2024 Meeting Info

2024 Western Forest Economists Meeting

Wednesday May 22, 12pm – 5pm to Thursday May 23, 8am – 2pm at the Pacific Forestry Center located at 506 Burnside Rd W, Victoria, BC V8Z 1M5, Canada.

Registration and abstract submission open now.

Submit Abstracts Here.

Register Here.
Refund Policy: Registrations canceled after April 21, 2024, receive a 50% refund, and registrations canceled after May 1, 2024, receive no refund.


  • Online Only: $USD 95
  • Regular: $CDN 300
  • Student: $CDN 150
  • 20% off for 4 or more Regular participants from the same organization (students do not count toward the 4)

Prices after April 30:

  • Regular: $CDN 350
  • Student: $CDN 200
  • 20% off for 4 or more Regular participants from the same organization (students don’t count toward the 4)

WFE will award three monetary Journal of Forest Business Research Awards to young scholars at WFE2024 (each award of $200). In addition, every winner will get a free publication option at the JFBR. Everyone else attending the WFE2024 meeting will receive a 25% discount on page charges, as we offer this discount to all who submit their paper to JFBR for the first time. More information can be found here.

Join us for our annual meeting and conference, held this year in Victoria, BC at the Pacific Forestry Centre.

We are planning to build a session around wildfire and are encouraging submissions in the area around the economics of wildland fire at the intersection with forest carbon and climate change.

It is WFE though so we invite presentations on any topic related to forest or resource economics, management, and policy for our concurrent sessions. Other session themes may include:

  • Bioenergy and bioproducts
  • Public lands issues
  • Innovations in the forest sector
  • Markets and trade
  • Non-market values and valuation
  • And more!

As always, we would like to encourage student abstracts and papers. This has always been an important part of the WFE.

Attendees are responsible for securing own lodging, book soon!

Thanks for being a part of WFE.

Please send any program questions or comments to Harry.Nelson@ubc.ca or Tim.Bogle@gov.bc.ca

More details to come. Draft Agenda is here.