2024 Annual Meeting Registration

To register for the 2024 Annual Meeting, please click the link the relevant option below. Meeting registration fees are based on a tiered structure according to country income level (World Bank Country Classifications). FLARE relies on registration fees to cover meeting costs and we therefore request that you register at the level corresponding to the country of your current primary institutional affiliation.


Conference registration includes a personal 3-day conference pass with on-site lunch and two coffee breaks per day. The opening reception is included, but ticketed. Please choose that option during registration if you wish to attend. The optional Saturday evening group dinner and the Monday workshops are additional costs.

High Income Country Rates and Registration Link

High Income Country

Early Bird (May 1 - June 1)

Regular (June 2- September 1)

Late (September 2 - October 3)

Student Presenter

$320

$370

$450

Non-Student Presenter

$588

$663

$763

Student Observer

$288

$338

$418

Non-Student Observer

$558

$633

$733

Poster Presenter (applies to student and non-student)

$288

$338

$418

Workshops (per workshop) 

Monday, October 7th

$50

$100

$125

Upper Middle Income Country Rates and Registration Link

Upper Middle Income Country

Early Bird (May 1 - June 1)

Regular (June 2- September 1)

Late (September 2 - October 3)

Student Presenter

$240

$290

$370

Non-Student Presenter

$420

$495

$595

Student Observer

$216

$266

$346

Non-Student Observer

$366

$441

$541

Poster Presenter (applies to student and non-student)

$216

$266

$346

Workshops (per workshop) 

Monday, October 7th

$50

$75

$100

Low & Lower Middle Income Country Rates and Registration Link

Low & Lower Middle Income

Early Bird (May 1 - June 1)

Regular (June 2- September 1)

Late (September 2 - October 3)

Student Presenter

$110

$140

$190

Non-Student Presenter

$195

$225

$275

Student Observer

$60

$100

$120

Non-Student Observer

$175

$190

$240

Poster Presenter (applies to student and non-student)

$95

$125

$175

Workshops (per workshop) 

Monday, October 7th

$25

$50

$75

Reception and Dinner Ticket Rates

All Levels

Early Bird (May 1 - June 1)

Regular (June 2- September 1)

Late (September 2 - October 3)

Welcome Reception

Free, but ticketed

Free, but ticketed

Free, but ticketed

Welcome Reception Guest Ticket (Not attending conference)

$30

$30

$30

Conference Dinner (Saturday, October 5)

$75

$75

$75

Guest Dinner Ticket (Not attending conference)

$75

$75

$75

2024 Annual Meeting Theme

Imagination and Innovation for Forests and Livelihoods


Forests are under strain across the globe from new and long-standing pressures. So, too, many of the hundreds of millions of people who enjoy and depend on forests for their well-being. The way forward to understand and tackle challenges to forests and people will require imagination. Innovation will also be important. But innovation comes in many forms and some claims to novelty may not be so innovative if a wider lens or longer historical view is taken.  Still, other socio-technological developments-- advances in remote sensing, artificial intelligence, drones, blockchain, and more-- are clearly new.  What is the effect of such innovations? What is their promise or peril? How are they reshaping what we might imagine about the relationship between forests, trees, and people? 


As FLARE celebrates its 10th Anniversary, assessing the past while looking to the future of forests and livelihoods, we invite reflections on these and other questions relating to the theme of “Imagination and Innovation.” 

2024 Annual Meeting Sub-Themes

  • Forests and trees in a just climate transition
  • Human well-being, poverty and forests
  • Forest landscape restoration: challenges and opportunities
  • Social justice in the forest: Rights, power, and collaboration
  • Data and methods for understanding forests and human well-being
  • Teaching and learning on forest livelihoods
  • Forest governance from local to global
  • Beyond the forest: trees and human well-being from farm to city
  • Forest conservation: commons and contestation
  • 2024 Annual Meeting Plenary Sessions

    The FLARE Secretariat is excited to announce that Professor Melissa Leach, incoming Executive Director of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, will be a Keynote Speaker for the 10th Annual Meeting!  Stay tuned for other programming announcements.

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    Important Dates

    Subject to Change

    Event

    Date

    March 24

    Abstract submission deadline

    April 25

    Abstract decision notifications released

    May 1

    Early bird registration begins

    June 1

    Early bird registration rates end; regular rates apply

    September 2

    Regular rates end; late registration begins. Final day for presenters to register

    October 3-7

    10th Annual Meeting

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Have a question related to the 2024 FLARE Annual Meeting? Please review the section below to find your answer!

    Can FLARE provide an invitation letter for my Visa?

    If you need a letter of acceptance from the FLARE Secretariat for visa purposes, please email flare@nd.edu as soon as possible. FLARE can only provide an official letter of acceptance to you (not consulates) to apply for a tourist visa.

    When is the deadline to register as a presenter?

    The deadline to register as a presenter is September 2nd, 2024. Please notify the FLARE Secretariat at flare@nd.edu if you plan to attend and present at the Annual Meeting but are unable to register by the deadline.

    When do I have to submit my presentation to the Secretariat?

    The deadline to submit your presentation is Monday, October 1st. This will ensure the Secretariat can upload your work to the assigned room for your scheduled session.

    Will the Annual Meeting be a hybrid event?

    The 10th Annual Meeting will be an in-person event, with only the plenary events streamed live online.

    Can I present via livestream if I cannot attend my session?

    The 10th Annual Meeting will be an in-person event only for the parallel sessions. Online participation may be available to presenters but only in an emergency situation. The Secretariat reserves the right to remove a presentation if the presenter cannot attend.

    Can someone else present for me if I am unable to attend?

    Yes, the Secretariat will allow for new presenters if the originally stated presenter cannot attend the Annual Meeting. The Secretariat reserves the right 

    Can I register for only one day of the Annual Meeting?

    Day rates for registration will be available at a later date.

    Does FLARE have any room blocks reserved at local hotels in Rome?

    The Secretariat does not have room blocks reserved for attendees of the Annual Meeting. You will be responsible for booking your own accommodations.

    2024 Abstract Guidelines

    2024 Coordination Committee

    Lucas Alencar, University of Manchester

    Achille Assogbadjo, University of Abomey-Calavi 

    Rayna BenzeevUniversity of California, Berkeley

    Lawrence Brobbey, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

    Rachel Carmenta, University of East Anglia

    Sarah Castle, University of Illinois

    Peter Cronkleton, CIFOR-ICRAF

    Ida N. S. Djenontin, Pennsylvania State University

    Amy Duchelle, Food and Agriculture Organization

    Apurva Duddu, Yale University

    J.T Erbaugh, Dartmouth College

    Lorenza Fontana, University and Polytechnic of Turin

    Anja GassnerGlobal Landscapes Forum



    Santiago Izquierdo-Tort, Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas
    David Kroeker-Maus, Rights and Resources Initiative

    Fernanda Liberali, Pontific Catholic University of São Paulo

    Wenman Liu, University of Michigan

    Colleen Scanlan Lyons, University of Colorado Boulder

    Daniel Miller, University of Notre Dame

    Katia Nakamura, University of Notre Dame

    Rose Pritchard, University of Manchester
    Pushpendra Rana, Indian Forest Service

    Laura Vang Rasmussen, University of Copenhagen

    Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti, CIFOR-ICRAF

    Andrea M. Vasquez Fernandez, The University of British Columbia