Core concepts

The future of forestry depends on inclusive stewardship and management.

Principled, reciprocal relationships are at the core of sustainable and resilient ecosystems.

Together, we will celebrate the diversity in ways of being, knowing, and doing forest research.





A different kind of conference

Through this event, we welcome knowledge holders to share their experiences in building equitable relationships within customary territories.

We hope to provide a point of convergence for Indigenous, Local, and Western Knowledges to challenge power dynamics between different ways of knowing and to model the equitable co-production and sharing of knowledge.

The conference will include an initial day of relationship-building among all participants and various events on the following two days. Our objective is to host a different kind of conference that centers the positions, the needs, and perspectives of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities.



Key dates

March 2019

Abstract submission deadline (31st)

April 2019

Abstract approval (15th); Deadline for Arranged Accommodation (must find your own accommodation after April 2019)

May 2019

Full program released (15th); early bird registration deadline (15th)

June 2019


July 2019

Regular registration deadline (15th)

August 2019

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