Annual Conference and Tradeshow

Premier Urban Forestry Presentations and Learning!

Each year, the Urban & Community Forestry Society hosts a conference and tradeshow. This exciting event brings together members and non-members alike to network, learn, and knowledge share. Presentations from experts in the field, city tours, networking receptions, and more make this a can’t miss event! The conference is held in conjunction with the Partners in Community Forestry Conference. We hope to see you at our next conference! 


November 18-19, 2024


Will be posted in early June


Palmer Hotel

Chicago, Illinois

Plan to join us from November 18-19, 2024 for the annual Urban and Community Forestry Society Tradeshow and Conference! It’s a great opportunity to network with and learn from fellow urban foresters who make daily tree planting and care decisions! 

UCFS’s conference will be followed by the Partners in Community Forestry conference from November 20-21, 2024. Stay for the full week of learning!

Registration details will be posted in early June.


A more detailed agenda will be coming soon! In the meantime, plan for the following:

  • Monday, November 18
    • Tour of City of Chicago Urban Forestry – optional pre-conference tour held in the afternoon
    • Fun Run – held in the evening
    • MFI Reunion – held in the evening
    • Start of Tradeshow and Exhibit Hall


  • Tuesday, November 19
    • Full day conference starting around 8am
    • Annual UCFS Member Meeting – held after the conference ends
    • Reception – held in the evening
    • Tradeshow and Exhibit Hall Open all day


  • Wednesday, November 20-21
    • Full Partners in Community Forestry Conference (additional registration needed)