EFI 2022 Virtual Conference

May 23-25, 2022
Location: Virtual
Time: 11am to 3:30pm US Eastern each day

The Ecological Forecasting Initiative (EFI) is a broad, interdisciplinary effort aimed at promoting the use of forecasts to understand, manage, and conserve ecosystems and the services they provide. The EFI 2022 meeting is a 3-day community-wide meeting aimed at bringing together scientists, agencies, industry, and stakeholders to build a community of practice and advance research, applications, and collaboration around near-term (subdaily to decadal) ecological forecasts.

Given the remarkable consensus of the community from pre-registration, the meeting will be held virtually (83% preferred virtual or were flexible about virtual or in-person options and 17% preferred in-person). We look forward to allowing greater inclusion for people unable to travel.

The meeting will provide opportunities to network, activities for early career individuals, short presentations or posters on the state of the field, and longer workshops and tutorials focused on skill development.

  • Talks will be short 10 minute presentations.
  • Workshops will be 30 or 60 minutes and are an opportunity for the community to teach each other specific tools, skills, perspectives, or an in-depth look at a forecasting project.  EFI is a community of practice, so workshops like these help build the community.  If you have questions about the workshops or want to pitch an idea before applying, email EFI at info@ecoforecast.org.
  • You can apply to give both a presentation (poster or talk) and a workshop. 

Register Here

EFI Futures Outstanding Student Presentation Award

This award will be given to promote, recognize, and reward an outstanding student presenter and will provide valuable feedback to student presenters on their research and presentation skills.  Students presenting both Posters and Oral Presentations are eligible for this award. We are looking for volunteers to anonymously judge the student presentations. Sign up here if you are willing to participate and contribute to the Conference as a volunteer judge.

If you pre-registered you will receive an email with a pre-populated registration form.

Registration for giving talks, posters, and workshops closed on April 25, 2022. 
Presenters were notified if their talk, poster, or workshop was accepted on May 2. Recorded talks and posters will need to be uploaded by May 18.

Registration to attend the meeting for those not giving a talk, poster, or workshop will close on May 18 at 5pm US Eastern.

There are no registration fees. 


Recordings of the short talks and workshops will be made available after the meeting for asynchronous viewing.

Schedule Details Here

EFI 2022 is sponsored by a Research Coordination Network grant from the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.