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Monday 13 October 2014
All events at Holiday Inn Select City Centre, 2nd floor, unless noted
(Shuttle departs at 17:45 from Hilton Garden Inn and at 20:00 from Holiday Inn)
18:00 – 20:00 Registration & Welcome Reception

Tuesday 14 October 2014
(Shuttle departs at 07:15 from Hilton Garden Inn to Holiday Inn)
7:15-8:15. Continental Breakfast
7:15-9:00. Registration
8:30-9:30. Welcome speech by Organizing Committee
9:30-10:00. Inaugural talk: Future Landscapes: Opportunities and Challenges. John Stanturf, USDA Forest Service, Georgia, USA.
Session 1: Forest restoration: objectives, strategies, and needs
Moderator: José M. Rey-Benayas, Alcalá University, Spain
10:00-10:30. Keynote speaker: Restoration of resilient forests: an achievable goal or an impossible dream? Adrian Newton, Bournemouth University, UK.
10:30-11:00. Coffee break
11:00-12:30. Oral communications

12:30-13:30. Lunch
Moderator:  Pablo Donoso, Austral University, Chile
13:30-14:00. Keynote speaker: To Mordor and back: the journey towards forest restoration following oil sands mining. Ellen MacDonald, University of Alberta, Canada.
14:00-15:45. Oral communications

15:45-16:15. Coffee break
Session 2: Producing plant material to resist stress
Moderator:  Kas Dumroese, USDA Forest Service, Idaho, USA
16:15-17:30. Oral communications

Wednesday 15 October 2014
07:30-08:30. Travel to J.S. Wright Forestry Center and continental breakfast (transportation provided, shuttles depart at 07:30 from Holiday Inn and from Hilton Garden Inn)
Moderator: Juan Oliet, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Session 2 (continued): Producing plant material to resist stress
08:30-09:00. Keynote speaker: The WoodWideWeb – How specialized are mycorrhizal symbioses?  Barbara Hawkins, University of Victoria, Canada.
09:00-10:15. Oral communications

10:15-10:45. Coffee break
Moderator: Jeremy Pinto, USDA Forest Service, Idaho, USA
Session 3: Drivers of seedling establishment in the field, prediction of early performance
10:45-11:15. Keynote speaker: Importance of stored nitrogen and carbohydrates for seedling outplanting performance. Pedro Villar-Salvador, University of Alcalá, Spain.
11:15-12:15. Oral communication

12:15-13:00. Lunch
13:00-18:00. Field trip (Shuttles return to hotels by 18:20)

Thursday 16 October 2014
(Shuttle departs at 07:00 from Hilton Garden Inn to Holiday Inn)
7:00-8:00. Continental Breakfast
Session 4: Site preparation for restoration: effects of site microclimate and subsequent plant response under harsh conditions
Moderator: Andreas Bolte, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute, Germany
8:00-8:30. Keynote speaker: Better together or apart? The role of plant-plant interactions and spatial pattern in forest restoration. Susana Bautista, University of Alicante, Spain.
8:30-10:00. Oral communications

10:00-11:00. Coffee break and poster session #1 (even-numbered posters will present)
Moderator: Jerry van Sambeek, USDA Forest Service, Missouri, USA
11:00-12:15. Oral communications

12:15-13:15. Lunch
Session 5: The role of genetics in producing resilient ecosystems
Moderator:  Charles Michler, USDA Forest Service, Indiana USA
13:15-13:45. Keynote speaker: Science at the speed of need:  A new model for modern biotechnology to address forest health needs. Carlton Owen, U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, USA.
13:45-14:45. Oral communications

14:45-15:45. Coffee break and poster session #2 (odd-numbered posters will present)
Moderator:  Palle Madsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
15:45-16:15. Keynote speaker: Assisted migration and forest restoration under climate change: golden opportunity or fool’s gold?  John Pedlar, Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Ontario, Canada
16:15-17:00. Oral communications and final conclusions

(Shuttle departs at 17:10 from Holiday Inn to Hilton Garden Inn)

18:30 – 21:00. Gala Dinner at Adelino’s banquet hall, 112 N 3rd St, Lafayette. Transportation on your own, .75 km from Hilton Garden Inn, .4 km from Holiday Inn.