On behalf of the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA-UBC) and the Forestry Graduate Student Association (FGSA) at the University of British Columbia, we are pleased to invite you to the Vancouver Convention Centre for the fourth Future Forestry Leaders Symposium (FFLS) on November 7-8, 2018.

This year, the event will be held in conjunction with the 76th session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI2018).

The symposium will showcase the diversity of international forestry-related research at a poster session on November 7 followed by an interactive career forum on November 8 to connect students with UNECE delegates and industry experts.

Please submit an abstract for our poster session on topics within, but not limited to, the following three themes: forests and environment, forest products and technology, and forest markets and policy.

Abstracts will be juried and those selected will be invited to present. As in previous years, several authors will be invited to publish in a special issue of The Forestry Chronicle.

We are asking that abstracts be submitted by e-mail to ffls.forestry@ubc.ca no later than August 31, 2018.

Please note that you do not have to present a poster in order to register for the interactive career forum on November 8. Registration for the career forum will be open here until we reach event capacity.

We look forward to meeting you at FFLS in November!


Emily Murphy and Meike Siegner
Future Forestry Leaders Symposium Co-Organizers