ACF Regional Conference


The 2024 Gulf Regional Conference will take place February 18-20, 2024 at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown in Little Rock, Arkansas.  A stellar team of members in ACF's Gulf Region has been assembled to develop a program of timely topics of interest to members in and beyond the region.  All are invited to attend!  Meetings of ACF's Executive Committee and Chapter Leaders will take place in conjunction with the event.  Student & Emerging Professionals scholarships are available - don't miss the opportunity to attend!
Earn up to 11.5 continuing education credits!

Optional Events
Hotel Accommodations
Scholarship Opportunities



Before January 5th

After January 5th

Forester Registration $245 $270
Field Tour $60 $70
Pre-Conference Workshop $30 $40
Guest/Spouse Registration $165 $190

Registration deadline is February 8th!








Included in Forester Registration: Included in Guest/Spouse Registration:
  • Welcome Reception
  • Monday Breakfast
  • Technical Session
  • Monday Lunch
  • Closing Reception & Dinner
  • Welcome Reception
  • Monday Breakfast
  • Closing Reception & Dinner




Optional Events

Pre-Conference Workshop

Online Solutions for the Future
Martin Lowery, Owner, Think Vertical
During this session you'll learn how to quickly and effectively use A.I., Google SEO, and automations to create an unlimited supply of leads and automate your entire communication process. Lowery's intention is to help you and your company step into future and embrace new technology in the forestry consultant space.

Field Tour

Join us on a visit to Five Oaks, an exclusive hunting lodge in this country’s premier waterfowl hunting region. Our visit to this world-renowned Greentree Reservoir Five Oaks will showcase how innovative, conscientious land-management practices that promote the health of the land and provide attractive year-round habitats for migratory and wintering waterfowl are employed.


Hotel Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
322 Rock St.
Little Rock, AR 72202 

Reserve your stay!



Student & Emerging Professionals Scholarships

The Practicing Foresters Institute awards scholarships to emerging professionals and students to support participation in ACF conferences.  Up to twenty emerging professionals and current students will be selected to attend the 2024 Gulf Regional Conference, detailed above.  See below for information specific to each type of scholarship.  All applications must be submitted by January 17, 2024. 

Student Scholarship Application
Emerging Professionals Scholarship

For Current Students:

Attending the ACF Gulf Regional Conference provides the selected students with the opportunity to learn more about the consulting forestry profession, to meet forestry students from other forestry schools and to interact with practicing consulting foresters and potential employers. 

Student scholarships cover: Forester Registration for the 2024 Gulf Regional Conference featuring a Welcome Reception, Technical Sessions, Breakfast, Breaks, Lunch, and Dinner plus Sunday (2/18) and Monday (2/19) night accommodations at the conference hotel (double occupancy). Click here to apply.

For Emerging Professionals:

All are eligible to apply, regardless of membership status in ACF.  There are no defined age or experience level requirements although preference will be given to those in the early stages of their career or new to the consulting forestry or related profession.  Applications will be evaluated based on demonstration of interest in pursuing or continuing a career in professional consulting forestry or a related field and financial need.

Emerging Professionals scholarships will be used to cover one Forester Registration plus registration for both the pre-conference workshop and post-conference field tour.  Emerging Professionals Scholarship recipients are responsible for accommodations and travel expenses related to conference attendance. Click here to apply.



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