International Convention

Forest Products Society

Forest Products: Into the Future


Registration Fees

Onsite Conference
includes meals, materials, tour
Regular: $250
Student: $125

Live Web Stream


Parking: $3/day. Permit available onsite.

Space is limited!

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Special Rate - good till Oct 17!
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Days Inn Thunder Bay North | Map it
1250 Golf Links Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Quick walk to conference

Single: $103.50 +HST
Double: $112.50 +HST

Other area hotels:

Crossroads Motor Inn Best Western

Valhalla Inn
1-807-577-1121 or 1-800-964-1121

Conference Details

Forest Products: Into the Future
Conference & Annual Meeting
the Eastern Canadian Section of the Forest Products Society

October 31 - November 1, 2012
Ontario, Canada

Location - Program Day 1

Lakehead University | Campus Map
Conference Services Building 2
(Bartley Residence)
955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Otario
Canada | Map it

Location - Tour1 Day 2

-- Resolute Sawmill2
-- Resolute Lignin Biorefinery2,3
-- Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

20 spots only - register early!
Participants must be wearing green patch safety boots.
3 10 spots only; Strict safety measures for this facility only: no facial hair for proper mask fitting

  • CNC and Robotics, Automation for the Wood Manufacturing Industry
  • Biorefining of Kraft Lignin
  • Biological Demethylation of Kraft Lignin
  • Naturally Versatile: Use of Engineered Wood Product - Trends for Glulam, CLT, SIP
  • The Latest Innovation in Wood Construction
  • Designing with Wood
  • Biorefinery and Lignin Opportunities
  • Nordic CLT
  • Opportunities and Barriers to First Nation Participation in the Forestry Businesses
View Program
  • Alain Albert, Industry Advisor, FPInnovations
  • Marianne Berube, Executive Director, Ontario Wood WORKS!
  • Harry Bombay, Executive Director, National Aboriginal Forestry Association
  • Dr. Aicheng Chen, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Chemistry, Lakehead University
  • Dr. Robert Dekker, Biorefining Research Institute, Lakehead University
  • Michelle Gibson, OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP Partner, FORM Architecture Engineering
  • John MacGillIvray, KBM Forest Consultants
  • Dr. Kirsten Maki, P. Eng., Bio-economy Technology Centre, FPInnovations
  • Mathias Oberholzer, Dipl. Ing. FH, Engineering Director, Nordic Wood Structures
  • Dr. Peggy Smith, Associate Professor, Faculty of Natural Resources Management, Lakehead University
  • Patrice Tardif, MRAIC, LEED® AP, President, Forest Products Society and President & CEO, Patrice Tardif Consulting
  • Dr. Rui Wang, Vice President Research, Lakehead University
View Presenter Bios



            Lakehead University Natural Resources Management                Lakehead University Wood Science and Testing Facility


University of Laval Faculty of Forestry      University of Laval Wood Research Centre         

 Momentive Specialty Chemicals             NEWBuildS         Norjohn Limited   Resolute Forest Products


         University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue - UQAT       Canadian Research Chair in Wood Valuing, Assessment and Processing - CRC-VACAT                        University of Toronto Faculty of Forestry