Call for Papers


The ISA Ontario Chapter is now seeking VIRTUAL presentation proposals for the 72nd Educational Conference

This year, due to COVID-19, the ISA Ontario Conference & Trade Show will be online. As many of you know, safety, whether in the field or in your personal life, is of paramount importance to ISA Ontario, and COVID-19, is no different. In these uncertain times, the ISAO Board & Education Committee felt that in order to keep our members and industry safe, a virtual online conference experience was the only way to achieve this. Next year, 2022, we hope to be back at Deerhurst Resort, one of our favourite conference locations! We isolate now, so when we gather again, no one is missing. It’s that simple.

The 2021 Virtual conference will take place Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 8AM.

The ISAO Education Committee, a sub-committee of ISA Ontario, will consider all virtual presentation proposals related to the theme, TREES VIRTUALLY REIMAGINED.

TOPIC AREAS: We have particular interest in presentations related to the topics below, however, presentations on other topics will also be considered:

Business                                Soils
Health & Wellness              Sustainability & Diversity
Industry Innovation           Tree Biology
Municipal                             Tree Disease & Diagnostics
Practical Arboriculture      Trees & People
Research                               Urban Forestry
Risk Assessment                 Utility
Safety & Climbing               Other

 Types of Presentations can include:

  • Workshops (30 min to 1 hour);
  • Individual Presentations (30 min to 1 hour);
  • Virtual Practical Demonstrations (30 min to 1 hour)
  • Symposia or panels (1 hour to 2 hours);

Thank you in advance for your submission and for the opportunity to share your expertise and passion for arboriculture! The deadline for submission of proposals is 11:59 p.m. EST on 4 December 2020

All abstracts are reviewed by the ISAO Education Committee of the Board of Directors as a collaborative effort to ensure equity and diversity in content determined by all submissions. Proposals are evaluated on overall appropriateness, focus, and practical application of material, and the subject’s interest to a diverse audience.

Speakers whose presentations are selected will be required to sign a confirmation agreement and submit additional details in advance of their presentations.

Download and print your copy HERE (opens as a PDF document).

Please send your submission package to:  [email protected] no later than December 4, 2020