Other Meetings / Events


FIRE-RES Open Innovation Q&A Webinar

Join the FIRE-RES Open Innovation Challenge Q&A Webinar on 18 October 2023 at 15:00 CEST. The webinar intends to address all the inquiries, questions, and doubts of potential applicants. During the webinar, the FIRE-RES Open Innovation Challenge, the benefits of participating, and the application process will be revisited.

If you are interested in applying for the challenge and have questions about the application process, themes, timelines, or any other questions, this webinar is for you. Please send your questions to the Helpdesk: oic(at)fire-res.eu.

Date:  18 October 2023, 15:00 CEST
Location:  online
Organizers:  European Forest Institute (EFI)

Details:  https://fire-res-oic-webinar2.eventbrite.fi


Online Symposium: "Fuelwood in the tropics: From cooking stoves to deforestation" Session #2

The International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF) and the International Forestry Working Group of the Society of American Foresters (IFWG-SAF) are offering the second session of the online symposium "Fuelwood in the tropics: From cooking stoves to deforestation". The following presentations will be held: Efficient Fuelwood Use as a Strategy to Reduce Household Pressure on Natural Forests of the Guinea Savannah Zone of Nigeria; Charcoal Movements inside Zambian Cities: From Peri-urban Markets to Low and Medium Density Suburbs; Potential of Carbonized Briquettes to Enhance Sustainability in Woodfuel Supply in Sub-Saharan Africa; and The KLIMA project: Firewood for reforestation in Haiti. The presentations will be followed an open discussion.

Date:  10 October 2023, 10:00-12:00 EDT (New York City Local Time | UTC -4)
Location:  online
Organizers:  International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF), International Forestry Working Group of the Society of American Foresters (IFWG-SAF)

Details:  https://tropicalforesters.org/blog/2023/09/22/online-symposium-fuelwood-in-the-tropics-from-cooking-stoves-to-deforestationsession-2-10-oct-2023/
Registration:  https://forms.gle/d58cv1aGxnxChtLh9
Contact:  tropicalforesters@gmail.com


Western Forest Economists 2023 Annual Meeting

Deadline Extended for Registration and Abstract Submission!

Date: September 28-29th
Venue: Downtown Portland, Oregon, USA, at OSU’s Portland Center
Abstract submissions have been extended to Monday, August 28th

Presentations are invited on any topic related to forest or resource economics, management, and policy for the concurrent sessions. Student registrations and AWARDS available. The Forest Business Economics Award is being offered for the most inspiring and outstanding economics research presentations given by master and PhD students – up to USD 500! Student awards are sponsored by the Journal of Forest Business Research.

WFE 2023 (Western Forest Economists Meeting) was planning as a concurrent gathering to the annual Who Will Own the Forest?  conference hosted at the World Forestry Center September 26-28th.


  • Standard rates are $300
  • Student/retiree rates are $150
  • Virtual attendance option is available for $150
  • Contact person kate.marcille(at)usda.gov


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


Epigenetics in woody plants

This joint EPI-CATCH/EPITREE workshopwill be organized on 28-29 September 2023 in Orléans, France. The workshop will host an open conference session with international speakers on 28 September (on-site and remote) followed by a networking workshop on 29 September (on-site only, by invitation or upon request). A very exciting field with multiple prospects for the production of adapted tree varieties!

Date:  28-29 September 2023
Location:  Orléans, France
Organizers:  EPI-CATCH and EPITREE

Details:  https://6230751c6f201.site123.me/workshops/epigenetics-in-woody-plants 


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  


5th International Non-Wood Forest Products Symposium

Non-wood forest products (NWFP), which have been used directly in different parts of world for centuries, provide input to many important sectors e.g. cosmetic, pharmacy, and are also an important element of UN Sustainable Development Goals. On behalf of the organizing committee, the Faculty of Forestry of Bartin University would like to invite you to the 5th International Non-Wood Forest Products Symposium, to be held on 27-28 September, 2023. The event will provide an international area for scientists, researchers, industry, practitioners, and non-governmental organizations to discuss NWFP from different aspects.

Papers presented at the symposium will be included in the online full-text proceedings book as a result of peer review, and selected papers will be published in journals indexed by the article acceptance process. The symposium meets the conditions of associate professorship and academic incentives.

Date:  27-28 September 2023
Location:  online
Organizers:  Faculty of Forestry, Bartin University

Details:  https://non-woodbartin.com/
Video:  https://www.iufro.org/fileadmin/material/discover/nb-5th-international-non-wood-forest-products-symposium-video.mp4


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