50th Anniversary Conference and Reunion
Learning from the Past to Grow the Future: 50 years of forestry education and research
We are pleased to announce that our SOF 50th/53rd Conference/Reunion is now scheduled to take place from 12-14th April 2023. Registration will be opened in October and a further announcement will be made then.
Our programme will be updated and posted in due course. For travel planning purposes, the first event is a registration and Icebreaker, plus Quiz Night on Wednesday 12th April commencing around 5pm. Thursday and Friday will include a conference and an optional field trip and there will be opportunities for self-organised class reunions from the Friday evening into Saturday 15th April.
From the organising committee (Jeanette, Bruce, Justin and Rien + SOF staff)
Our Forestry 50th Anniversary Programme includes information on our speakers and timings for the variety of events being held. We will provide a further update in late February.
Registration for the conference is through Eventbrite.
Registration costs (including GST) are:
- Early Bird Registration (closes 31 January 2020) $320.00
- Registration (1 February onwards) $375.00
- School of Forestry 50th Anniversary Dinner $85.00
Accommodation is the responsibility of the attendees. The pin on the map below will show you the conference location, and the following motels are within easy walking distance:
|311 Motel Riccarton
311 Riccarton Rd, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041.
+64 3 3 222 2368
|315 Motel Riccarton
315 Riccarton Rd, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8042.
+64 3 982 9882
|Comfort Inn Riccarton
280 Riccarton Rd, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041.
+64 3 341 1280
|Temporary Accommodation Options listed through UC Accommodation:|
Graduating year groups are welcome to arrange their own reunion events. These could be from the Friday after the field trip, or Saturday morning. Please contact us if you would like us to leave a social media link below for your reunion event.
|1978||Tim Thorpe||Tim Thorpe|
|1980||Peter Wilks||Peter Wilks|
|1984||Phil Taylor or Paul Adams||Phil Taylor Paul Adams|
|1985||Bruce Chadderton||Bruce Chadderton|
|1986||David Janett||David Janett|
|1987||Brett Gilmore||Brett Gilmore|
|1989||Rachael Mahan (McLauchlan)||Rachael Mahan|
|1993||Euan McIntosh||Euan McIntosh|
|1995, 1996||Jeremy Crang||Jeremy Crang|
|2000||Scott Andrew||Scott Andrew|
|2003||James Kerr||James Kerr|
|2004||Maria Nally (Bosman)||Maria Nally|
|2005||Adie Fortune||Adie Fortune|
|2009||Sally Moore (Haddon)||Sally Moore|
|2015||Adrian Loo||Adrian Loo|
|2017||Christoph Riedel||Christoph Riedel|