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Ontario Professional Foresters Association 60th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting

Posted: May 8, 2017

When: Tuesday May 16 – Thursday May 18, 2017
Where: The Delta Hotel & Conference Centre (50 Stone Rd. W., Guelph, ON)

More details and registration here.

This year’s conference celebrates the Ontario Professional Foresters Association at 60: Foresters in Changing Climates. The three-day conference will examine the role of business, governments, and forest professionals in an era of significant shifts in political, economic and physical climates.

Professional foresters have the expertise and duty to be responsive to these changes and be proactive in preparing for, mitigating, and adapting to potential impacts and to develop and sustain resilient human infrastructure. For those who are interested in attending or those who have never attended, this conference presents an excellent opportunity to network with foresters from across Ontario.

For more information about the conference, program, or field trips, please visit this link.

Field trips, icebreakers, and a presentation on the OPFA will take place on Tuesday May 16th with additional opportunities to register.

Wednesday marks the beginning of the conference with a full day of presentations including plenary and concurrent sessions and the OPFA’s Annual General Meeting.  It will conclude with the Banquet and Annual Awards Ceremony.

On Thursday, a number of exciting plenary and concurrent sessions as well as networking opportunities will take place from 8:30 until 1:30 and an additional workshop with limited space is available (please register early to guarantee your space) on Urban Site Indexing. The Urban Site Index workshop will be led by staff from Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources.

Cancellations and Refunds: No refunds will be made after April 18 2017, though you can transfer your registration to someone else.

If you have any questions about registration please direct them to the OPFA office (905) 877-3679 or email

Hotel Arrangements:
Please call the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre to make your hotel reservations. A limited number of rooms are available at $139/night + taxes until April 18, 2017. Please specify you are with the Ontario Professional Foresters Association and book your room before April 18th 2017 to get the special rate that includes parking and internet access.

Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre
50 Stone Rd. W. Guelph, ON, N1G 0A9
Phone: (519)780-3700
Toll Free: 800-268-1133