ICF National Conference 2018: Innovation for ChangeBook now
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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 Web 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 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.
Professor Tariq Butt, Swansea University, on biopesticide-based tree pest controls
Sharon Hosegood FICFor, Sharon Hosegood Associates Ltd, on radar surveys of urban tree roots
Enda Keane, Treemetrics ( Republic of Ireland), on satellites, real time data, the European Space Agency, and future innovation
Jeremie Leonard, BioCarbon Engineering, on unmanned aerial vehicles
Fiona Lickorish, Cranfield University, on using strategic foresight to plan for and manage change
Professor John Mackay, University of Oxford, on biotechnology and tree breeding
Christos Matskas, Microsoft, on the impact of an IoT Landscape and cloud-centric approach, and what comes next
Jock McKie, John Deere Forestry, on the importance of innovation in ensuring profitable future operations
Juan Suárez-Minguez, Forest Research, on early detection of tree stress by thermal imagery
John Pineau, FPInnovations (Canada), on the challenges of developing autonomous equipment in forestry
Dr Graham Ormondroyd, Bangor University BioComposites Centre, on modifying properties of cellulosic materials for commercial uptake
Stefano Pascucci, Professor in Sustainability and Circular Economy, University of Exeter Business School
Nick Pyatt, Trioss, on harnessing adaption pathways to adjust to an uncertain climate changing world
Professor Christian Rosset, MOTI, and Bern University of Applied Science (Switzerland), on capturing dendrometric variables using mobile phone applications
Professor Iain H Woodhouse, University of Edinburgh Living Environment Institute, and Carbomap, on remote sensing innovations
Chris Woods, Drax, on social media in the wider environment
At the Conference Dinner
Mark Stephenson, author, entrepreneur and futurologist, on the 8 principles to success and optimism
ICF members should log into the Members’ Area first to automatically populate your details on your booking when you select the event.
ICF Student tickets available.
Conference venue: Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Conference Dinner venue: Scottish Café and Restaurant
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
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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 2 May 2018. There is no charge for members who wish to attend the AGM only.
All bookings for the ICF National Conference 2018 are subject to these event-specific Terms and Conditions of Booking
CPD points are allocated on a self-assessment basis and may not be appropriate for all disciplines/professions. As guidance, ICF Professional Members attending the full conference, AGM and the Conference Dinner may record up to 20 CPD hours in accordance to the relevance to their own personal development plan.
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