The Conference and the International Forestry Students Association are pleased to host a Three-Minute Talk Challenge (inspired by the 3 Minute Thesis) for one hour each of the 3 days of the Conference.  

We invite current forestry students from around the world eager to showcase their research to submit their abstract.    

The 3MT format of the presentation was introduced by the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008 and has become extremely popular in the last decade around the world. It is an academic competition that assists students to foster effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes and are allowed just one slide to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience.

UBC was one of the first universities in North America to host a 3MT competition and we are pleased that the CFC 2021 3MT Challenge will be co-hosted by the International Forestry Students Association. We hope to arrange those sessions live, depending on your daytime region, to enable real-time questions and answers with the speakers.

Here is an example of this year’s UBC Forestry 3MT Heat.

How to apply:

  • Submit your abstract (300 words maximum) through the general submission page by April 30, 2021.
  • By May 17 you will receive a notice of acceptance.
  • General instructions about the 3MT Challenge will also be posted here.
  • Prizes will be given for a daily winner and runner-up.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and to a remarkable hour of idea-speed-dating in August!