International Convention

Forest Products Society

“The Future of the Global Forest Products Industry”

Speaker Information


Speaker Registration Deadline:
(to hold your place in the program)
April 15, 2017 Register Here
Early Registration Rates End: May 24, 2017 Register Here
Marriott Hotel Cutoff: June 5, 2017 Book Here
Comfort Suites Hotel Cutoff: May 24, 2017 Book Here
Paper & Poster Deadline :
(*to be included in the proceedings)
May 15, 2017  
Powerpoint Deadline: May 20, 2017  

The Forest Products Society will publish proceedings to provide to all attendees of the FPS International Convention. Full manuscripts are not required but are encouraged. PowerPoints are also required in advance for the proceedings. The deadlines are listed above and are critical for your paper to be included in both the program and the conference proceedings. If you are not the final author or presenter please advise us as soon as you know who that is.
Please send your final paper to the attention of Jessica Reaves at

FPS Great Paper Guide
FPS Paper Template

Poster presenters must submit an electronic copy of their poster to their session chair and the conference organizers prior to the conference. A copy of your poster will be included in the conference proceedings. You may also submit a paper in addition or in lieu of the poster.

Posters will be mounted on a bulletin board with push pins. Please confine your presentation to a 32 inch x 48 inch (80 x 120 cm) space.

All illustrations should be prepared in advance. Proper illustration is critical to an effective presentation. The use of large lettering (legible at a distance of 3 feet or more) and minimal textual material is recommended. Use of colored ink in printing and colored paper in framing textual material can be attractive although artistic flair should not be excessive. Illustrations should not be mounted on heavy stock as this makes it difficult to mount them on poster boards. It is the responsibility of the author to design and print his/her poster.

The collection of the poster at the end of the conference is the author's responsibility. Any posters remaining after the conference ends will be destroyed.

Here are a few details to help you prepare for the conference:

  • Contact all your speakers and obtain a short biography (if you wish) for your introduction.
  • Each speaker should be forwarding a copy of their presentation to you. Familiarize yourself with the content and provide feedback if necessary.
  • Keep the FPS Program Chair (Hui Wan ) and program manager (Jessica Reaves ) apprised of any changes to your session.
  • We will be providing a computer in your session room with all the presentations sessions pre-loaded. Any last minute changes must be made the day before or at a break prior to the session. Note: we will NOT be using your computer.


Contact Jessica Reaves at +1 404-509-7477
Or Scott Springmier at +1 404-375-0464