Special Events AND PUBLICATION
Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Symposium
The International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium Series were initiated by Washington State University and the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) nearly fifty years ago. The first symposium was held at FPL in the fall of 1963, with proceedings produced and distributed in 1964. At that meeting, nearly 100 scientists, engineers, and industry leaders discussed the possibilities of a wide range of scientific means for testing wood nondestructively. Seventeen symposia have been held to-date at sites in China, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland and the United States.
A special publication, “Fifty Years of Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Research – International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium Series”, has been produced by the Forest Products Laboratory in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first meeting. This publication includes a brief history of the symposium series, summaries of each symposium and searchable electronic copies of the proceedings from each symposium. Every attendee will receive a complimentary electronic copy of the publication.
During the 18th Symposium, we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first symposium. Special events include a tour of FPL’s Centennial Research Facility, a Wisconsin style “Brat Fry” lunch hosted by the Forest Products Laboratory Employee Association, and an evening social hour and banquet at the University of Wisconsin’s Pyle Center, overlooking beautiful Lake Mendota.