Founded in 1947, FPS is a community of educators, researchers, manufactures, builders and industry leaders dedicated to advancing the use of wood and other renewable cellulosic materials. FPS members enjoy an international exchange of scientific discoveries, innovation, technical knowledge and practical best practices. Breakthroughs are published in the Forest Products Journal, careers are nurtured at the International Convention, and lifelong colleagues stay connected. Your membership provides the basis for life long relationships with likeminded professionals, real time assistance in resolving issues in your area of responsibility and a platform for unlimited learning.
Who Should Join?
Academics: Publish, network with peers and industry, stay current with industry news and new research findings.
Students: Publish, gain practical information, network with potential employers, and get to know the right people within your chosen field.
Industry Professionals: Connect with the best and brightest in your field, collaborate with service providers, learn about new developments, enhance recruiting, connect with academia on new, current, and future research.
Service Providers (Engineering firms, consultants, etc.): Locate and develop customers, gain information to expand business, stay current with industry news, strengthen your network.
Suppliers: Network with the ‘doers’, find out what’s going on, develop sales contacts, refine new product ideas, find potential employees.
Regular News/Technical Updates: Forest Products Report (weekly), FPS E-Update (monthly)
Technical and Practical Information: Subscriptions to Forest Products Journal, International Journal of Forest Engineering, and Wood Design Focus
Extensive Research Tools: Access to FPS’s Knowledge Base – a searchable database of 10,000 journal articles, conference papers, handbooks on wood and bio-related subjects, including EVERY article published in Forest Products Journal over the past 70 years!
Expanded Network: Member directory includes movers and shakers in academia, industry, consulting and the supplier community.
Access to Conferences and Courses: Discounted registration and VIP benefits at FPS events.
Individual Member Types
Individual Member: $155 USD/year
Student: $25 USD/year
Developing Country: $42 USD/year
Retired: $55 USD/year
Organization Member Types
Bronze Level - $400 USD/year
Silver Level - $800 USD/year
Gold Level - $1,200 USD/year
Physical copies of FPS membership applications are available for download below.