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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

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 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.