SAVE THE DATE – 2018 COFE Annual Meeting

July 15-18, 2018  — Williamsburg, Virginia

Revolutionary Traditions, Innovative Industries

Hosted by Virginia Tech, Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation. Forest Operations and Business Research Cooperative

and Signature Sponsor Enviva Biomass as host of field trip and sponsor of themed tavern dinner  

Conference Website:


Colonial Williamsburg

Easy access with 3 Major Airports close by:

  • Richmond (RIC)
  • Norfolk (ORF)
  • Williamsburg/Newport News (PHF)

Proposed Schedule

Sunday, July 15:  Registration and Evening Icebreaker Reception
Monday, July 16:  General Session, Concurrent Technical Sessions
Tuesday, July 17: Field Trip to Coastal Virginia Forest Operations, Pellet Mill, & Export Facility Tour
Wednesday, July 18: Concurrent Technical Sessions

Program Topics

  • Biomass/Bioenergy
  • Global Industry Structure
  • Machine Technologies
  • Harvesting Sustainability
  • Transportation and Supply Chain Efficiency
  • Value Recovery
  • Reduced Site Impacts
  • Logging Workforce
  • Miscellaneous

Important Dates

Submit Abstracts* for Papers & Posters March 1, 2018
Notification of Acceptance March 15, 2018
Papers Due for Proceedings June 1, 2018
*Both peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed paper submissions will be considered. Accepted peer-reviewed manuscripts will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Forest Engineering


Chad Bolding,
Scott Barrett,
Andrew Vinson,

Website and registration information will be coming soon!   Please consider attending and spread the word!

August 7, 2017