National Association of State Foresters 2022 Annual Meeting

National Association of State Foresters 2022 Annual Meeting

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Skamania Lodge

1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way

PO Box 189

Stevenson, WA 98648

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The 2022 NASF Annual Meeting promises to be an outstanding forum on forestry issues. Join us in Stevenson, WA, from September 19-22, 2022.

About this event

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 will be held in-person. It is expected to attract upwards of 200 forestry and wildfire leaders and 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.

Online registration opens June 15, 2022. Take advantage of our early-bird discount for $100 off State Forester/Former State Forester/General Attendee registrations now through July 31 with the code EARLY22.

Online registration will close September 9, 2022. You may register onsite in Washington beginning September 19. Onsite registration is $650 for General Attendees, State Foresters, Former State Foresters and $325 for Guests.

TRANSPORTATION & LODGING

There is a group rate at Skamania Lodge at the rate of $182/night. Reservations must be made by the cutoff date of August 19, 2022 to guarantee this discounted rate. Please call 844-432-4748 and reference the NASF 2022 Annual Meeting, or reserve online.

The resort offers complimentary wifi, spa, a fitness center, access to three scenic trails, indoor pool, hot tubs, saunas and outdoor hot tub with sun deck, tennis, basketball and volleyball, outdoor fire pits, bike rentals, and EV charging stations. Self-parking available.

The hotel is a 45-minute drive from Portland, Oregon. We recommend flying into Portland International Airport (PDX). Taxi/Uber fare is approximately $125. There are several shuttle companies that serve PDX, as well as car rentals.

AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

AGENDA

  • Monday, September 19: Business Meetings (by invitation), New Member Orientation
  • Tuesday, September 20: Regional/Committee Reports, State Forester Executive Session (by invitation), President's Reception
  • Wednesday, September 21: General Sessions, Awards Luncheon, Host State Dinner
  • Thursday, September 22: Field Tour, Silent Auction, Annual Banquet

EXHIBITORS

EXHIBITOR and SPONSOR Information

To become a meeting exhibitor please make your commitment by August 1, 2022. Exhibitor and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to nasf@stateforesters.org.

The fee to exhibit at this year’s annual meeting is $1,500. 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” for $300.

Exhibition Hours

  • Tuesday, September 20: 8am-5pm PT
  • Wednesday, September 21: 8am-5pm PT
  • Thursday, September 22: 8am-5pm PT

Exhibit tear down must be complete by Friday, September 23 at 11am PT.

Shipping Information

If you intend to ship boxes, your flyer and/or swag item for inclusion in meeting registration materials directly to the hotel, they should arrive no earlier than September 14. Please note that Fedex and UPS do not deliver to the resort on Saturdays/Sundays. If you anticipate a large shipment, please contact the hotel to make arrangements.

Please use the following shipping address. Each box must have a return address. There will be a $5 handling charge for each box:

Skamania Lodge
Attn: Michelle Gallanger (NASF Annual Meeting 9/19-9/22)
Your Name & Date of Arrival
1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way
Stevenson, WA 98648
Box __ of ___

SPONSORS

EXHIBITOR and SPONSOR Information

To become a meeting sponsor, please make your commitment by August 1, 2022. Exhibitor and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to nasf@stateforesters.org.

Walnut

Starting at $15,000 — Opportunity to demonstrate product/service during regular programming (subject to pre-approval by NASF); 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 any conference event (with signage denoting sponsorship); Up to two inserts in meeting materials packet; One exhibit space in prime location ($1,500 value); Four full conference registrations ($2,400 value)

Chestnut

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 any event not reserved by a Walnut sponsor (with signage denoting sponsorship); Up to two inserts in meeting materials packet; One exhibit space in prominent location ($1,500 value); Three full conference registrations ($1,800 value)

Oak

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); Sponsorship of one Coffee Break or Evening in Hospitality Suite (with signage denoting sponsorship); Up to two inserts in meeting materials packet; One exhibit space ($1,500 value); Two full conference registrations ($1,200 value)

Pine

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; One exhibit space ($1,500 value); One full conference registration ($600 value)

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 Skamania Lodge in September) can support the 2022 NASF Annual Meeting with donations ranging from $100 to $1,250.

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 26.

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.

Consider donating an item (or two, or three!) to this year’s Silent Auction. (Please note we cannot accept donations of alcohol this year.) You can either bring your Silent Auction item(s) with you to Skamania Lodge or ship the item(s) at least a week ahead of the meeting to:

Washington DNR Wildfire Division
Attn: Angie Lane
1111 Washington St. SE
MS 47037
Olympia, WA 98504-7037

If you plan to make a donation, 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 kathryn.formancook@gmail.com for details and shipping instructions.

GUEST TOUR

Skamania Things To Do (self-guided tour)

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