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»FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 2, 2017

2017 Introduction to Wood Science & Forest Products Course

An Informative Three-Day Course Empowering You with the Basics of Wood and Wood Based Products. Understand Environmental Advantages of Wood, Product Properties and More! Visit the course website

»MAY 15-18, 2017

2017 Advancements in Fiber-Polymer Composites Symposium
Madison, WI, USA

Provides an industry-focused forum for wood composite and wood plastic composite manufacturers, suppliers and researchers to discuss global economic outlooks, fiber supply and the latest product
and process improvements for our industry. Visit the event website

»JUNE 5-8, 2017

2017 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Montreal, Canada

TAPPI’s International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials has been the preeminent conference in this emerging field.   The unique forum is geared to both academia and industry and delivers exceptional technical value, networking and industry know how for participants working in research, development or deployment of renewable nanomaterials.   Visit the event website.

»JUNE 14, 2017

FPS Southeast and Mid-South Sections Annual Meeting

Atlanta, GA, USA

This joint Section annual meeting will be held in conjunction with the SFPA EXPO, at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. Agenda is here. The Southeast and Mid-South sections are also cooperating with SFPA to produce the INNOtech industry education event, held June 14 and 15, as part of SFPA EXPO.

»JUNE 14-16, 2017

Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition

Atlanta, GA, USA

Since 1950, the Southern Forest Products Association has sponsored the Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – the premiere venue for equipment manufacturers to display their products and services to the wood processing industry. The meeting is held every two years. More info here.

»JUNE 26-28, 2017

71th International Convention

Starkville, Mississippi, USA

The 71th Forest Products Society (FPS) International Convention will be held June 2017 in Starkville, Mississippi, USA. The annual International Convention is the premier event for professionals in the forest products industry. The Convention brings together hundreds of scientists, design professionals, managers, decision makers, and others from academia, government, nonprofit, and private industry sectors to discuss the state of forest products research and learn about innovations in the field.

Wood remains one of our most important renewable construction materials - a natural resource that contributes to the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of the planet. The Convention is a showcase for ideas: research, development, philosophy, technology. The boundaries between industry sectors are gone. Cross-pollination is the goal.

The 71th International Convention will feature sessions targeting wood properties in construction, wood and the environment, education and marketing for the forest products industry, and advances in technology. Visit the event website

»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