About the Convention
ABOUT THE CONVENTION
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.
PAST ATTENDEES QUOTES
"The FPS Convention was a fantastic experience. I was able to network and make new contacts that will help me in my research and in my career. I plan on attending again."
- William Hand, Auburn University
"Our team found the educational sessions and networking opportunities to be very beneficial. It is important for industry professionals and researchers to come together to facilitate innovation for the future of the forest products industry. The FPS Convention does just that."
- Nian Ou, Huber Engineered Woods LLC
For more information, please contact Scott Springmier, Forest Products Society Executive Director.