ISAO 2023 Educational Conference & Trade Show

Events from the AllianceOrganizer: ISA Ontario
Where: London, Ontario
Date: 22 February 2023

The Education Committee is delighted to invite you to ISA Ontario’s Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show. The eagerly anticipated 2023 event aims to explore the inner workings of trees and the impact they have on the world around them. By dissecting the internal operations of a tree, we can begin to understand their connection to each other and the impact they have on society. Trees provide benefits far beyond providing oxygen and carbon sequestering, so it is important for arborists to understand how trees work and why they do what they do. We are very excited to offer another strong lineup of speakers including Dr. Nadina Galle. In her keynote address on Day 1 of the conference, she’ll discuss how smart cities are putting technology to work to relieve congestion, restore democracy, prevent crime, and improve public services. Yet, the ecology upon which cities rely risks being left behind by the digital revolution. At the same time, arborists, planners, and politicians lack the insights needed to safeguard urban forests. Could technology hold the answer to greener and smarter cities? Nadina takes her audience into the lab, in the field, and onto the street with avant-garde innovators as they: use sensors and machine learning to predict how much water a tree will need the day after tomorrow; alter reality in the outdoors to gamify nature conservation; train deep learning algorithms to monitor insect biodiversity; foster human-nature relationships through texting trees. Nadina calls their quest the “Internet of Nature” (IoN). Through research, design, and real-life (success) stories, Nadina shows us how the IoN is already being applied to build better places for both people and nature to live.
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