.wildfire2023.pt/conference/important-dates



El lema de este Congreso es "El rol vital del bosque en tiempos complejos y cambiantes". Pandemia, guerras, sequías, cambio climático y un mundo convulsionado y con necesidad de reorganizarse desde un enfoque sustentable, es el contexto en el que se desarrolla este importante encuentro, que reunirá la participación de los principales referentes del sector público, privado, ONGs, Universidades e institutos de investigación y capacitación. Se abordarán temas claves y de alta relevancia enfocados en la sostenibilidad ambiental, la responsabilidad social, la innovación productiva y competitividad económica de un sector importante para el desarrollo de amplias regiones del país y de la región.

Date:   27-30 March 2023
Location:  Ciudad de Mendoza, Argentina
Organizers:  Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, CONICET, INTA, Asociación Forestal Argentina (AFoA)
Supporters:  Gobierno de la provincia de Mendoza, Consejo Federal de Inversiones (CFI)

Website:  https://congresoforestal2023.org.ar
Registration:  https://congresoforestal2023.org.ar/inscripcion/