Schedule of Events

February 7, 2022
February 8, 2022
5:00 - 7:00 PM

New Board Member Orientation

Must be invited to attend
This session is not broadcasted virtually

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Emerging Leaders Social Event

Join fellow GFA Emerging Leaders for a fun social event at American Axe Throwing

Must RSVP to attend! RSVP Online Here ➝

American Axes - Atlanta
206 Chattahoochee Row
Atlanta, GA 30318

Drinks and axe throwing will be provided thanks to our generous sponsor!

February 7, 2022February 8, 2022
6:30 - 7:30 AM

Board of Directors Breakfast

The Georgian Terrace / Piedmont Ballroom
Breakfast for GFA Board of Directors Only
Buffet breakfast available starting at 6:30

7:30 - 9:30 AM

Board of Directors Session

Special Guest Presentation

Richard Dunn

Director
Georgia Environmental Protection Division
Agency & University Reports

Dr. Dale Greene

Dean
Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia

The Georgian Terrace / Grand Ballroom
The Board of Directors Session is open to in-person attendees
This event will not be broadcasted LIVE for virtual attendees

8:00 - 9:30 AM

Emerging Leaders Session

Legislative Leadership Under the Gold Dome and the Importance of Advocacy at the Local, State and Federal Level

Senator Tyler Harper

Chairman
Senate Natural Resources Committee

Richard Royal

Former State Representative
GFA Political Advisor

The Georgian Terrace / Meeting Room III
Continental breakfast available starting at 8:00 a.m.
This session is not broadcasted virtually

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

General Session I

The Georgian Terrace / Grand Ballroom
LIVE for broadcast for pre-registered virtual attendees
Content available on-demand following the event

Special Guest Presentation

Chris Carr

Attorney General
State of Georgia

Watch Replay

2022 Election: What to Watch

Brian Robinson

President
Robinson Republic

Watch Replay

Congress & Federal Forestry Policy

Michael Reed

Vice President of Policy
American Forest Foundation

Watch Replay

Advocacy Matters: Politics, Population and Forestry Policy

Jason Spadaro

Executive Director
Washington Forest Protection Association

Watch Replay

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch

The Georgian Terrace / Piedmont Ballroom
General Session II will start promptly at 1:00 p.m.
Please be courteous of the First Lady Marty Kemp and our special guests.

1:00 - 3:30 pm

General Session II

The Georgian Terrace / Grand Ballroom
LIVE for broadcast for pre-registered virtual attendees
Content available on-demand following the event

Family, Forestry and Politics: A Conversation with Georgia’s First Lady

Marty Kemp

First Lady
State of Georgia

Watch Replay

Understanding Georgia’s Political, Social and Population Dynamics

Watch Replay

3:45 - 5:00 PM

Shuttles Depart Hotel for Blue Room

3:45 p.m. shuttle pickup at the corner of Peachtree & Ponce. Look for directional signs in the hotel lobby
The shuttle will drop attendees off at the Capitol Building for a photo opportunity
It is a short five minute walk from the Capitol to the Blue Room

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Forestry Day at the Capitol Legislative Reception

Keynote Address

Governor Brian Kemp

State of Georgia

Watch Replay

Georgia Railroad Freight Depot - Blue Room
65 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30312
This event is not broadcasted for virtual attendees
A video replay of Governor Kemp's comments will be posted following the event

Show Your Forestry Pride!

We hope that you will use this opportunity to share photos of your attendance at Forestry Day at the Capitol. If you share photos on social, use the hashtag #GAForestryDay2022 and tag the Georgia Forestry Association on the social channel of your choice!

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