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 open July 30


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 open on July 30, 2024!


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

Exhibitors and Tradeshow

Exhibit at the premier urban forestry conferences and reach two audiences in one location! 

UCFS and the Arbor Day Foundation are excited to invite you to showcase your products and services at the annual Urban and Community Forestry Society Conference and Partners in Community Forestry Conference, held back-to-back at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, IL.

By exhibiting at these conferences, you will have the unique opportunity to connect with two distinct but related audiences in one place. With an estimated 750 plus attendees over the 3 days, this is a can’t-miss event for any organization in the urban forestry industry.

Why Exhibit?

  •  Double the Exposure: Engage with attendees from both conferences, maximizing your reach and impact.
  • Targeted Audience: Our attendees manage urban trees, with over 60% involved in tree planting, maintenance, community and youth education, job training, or workforce development.
  • Diverse Roles: Connect with professionals across urban forestry and related fields, including 30% in urban forest management.
  • Purchasing Power: The majority of attendees plan to purchase trees and tree care tools within the next 18 months.
  • Key Sectors: 76% of our audience represents state, local, or federal government and non-profit sectors.


What’s Included:

  • One Tabletop Exhibit Space
  • One Complimentary Registration to both Conferences
  • Access to the Conference Attendee List


The fee to exhibit is $1,350

Additionally, to maximize your exposure, each attendee will receive a bingo card featuring your organization’s name. Attendees who complete the card will win a prize, ensuring more interaction and engagement with your booth. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!