3rd Annual Ecosystem Markets Conference

Cary, NC
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

3rd Annual Ecosystem Markets Conference
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 8:00 AM -
Thursday, June 24, 2010 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham
Research Triangle East
919 677-1840
201 Harrison Oaks Blvd
Cary, NC 27513
United States

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~ * ~ Official Conference Program Now Available! ~ * ~

Click here for the Official Conference Program, where you will find the complete list of speaker biographies, a comprehensive agenda, and the other details to prepare you for what is bound to be *the* ecosystem markets event of the year.


Using markets to protect and restore ecosystems – and the many services they provide – is gradually becoming a reality. But what are the critical elements for success? What progress has been made? What still needs to be done? What are the remaining challenges?

At this 3rd annual national conference, presented by the American Forest Foundation and World Resources Institute, you will hear from national and regional experts, innovators, and hands-on users of these evolving market models in a dialogue about:

   - Recent progress in developing markets 
   - What transactions can be done now 
   - Strategies for scaling markets 
   - How these markets will affect family forests and other landowners 
   - How state and regional efforts can merge into a common model


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Join market designers, regulators, buyers, sellers, investors, NGOs, resource professionals, and other service providers in addressing these and other emerging issues. Topics will include:

   - The state of market development 
   - The business opportunity 
   - Regional perspectives 
   - Multi-credit markets and bundling     
   - Policy issues in market design 
   - Making regulatory markets work 
   - Progress in developing market tools 
   - Moving forward with voluntary markets
   - Project case studies and lessons learned 


Thursday Post-Conference "Community of Practice" Meeting, 2:00-4:00 pm.
You are invited to a meeting of the "Community of Practice" - a nationwide network of organizations and agencies that are actively involved in the development of local and regional market-based strategies and tools for ecosystem markets.  Following the conference, those who identify themselves as part of this "Community" have the chance to gather for a discussion of needs, gaps, problems, and opportunities for collaboration.

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Friday Post-Conference Field Trip and Site Visits, 8:00-3:00 pm.
Join us as we visit local sites engaged in ecosystem markets. Site details are on the agenda.  $35 fee - pay with conference registration.

Why Attend
- Gain an up-to-date perspective on the status and trajectory of ecosystem markets.
- Learn what it takes to design effective projects and transactions.
- Meet and network with leading experts, colleagues, potential partners, and customers.
- Participate at the forefront of the ecosystem markets movement!

Who Should Attend
- Environmental service providers - Property developers - Forest & farm owners and managers
- Natural resource agencies - Industrial facility managers - Consultants, engineers, lawyers
- Wastewater & water district managers - Financiers & Investors - Federal land managers
- Ecosystem researchers - Local planners & regulators - Public interest groups

Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) Credits Are Available 




Contact Information

Payment Instructions


    All major credit cards are accepted as form of payment (Visa, MasterCard and American Express).  Business and personal checks will also be accepted on site - make checks payable to American Forest Foundation and mail to:

    Ecosystem Markets Conference
    c/o American Forest Foundation
    1111 Nineteenth Street, NW, #780
    Washington, DC  20036   

     Registration Fees
     After May 28
     Standard  $220  $250
     $165  $195
     Private Landowners (Forest/Farm)
     $165  $195
     Students (w/ID)
     $75  $75
    **Optional Field Day: $35**

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