Call for Proposals: Conference on Forests for People, Outdoor Recreation Conference

Call for Proposals: Conference on Forests for People, Outdoor Recreation Conference

Joint Educational Forum

Outdoor Recreation ConferenceThe two conferences - 2013 National Outdoor Recreation Conference and the IUFRO Conference on Forests for People - are accepting submissions of proposals for presentations and posters.


Presentations: Concurrent sessions are 1.5 hours in length with 2-4 presenters. Each presentation will be followed by a few minutes of questions. Session leads may customize the format of the session to help ensure a quality learning experience. Research presentations are 20 minutes in length (15 minute presentation with 5 minutes for questions). Selected presenters will be contacted well in advance with more details. The meeting rooms will provide a laptop computer, digital projector, screen, lectern, and audio system (in the larger rooms). Special requests for eraser boards, dissolve units, video equipment and other specialized equipment will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


Poster Sessions: Participants are invited to submit an abstract for a poster presentation. Posters will be on display during the conference, with special attention given at the Opening Reception when attendees will have a chance to visit and ask questions. Tripods will be provided and placed in the large meeting room where breaks will be taken, helping to ensure opportunities for interaction. The conference will not provide foam core or other supplies and materials to mount the posters.


One registration form and one registration fee will cover both conferences. The program will offer several joint sessions and field workshops, along with separate concurrent sessions tailored directly to the related themes of each conference. The sessions will be carefully synchronized to allow participants to move across as many as seven choices.


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Conference Hosts

SORPSociety of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP): The SORP is a non-profit organization formed in 1983. It is the nation's premier professional association supporting outdoor recreation professionals in planning, research, management, policy and administration. It is dedicated to the proposition that the welfare of the Nation's citizens and visitors, communities, environment, and economy will be enhanced through opportunities for the public to experience and enjoy the Nation’s outdoors.


IUFROInternational Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO): The IUFRO is "the" global network for forest science cooperation. It unites more than 15,000 scientists in over 110 countries, and is a member of International Council for Science. IUFRO attains its objectives by networking activities including the generation, exchange and dissemination of scientific knowledge, the provision of access to relevant information, and the assistance to scientists and institutions to strengthen their research capacities.







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