Networking Call for Collaboration for the 2021 SUFC Annual Meeting

The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) is pleased to announce our fifth annual Networking Calls for Collaboration to be hosted at the SUFC Virtual Annual Meeting in February 2021.

SUFC will select up to four presenters to feature their respective programs, research ideas, new technologies, policies, or campaigns (collectively referred to as “projects”) to be featured at the Annual Meeting. Each of the four chosen project representatives will present an overview of their respective project, along with a “Call for Collaboration” to the SUFC membership, supporters, and meeting attendees.

2021 Topic: Innovations in Urban Forestry During a Challenging Year

How has your organization, institution, or company pivoted – strategically or operationally – to advance urban forestry in 2020?

This year, we recognize that urban forestry looks anything but normal as our lives – personal and professional – have been impacted by a number of unprecedented factors. To that end, we are soliciting proposals for presentations that feature projects that have led to advancements in urban forestry in spite of this tumultuous year. These projects may be at various stages in development – concept or idea, all the way to technology. The point of these presentations is to inspire collaboration throughout the community of people who care about trees, and to provide some good news after a tough year.

Priority will be given to proposals that feature a clear request for support (non-monetary) from collaborators which include SUFC’s 35 member institutions and organizations. In the past, presenters have requested thought partnership, pilot testers for new tools, research participants, early adopters, and collaborators in joint-fundraising, to name a few.

Those who submit successful proposals will have the opportunity to:

  1. Present their project or idea and corresponding Call for Collaboration at the Virtual SUFC Annual Meeting on February 24, 2021;
  2. Receive SUFC endorsement as an existing or emerging innovation in urban forestry;
  3. Provide a mid-year update to the broader urban forestry community via one of the SUFC communications channels; and,
  4. Access the diverse members and supporters of the Coalition to form partnerships to assist with their work throughout the year.

The deadline for submission is December 16th, 2020. Please direct any questions to Rachel Holmes (rholmes@tnc.org) or Heather Doucet (convener@sufc.org).

Submit your proposals HERE