Conferences and Events

Forest sector events and conferences have been put on ice since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a service to our Tree Frog Forestry News readers, we started the following list of conferences (linked when possible to relevant websites) showing what’s been cancelled and what’s been rescheduled.  We are grateful to readers who have shared additional listings with us, and will continue to update content as new information becomes available. 

Event Old Date Location New Date
Paper 2020 Mar 15-17 New York, NY Cancelled
ForestTECHx Mar 17-18 Vancouver, BC Sept 1-2
NAWLA Regional Meeting – Montreal Mar 24 Montreal, QC Cancelled
Montreal Wood Convention Mar 24-26 Montreal, QC Cancelled
International Mass Timber Conference Mar 24-26 Portland, OR Mar 30, 2021
SLMA & SFPA Spring Meeting Mar 25-27 New Orleans, LA Cancelled
Hardwood Manufacturers Conference & Expo  Mar 25-27 Nashville, TN Aug 19-21
BC Indigenous Forestry Career Fairs Mar 26-Ap 15  Multiple Sites, BC Postponed TBA
Spring Cottage Life Show Mar 26-29 Toronto, ONT Cancelled
COFI 2020 Conference Apr 1-3 Prince George, BC Cancelled
Canadian Woodlands Forum Meeting Apr 1-2 Moncton, NB Cancelled
Intermountain Logging Conference Apr 1-3 Spokane Valley, WA Cancelled
NY State Mass Timber Symposium Apr 1 Syracuse, NY Oct 28
NY State Green Building Conference  Apr 2-3 Syracuse NY Oct 29-30
BC College of Applied Biology Conference Apr 2-3 Kelowna, BC Cancelled
Ontario Professional Foresters Association Apr 7-9 Allison, ONT Cancelled
American Forest Resource Council AGM Apr 14-16 Stevenson, WA Sept 16-18
NAWLA Regional Meeting – Vancouver Apr 9 Vancouver, BC Sept TBA
The Timber Measurement Society Apr 7-9 Coeur d’Alene, ID Cancelled
Great Lakes Forest Health Showcase Apr 9 Sault St Marie, Ont Cancelled
TAPPI’s PaperCon Apr 27-30 Atlanta, GA Cancelled
Western Forest Insect Work Conference Apr 27-30 Edmonton, AB Cancelled
National Wood Flooring Expo  Apr 29-May 1 Milwaukee, WI Online/virtual
Olympic Logging Conference Apr 29-May 1 Victoria, BC Sept 16-18
BC Saw Filer’s AGM and Trade Show May 1-2 Kamloops, BC Cancelled
East Coast Sawmill & Logging Equip. Expo May 1-2 Richmond, VA Oct 9-10
Hoo-Hoo Club 48 Members Night May 7 Vancouver, BC Sept 24
BC Forest Safety Council’s Safety Conf. May 7 Kamloops, BC Cancelled
BC Interior Logging Assoc. Conference May 7-9 Kamloops, BC Cancelled
Quebec Forest Industry Congress  May 13-14 Quebec, QC Cancelled
American Institute of Architects Conference May 14-16 Los Angeles, CA Cancelled
WRCLA Cedar Summit and Cedar School May 13-15 Victoria, BC Cancelled
Northeastern Forest Products Equip. Expo May 15-16 Essex Junction, VA Oct 16-17
Forest Products Society Convention  May 18-20 Austin, TX June 22-25
Forest Resources Assoc. Meeting  May 18-20 Austin, TX Cancelled
RISI Forest Investment Conference  May 19-20 New York, NY Cancelled
FSC Canada Annual Meeting May 27 Montreal, QC Cancelled
BC Community Forestry Association AGM May 27-29 Nakusp, BC Cancelled
PACWEST Conference 2020 May 27-30 Jasper, AB Cancelled
Private Forest Land Owners Conference Jun3-4 Courtenay, BC Cancelled
Maritime Lumber Bureau Conference  Jun 3-4 Halifax, NS Cancelled
Consulting Foresters of America Conference Jun 6-9 Austin, TX Cancelled
Decorative Hardwoods Conference  Jun 7-9 Hilton Head, SC Oct 11-13
Dubai Woodshow Global  Jun 9-11 Dubai, UAW Sept 7-9
Canadian Bioeconomy Conference  Jun 10-11 Prince George, BC June 22, 2021
Pacific Coast Builders Conference Jun 10-11 San Francisco, CA Pending TBA
International Fiberboard Conference  Jun 11-12 Chicago, IL Oct 29-30
Western Mensurationists Conference  Jun 14-16 Spokane, WA Online/virtual
Private Forest Landowners Conference  Jun 14-16 Nashville, TN Cancelled
Interior lumber Manufacturers Conference Jun 14-16 Osoyoos, BC Cancelled
Global Softwood Log & Lumber Conference Jun 17-18 Vancouver, BC Online Virtual
Pellet Fuels Institute Conference  Jun 24-26 Milwaukee, WI Virtual TBA
Festival of Forestry Teachers Tour  Jul 8-10 Squamish, BC Cancelled
Int. Society of Wood Science & Tech NEW! Jul 13-15 Slovenia Virtual
American Forestry Conference NEW! Jul 27-30 NA Virtual
Forest Products Society Int. Conf. NEW! Jul 27-31 NA Virtual
International Woodworking Fair NEW! Aug 23-26 Atlanta, GA Cancelled
Global Buyers Mission NEW! Sept 10-12 Whistler, BC Virtual TBA
Hoo-Hoo International Convention Sep 12-15 Sacramento, CA Cancelled
Canadian Institute of Forestry AGM NEW! Sep 13-16 Sault St. Marie Ont Virtual Sept 15
Demo International Conference/Expo NEW! Sep 22-26 Ottawa, ON Sep 14-15, 2021
National Hardwood Lumber AGM NEW! Sep 23-25 Louisville, Ky Cancelled
Council on Forest Engineering AGM NEW! Sep 27-30 Corvallis, Or Jun 6-9, 2021
FSC General Assembly  Oct 11-16 Bali, Indonesia Cancelled
Federation of BC Woodlot Assoc. AGM NEW! Oct 17-18 Kelowna, BC Cancelled
Sustainable Forestry Initiative  Oct 20-23 Vancouver, BC May 12-14, 2021