Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Welcome

The International Society Of Forest Resource Economics, (formally SOFEW), is an organization that brings together representatives of industry, consulting, academia, and federal and state agencies to discuss current issues in the economics of forestry, timber markets, timberland investments, and forest products trade.

An annual meeting is held in the Spring with presentations on financial aspects of timber management and utilization, timber supply and demand, international trade, forest policy, law and many other current issues involved in the business of forestry. An electronic newsletter is distributed to keep members up-to-date on the activities of others within the organization.

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2020 Meeting of the International Society of Forest Resource Economics

May 18-20, 2020
Gulfport, MS

The International Society of Forest Resource Economics (ISFRE) brings together representatives of industry, consulting, academia, and federal and state agencies to discuss current issues in the economics of forestry, timber markets, management and utilization, timberland investments, law, and forest products trade. The ISFRE 2020 annual meeting will be held in Gulfport, MS, from May 19-20, 2020 at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel. The theme of this year's meeting is, "Economics and Management of Forests in the Bioenergy Era: Externalities and Possibilities." The conference will include technical presentation sessions, a student poster session and competition, and an optional field tour.

Call for Papers and Posters

The 2020 ISFRE Annual Conference will feature both oral and poster presentations. Abstracts should be emailed to James Henderson at jeh149@msstate.edu by March 15, 2020. Please use “ISFRE Abstract” as the email subject. Authors will receive acceptance notification by March 30. Abstracts should have no more than 250 words. The Conference will feature a Student Poster Competition with cash awards. To qualify for the competition, the first author must be a student currently enrolled in an academic program. Posters will be evaluated by a committee consisting of selected conference attendees. Include the following information when submitting an abstract.

  1. Oral or Poster Presentation
  2. Title
  3. Authors with titles and affiliations
  4. Body text (no more than 250 words)
  5. Key words

Hotel Reservations

A block of rooms is reserved at the Courtyard by Marriott (1600 E Beach Blvd, Gulfport, MS 39501). To reserve rooms online please click the link above to the hotel’s web page to get the special conference rate of $119 per night. Free hotel parking is available for all guests and attendees. Reservation requests must be made no later than Friday, April 18, 2020 to receive this rate. If you are requesting a reservation after this date, please contact the hotel directly at 228-864-4310. The special conference rate of $119 per night will also be available for the night before and after the meeting to include May 17 to May 21 for those wanting to extend their stay on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. To take advantage of this special rate for an extended stay please call Courtyard by Marriott to make this reservation 228-864-4310.

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