Welcome To NAFEW 2022!
Turning Ecological Answers into Forest Management Actions
June 20-24, 2022

Virtual conference
registration and submission


Registration is now closed
Thanks to all participants!


Detailed schedule at a glance


CJFR Special Issue

Extended abstract submissions for Publication in the CJFR Special Issue is now closed!

All about

All you need to know!

Keynote Speakers


The Virtual Experience


Canadian Journal of Forest Research Special Issue!


keynote speakers

Dr. Jennifer Baltzer

Wilfrid Laurier University

Dr. Matthew Betts

College of Forestry at Oregon State University

Dr. Deborah Dumroese

Research Soil Scientist – U.S. FOREST SERVICE

Dr. Eliot McIntire

Research Scientist – Canadian Forest Service


Schedule at a glance
Detailed schedule

PDF version available by clicking on the above

To read more about each presenter's topic just click on their name next to their scheduled time.

Listed times are EDT

NAFEW 2022 Timeline

(expected dates)

  • September 2021

    Shortened version decision for 2021 and postpone to 2022

    Given the pandemic and the impossibility of welcoming travelers from abroad, the committee postponed the meeting to 2022. In order not to lose the rhythm, a half-day of conferences was organized.

  • June 2021

    Mid-day Meeting

    Lisa Venier from NRCan opened the meeting and Paul Rogers from Utah State University moderated the lectures. Four keynote speakers delivered excellent presentations. A discussion session with a panel followed.

  • September 2021

    Call for special sessions

    First call for proposals for special sessions. Special sessions will be designed to have ample time for discussion. Sessions will be 120 minutes in duration and will include 5-7 speakers with 10 minutes for each presentation including time for at least one question. Proposals will be due on Nov 1, 2021 and responses will be sent in early November.

  • November 1, 2021

    First Keynote confirmed

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Deborah Dumroese has confirmed her presence as Keynote speaker

  • November 2021

    Call for special sessions extended

    We have received several requests for extensions for the submission to special sessions. We are extending the deadline for submission to November 15, 2021

  • November 5, 2021

    Second Keynote confirmed

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jill Johnstone has confirmed her presence as Keynote speakers

  • November 10, 2021

    Third Keynote confirmed

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. David Lindenmayer has confirmed his presence as Keynote speaker

  • December 17, 2021

    First call for abstract

    The first call to submit an abstract is now launched! The deadline for submitting a contributed abstract is February 28, 2022

  • January 5, 2022

    Last Keynote confirmed

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Eliot McIntire has confirmed his presence as Keynote speaker

  • January 26, 2022

    NAFEW is going virtual

    The uncertainty created by COVID has led us to decide to hold our June 2022 conference in a virtual format rather than in-person. We are sad about this difficult decision but we do believe that it is in everyone's best interest at this point. We are working diligently to create a captivating virtual conference for June 2022!

  • February 11, 2022

    CJFR Special Issue

    NAFEW Organizing Committee announces extended abstract invitations for publication in the Canadian Journal of Forest Research Special Issue. Deadline to submit is May 31, 2022.

  • February 16, 2022

    Keynote Speaker Withdraws

    Dr. Jill Johnstone regrettably announces that a scheduling conflict will prevent her from speaking at this year's NAFEW Virtual Conference.

  • February 23, 2022

    Keynote confirmed

    Dr. Jennifer Baltzer joins our panel of guest speakers

  • February 23, 2022

    Registration opens

    Registration is now open!
    Take advantage of the early-bird rate until April 15th

  • February 25, 2022

    Preliminary schedule

    Do not hesitate to download the file and get a peek at the preliminary schedule !
    Content subject to changes

  • February 28, 2022

    Call for abstract

    The deadline has been extended to Friday, March 4

  • March 9, 2022

    Keynote Speaker Withdraws

    Regrettably, Dr. David Lindenmayer is no longer able to present his keynote address at this year's conference

  • March 16, 2022

    Keynote Confirmed

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Matthew Betts has confirmed his presence as a Keynote Speaker

  • April 8, 2022

    Detailed schedule is released

    The highly anticipated schedule has been finalized and can be found on our home page. While viewing, click on the presenter's name for more details

  • Happy Hour

    April 29, 2022

    Western Aspen Alliance presents "HAPPY HOUR"!!

    Tremblings & Trivia, All Welcome. Starts at 7pm (EDT) Thursday! Join us for a unique "Mixer" experience. Details on the  Schedule

  • May 4, 2022

    The Virtual Experience

    How to use Gather as an Attendee and a sneak peek at how posters will look on Gather Town
    Click Here

  • Happy Hour

    May 16, 2022

    Summer in the Soo!

    Even if the event will not take place in person, take the time to visit the Soo virtually

  • May 25, 2022

    CJFR Special Issue

    We are extending the deadline to submit your extended abstract for consideration for publication in the Canadian Journal of Forest Research Special Issue to June 10th, 2022. Don't wait any longer and seize the opportunity to be part of this special edition!

  • Avatar

    June 6, 2022

    Avatar yourself!

    Only two weeks before the big event! Please upload a picture of yourself and let the NAFEW community know you better!
    See "How to upload your avatar" Click Here

  • June 9, 2022

    The schedule has been reshaped (a little)

    A new conference room has been added to the schedule and we have named it after Roberta Bondar, Canada's first female astronaut, born and raised in Sault Ste Marie, who now uses photography to capture the beauty of landscapes and biodiversity of our planet.

  • June 20, 2022

    Here we are!

    Finally!...the count down is over and NAFEW 2022 is ready for blast off! Get ready for an educational, entertaining and fun week everybody! Thanks for being a part of the ride.

  • happy hour

    June 23, 2022

    WAA Happy Hour

    Join the Western Aspen Alliance Thurs. @ 7:00 PM (ET) for aspen trivia, tales from the field, and a chance to unwind. Whether your presentation was a home run or sacrifice bunt, grab a cold one and put that $#%! behind you at the WAA Happy Hour at Pancake Bay. Trivia podium

  • Asheville

    June 29, 2022

    Next NAFEW conference

    Asheville (North Carolina) will host the NAFEW 2024 conference

  • Winners of Student Competition

    July 6, 2022

    Winners of Student Competition Announced!

    Congratulations to Connor Crouch, Austin Yantes, Christian Mercado, Jack Goldman and David Hohl. Check out their prize-winning presentations on the NAFEW YouTube Channel. Sign in to your Intranet account and click on 'Sessions on YouTube" to see all the talks from NAFEW 2022.

  • YouTube

    September 22, 2022

    All 2022 Conference Sessions Now on YouTube!

    If you missed any of the talks from our virtual conference or would like to see one again, you can find it now on the NAFEW YouTube Channel. Thanks to all of our speakers and conference partners for making NAFEW 2022 a huge success.

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