ICF National Conference 2018: Innovation for ChangeBook now
New drivers for tomorrow’s forestry
Behind us we have three industrial revolutions, with legacies of steam, electricity and computing; all ground-breaking at the time but now taken for granted. Can you believe that the World Wide is still under 30 yet is driving so much of what we do? Look at how platforms like YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn have changed the way we learn, how we work and interact.
Our businesses have changed, our lives have changed, we’ve changed. And, they are about to change again as we enter the Fourth Industrial – and digital, physical and biological – Revolution.
We have to be ready to meet new expectations both from clients and from our workforce, be open to new models for the forestry and arboricultural workplace and for its operations, and know how to ensure that that considerations like health and safety aren’t compromised. We have to be empowered to think differently and do things differently.
Put the future of your industry in your diary – 2 to 3 May 2018, and book now.
Fiona Lickorish, Strategic foresight techniques expert, Cranfield University
Francis Charette, FPInnovations (Canada)
Mark Stevenson, Author, entrepreneur and futurologist (at the Conference Dinner)
Nick Pyatt, Trioss
Jeromie Leonard, BioCarbon Engineering
Professor Tariq Butt, Swansea University
Dr Graham Ormondroyd, BioComposites Centre, Bangor University
Juan Suárez-Minguez, Forest Research
Sharon Hosegood FICFor, Sharon Hosegood Associates Ltd
Professor Dr Christian Rosset, Bern University of Applied Science, and MOTI (Switzerland)
Save money with an Early Bird Two-Day Conference Ticket until 31 December. Booking open to Members only at this time. Log into the Members’ Area to automatically populate your details on your booking.
Non-member booking from 9 November 2017.
ICF Student tickets available.
Where to Stay and Park
ICF has arranged a preferential rate for conference delegates at the Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel and suggests places to park, although public transport is encouraged. Find out more.
Click here to reserve your room online with a credit or debit card. Payment will be taken when you check in.
Promote your Company at the Conference
Contact Allison Lock to discuss sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.
Annual General Meeting
The Institute of Chartered Foresters Annual General Meeting for members will take place during the conference at Edinburgh International Conference Centre, starting at 17.30hrs on Wednesday 2nd May 2018.
All bookings for the ICF National Conference 2018 are subject to these event specific Terms and Conditions of Booking.