North American Wood Window and Door Symposium - September 23-25, 2015, Madison, WI, USA

REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR the 2nd North American Wood Window and Door Symposium

To be held at the Forest Products laboratory

The North American wood window and door symposium will focus on the use of wood and wood-based materials in wood window and door manufacturing. In this new era of green technology, consumers are looking for products with outstanding performance with minimal impacts to the environment. From a materials standpoint, wood is perfectly suited to fill such a need. It is renewable, environmentally-friendly, and, with proper maintenance, can outlast comparable materials.

The purpose of this conference is to ensure that wood remains a viable option for windows and doors and to educate attendees of the benefits of wooden fenestration, as well provide instruction that will ensure optimal performance of these products. The target audience will consist of manufacturers, architects, contractors, designers, researchers, and policy makers who influence selection of materials for residential and commercial construction.


More information will be available soon. Check back periodically.

"It is an exciting time to bring together the building and forest products indus- tries in order to benefit the economy and environment while utilizing one of our most important renewable and sustainable resources—our forests."

~ The organizing committee

The symposium's program will be divided into four main topical areas:

  • Processes - focusing on new and innovative processes for construction and manufacturing of wood and wood based materials used for window and doors.
  • Building Science - focusing on best management practices for installation and maintenance of wood window and doors.
  • Testing - focusing on field and laboratory testing of wood window and doors and all the components to ensure that service life predictions are accurate.
  • Marketing - focusing on the current status of the wood and wood based window and door market in North America.


Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin, USA


Forest Products Laboratory

Forest Products Laboratory

One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726
Phone: (608) 231-9200
Fax: (608) 231-9592


Best Western PLUS InnTowner and The Highland Club
Location: 2424 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53726
Phone Number: 608-233-8778

Reservations: 608-233-8778; mention FPS to receive group rate
Reservation Cut-Off Date: Friday, August 21, 2015

FPS Contracted Room Rate: $129/night ($111 with Federal ID)
Room Rate includes: complimentary hot breakfast buffet, hotel shuttle, high speed internet access, and parking

Travel To Hotel:
Directions to hotel from Madison Airport, as well as other locations: Link to InnTowner Maps & Directions Page
The hotel provides a free shuttle from Madison's airport. Please call the hotel when you arrive to arrange for shuttle pick-up.

Walking Directions to Meeting Location from Hotel:
The 2015 WWDS meeting will be held at the Forest Products Laboratory (1 Gifford Pinchot Dr, Madison, WI)
Turn left out of the hotel onto University Ave.
Walk one block and turn left on Walnut Street.
Cross over Campus Drive
Turn Left onto Gifford Pinchot Dr and arrive at Forest Products Laboratory building

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Madison, Wisconsin

City between the Lakes

Capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin, Madison is a vibrant city of 230,000 built on an isthmus between two lakes of the Yahara River: Lake Monona and Lake Mendota. The heart of the city is surrounded by natural beauty and crowned by the Wisconsin State Capitol dome, an architectural jewel modeled after the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. The Wisconsin Capitol forms the epicenter of the city and is visible throughout the Madison area because of its position on the highest point of the isthmus. Radiating out from Capitol Square is a lively and pedestrian-friendly downtown with a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs and museums that lend the city a festive atmosphere of music, arts and entertainment. State Street, a mile-long pedestrian mall, connects Capitol Square with the University of Wisconsin and adds to the overall sense of vitality and movement at the urban core, as well as the culture of education and learning present throughout the city. Madison has one of the most extensive bike trail systems in the U.S., and cycling is an important pastime for residents and visitors alike, along with other forms of outdoor recreation. On Saturdays during the summer months, the nation's largest farmers market is held around Capitol Square, with countless vendors offering local produce, meats and cheeses among other products.


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KEY DATES: Early registration ends on 7/15/2015.
Regular registration starts on 7/16/2015 and ends on 8/31/2015.
Late registration starts on 8/31/2015.

Fee Type Member Fee Non-Member Fee
 Full Registration
Early: $325.00 $480.00
Regular: $350.00 $505.00
Late: $400.00 $555.00
 Group Rate (3+ members from the same company)
Early: $299.00 $299.00
Regular: $299.00 $299.00
Late: $325.00 $325.00
 Speaker Registration
Early: $289.00 $289.00
Regular: $289.00 $289.00
Late: $289.00 $289.00
 Student Registration
Early: $100.00 $125.00
Regular: $100.00 $125.00
Late: $100.00 $125.00

Please note that the non-member registration rates do include a one year membership to the Forest Products Society. Save by registering early.

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Forest Products Society
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United States of America
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