Conference 2021: Kickstart the New Year

Tuesday-Wednesday • January 12-13, 2021

As we join others to help keep everyone safe this year, the MTWFA winter conference will be a two-day online event consisting of a bundle of webinars loaded with educational opportunities*** and offering CEUs. Questions? See below, and email us if you have others.
*** MTWFA’s educational programs are made possible through a grant from the USDA Forest Service, Urban and Community Forestry Program and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Bureau of Forestry.

When are the webinars?
January 12, 2021 Tuesday morning 9:00 am – 12:10 pm
January 13, 2021 Wednesday afternoon 12:30 pm – 3:50

How much does it cost? For current paid members for 2020, it’s free! The non-member fee of $85 includes a one-year membership for 2021.

What about the cost for multiple registrations, either from municipalities or commercial members? As in the past, if one member of a municipality is a current member, then all employees of that municipality are eligible for the member rate (for these webinars, free). Companies who have paid commercial dues in 2020 may also register any of their employees for free.

How do I register? Send an email to MTWFA from your unique email address. Include your first and last name and your employer. If you qualify as a current member, you will receive a confirmation, and, when it becomes available, a Zoom link to the webinars. Non-members will receive an emailed invoice that, when paid, will be followed by registration confirmation and when it becomes available, a Zoom link to the webinars.

Can I register other people besides myself? No. Each person must register from a unique email address and the Zoom link will be sent to that unique address. This unique address is required in order for each individual to receive and respond to the simple survey at the end of each presentation. That survey will be the proof of attendance for the purpose of receiving pesticide and association credits.

Can I interact with the speaker? You may submit written questions, either in advance via email or in a chat box during the pre-recorded online presentation. At the end of each presentation, the speaker and our moderator will join live and address the questions.

How will I get my pesticide credits and other CEUs? For a proof of attendance, you must complete a short survey at the end of each presentation. The survey will include your name and a few questions.

Can I view the webinars at other times? You must attend the webinars on the actual dates, January 12-13, in order to receive continuing education credits.

We’re disappointed not to see you in Sturbridge this year, but we are hopeful that everyone’s online efforts will pay off and we’ll see you there in 2022! A haiku for this challenging year, created by Meria Marom 4/24/20:

We isolate now
So when we gather again
No one is missing.