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RISI is pleased to announce its Thirtieth Annual North American Conference.

Join industry colleagues in Chicago for the Thirtieth Annual RISI North American Conference. This is the premier forum to immerse yourself in all aspects of the forest products industry. Discover how RISI's deep industry expertise will help you understand the latest trends, challenges and opportunities.


You can earn Continuing Forestry Education credits from The Society of American Foresters (SAF) by attending the North American Conference.

Certified Foresters
The mission of the Certified Forester program is to serve as the competency and credentialing standard for foresters; recognize a forester's education, professional experience, and commitment to the ongoing pursuit of knowledge; promote continuing education in forestry and associated disciplines; and increase public awareness of the forestry professional.

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) established the national Certified Forester credential in 1994 to address the inconsistent state-by-state approach to forester credentialing through licensing and registration. The Certified Forester/Forest Certification Auditor specialized credential focuses on auditing for forest certification. The Candidate Certified Forester® inspires every forestry graduate and those returning to the profession to earn a credential while gaining the experience needed to earn the CF credential.

In addition...

The 7th annual PPI Awards dinner is being co-hosted at the Intercontinental Hotel, on September 28th. Don't miss out on this opportunity to celebrate excellence in the global pulp and paper industry. 

The PPI Awards are the only global awards that are dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector. It provides a platform that honors a multitude of different categories celebrating leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the industry.  Submit your entry today!

Registration is currently closed.

You can register onsite at the Intercontinental Chicago in the Empire Ballroom on the 7th floor during the following times: 

Monday, September 28: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Tuesday, September 29: 7:30 AM- 5:00 PM

Wednesday, September 30: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM