SCHEDULE

We are in the process of creating a dynamic agenda and sessions for the Virginia conference in 2019. Stay tuned for updates.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019

1:30 – 2:30 pm – General Session

2:30 – 3:00 pm – Networking and Exhibition

3:00 – 5:00 pm – SFI Standard Revision Workshop
SFI revises and updates the SFI Standards to incorporate the latest scientific information and respond to emerging issues as well as other initiatives under development. SFI will kick off the SFI Standard revision process with a 2-hour facilitated standard review workshop. Everyone is invited to participate and attendees will discuss key topics and issues that will shape the upcoming revisions and provide material and discussion for SFI Standard Revision Task Groups.

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

Workshops and Side Events

SFI is pleased to collaborate with partner organizations to create side events or workshops that enhance the SFI community’s knowledge in key issue areas. If you are interested in coordinating a side event/workshop at the 2019 SFI Annual Conference, please contact Amy Doty at 202-596-3458 or via email: amy.doty@sfiprogram.org. Continue to check back later for events that you may be interested in participating in.

3:00 – 5:00 pm
SFI Standard Revision Workshop
SFI revises and updates the SFI Standards to incorporate the latest scientific information and respond to emerging issues as well as other initiatives under development. SFI will kick off the SFI Standard revision process with this 2-hour facilitated standard review workshop. Everyone is invited to participate and attendees will discuss key topics and issues that will shape the upcoming revisions and provide material and discussion for SFI Standard Revision Task Groups. Pre-registration is not required.

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
SFI Conservation Impact Sounding Board Workshop:  Conservation Impact in Practice
Demands for Transparent Sustainability and Results that speak to Brands – Conservation Impact is developing metrics that illustrate values resulting from sustainable forest management. Additionally, in 2018 SFI established a Market Positioning Task Force (MPTF) to guide strategy on brand owner and customer relations and to further market recognition. Increasingly, brands are examining, and often scrutinizing, their supply chains to understand the positive impacts and negative costs of conducting their business. Often, brands pursue ambitious goals relative to conservation values in line with global sustainability targets, such as SDGs. This workshop would examine MPTF findings relative to market trends and sustainability goals, hear from a brandowner(s) about their data needs, and explore current Conservation Impact results and methods to determine areas of intersection. Pre-registration is required.  Contact Rocco Saracina to register.