International Convention

Forest Products Society

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Events Calendar

June 25, 2019
Introduction to Wood Course
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Designed to provide a strong overview of wood science, the Introduction to Wood Course is a great opportunity for companies to introduce their new employees to the forest products industry. The course includes basic information on engineered and composite wood products, wood protection products and techniques, effects of drying and wood properties and performance. The course is offered in conjunction with the Southern Forest Products Association’s Forest Products Machinery & Equipment EXPO, making it very accessible for EXPO attendees. More information.

June 26-28, 2019

Forest Products Society 73rd International Convention
Atlanta, GA, USA

The premier event for professionals in the forest products industry. Brings together hundreds of scientists, design professionals, managers, decision makers, and others from academia, government, nonprofits, and industry sectors to discuss the state of forest products research and learn about innovations in the field. Students in wood science are encouraged to attend. Co-located with SFPA EXPO.

September 4-5, 2019

Advanced Fiber-Polymer Composites Symposium
Madison, WI, USA

Dedicated to exchange of information about the wood-plastics composites industry, this meeting is attended by an excellent mix of research and industry professionals. You will learn about the newest generation of composite materials and network with global composites experts. Organized by FPS in conjunction with the USDA Forest Products Lab. For more info contact or visit the event's site.

September 24-27, 2019

21st International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium
Freiburg, Germany

This symposium provides the international nondestructive testing and evaluation of wood community with a venue to share the latest research and technology. This symposium was initiated over 50 years ago by Washington State University and the USDA Forest Products Laboratory. Over the years it has been held in various sites around North and South America, Asia and Europe. This symposium will be hosted by the Forest Research Institute Baden-Wurttemberg (FVA) in beautiful Freiburg and organized by FVA, USDA FPL and IUFRO.

Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2020
International Conference on Wood Adhesives
Portland, Oregon, USA

The 12th International Conference on Wood Adhesives is being held one year earlier than originally planned due to strong interest and activity in bio-based adhesives. This is the premier technical conference on advances in adhesion of wood and biomass in the world. The conference provides a unique opportunity for adhesive suppliers and users, users of downstream product from industry, academia, government and NGO to access solid technical knowledge about glued wood products. More information.

Nov. 16-18, 2020
Process Technologies for the Forest & Bio-based Products Industry
St. Simons Island, Georgia, USA

PTF BPI 2020 is dedicated to the exchange of information and ideas about research on process technologies, quality control and process improvement. Academic scholars will overview the latest research in forest and bio-based materials including nanotechnology and solid wood. Leading manufacturers will highlight advancements in chemical technologies, supplier audits, product innovation and continuous improvement. More information.