All listed meals and access to breakout sessions included with registration.

1 February, Thursday

12:00-1:00: Lunch Discussion with Kalani Souza, Hosted by the Native American Cultural Center at Yale University.
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3:30-4:30: Breakout Session 

The Social Dynamics of Stopping Deforestation: Participatory Case Study of Aceh Tamiang - Robin Barr, The Forests Trust
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4:30-5:30: Breakout Session 

Global Forest Watch: An Interactive Introduction - Andrew Maddocks, World Resources Institute
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4:30: Conference Check-In Begins

5:30-7:30: Welcome Reception

Cocktail reception for participants of the ISTF conference. Light dinner and drinks will be served. 

2 February, Friday

8:00-9:00: Breakfast and Registration 

9:00-10:40: Opening Session

Opening Remarks: Dr. Ingrid Burke - Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean, Yale F&ES 

Keynote Remarks: Introduction to Socio-Ecological Complexity     

Dr. Christine Padoch- Senior Curator Emerita of the Institute of Economic Botany, NYBG
Dr. Víctor Arroyo-Rodríguez - Full Researcher, The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Dr. Nigel Sizer - President, Rainforest Alliance

10:40-11:00: Coffee Break

11:00-12:00: Innovation Prize Presentation

Yale ISTF is offering a cash Innovation Prize to honor outstanding projects that deepen our understanding of complexity or provide an innovative approach to attending to complexity in tropical forest landscapes. Two ISTF Innovation Prize finalists present their projects, which is followed by a casting of votes to choose the ISTF Innovation Prize winner. 

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-2:00: Breakout Session 

Keynote Discussion Groups: A discussion group will be led by each keynote presenter and facilitated by Yale Faculty. In a round-table discussion participants will delve into the thought provoking remarks provided in the morning. 

Speed Networking: An opportunity for participants wishing to create a network at the conference, speed networking allows one to meet other participants in a more informal setting. Participants move in a circle and have a five minute conversation with each other over coffee. With limited registration for this event, each participant gets to converse on a one on one basis with the others.  

2:00-3:00: Flash Talks

Flash talks are a PechaKucha style ten minute talk. Each session comprises 5 presenters, separated into two different rooms, who share their experiences or research on attending to socio-ecological complexity. 

3:00-4:00: Coffee Break and Poster Session 

4:00-5:30: Plenary Panel- Tropical Forest Restoration, A Case Study in Socio-Ecological Complexity

Dr. Eva Garen - Director, Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative (ELTI)
Mirjam Kuzee - Forest Landscape Restoration Assessment Coordinator, International Union for the Conservation of Nature
Zoraida Calle - Founding Member, Colombia’s Center for Research on Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems (CIPAV); ELTI Colombia Coordinator 

Facilitated by Dr. Amy Vedder

5:30-7:00: Special ISTF edition of TGIF (Thank God I’m a Forester!) 

Mingle with the foresters at Yale over beer, wine and snacks at this special edition of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies’ Friday evening tradition of TGIF! 

3 February, Saturday

8:00-9:00: Breakfast

9:00-10:30: Plenary Panel- Complexity in Practice

Dr. Manuel Guariguata - Theme Leader on Forest Management and Restoration, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Dr. Eleanor Sterling - Chief Conservation Scientist, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC)
Rev. M. Kalani Souza - Founding Director, Olohana Foundation
Dr. Richard Peterson - Associate Professor, University of New England

Facilitated by Dr. Bill Weber

10:40-11:00: Coffee Break 

11:00-12:00: Flash Talks  

Flash talks are a PechaKucha style ten minute talk. Each session comprises 5 presenters, separated into two different rooms, who share their experiences or research on attending to socio-ecological complexity. 

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-2:00: Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions are a time provided for hands on investigation of attending to socio-ecological complexity in tropical forest landscapes. Please register for individual sessions online.  

Leveraging technological innovation: Connecting forest landscape restoration with competitive forest products supply chains - World Resources Institute and Astrostat
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Breakdown or Breakthrough? Peer-to-Peer Session on the Nuts and Bolts of Project Planning - Projecto Ecologico Azuero/ Azuero Earth Project
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Mapping the Way for the Reactivated International Society of Tropical Foresters - Sheila Ward
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Building Social Capital to Advance Adaptive Capacity - USDA Caribbean Climate Hub
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2:00-3:00: Tool and Skill Share Expo

The tool expo allows participants to learn about methods, techniques and approaches focused on understanding or attending to socio-ecological complexity. Presentations will last roughly 15 minutes and happen simultaneously. Participants will rotate through each presentation in small groups. 

3:00-4:00: Coffee Break and Poster Session

4:00-5:30: Concluding Session

ISTF Innovation Prize Winner Announcement: Based on the votes casted on February 2, we will announce the ISTF Innovation Prize winner from the two finalists mentioned above. Both the finalist and the runner up will be rewarded a cash prize to dedicate to their efforts attending to socio-ecological complexity. 

Keynote Remarks: Looking Forward Socio-Ecological Complexity Theory to Practice 

Mariteuw Chimère Diaw - General Manager, African Model Forest Network