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26 October 2020

FLARE Network Twitter Conference

Reimagining Forests and Livelihoods in Turbulent Times

Photo: Matt Howard / Unsplash

While the COVID-19 pandemic is preventing us from gathering in person for the annual conference, you’re welcome to join it on Twitter! The first FLARE Twitter Conference will take place between October 26 – 30, 2020.

Read more about it here and submit your abstract by October 4. The theme of  the conference: “Reimagining Forests and Livelihoods in Turbulent Times.”

Abstracts and pre-organized sessions from students, researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, activists are welcome, as well as others that explore the nexus of forests and livelihoods within the context of one of the following contemporary subthemes:

  • Anti-racism and environmental justice
  • Covid-19, infectious disease, and human health
  • Poverty/prosperity
  • Social transformations, forests, and livelihoods
  • Climate action

Plenary presentations by:

  • Penny Davies (International program director for Natural Resources and Climate Change, Ford Foundation)
  • Manuel Pulgar-Vidal (Leader of Climate & Energy Practice, WWF International)
  • Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)
  • others to be confirmed

This conference is part of a larger series of online events that FLARE is hosting this fall. The conference will be preceded by a webinar on Forests and Poverty highlighting results from a forthcoming IUFRO global assessment report. After the Twitter conference, there will be a series of Author Support virtual workshops for select conference participants. Check this webpage and this Twitter feed for more information on these events.

Abstract submission deadline: October 4

Decision notification: October 9

Review the abstract and submission guidelines and find additional information.

What is a Twitter conference?        

Based on the social media platform Twitter, a Twitter conference is an event where people can showcase their work to a broader audience. Presentations consist of a series of tweets (280 characters each). The event is free, and anyone with a twitter account can see your presentation!

The FLARE Network Twitter Conference presentations will consist of five tweets in five minutes (one minute per post). Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with tweeted questions. Each presenter uses the hashtag #FLARETC20 and observers simply follow the hashtag to engage with conference presenters. Since the tweets and hashtag remain online, you can view the presentations at a later time.

Presentation guidelines developed specifically for a Twitter conference will be shared with presenters and available on the webpage.


From 26 October 2020 to 30 October 2020


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