2023 Conference

Registration for the 2023 Yale ISTF Conference is LIVE!! 

The Yale Chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF) is pleased to invite you to the 29th Annual Conference: “Envisioning the future of tropical forests: the roles of feedbacks, interconnectedness, and adaptation.” The 2023 conference will be offered in a hybrid format, with options to attend sessions in person in New Haven, CT or online. Save the date for February 2-4, 2023!

Applications for posters, breakout sessions and the ISTF Innovation Prize are due December 10th, 2022.

The conference will feature keynote addresses by:

  1. Dr. Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo, Director of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Secretariat
  2. Mina Susana Setra, Deputy to Secretary General of the Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) on Social Culture Affairs
  3. Dr. Pablo Pacheco, Global Forests Lead Scientist at World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

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 28 years and addresses a range of socio-ecological issues across the tropics. ISTF 2023 will function as a space for academics, practitioners, policymakers, community leaders, artists, journalists, and activists from across the globe to share insights on the power of feedbacks, the role of interconnectedness within and across sectors, and how communities can adapt to the myriad changes in tropical forests. The conference will weave together ecological, social, and economic perspectives on our current understanding of how tropical forest landscapes are changing now as well as how they may change in the future. 

More information on how to register for the conference and a list of keynote speakers will be provided soon.

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We look forward to seeing you there!

Save the date for February 2-4, 2023!
Read the Concept Note for ISTF 2023