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April 12, 2018

FPS Southeast and Mid-South Joint Section Meeting
Atlanta, GA, USA

These joint section meetings will be held in conjunction with the biannual Wood Bioenergy and PELICE Conference and EXPO. The meeting will be on Thursday, April 12 from 1-3, after lunch. Attendees can have lunch in the EXPO Hall and be able to visit the 70+ world class exhibits. For more info, contact Fred Kurpiel at

June 11, 2018

Introduction to Wood Science Short Course
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

An introduction to the basics of wood science in a hard-hitting one day course from the field's leading professors. Held at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory in Madison and includes a tour. The course will end in time for participants to attend the joint keynote address for the 72nd FPS IC and TAPPI Nanotechnology Conference. More info here.

June 11-14, 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 Course
Starkville, MS, USA

An informative three-day course empowering you with the basics of wood and wood-based products. Understand the environmental advantages of wood, product properties and more. Students will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on exercises to practice skills and attend sessions in the state-of-the-art Forest Products and Wood Science Learning Center on the campus of Mississippi State University. Find out more.

September 20 - 21, 2018

5th International Conference on Processing Technologies for the Forest and Bio-based Products Industries
Freising*/Munich, Germany

The Conference is a research and technical gathering of innovative specialists to exchange ideas and information related to processing, engineering, modification and sustainable uses of wood. An important aim of this conference is to offer networking opportunities and foster debate among the participants from all over the world Learn more.

October 17-18, 2018

FPS Future of Wood Workshop and Mass Timber Tour
Portland, Oregon, USA

A one day workshop bridging the gap between forest product academics, students, researchers and industry professionals, co-located with the Timber Processing and Energy Expo. Attendees will have full access to the TP&EE trade show. An optional half day mass timber tour of new and existing projects in the Portland Area is also available. The agenda will include "NW University Dean Panel Discussion", Keynote speaker, FPS NW Region update and workshops on adhesives and future biomass activities. Learn more here.

November 5-9, 2018

2018 SWST and JWRS Joint Convention
Nagoya, Japan

The 61st SWST International Convention, in cooperation with Japan Wood Research Society and Nagoya University, will be held November 5-9, 2018, at the Noyori Conference Hall, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. The overall theme is “Era of a Sustainable World – Tradition and Innovation for Wood Science and Technology”. Find out more here.

May 19-21, 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