We in the IFSA acorn are overwhelmed by the fantastic response to the Inaugural IFSA Conference from you all. We really appreciate your enthusiasm and energy in joining us in this important step in launching the association almost one year from its inception at the Sli na Bande gathering. Thank you to each one of you for being part of the movement so far, and we hope that we will be on this exciting journey together for many years to come.

Particular thanks to our keynote speaker Jon Cree, and workshop leaders Marina Robb, Carol Middleton, Brian Poots and Jenny Dungan. A special mention goes to our amazing hosts The Irish National Heritage Park, and to The Heritage Council for their support in the founding stages of our organisation, in addition to the wonderful support from our colleagues in the Northern Ireland Forest School Association and UK Forest School Association.

A couple of quotes from participants evaluations:

“Brilliant conference, space and pace”

“Thank you for an amazing weekend. Looking forward to the next one already”

“Best conference I have been to in an awfully long time”

“Every single part of it was truly wonderful”

A summary of the conversation cafe, which will help us to take our next steps will shortly be posted.

Have a look in the Gallery for some pics of the weekend.