From: International Society of Tropical Foresters <istf(a)yale.edu
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 23:35:20 +0000
Subject: Invitation to attend the 2021 virtual ISTF conference
We would like to invite you and your colleagues to participate in the 27thannual
International Society of Tropical Foresters conference. The deadline for submissions to
has been extended until FRIDAY, January 22. Submit your abstracts for breakout sessions,
posters, flash talks, and applications for the ISTF Innovation Prize. This year’s theme
will be “Timelines and Critical Junctures: Re-examining Crises as Opportunities for
The Yale ISTF Chapter is dedicated to the advancement of tropical forest studies at the
Yale School of the Environment, formerly known as the Yale School of Forestry &
Environmental Studies. The ISTF conference has been hosted at Yale for 26 years and
addresses a range of socio-ecological issues across the tropics. The 2021 conference will
bring together an international community of academics, practitioners, activists, policy
makers, artists, journalists and community leaders to re-examine crises as moments of
learning and opportunities to set forth on new trajectories. Seizing these moments
requires us to reflect on the interconnected nature of society, economy and the
environment while motivating efforts to mitigate future events in light of our past
successes and failures.
While the conference will unfortunately not be held in-person as per tradition, we hope
that the online format will allow wider access and participation from attendees around the
world, especially for participants and speakers that have historically faced difficulties
with travel to the United States. Its virtual format will also allow us to offer subtitles
in Spanish via Zoom's software.
Register and submit you abstracts at our 2021 conference website:
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updates as more conference details unfold!
See you there!
Yale ISTF 2021 Team