2018 ACF National Conference Registration

About the Conference

The 2018 ACF National Conference will be held June 9 - 12 at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina.  With 4 pre-conference classes, an amazing technical session lineup,  and fully loaded field tour, the 2018 ACF National Conference is a must for owners, managers and employees seeking new skills in managing and running a successful forestry consulting business. 
Registration Information

Forester/Exhibitor Registration - Once you are logged in, click on the registration tab above, then click the brown box labeled "Register Myself." After the screen re-loads, click on the circle for "Forester Registration." Next, look through the "Optional Events Itinerary" and add any events you wish to attend. To learn more about an event, just click on the title. After you have selected all of your optional events, if you are attending the conference by yourself, click "Proceed to Checkout." If you are attending the conference with a guest or guests, please follow the Guest Registration instructions.

Guest/Child Registration - Guests MUST be registered with a Forester Registration. Select "Register Someone Else" AFTER completing your itinerary to add each guest to your cart for registration. If your guests wish to attend any of the optional events, follow the same instructions as above. Register all guests when registering yourself to pay for all registrations with one payment.   


Registration Types
Forester - $475 ($525 after May 9)
Includes: ACF Business Meeting, President's Buffet, Monday Breakfast, Sunday and Monday Breaks, Technical Session and Awards Luncheon, Trade Show and Silent Auction, Exhibitors' Reception, and ACF Gift. Field Tour and Closing Reception are not included in cost and may be added during registration.

Guest - $375 ($425 after May 9)
Includes: President's Buffet, Monday Breakfast, Guest Tour and Lunch on Monday, Trade Show and Silent Auction, Exhibitors' Reception, and ACF Gift.  Field Tour and Closing Reception are not included in cost and may be added during registration.

Child (Ages 12 and Under) - $150 ($175 after May 9)
Includes: President's Buffet, Monday Breakfast, Exhibitors' Reception, and Closing Party.  Due to high costs, any child wishing to attend the guest tour needs to register as a guest.

Exhibitor - $795 ($845 after May 9)
Includes: Exhibitor Space,  Electricity, Wireless Internet in Exhibit Hall, Sunday and Monday Breaks, President's Buffet, Monday Breakfast, Awards Luncheon, Technical Session, and Attendee List (provided on site).  Field Tour and Closing Party are not included in cost and may be added during registration.

Additional Exhibit Staff - $475


Optional Events

Field Tour - $75*
Closing Reception - $25* 
Pre-Conference Classes - Prices Vary
The Practice of Consulting Forestry - $395 (Register Separately)

* - The Field Tour and Closing Reception costs ARE NOT included in the price of the Forester, Guest or Exhibitor Registrations. They may be added in the "Optional Events Itinerary" section. The Field Tour and Closing Reception ARE included in Child Registrations, but children under the age of 6 are not allowed on the Field Tour for safety reasons.

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Hotel Information

Enjoy conference rates starting at $239 (+ fees and taxes) for single or double occupancy per night at The Omni Grove Park Inn. Be sure to mention the Association of Consulting Foresters conference and make reservations by Thursday, May 17, 2018 for the special rate. 

The Omni Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804
800-438-5800

or make a reservation online!

 



New This Year
ACF has also booked the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Asheville with conference rates starting at $139  (+ fees and taxes) for single or double occupancy per night for Thursday and Sunday-Wednesday. On Friday and Saturday the conference rates will start at $189 (+fees and taxes) for single and double occupancy per night. Be sure to mention the Association of Consulting Foresters conference and make reservations by Tuesday, May 15, 2018 for the special rate. 

Hilton Garden Inn Asheville Downtown
309 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801
828-255-0001

Or book online using the code: ACF

 

Transportation

Airport:

Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) – Served by Allegiant, American, Delta, Elite, and United.  AVL is located approximately 17 miles from the conference hotels.

Ground Transportation:

Rental Car – On-site agencies at AVL are Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National/AlamoThrifty/Dollar are located offsite.

Taxi – Taxi service is available at AVL. Average fare is $50 to the conference hotels. To pre-arrange ground transportation, contact AVL Guest Services Department at 828-209-3660 or click here to access a list of ground transportation providers.

Ridesharing services – Please note, pickups are currently prohibited at AVL by Uber and Lyft drivers. Dropoffs are permitted. Estimated fare from the conference hotels to the airport is $20-$30.

 

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