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2023 SAF National Convention – Forestry: It’s in Our DNA

October 25 - October 29

October 25 – 29, 2023.

It’s back! The premier forestry professional development, networking, and community connection event of the year—the SAF National Convention (SAF2023)—will be held in Sacramento, CA, from October 25 to 28.

This event provides the nation’s highest-quality, multi-disciplinary technical program appealing to natural resources and forestry practitioners, managers, researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, and decision makers.

Our theme is “Forestry: It’s in Our DNA.” But what does that mean? Forestry—and what it means to be a forester—is multi-faceted with many backgrounds, disciplines, and experiences shaping our profession’s past, present, and future. “Forestry: It’s in Our DNA” references both the proud legacy of forestry and the ongoing challenges and opportunities that foresters and natural resources professionals face.

SAF2023 will bring together novel science and on-the-ground management techniques, while focusing on how to better communicate our passion to the public, and building a community that can tackle impacts from a changing climate.

Explore SAF2023’s subthemes, details about presenting at convention, sponsorship opportunities, and more on our convention website.

The convention website is now live at https://eforester.org/Safconvention2023/Default.aspx.

SAF2023 Important Dates

  • Sponsor & Exhibitor registration is now open until August 4, 2023.
  • Call for Proposals opens February 15, 2023. The deadline to submit is March 31, 2023.
  • Early-bird registration opens June 1, 2023.

Present at SAF2023

Natural resources and forestry professionals and students (undergraduate and graduate) from across all disciplines and career levels are welcome and encouraged to submit a proposal. We need your voice to create a diverse technical program that informs on a variety of subjects from A-Z. Call for Proposals opens on February 15 and closes March 31.

Maximize Your Business’s Exposure

It’s never too early to secure your spot as a sponsor or exhibitor. Select a prime booth location and maximize your exposure with your early registration. This year, we’re offering our partners even more opportunities! Download the Partner Prospectus for details. For questions, contact SAF’s Business Relations Specialist Lindsey Shrout at lshrout@safnet.org.

Trouble downloading the prospectus? Try this link instead.

Nominate a Peer for a National Award

Nominations are open for the 2023 SAF Awards! Through our National, Fellow, and Presidential Field Forester Awards, SAF honors both individual and organizational achievements for significant contributions to the profession.

Help recognize excellence in our profession. Explore the different award categories available and nominate a deserving colleague or peer today. Awardees will be recognized at SAF2023. All nominations are due by March 15.




October 25
October 29
Event Category:


Society of American Foresters


SAFE Credit Union Convention Center
Sacramento, CA + Google Map
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