Did you know that the Continental Dialogue on Non-native Forest Insects and Diseases is the organization that founded Don't Move Firewood? Yup, way back in the prehistory of 2007, the Dialogue (for short) obtained the necessary funding and motivation to start the Don't Move Firewood campaign. So it is with great pleasure that we announce the Dialogue's Eighth meeting, to be held in conjunction with the 2012 Arbor Day conference in Sacramento CA. Here's the full Save The Date notice:
SAVE THE DATE!
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
The Eighth Meeting of the Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forest Insects and Diseases
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento California
Date and Time: November 13th, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Details: The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Arbor Day Foundation’s Partners in Community Forestry National Conference. Information about the Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forest Insects and Diseases meeting as well as the Arbor Day Partners Conference can be found online at: www.arborday.org/pcf.
Agenda: A draft agenda will soon be shared and made available on the Dialogue’s website (www.continentalforestdialogue.org). This year’s speakers will include local partners, educators, business professionals, and Dialogue members. All are welcome, and a diverse range of topics will be covered.
Updates and expert discussions on current Dialogue activities:
- Healthy Urban Tree Initiative
- Don’t Move Firewood and Firewood Outreach Coordinating Initiative
- Promoting the new documentary: Trees, Pests & People
- Prevention Initiative
- How to use Social Media to slow the spread
- Local Successes and Experiences
Registration: To register for the Dialogue meeting, please visit the Arbor Day Foundation Partners and Community Forestry Conference site (www.arborday.org/pcf).
Fees for the one day Dialogue Annual Meeting are $150/person ($175/person after October 22, 2012). This covers all meeting costs, lunch, snacks and an evening social mixer.
For more information about the Dialogue, or to join the Dialogue, please visit: www.continentalforestdialogue.org. For more information regarding meeting registration, please visit the Arbor Day conference website (www.arborday.org/pcf).