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2019 Symposiumi-Tree

Global i-Tree Science & Users Symposium: Discovering the Value of Your Forest

June 16 – 19, 2019
Syracuse, NY

Please mark your calendars to attend the first global i-Tree Symposium held in the United States.

Call for Abstracts

The Abstract Selection Committee is currently seeking presentation proposals.

This event is intended bring i-Tree users and developers together to help attendees:

  • Learn how to use i-Tree to create successful projects to improve urban forest management and enhance local human health and well-being
  • Discover how it is has been successfully used globally
  • Learn new science related to ecosystem service assessments and i-Tree
  • Gather ideas on new projects
  • Advise on the future development of i-Tree tools

Registration is limited to 150 people due to hands-on training. The symposium will be divided into three sessions:

Day 1i-Tree Training

i-Tree staff will lead day-long training so users can learn how to operate the various i-Tree tools. Attendees are to select one training track from the following three tracks:

  1. i-Tree Eco and Database: in-depth lab and field training on Eco and Database project/plot set up, data collection and program operation to estimate forest ecosystem services and values across the world
  2. i-Tree Hydro: in-depth computer training on i-Tree Hydro operation to simulate the effects of tree and impervious cover changes on stream flow and water quality
  3. i-Tree: brief computer training on the operation of all i-Tree tools: Eco, Design, MyTree, Landscape, Canopy, Hydro, Species, Planting, Database, County, Data Portal, and Wood Marketplace.

Day 2Scientific Presentations

Keynote address and concurrent session presentations on i-Tree usage and success stories globally. Abstract submission for oral and poster presentation will be open in January 2019 for the following topics:

  • Successful global applications of i-Tree
  • Advanced and novel i-Tree applications
  • Current i-Tree research projects
  • New field or ecosystem service quantification techniques and models
  • New directions in quantifying urban forest ecosystem services and benefits
  • Advances in urban forest planning and management

Day 3Outreach

Facilitated panel discussions among i-Tree staff and attendees to discuss how to move i-Tree forward in the future to better meet the needs of a growing diverse global audience. In addition, attendees can consult with i-Tree staff regarding i-Tree projects or tools.

All events will take place on the campus of SUNY-ESF — the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY.


SundayJune 16, 2019

6 pm: Dinner at Gateway Center; receive registration package

Monday June 17, 2019

8-9 am: Breakfast at Gateway Center

9 am – noon: i-Tree Trainings
Attendees to pre-register and select from three training tracks

Noon - 1pm: Lunch at Gateway Center

1 – 3 pm: i-Tree trainings (continued)

3 – 3:15 pm: Break with refreshments

3:15 – 5 pm: i-Tree trainings (continued)

5 – 6 pm: Ice breaker event at Gateway Center

6 pm: Dinner at Gateway Center

Tuesday June 18, 2019

8 - 9 am: Breakfast at Gateway Center

9 - 10 am: Welcome and Keynote address (TBD)

10 am - noon: Oral presentations

Noon - 1 pm: Lunch at Gateway Center

1 – 3 pm: Oral presentations

3 – 3:15 pm: Break with refreshments

3:15 – 5 pm: Oral presentations

5 – 6 pm: Poster session at Gateway Center

6 pm: Dinner at Gateway Center

Wednesday June 19, 2019

8 - 9 am: Breakfast at Gateway Center

9 – 9:30 am: Future of i-Tree presentation

9:30 – noon: Facilitated discussion and break-out sessions related to Moving i-Tree Forward. Topics will include:

    • Stakeholder needs and ideas related to specific tools
    • Stakeholder needs and ideas for improving urban forest management
    • Potential model limitations and how to overcome limitations

Noon- 1pm: Lunch at Gateway Center

1 – 4 pm: Optional: Consult with i-Tree Developers and Experts to discuss technical or project questions. There will be a preregistration sign-up sheet for ½ hour sessions to discuss desired topics. Attendees will need to specify the topic they would like to discuss so this afternoon session can be scheduled to meet the needs of as many attendees as possible.



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