Message to Summit Attendees:

We are very pleased to announce that the Virginia Forestry Summit, originally scheduled for April 2020, has been rescheduled for August 11-14, 2020.  The Summit will take place at the Hotel Madison in Harrisonburg, VA, the same venue as previously announced.


Due to the wonderful and prompt response of many throughout Virginia’s forestry community that are responsible for organizing and hosting the event, we are also pleased to share that virtually all of our previously announced speakers, tours, workshops, and additional activities will proceed as originally advertised with few modifications.


Registration for the 2020 Virginia Forestry Summit will re-open on June 1, 2020.


Online reservations at the Hotel Madison at the Summit group rate of $139/night will re-open on May 15, 2020.

Make sure to come back here over the next few months for more details as additional event updates become available. And please check out the information below regarding existing reservations for the 2020 Forestry Summit.


We hope that you, your families, your colleagues, and your employees are and remain healthy. We look forward to coming together this August to celebrate Virginia’s forestry community!


Virginia Chapter

Virginia Division

Important Information Regarding Existing Reservations & Registrations

Below is important information regarding the 2020 Virginia Forestry Summit for individuals who have already registered and/or booked lodging reservations for April at the Hotel Madison. (As of 3/20/20)

Hotel Cancellations/New Reservations – Those who have already reserved rooms with the Hotel Madison for April will receive an e-mail from the hotel next week confirming that they have cancelled your previous reservation.


Online reservations for the 2020 Virginia Forestry Summit will re-open on May 15, 2020, at which time we will provide you with a new online hotel reservation link. The Hotel Madison has guaranteed us the same rate of $139/night for our group reservation.

Please note: We kindly ask that your refrain from contacting Hotel Madison directly, as lodging venues are understandably running at less than full capacity at present. If you do not receive confirmation of your cancellation from the Hotel Madison by noon on Friday, March 27, 2020, please contact Elizabeth Buhl by email using the button below so that we can confirm your previous lodging reservation has been cancelled.

Options for Transferring/Refunding Registration -  If you have already registered and plan to participate in our rescheduled event this August, you do not need to do anything at this time. VFA will simply carry your registration over to the new dates. 


Those who are unable to join us in August may request a refund of their registration fees. Please contact Elizabeth Buhl, VFA Director of Events & Member Services, using the button below for more information.  

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