A forum for innovation about forests, forest management, forest products, and forest-rich communities
Forest Innovation Reviews (FIRz) is a forum for innovative ideas for solving some of today’s most significant challenges. The inaugural FIRz event will create a space for presenting well-formed ideas about forests, forest management, forest products and forest-rich communities, conveyed through short, powerful talks.
Some of the most innovative thinkers from around the world will gather for a day of breakthrough thinking and sharing about the biggest challenges — and potential solutions — that face forests and forest health. Then those ideas will be shared around the world via video.
The presentation voted by FIRz attendees as “most likely to make a lasting difference” will be awarded $10,000.
The first FIRz symposium will take place at the University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources in Athens, Georgia on Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Deadline for speaker nominations (self-nominations are welcome) is February 28, midnight EST. Submission should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “FIRz Submission.”
Submission should include a written abstract/concept overview of not more than 500 words along with a 2-minute video explaining the concept. (Videos do not need to be of high quality)