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The 14th Meeting of the Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forest Insects and Diseases

November 6, 2018

Presented by: The Nature Conservancy

Event Information

The Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases cultivates and catalyzes collaborative action among diverse interests to abate the threat of North American forests from non-native insects and diseases.

The Continental Dialogue meeting will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday’s agenda includes a series of expert talks and breakout groups, Wednesday’s agenda continues Dialogue meeting sessions in the morning in coordination with the Partners in Community Forestry Conference, and the “What’s Bugging Us Now” Field Experience in the afternoon. Registration for the 2-day option also includes an invite to the Partners in Community Forestry networking reception, with drinks and hors d’oeuvres on Wednesday evening.

Registration Fee

Full Meeting (Tuesday and Wednesday)

$275 early bird price until October 13

$285 after October 13


Tuesday only

$175 early bird price until October 13

$185 after October 13

Registration includes continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, Field Experience on Wednesday, Networking Reception on Wednesday evening, and all conference materials.

Tentative Agenda detailed agenda coming soon

date  Monday, November 5

  • 4:00–6:00 p.m. Registration Open
  • 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Social Hour for Early Arrivals, convene at Red Bar and Lounge (lobby of hotel)
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner on your own

date  Tuesday, November 6

  • 7:30–8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast (buffet, provided)
  • 8:30–8:45 a.m. Introductions, Meeting Objectives, and Agenda Review Leigh Greenwood, The Nature Conservancy
  • 8:45–9:15 a.m. Welcome to California!

    Update on Forest Health Protection in California

    Speaker TBD
  • 9:15–10:15 a.m. Regional Forest Pest Issues
    • Speaker 1, Topic TBD
    • Speaker 2, Topic TBD
    • Q&A
  • 10:15–10:30 a.m. Coffee break
  • 10:30–11:30 a.m. Panel #1 – Nursery, Landscape, and Greenwaste
    • Speaker 1, Craig R, AmeriHort
    • Speaker 2, TBD
    • Speaker 3, TBD
    • Q&A
  • 11:30–11:45 a.m. Status of the CFD Year-Long Opportunities Leigh Greenwood, The Nature Conservancy
  • 11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch (buffet, provided)
  • 1:00–2:15 p.m. Panel #2
    • Speaker 1, Topic TBD
    • Speaker 2, Topic TBD
    • Speaker 3, Topic TBD
    • Q&A
  • 2:15–3:15 p.m. Lightning Round
    • Speaker 1, Thousand Cankers Disease in CA
    • Speaker 2, IUCN listing on Juglans/walnut spp vulnerabilities
    • Speaker 3, Asian gypsy moth eradication effort in Washington state
    • Speaker 4, OC Parks Firewood Regulation
    • Speaker 5, Farm Bill follow-up; how’d we fare? (Faith)
    • Speaker 6, TBD
    • Q&A
  • 3:15–3:25 p.m. Briefing on Breakout Groups and Locations
  • 3:25–3:45 p.m. Coffee, Bathroom, and Move to Breakouts
  • 3:45–4:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • 4:45–5:00 p.m. Report out on Breakouts as time allows
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner on your own

date  Wednesday, November 7

  • 7:30–8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast with Partners in Community Forestry Exhibitors (buffet, provided)
  • 8:30–10:10 a.m. Partners in Community Forestry Opening Session
  • 10:10–10:40 a.m. Break with Partners in Community Forestry Exhibitors
  • 10:40–11:15 a.m. Partners in Community Forestry Concurrent Sessions

    Invasive Forest Pests in California: Management Without Regulation

    Leigh Greenwood | John Kabashima | Kevin Turner
  • 11:15–11:45 a.m. Partners in Community Forestry Concurrent Sessions

    Continental Dialogue – looking at 2019 and beyond

  • 12:00–1:00 p.m. Box Lunch (provided with Wednesday registration)
  • 1:00–4:30 p.m. Field Experiences

    Note: While attendee may select any Field Experience they would like, all CFD attendees are encouraged to select the Invasive Forest Pest Management Field Experience.

    Learn more
  • 5:30–7:30 p.m. Partners in Community Forestry Networking Reception (drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres provided)