Are you a senior scientist or forest professional, interested in supporting and sharing your knowledge with the forest leaders of tomorrow?
Are you a young scientist/professional or current student, looking to use this congress as a way to network, learn and discuss your own ideas?
Then please register to take part in the IFSA-IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress Mentoring Program!
What is the IFSA-IUFRO mentoring program?
The IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress will bring together hundreds of forest scientists and stakeholders from all over the world to share knowledge and dialogue across the full range of forest-related topics and disciplines. But beyond this, the Congress will provide an exciting platform for young students and researchers to connect with and learn from senior scientists, and to share their ideas on the most pressing forest-related issues of our time.
For many students and early career researchers, huge congresses such as this can be a new and daunting experience – many find it hard to navigate the complexity of topics, to speak up in discussions, or to network with senior scientists.
The IFSA (International Forestry Students’ Association)-IUFRO mentoring program is here to address these challenges!
How does it work?
Once you’ve applied for this program, the IFSA team will strategically match mentors with mentees, based on your similar backgrounds and interests.
Mentors will then help guide their mentee throughout the Congress to facilitate networking and understanding of presented topics and forums. In turn, mentees will have the chance to share their own knowledge, research, experience or insights. There are no specific requirements as to how much time you spend together during the congress – how you approach your mentoring experience is 100% up to you!
We will then be in contact with more information and to confirm your participation. Closer to the congress, we will then introduce you to your mentor/mentee, and provide you with tips and any support you may need leading up to or during the congress.
If you have any questions, please contact the IFSA-IUFRO Congress mentoring coordinator Sarah Dickson-Hoyle firstname.lastname@example.org.