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»JUNE 27-29, 2016

70th International Convention

Portland, Oregon

The 70th Forest Products Society (FPS) International Convention will be held June 27-29, 2016 in Portland, Oregon, 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 70th 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

»AUGUST 22-25, 2016

World Conference on Timber Engineering

Vienna, Austria

Forest Products Society – Section Europe (FPSE) will join between 22nd and 25th August the 2016 World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016) at the Vienna University of Technology with a mini-symoposium (MS1-04): Modified wood as building material for sustainable constructions assigned to Track 1: Wood products & components. MS1-04 will be lead by Dr. Alexander Petutschnigg, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria and will deal with recent research topics on:

- massive wood products for sustainable constructions
- modified wood products and their use for sustainable constructions
- wood composites, new biobased materials and the ecologigal aspects of biobased materials for sustainable constructions.

Prospective authors are kindly invited to electronically submit an abstract related to a mini-symposium through the conference website by November 20, 2015.The registration fee of WCTE 2016 includes the Book of Abstracts, Proceedings, coffee breaks, lunches, meet and greet, opening ceremony, and the welcome cocktail. WCTE is the world's premier forum for presenting and discussing the lastest technical and architectural developments and innovations in wood or timber construction. It is held biannually in different parts of the world and attracts researchers, engineers and architects, code consultants and building officials, contractors and project managers, fabricators and suppliers from all continents. Visit the event website

»SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2016

2016 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!

Early bird registration ends August 11, 2016. Learn more and register

»OCTOBER 5-8, 2016

9th International WoodEMA Conference

Baton Rouge, LA

WoodEMA, in association with the Forest Products Society and the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center at the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center are pleased to announce the 9th International Scientific Conference on Economics and Management for the Forest and Fores Based Products Industries. Discounted registration available for FPS members. Visit the event website

»OCTOBER 24-26, 2016

4th International Conference on Process Technologies for the Forest & Biobased Products Industries


In 2016, the Forest Products and Timber Construction Department - Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and the Forest Products Society will host the 4th edition of the Processing Technologies for the Forest and Biobased Products Industries Conference (PTF BPI), 8th and 9th November, St. Simons Isl., United States of America. The conference is dedicated to the exchange of information and ideas about research on process technologies, quality control, and process improvement. Contemporary topics on real-time predictive modeling of processes, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, lean six-sigma, and advanced data mining will be presented at the conference. Visit the event website

The Forest Products Society is issuing a call for papers for the 4th International Conference on Processing Technologies for the Forest and Biobased Industries: Oct. 25-26, 2016 in St. Simons Island, GA USA. This biennial international conference alternates between Austria and the USA and is the perfect venue to enhance your professional connections with top researchers and industry leaders and reconnect with colleagues and friends from around the world. Prospective authors are kindly invited to electronically submit an abstract. Deadline is April 20, 2016.

»FALL 2017

International Conference on Wood Adhesives
Southeastern United States

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