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NASF 2023 Annual Meeting
September 18, 2023 - September 21, 2023
NASF 2023 Annual Meeting
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) has convened State Foresters and their partners at our annual meeting every year since 1920. Attracting more than 200 forestry and wildland fire leaders, this meeting offers extraordinary networking opportunities with key decision-makers.
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is proud to host the 2023 NASF Annual Meeting September 18-21 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This year’s theme, “Getting the Work Done,” reflects both the working forests of our host state as well as a universal sense of urgency for the forestry sector.
New federal funding opportunities promise historic levels of investment in forests, while workforce capacity and forest market limitations define what work can be done. State forestry agencies value partnerships, and partners overcome limitations.
Valued partners include sponsors and exhibitors – your solutions help State Foresters get the work done. Don’t miss the opportunity to support the 2023 NASF Annual Meeting!
Click here to register online. Registration for the 2023 NASF Annual Meeting is now open! Take advantage of our early-bird special for $100 off State Forester, Former State Forester and General Attendee registrations now through July 31 with the code “EARLY23.”
Please note: Online registration will close on September 8th, 2023. Late and on-site registration costs will rise to $850 for General Attendees, State Foresters, and Former State Foresters and $450 for Guests, so please register before the deadline!
Click here to view the detailed meeting agenda. The final agenda and information regarding the guest and field tours will be available at the registration site (linked above) at a later date.
LODGING AND TRAVEL
Click here to book your room at Hilton Capitol Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at NASF’s group rate of $99/night. Reservations must be made on or before August 31st to guarantee this discounted rate. To make your reservation by phone, please call 800-955-6962 and reference the “NASF 2023 Annual Meeting.”
The hotel is a 15-minute drive from the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR). We recommend arriving via taxi or Uber (fare approximately $25). Car rental companies are available at the airport.
Recognized by the Historic Hotels of America, the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center is located on the banks of the Mississippi River only two blocks from the Old State Capitol. The hotel offers guests free wi-fi, an executive business center, a fitness center and an outdoor pool overlooking the river and downtown Baton Rouge. An onsite restaurant and room service are both available. Valet parking is also available for $33/day. There is no self-parking provided by the hotel.
Become a friend of forestry
Not able to sponsor or exhibit at this year’s meeting? Whether you attend the meeting or not, you can still show your support for state and private forestry! Meeting goers (and even those who can’t make it to Baton Rouge in September) can support the NASF Foundation with donations ranging from $100 to $1,500.
Friends of Forestry contributions will be recognized with signage prominently displayed in the most heavily trafficked meeting areas, like the onsite registration desk. To make sure your Friend of Forestry contribution is recognized, please make your donation via our meeting registration website no later than August 25 to guarantee meeting signage.
Donate to the Silent Auction
One of the most beloved components of the State Foresters’ annual meeting each year is the NASF Foundation’s Silent Auction. This annual event supports NASF’s work to represent state and private forestry interests in Washington, D.C., through a variety of meaningful programs. By participating in the Silent Auction, you ensure that your great state or organization contributes to ongoing national initiatives that make a real difference for your forests at home.
Prior to mailing your item, please email (1) a brief description of your item, including any noteworthy information such as the item’s significance to your state, who made it, etc., and (2) its approximate monetary value to Katie Forman-Cook, the executive director for the NASF Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BECOME AN EXHIBITOR OR SPONSOR
For more than a century, state foresters have worked to ensure the sustainable management of America’s forests. Trees meet every day needs for wood, paper, clean air, clean water, and outdoor recreation. Yet most Americans do not connect trees to their daily lives.
Fortunately, this is changing. Climate change, catastrophic wildfires, and a global pandemic have added forests to the list of topics discussed at dinner tables across the United States. Corporate initiatives, from Amazon to Walmart, are also recognizing the roles forests can play in creating more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable futures. And our federal government, evidenced most recently by the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, is making unprecedented investments in forest-based solutions. Forests are truly being rediscovered as America’s greatest renewable natural resource.
This year’s annual meeting is expected to attract upwards of 200 forestry and wildland fire leaders and will provide ample opportunity for speakers, vendors, and industry representatives to interact. Its general sessions will highlight new and exciting developments in the field of forestry and explore growth opportunities for wood product markets, sector partnerships, and emerging biotechnologies.
To become a meeting exhibitor or sponsor, please make your commitment by Monday, August 28th, 2023. Exhibitor and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to NASF Policy Coordinator Eli Lewis at email@example.com.
The fee to exhibit at this year’s annual meeting is $1,750. This fee includes one (1) complimentary meeting registration, one (1) exhibitor booth, and (1) one flyer and/or (1) one swag bag item for inclusion in the conference registration materials. Meeting registration includes all provided meals during the meeting and offers admission to all of the meeting’s sessions and the Field Tour. Each additional exhibitor registering for the meeting must purchase an “Additional Exhibitor Staff Registration” at a discounted rate of $550.
Sponsorship Levels and Benefits
Starting at $15,000 — Recognition in meeting program with full-page-sized logo or ad; Recognized as Walnut-level sponsor in promotional communications (including at least one press release); Exclusive sponsorship of a conference event (with signage denoting sponsorship); Up to two inserts in meeting materials packet; One exhibit space in prime location ($1,750 value); Four full conference registrations ($3,000 value)
Starting at $10,000 — Recognition in meeting program with half-page-sized logo or ad; Recognized as Chestnut-level sponsor in promotional communications (including at least one press release); Sponsorship of a conference event (with signage denoting sponsorship); Up to two inserts in meeting materials packet; One exhibit space in prominent location ($1,750 value); Three full conference registrations ($2,250 value)
Starting at $5,000 — Recognition in meeting program with quarter-page-sized logo; Recognized as Oak-level sponsor in promotional communications (including at least one press release); Up to two inserts in meeting materials packet; One exhibit space ($1,750 value); Two full conference registrations ($1,500 value)
Starting at $3,000 — Recognition in meeting program with quarter-page-sized logo; Recognized as Pine-level sponsor in promotional communications (including at least one press release); Up to two inserts in meeting materials packet; Two full conference registrations ($1500 value)
TOUR Baton Rouge
Get to know Louisiana’s capitol! Explore, meet locals, try something new, learn a little history or take a nap! Information will be available at the NASF registration desk.