The XV World Forestry Congress is now inviting authors to submit abstracts for papers and posters as well as videos. Following the success during the previous Congress, video submissions will once again be accepted to present your work using audio-visuals. Submissions should be relevant to the central theme of the Congress - Building a green, healthy and resilient future with forests.
The World Forestry Congress is held every six years and is the world’s largest global gathering of foresters. It provides a unique opportunity to strengthen international cooperation with forest supporters and intersectoral partners by sharing expertise and experiences and projecting a vision of the future roles of forests in the global sustainable development. The next WFC will be held in South Korea from 24 to 28 May 2021, to emphasize the role of forests in the context of the Global Forest Goals, Paris Agreement, Post-2020 global biodiversity framework and the 2030 Agenda, identifying key measures and enriching the prospective future of forests as the forest sector adjusts to the post-COVID-19 developments.
Submissions of papers, posters and videos provide an opportunity for authors to share experience, best practices and innovations with a global audience and contribute to the enrichment of discussions and reflection on the WFC themes. It also presents an occasion to strengthen partnerships and knowledge, while the world strives to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and keep on track towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The deadline for submitting videos is
5 October 2020.
All submissions must be done through the online submission platform in English, French or Spanish.
You will need to create an account to submit.
Please note that the same account should be used for submitting side event proposals, should you choose to also submit one.
Please read the Information Note and Guidance before submitting your abstracts and videos.
- Information Note and Guidance for Submitting Papers and Posters
- Information Note and Guidance for Submitting Videos
Information Note and Guidance for Submitting Papers and Posters Information Note and Guidance for Submitting Videos
Submitted abstracts will be assessed by the review committee, and notifications of the results will be sent to authors by 9 October 2020. If your abstract is accepted, you will be invited to submit a full paper and poster. Details and guidelines on how to submit will be sent via email. The deadline for submitting full papers and posters is 27 November 2020.
Authors who submit videos will be notified of the assessment results by 27 November 2020.
All accepted papers, posters and videos will be published on the WFC website.
Any participants having difficulties in using the online submission platform can contact the Secretariat for support: WFC-2021-Abstracts@fao.org.
The XV World Forestry Congress encourages submissions from authors with diverse backgrounds including but not limited to forestry, agriculture, energy and water sectors, civil society, research and academia, the public sector, especially women and youth groups, and the private sector to share experiences and achievements, promote an interlinked approach to the review and deliberations during the Congress.