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In 2014, SAF will partner with the Canadian Institute of Forestry/l’Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC), for a joint convention. In addition, the convention will be co-located with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress, which only takes place once every 5 years and has not been hosted in the United States since 1971.  This exceptional convergence will bring several thousand forest scientists and managers from more than 100 countries together in Salt Lake City, Utah during the first full week in October. These co-located events will enhance knowledge exchange and networking among professionals who study and manage forest resources around the globe.

The convention theme reflects the need for an introspective look at the forest science–management partnership and the roles of science and management in service to society and in sustaining and enhancing forested ecosystems both globally and locally, since many of our biggest challenges span geographic boundaries and most local challenges are subject to global forces.  In addition, this is a good time to take stock of the profession, addressing professional ethics for both managers and scientists. This concept encompasses how science–management partnerships arise, evolve, and play out, in the context of public policy, career development, fiduciary responsibilities, and personal values about natural systems and their management.

More specific information about the 2014 SAF National Convention and CIF/IFC AGM & Conference can be found on this site’s various pages.  We hope you’ll join us!


General FAQ

Do I have to register for both the IUFRO World Congress and the 2014 SAF National Convention and CIF/IFC AGM & Conference?

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, registrants for either event may attend any programming taking place at the convention center. This includes both IUFRO and SAF/CIF programming.

However, those registered for the 2014 SAF National Convention and CIF/IFC AGM & Conference are not eligible to attend the IUFRO World Congress programming on Monday and Tuesday. SAF/CIF registrants can purchase tickets for IUFRO field tours on Wednesday.

What are the registration fees?


Before 10 August 2014

After 10 August 2014

SAF Platinum/Gold or CIF/IFC Member



SAF Silver Member



SAF or CIF/IFC Retired Member






SAF or CIF/IFC Student Member

$150 until September 19

$175 after September 19

Student Nonmember

$195 until September 19

$225 after September 19

One Day (all categories)



Accompanying Person





How can I make hotel reservations?

We have secured group rates at several Salt Lake City hotels.  You MUST make your hotel reservation through Orchid Event Solutions in order to receive the group rate.  Group rates are not available if you book with the hotel directly.

Please visit the Lodging Reservations page of our website for the link to hotel reservations.

Prior to September 25, 2014 changes to your reservation must also be made through Orchid.  Thereafter contact the hotel directly.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

Requests for refunds must be received by Friday, September 12 at 11:59PM EDT.  No convention refunds will be issued for requests received after Friday, September 12 at 11:59PM EDT. A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from the total refunded amount.

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Are abstracts submitted for the IUFRO World Congress automatically submitted for the SAF/CIF Convention?

Abstracts submitted for the IUFRO World Congress are not automatically submitted for the SAF/CIF Convention. To be considered for the SAF/CIF Convention, you must submit an abstract to the SAF/CIF Abstract submission site located here:

What are the track themes for the scientific and technical concurrent program?

The track themes for this year’s convention, and other information about presenting can be found here:

Are there field tours associated with the 2014 SAF National Convention and CIF/IFC AGM & Conference?

There are no field tours as part of the 2014 SAF National Convention and CIF/IFC AGM & Conference. However, the IUFRO World Congress is offering a plethora of field tours on Wednesday, October 8. SAF/CIF registrants can purchase tickets for the IUFRO field tours. Field tour tickets are included in IUFRO registration.

Information about In-Congress tours can be found here:

Registrants for either meeting are invited to attend various post-conference tours and companion programs.  IUFRO registrants may also attend pre-conference tours. For more information, see:

What is the early bird deadline for registration?

The early bird deadline for registering for the 2014 SAF National Convention and CIF/IFC AGM & Conference is Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 11:59 EDT. Students, however, will receive early bird rates until September 19, 2014 at 11:59 EDT.

Registration information for the IUFRO World Congress can be found here:

Can I purchase a one-day registration?

A one day registration is available for Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Those who register for Thursday only are also eligible to purchase tickets for a Wednesday In-Congress field tour and to attend the Exhibit Hall Opening Reception on Wednesday night.

Where are the 2014 SAF National Convention and CIF/IFC AGM & Conference and IUFRO World Congress located?

Both conventions are located at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Information about travel and hotels can be found here:

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