Student Conference Scholarships
The IUFRO Conference on Forests for People
2013 National Outdoor Recreation Conference
Student Conference Scholarships
Motivated and accomplished students enrolled full-time in an outdoor recreation management, planning, or closely-related degree program are encouraged to apply.
Up to at eight student scholarships will be awarded for the 2013 National Outdoor Recreation Conference. At least half of the scholarships awarded will be to qualified students from within the surrounding region. A scholarship valued at $785 will be awarded to cover lodging, conference registration, and one-year student membership to SORP. Included in this total is a $250 check to be used for travel expenses. All scholarship recipients are expected to attend the full four-day conference.
The deadline for student conference scholarship applications is February 15, 2013.
For more information: http://www.recpro.org/student-conference-scholarships
Sponsor a Student to Attend Conference
Please consider being a student scholarship sponsor! Visit www.recpro.org <https://recpro.memberclicks.net/home> and click on the <https://recpro.memberclicks.net/assets/2012_Conference/sorp_sponsorship_bro…> "SORP Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities" on the left side of the homepage. Any contribution amount is appreciated. Your donation will help cultivate a young mind preparing to enter the outdoor recreation profession. They are the future!
Don’t forget - SORP is a 501(c)(3) organization, making your contribution tax-deductible.
About the National Outdoor Recreation Conference
The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals is proud to be sponsoring the 2013 National Outdoor Recreation Conference with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). The theme of the conference is “A Bridge to Prosperity” that will highlight and showcase best practices
and case studies on how the outdoor recreation profession (planning, management, research and policy) is a bridge, connector and catalyst for prosperity through: Tourism, jobs, health and wellness, personal enjoyment and recreation; Education, environmental values, environmental stewardship; and Rural economic development and sustainable communities.
More information about the conference is posted at: http://www.recpro.org/2013-sorp-ffp-conference
About the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals
The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 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 citizens and visitors, communities, environment, and economy will be enhanced through opportunities for the public to experience and enjoy the outdoors.
For the past 30 years, the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (formerly the National Association of Recreation Resource Planners) has sponsored an annual conference for the outdoor recreation profession. Most recently, the conference has been held in Baton Rouge, Breckenridge, Portland OR, Pittsburgh, Austin, and Missoula.
Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals
PO Box 221
Marienville, PA 16239
(814) 927-6659 FAX
Dear Division 2 members:
Please take a look at this e-mail and its attachments. I strongly encourage all of you to seriously considering submitting proposals for sessions at the upcoming IUFRO Wold Congress.
Thanks for considering my request,
Division 2 Coordinator
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Sent: January-17-13 4:51 AM
To: ahhwong(a)frst.unimas.my; Guldin, Richard -FS; Hans R. Heinimann (hans.heinimann(a)env.ethz.ch); Jens Peter Skovsgaard (jps(a)ess.slu.se); jim.johnson(a)oregonstate.edu; Lisa Hansen; McRoberts, Ronald -FS; Mike Wingfield (Mike.Wingfield(a)up.ac.za); Parrotta, John -FS; Robert Jandl (robert.jandl(a)bfw.gv.at); Su See Lee (leess(a)frim.gov.my); Tod.Ramsfield(a)nrcan-rncan.gc.ca; tuija.sievanen(a)metla.fi; El-Kassaby, Yousry
Cc: Hayes, Jennifer -FS; Brigitte Burger (burger(a)iufro.org)
Subject: IUFRO 2014 Congress: Session proposal website open for business
Dear CSC friends,
I hope that the new year is off to a good start for all of you. I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Robert Jandl, deputy coordinator of Division 8, to the Congress Scientific Committee. Robert will be replacing Alain Franc, who is not able to continue in this role.
As you all know, the next phase of our work is to promote the preparation and submission of session proposals from within IUFRO and from other partners, optimally in cooperation with IUFRO Research Groups, Working Parties and/or Task Forces. All session proposals will be submitted online via the Congress website which is now open: http://iufro2014.com/scientific-program/session-proposals/. Session proposals can be submitted any time from now until April 30th. As we have discussed earlier, we expect all members of the CSC to help spread the word about the open call for session proposals and to encourage the preparation of session proposals by IUFRO units and others (preferably involving two or more IUFRO units, optimally across IUFRO Divisions, Task Forces and/or other organizations) closely aligned to the Congress Themes. It would be most helpful if those preparing session proposals could send drafts of these proposals to relevant members of the CSC prior to their submission online - this could help us identify potential co-organizers (from other IUFRO units), and thereby reduce the number of very similar session proposals (which was a bit of a problem for the 2010 Congress). It will also save us work during the session proposal review phase (May-June), since part of that review process will be to identify very similar sessions that need to be combined.
In the coming weeks, all CSC members will be given access to the session proposal database and online review system - you will receive a message when this is ready.
Finally, I would like to note that all session proposals, including those that will eventually be designated as sub-plenary sessions, must be submitted through this online system (which, by the way, is very easy to use). I will be writing separately to CSC members (and other identified colleagues) who have already volunteered to serve as the focal points for development of the sub-plenary sessions in cooperation with relevant IUFRO Task Forces, which we identified as priorities during our CSC meeting in Nairobi last June.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns at this stage. I look forward to working with you in this very important phase of preparations for the 2014 Congress.
With best wishes,
John A. Parrotta, Ph.D.
National Research Program Leader, International Science Issues
Chair, IUFRO 2014 Congress Scientific Committee
U.S. Forest Service - Research & Development
1601 N. Kent Street, Arlington VA 22209 (USA)
Tel: +1-703-605-4178; Fax: +1-703-605-5131
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