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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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2018 Meeting of the International Society of Forest Resource Economics

Forest Resource Economics in Transition: Traditional and Emerging Markets

March 19-21, 2018
Gatlinburg, TN

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 2018 annual meeting will be held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee from March 19th to March 21st at the Edgewater Hotel and Conference Center. The conference will include technical presentation sessions (1.5 days), a student poster session and competition, and an optional field tour. Details related to conference registration, hotel reservation, and abstract submission guidelines are provided below. Continuing Education credits will be provided.

The conference will be held at the Edgewater Hotel and Conference Center in Gatlinburg in the Appalachian Mountains. Gatlinburg is a gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (https://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm). Besides the Park, Gatlinburg is home to the Ober Gatlinburg tramway and many specialty shops and restaurants designed around a mountain theme. Located at an elevation of 1,300 feet, March typically is mild in Gatlinburg, with an average high of 61°F, but snow is not uncommon. The primary airport is in Knoxville, TN. Shuttles will be available between the Knoxville Airport and The Edgewater Hotel.

Hotel Researvations

A block of rooms is reserved at the Edgewater Hotel (402 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738) at the conference rate of $90 per room per night from March 19-21, 2018. The conference group rate will be available 3 days prior to, or after the conference, or until rooms sell out. Please reserve your room by FEBRUARY 19th to receive the room rate. All rooms not reserved by that date will be released from the block reservations. Rooms can be reserved only by phone (1-800-423-9582) for the conference rate. There is no group code-when making reservations, notify the reservation desk the room is for the ISFRE conference.

Optional Field Trip (March 19 at 1:00 p.m.)

Starting in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2016, a wildfire spread into Gatlinburg forcing mass evacuations. Led by natural resource agencies and emergency managers, this optional field trip will survey the wildfire damage and its economic impacts. The additional fee to attend the field trip is $50 and covers lunch and transportation.

Call for Papers and Posters

The ISFRE 2018 Annual Conference will feature both oral and poster presentations. Abstracts should be emailed to Don Hodges at dhodges@utk.edu by January 31, 2018. Authors will receive acceptance notification by February 15th. Abstracts should have no more than 250 words. The ISFRE 2018 Annual Conference will feature a Student Poster Competition with monetary 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. Details on evaluation criteria will be provided after abstract acceptance notification. 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.

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