The 2017 Timberland Investment Conference is hosted by UGA's Harley Langdale, Jr., Center for Forest Business. Topics for the conference include the effect of the housing market recovery on wood demand, global timber trade and investments, sustainability, and back to basics timberland management and trade. Our conference will provide an intense overview of all aspects of timberland investment, including high-level overviews of taxes, valuation and geographic investment markets as well as the ability to network with timberland investors from around the world.

For more conference information, visit UGA’s 2017 Timberland Investment Conference web site.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to Friday, March 3, 2017

After lunch Wednesday to before lunch Friday

The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, Florida
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
United States

Conference Fees:

  • Early Bird Registration on or before February 24, 2017: $1395
  • Late Registration after February 24, 2017: $1600
  • Academic Rate (limited number – call Bob Izlar to request)
  • Public Pension Funds (limited number – call Bob Izlar to request)

Optional Items:

  • February 28th Forestland Tour* hosted by Rayonier: $125.00
    (You must register for the conference to attend the tour.)
  • Real Estate/Appraisal Continuing Education** (additional fee): $60
    (If interested, please let us know during the registration process so we can contact you IF credit is approved. Note that you must turn in daily credit forms onsite, for we will be unable to give you credit if you do not do this. There will be no refunds in the event that you do not receive the credit due to missing paperwork.)

Credit Information:
Real Estate/Appraisal, Georgia State Bar, and Forestry CFE hours will be applied for.

Please inform us during the conference registration process if you are interested in receiving Real Estate/Appraisal Credit ($60 fee). If so, we will get in contact with you to let you know IF we receive approval. Prior registration and payment are required.

Wire Transfer:
If you plan to pay via wire transfer, there will be an additional fee of $61 to pay by this method. Please call our Conference Registration Desk at (706) 542-7493 on Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET for instructions. Note that you cannot register online if you plan to pay via wire transfer. Your registration will not be processed until payment is received so please register early! 

Event Cancellation Policies: (1) A cancellation received by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before February 10, 2017, will be refunded, minus a $35 processing fee. No refunds will be issued thereafter; substitutions will be allowed. (2) To change or cancel your registration, call (706) 542-7493, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. (3) If an event is cancelled for any reason, the UGA Hotel and Conference Center and Harley Langdale, Jr. Center for Forest Business will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.

Contact information: 

Registration Contact: The Georgia Center
(706) 542-7493
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday Only

Program Contact Information:
Bob Izlar
(706) 542-6819

Derek Bruce
(706) 542-7602

Special Needs: If you require special services, contact Derek Bruce at or (706) 542-7602 at least 5 business days before your event.

Dietary restrictions should be indicated on the registration form or during the registration process.