Save the Date: SFI Annual Conference
October 16-18, 2018
Save the Date and Register Now
When it comes to providing supply chain assurances, producing conservation outcomes, and supporting education and community engagement - Forests are the Answer. The 2018 SFI Annual Conference will engage you in a discussion focused on why Forests are the Answer to so many of our  conservation, community, and supply chain challenges.

The SFI Annual Conference brings together thought leaders and influencers: forest sector representatives, conservation and community partners, and Indigenous leaders as well as some of the most engaged forest product customers in North America. This year's conference will discuss topics relevant to national and international initiatives across the forest sector. Come to the 2018 SFI Annual Conference to learn more and engage with the SFI community. 
Highlights from the 2017 SFI Annual Conference 
  • Check out 2017 Conference highlights and clips from previous conferences to find out why YOU will want to be at this premier event in 2018
  • 97% of post-conference survey respondents would recommend this conference to a colleague
  • Between 300 and 500 people attended the SFI Conference and joint sessions held with the Canadian Institute of Forestry
  • People came from around the world representing 11 countries: United States, Canada, China, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, Malawi, Netherlands, South Africa, and Switzerland
  • SFI's student mentorship program included 28 students from 13 universities and three countries
Special Registration Discounts
Save When you Bring a First Time Guest
How do you discuss the value of SFI with your business partners, suppliers, customers, or colleagues? Bring them to the SFI Conference! Bring a colleague from outside your organization who has never attended an SFI conference and receive a 15% discount on your registration and your guest's. Invite your customer, your government or conservation contact, or anyone from across your supply chain and help us reach out to new partners.
Save with Group Registrations
When three or more individuals from a single organization register at the same time, each individual will receive a 10% discount on their registration.
 Note this discount cannot be combined with other discounts, and only applies to full-price registrations. Be sure to register as a group within the registration system to take advantage of this great offer.  
Non-Profit Discount of 25%
If you work for a conservation or community organization, an Indigenous organization, or a university, you are eligible for a discount on your registration. (See registration rates below for more details.)
To take advantage of any of these discounts, please contact Amy Doty at or (202) 596-3458.
2018 SFI Annual Conference Registration Rates

Registrant Type
Early Bird Rate
(ends Aug 31, 2018)

Standard Rate  
(Sept 1 - Oct 16, 2018)
SFI Program Participant 
(includes all SFI Program Participants and certificate holders, SFI Applicants, SFI Board of Directors, ERP, SICs, and US PEFC Certificate holders)
Non-SFI Program Participant
Non-Profit organization*
 (open to representatives of tax exempt, non-profit conservation, community and social-purpose organizations, colleges, or universities, as well as Aboriginal and Tribal entities. Trade associations are ineligible for this discount.)

Conference Information 
Conference Location
The Westin Westminster
10600 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CO 80020 
Hotel Reservations
Reserve your room online, or call 1-800-WESTIN-1 and ask for "2018 SFI Annual Conference" or "Sustainable Forestry Initiative" group rate 

Room rate: $189 plus tax
Travel Information
Visit the conference website for information on travel and accommodations. Check out our latest transportation discounts too.
SFI Negotiated Hotel Room Rate cut-off date: September 24, 2018

(Rate and space available on first-come, first-serve basis after Sept 24).
Save the Date and Register Now
Why wait? Save the date, mark your calendar, and register  now to secure your spot at the 2018 SFI Annual Conference.