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From: "Smith, Ryan" <ryan.smith.rts48(a)yale.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 22:27:12 +0000
Subject: Invitation to attend the International Society of Tropical Foresters' 27th annual conference, Feb. 18th – 20th, virtual
The Yale Chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF) invites you to register for our 27th Annual Conference: “Timelines and Critical Junctures: Re-examining Crises as Opportunities for Change.” The conference will take place virtually on February 18-20th, 2021.
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 opportunities for change. This year, the conference seeks to investigate 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 in capitalizing on these moments in time.
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.
To see our full agenda and to register, visit our website at https://istfconference.events.yale.edu/.
Ryan Smith, Masters of Forestry Candidate
Yale School of the Environment
The Forest School