2017 Annual Meeting In Bangor Maine

This year’s COFE Annual Meeting is being hosted by the University of Maine, School of Forest Resources, and the New England Region Council on Forest Engineering.  The theme of this 40th COFE Annual Meeting is “Forest Engineering, From Where We’ve Been, to Where We’re Going.”  Please see the ‘Call for Abstracts’ page for information about the technical presentation topics.  See the ‘Registration Page’ to register for the conference, and the ‘Hilton Garden Inn Bangor’ link for hotel information and to reserve your stay.


Call For Papers

Agenda Outline

Registration Page

To make hotel reservations with the

Hilton Garden Inn Bangor, click here

This year’s COFE annual meeting is sponsored in part with generous donations from:

John Deere
Seven Islands Land Co.
SAPPI North America
Chadwick-BaRoss, Inc.

For additional information please contact: Raymond C. Berthiaume, COFE Co-Chair

Harvest Planning & Operations Manager
Wagner Forest Management, Ltd.
PO Box 121
Errol, NH  03579
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Proposed Agenda

COFE 2017

“Forest Engineering, from Where We’ve Been, to Where We’re Going”

July 30 – August 2, 2017

Sunday  7/30       Travel Day

4:30pm-7:30pm              Registration

5:00pm-6:30pm              Executive Committee Meeting

6:30pm-8:00pm              Evening Social/Reception at the hotel

Dinner on your own

Monday 7/31     

7:30am                             Registration      

7:30am-8:30am                Breakfast

8:30am-10:00am              General (Plenary) Session

10:00am-10:30am            Break

10:30am-12:00pm            General (Plenary) Session

12:00pm-1:00pm              Lunch

1:00pm-2:30pm                Concurrent Sessions A & B   -   4 presentations, 20 minutes ea., for each room

2:30pm-3:00pm                Break

3:00pm-4:30pm                Concurrent Sessions C & D   -- Same format as above

6:30-8:30                          Dinner – Bus leaves hotel @6:00pm

                                         Travel to The Sea Dog Restaurant in Bangor for dinner and awards presentation.  If time permits and can be arranged, perhaps an historic tour of Bangor prior to dinner.

Tuesday 8/1      

7:00am-7:45am                Breakfast

8:00am                               Bus leaves for travel to active Logging Operation, Location TBD  - Tour the operation, interview the contractor/operators

12:00pm                             Bean hole bean Lunch; tour of the facility with discussions and presentations about the different mills and equipment

3:00 pm                              Tour the Advanced Structures and Composites Lab at Travel to U of Maine then Travel to Steam Plant Lot along the Stillwater River

5:30pm                               Van for companions departs the hotel for dinner

6:00pm-8:00pm                  Dinner along the river:  Lobster feed

8:30pm                               Arrive back at the hotel.

Wednesday 8/2

7:00am-7:45am                Breakfast

7:45am-8:30am                COFE Business Meeting & Announcements; 2018 & 2019 COFE

8:30am-10:00am              Concurrent Sessions E & F

10:00am-10:30am            Break

10:30am-12:00pm            Concurrent Sessions G & H

12:00pm-1:00pm              Lunch

\1:00pm-2:30pm                Concurrent Sessions I & J

 2:30pm-3:00pm                Break

 3:00pm-4:30pm                Concurrent Sessions K & L

                                                       Dinner on your own