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SCHEDULE

 

As of 7/6/2021 - Subject to Change

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

 

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

SAF Executive Committee Meeting

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Forestry Summit Kick-Off Reception

Location TBA

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

 

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM

Silent Auction Benefitting PLT Opens 

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening Keynote: With Vision, There is Hope

Bruce Vincent - Communities for a Great Northwest

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break with Exhibitors

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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

General Session: Roll Out the Barrel

Darren Whitmer, Speyside Bourbon Cooperage 

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Networking Break with Exhibitors

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Luncheon General Session: VFA Town Hall Meeting 

Moderator: Corey Connors, VFA Executive Director 

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Networking Break with Exhibitors

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

Opportunity for Mass Timber in Virginia

Dr. Brian Bond - Virginia Tech

Wildlife Disease Risk to Humans

Dr. Luis Escobar - Virginia Tech

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Afternoon Break 

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

Labor Shortage

Rachel Harris - VA Dept. of Forestry

Advances in Forest Carbon Markets

Dylan Jenkins - Finite Carbon

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

ACF General Business Meeting

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

SAF General Business Meeting

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Summit Happy Hour with Exhibitors

DINNER ON YOUR OWN

Thursday, September 30, 2021

 

6:30 AM - 7:00 AM

Fun Run

Meet in Hotel Lobby

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 10:45 AM

General Session: Solar Developments in Virginia

Panel Presentation 

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Morning Break with Exhibitors

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

Update on Virginia's Hardwood Initiative 

Rob Farrell - VA State Forester

Prescribed Burning as a Management Tool 

Kevin Kyle - USDA Forest Service

OPTIONAL TOURS OR AFTERNOON ON YOUR OWN

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2021 Summit Tours

SILENT AUCTION BENEFITTING PLT CLOSES

6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Evening Reception & Annual Virginia Forestry Summit Awards Banquet

 

Friday, October 1, 2021

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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Interactive Workshops

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