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»SEPTEMBER 12–15, 2017

20th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium
Madison, WI, USA

This biannual symposium is ideal for those involved in nondestructive testing and evaluation of wood, wood-based products, and structures. It is hosted by the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory (FPL); and co-sponsored by the Forest Products Society (FPS) and the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO). Visit the event website

»OCTOBER 25-27, 2017

International Conference on Wood Adhesives
Atlanta, GA, USA

The International Conference on Wood Adhesives is the premier forum for scientific and technical exchange on the topic of wood adhesives.The event is expected to take place in Fall 2017 in the Southeastern United States. Check back later this year for more information.

Our goal is to bring together all the parties with a special interest in wood adhesives: Whether you are an adhesive supplier or user or user of the downstream product; from industry, academia, government, or NGO, this conference provides an opportunity to interact with leaders in the field from around the world and hear about the latest developments. Visit the event website

»DECEMBER 6-7, 2017

Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC) 7th Conference on Wood and Natural Fibre Composites

Maternushaus, Cologne

The Seventh Biocomposites Conference, Cologne builds on successful previous conferences: in 2015 more than 230 participants and 20 exhibitors were represented. It is the largest conference in Europe on bio-based composite materials and it is expanding. More than 250 participants and 30 exhibitors mainly from industries are expected! Visit the event website

»JUNE 12-15, 2018

72nd Forest Products Society International Convention
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

The FPS International Convention(IC) is the premier event for professionals in the forest products industry. It brings together hundreds of scientists, design professionals, managers, decision makers, and others from academia, government, nonprofit, and industry sectors to discuss the state of forest products research and learn about innovations in the field. In 2018 it will be co-held in conjunction with TAPPI’s 2018 International Conference on Nanotechnology, with bonus content and networking opportunities for IC attendees.

The FPS IC is a showcase for ideas for development and advancing the viability of wood-based products. Topics will include wood based products for construction, energy, composites, as well current issues around harvesting, environment, education and marketing for the industry. Students in wood science are encouraged to join us. A call for papers and posters will be issued soon. More info available here.

»SEPTEMBER 11 - 13, 2018

Introduction to Wood Science and Forest Products
Starkville, MS, USA

The Forest Products Society in conjunction with Mississippi State University is offering an Introduction to Wood Science and Forest Products course, scheduled for September 11 - 13, 2018, at Mississippi State University’s Department of Sustainable Bioproducts, Starkville, MS.

The three day course will feature sessions on the basics of wood and wood-based products in construction, wood and the environment, product properties, wood anatomy and other topics. The course is targeted to suppliers, consultants, claims agents and industry professionals seeking to understand trees, harvesting and how wood is processed into today’s products. Students will also discuss current issues in the forest products industry, along with green building and product testing.

Students will have the opportunity to practice the skills they learn through hands-on exercises and will be inspired by attending session in the state-of-the-art Forest Products and Wood Science Learning Center on the campus of Mississippi State University.

Event website coming soon.