12 December 2014

Call for abstracts for the World Forestry Congress 2015 - extended deadline

Call for abstracts: papers, posters and videos

Help define a vision for forests

Share your people-centred ideas, field experiences, cutting-edge research, development projects, practical applications and theoretical models at the world’s largest and most important gathering of the forest sector.

We are inviting abstracts on the central theme of the XIV World Forestry Congress, “Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future”, and on relevant topics that also align with any of the six Congress sub-themes:

  • Forests for socio-economic development and food security
  • Building resilience with forests
  • Integrating forests and other land uses
  • Encouraging product innovation and sustainable trade
  • Monitoring forests for better decision-making
  • Improving governance by building capacity

More detailed information on each sub-theme can be found here.

For the first time, we are calling for abstracts for video presentations as well as voluntary papers and posters. Videos will allow you to actively demonstrate your work in the field – for example through interviews with beneficiaries of projects and initiatives, or with practical demonstrations.



Papers will be published on the Congress website. A few papers will also be selected for presentation in thematic sessions.



Posters will be displayed throughout the Congress in a designated area, and selected posters will be chosen for presentation in thematic sessions.



Videos will be on display throughout the Congress in a designated area and posted on the Congress website. A few videos will be chosen for presentation during thematic sessions, and during plenary sessions.

Please make sure you submit the abstract for your paper, poster or video before the deadline for submission, 30 January 2015 (new deadline).  Full guidance on the submission of abstracts

Key dates to remember

Deadline for submission of abstracts

Authors will receive evaluation of their abstracts and full instructions on how to submit the paper, poster or video

30 January 2015 (new deadline)

15 February 2015

Deadline for submission of posters, papers and videos

15 April 2015

Selected authors will receive notification to prepare a presentation at the Congress

15 June 2015