ICF National Conference 2018: Innovation for Change

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Headline Sponsors

Thank you to our headline sponsors: A.W. Jenkinson Forest ProductsScottish Woodlands and Tilhill Forestry

Supporters: 2Excel Aviation | Forest Research | Sorbus International

About

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.

Programme

Speakers include:

Fiona Lickorish, Cranfield University, on using strategic foresight to plan for and manage change
Nick Pyatt, Trioss, on harnessing adaption pathways to adjust to an uncertain climate changing world
Christos Matskas, Microsfot
Professor Tariq Butt, Swansea University, on biopesticide-based tree pest controls
Professor John Mackay, University of Oxford, on biotechnology and tree breeding
Dr Graham Ormondroyd, Bangor University BioComposites Centre, on modifying properties of cellulosic materials for commercial uptake
Francis Charette, FPInnovations (Canada), on the challenges of developing autonomous equipment in forestry
Jeremie Leonard, BioCarbon Engineering, on unmanned aerial vehicles
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
Juan Suárez-Minguez, Forest Research, on early detection of tree stress by thermal imagery
Sharon Hosegood FICFor, Sharon Hosegood Associates Ltd, on radar surveys of urban tree roots
Stefano Pascucci, Professor in Sustainability and Circular Economy, University of Exeter Business School

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At the Conference Dinner
Mark Stephenson
, author, entrepreneur and futurologist, on the 8 principles to success and optimism

To Book

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.

Find out more.

The Venues

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

Contact Allison Lock to discuss the last few promotional opportunities available.

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

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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May 2, 2018 - May 3, 2018
09:00 - 16:10

Edinburgh International Conference Centre ,
Morrison Street ,
Edinburgh

Ticket Type Ticket Price
Two-Day Conference Ticket £325
One-Day Conference Ticket for Day 1: Wednesday 2 May 2018 £190
One-Day Conference Ticket for Day 2: Thursday 3 May 2018 £190
Student Two-Day Conference Ticket Only £130
Student One-Day Conference Tickets £65
Add Ticket to the Conference Dinner £55
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    Headline Sponsors

    Thank you to our headline sponsors: A.W. Jenkinson Forest ProductsScottish Woodlands and Tilhill Forestry

    Supporters: 2Excel Aviation | Forest Research | Sorbus International

    About

    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.

    Programme

    Speakers include:

    Fiona Lickorish, Cranfield University, on using strategic foresight to plan for and manage change
    Nick Pyatt, Trioss, on harnessing adaption pathways to adjust to an uncertain climate changing world
    Christos Matskas, Microsfot
    Professor Tariq Butt, Swansea University, on biopesticide-based tree pest controls
    Professor John Mackay, University of Oxford, on biotechnology and tree breeding
    Dr Graham Ormondroyd, Bangor University BioComposites Centre, on modifying properties of cellulosic materials for commercial uptake
    Francis Charette, FPInnovations (Canada), on the challenges of developing autonomous equipment in forestry
    Jeremie Leonard, BioCarbon Engineering, on unmanned aerial vehicles
    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
    Juan Suárez-Minguez, Forest Research, on early detection of tree stress by thermal imagery
    Sharon Hosegood FICFor, Sharon Hosegood Associates Ltd, on radar surveys of urban tree roots
    Stefano Pascucci, Professor in Sustainability and Circular Economy, University of Exeter Business School

    Download Programme

    At the Conference Dinner
    Mark Stephenson
    , author, entrepreneur and futurologist, on the 8 principles to success and optimism

    To Book

    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.

    Find out more.

    The Venues

    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

    Contact Allison Lock to discuss the last few promotional opportunities available.

    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

    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.

     

    Follow the conversation 

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