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Time is running out to register at the early bird rate and reserve your hotel room. Register today and don't forget to reserve your hotel room by May 24th!
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Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown
275 Baker St. Atlanta, GA 30313
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
Register today at our early-bird rates!
- Explore and discuss wood science at its source
- Make Real-world connections
- Renew friendships with professional colleagues
- Exposure to the latest innovations
- Marketplace of Ideas
- Recognition of excellence in the industry.
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- Member: $775
- Non-Member: $930
- Student Member: $250
- Student Non-Member: $275
- Group Rate: $695
- Single Day Member: $450
- Single Day Non-Member: $605
- Retired Member: $460
The premier wood adhesives conference is coming in September 2020. The organizing committee is looking for people with passion and perspective interested in organizing symposia. This is your chance to ensure that the topic you think is important gets covered thoroughly.
Get a group together around a concept or theme, and submit your idea to the organizing committee through our website. If approved, invite speakers, select which abstracts submitted during the call for papers to include in your session, and provide moderators. Here is your opportunity to make sure the meeting is top quality in an area you care about. For more details about your roles and responsibilities as a symposium organizer, click here.
Bonus! If you have an idea for a plenary topic, send it to the conference chair, Christopher.g.Hunt@usda.gov. We'd love to hear your ideas.
- Aug. 5, 2019: Deadline for submitting technical symposia proposals at (web address)
- Nov. 4, 2019: Symposia organizers provide list of confirmed invited oral presenters
- Dec. 3, 2019- Feb 17, 2020: Call for papers is open
- March 23, 2020: Provide conference organizers with tentative symposia schedule
- Sept. 30, 2020: Conference starts
We are proud to announce the 21st International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation (NDTE) of Wood Symposium, which will be held in Freiburg, Germany, September 24-27, 2019.
This symposium will be hosted by the ForestResearch Institute Baden-Württemberg (FVA) and is co-sponsored by the USDAForest Service ProductsLaboratory (FPL), the ForestProducts Society (FPS) and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). The conference will be held at Katholische Akademie Freiburg, which is situated close to the city center of Freiburg.
This Symposium is a forum for those involved in nondestructive testing and evaluation of wood, wood-based products and structures. It will bring together the international nondestructive testing and evaluation research community, users of various nondestructive testing technologies, equipment development and manufacturing professionals, representatives from various government agencies, and other groups to share research findings and new nondestructive testing products and technologies.
Early Bird Registration ends June 14.
Full Registration: $550
Student Registration: $305
Click here for more information.
- Pre-Symposium Technical Workshop: $55
- Tour and Banquet: $80
- Post-Symposium Tour: $70
- Attendee Guest Registration: $230
U.S. Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service announced it has awarded over $8.9 million through the Wood Innovations Grant program. Thirty-nine business, university, nonprofit and tribal partners in 20 states are matching the grants with an additional $8.8 million. Over the past decade, low harvest rates, aging forests, mortality from insect and disease infestations, and extreme weather events have combined to create conditions prime for catastrophic wildfires. These grants support the development of consumer products that use the excess forest material.
Arizona Daily Sun
Arizona Public Service has determined that assisting the Arizona Corporation Commission's policy of using forest byproducts for energy generation is financially feasible. In a letter sent to the Arizona Corporation Commission, APS said they could feasibly convert a power generator at their Cholla Power Plant to burn forest thinning byproducts or biomass. The utility company also said the determination depends on how private businesses respond to 4FRI's next request for thinning proposals.
The Associated Press
A new building in Des Moines' East Village is the first in the United States built using a unique type of mass timber — an eco-friendly material that is becoming more popular as developers look to reduce their carbon footprints. Scheduled for completion soon, the four-story building is also the first speculative office and retail building in downtown Des Moines in more than a decade.
Biloxi Sun Herald
Residents of Lucedale, Mississippi, who showed up in force to a public hearing Tuesday already made up their minds about the largest wood pellet mill in the country locating in their town. They wore stickers announcing their position. And they weren't swayed by speakers who came mostly from outside the area, arguing that while Enviva might be good for the bottom line, it might not be good for the health of the community.
The company proposes building a $140 million pellet plant in the George County Industrial Park in Lucedale and a $60 million shipping terminal in Pascagoula. The state Legislature appropriated more than $2 million to fix the rail spur between the two.
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
A team of researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has been awarded a grant for nearly $1 million to determine the key parameters for high-quality, year-round woody biomass feedstock logistics systems for commercialized biorefineries in the Southeastern United States. The long-term goal of the study is to expedite the pace of developing a commercialized cellulosic biofuel sector by improving the efficiency of the logistics systems of woody biomass feedstock required for biofuel production.
Relinquished and run-down mill towns could soon breathe new life, following an unexpected discovery by a student at the University of Maine. Seven years and millions of dollars later, the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, located next to the reclaimed Old Town Mill, has been operating a fee-for-service pilot plant where any new startup company or even a large corporation can try new ideas and collect engineering data. They take sawdust, old cardboard boxes, logging residues (such as wood pulp) or any wood biomass and can convert it into crude oil in "a one of its kind" facility.
Do trees actually talk to each other? And if so, how do they do it? Just over 20 years ago, ecologist Suzanne Simard discovered that trees do communicate with each other, and it's through a fungal network scientists have nicknamed the Wood Wide Web.
And now, an international team of scientists has created the first global map of the vast underground network. They did this by creating a computer algorithm to analyze a database from the Global Forest Inititiave, which includes 1.2 million trees in more than 70 countries.
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