The SFI Annual Conference is the must attend event each year for those who want to engage in discussions with some of the foremost thought leaders in the forest sector. Our event brings together people from the conservation, community, educational, and economic sectors who care about the future of forests. Past attendees include CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, conservation and community leaders, Indigenous representatives, forest managers, university faculty and students, government officials, and many more.

The 2021 SFI Annual Conference was virtual and featured sessions focused on forest solutions to many of the most important sustainability challenges we face in the sector and in our communities, including:

  • Meeting the climate challenge through managed forests and forest products
  • Forest solutions for supply chains and a circular economy
  • Conservation, collaboration, and species recovery
  • Building a diverse and resilient workforce
  • Why urban forests matter

More than 600 people joined the 2021 Virtual SFI Annual Conference, May 12-14, to learn from a diverse and dynamic group of speakers about critical global issues facing our sector. We were proud to give three awards to members of the SFI network who made particularly strong contributions to the forest sector over the last year.

Learn more about what was said in the wrap-up blog here.


The 2021 Virtual SFI Annual Conference agenda was reviewed for Society of American Foresters, Canadian Institute of Forestry, and The Wildlife Society continuing education credits – more information below. 

  • 12.50 hours of SAF CFE credits in Category 1, for full event participation. [Day 1 and 2 qualifies for 4 hours,  Day 3 qualifies for 4.5 hours.  Individuals sessions qualify for 1.5 hours (90min. sessions) or 1 hour (75min. sessions).] If you are seeking SAF credits, please provide your member # during the registration process.  SFI will provide attendees with a certificate and submit attendance records to SAF upon completion of the event.
  • 12.75 hours of CIF continuing education credits, for full event participation.  [4.25 hours of CIF continuing education credits, per day.]  For CIF credits, individuals will self-report their attendance to CIF directly upon completion of the event. Learn more at:
  • 13 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist® Renewal/Professional Development Certificate Program provided by TWS. Participants simply list these CEUs on your Renewal or Professional Development Certificate application.