July 2, 2020
Registration for FPS IC 2020 Ends Soon

FPS IC 2020 Keynote Speakers Announced
Registration for the FPS IC 2020 Ends Soon

The clock is ticking for those who haven't signed up to attend the 2020 FPS Virtual International Conference . Registration will close Monday, July 20 at 5 p.m. EST.
Even in a virtual setting, the FPS IC 2020 offers great opportunities to those who join the convention.
Benefits include:

  • A Two-For-One Opportunity: The Forest Product Society is partnering up with TAPPI Nano for FPS IC 2020, which means new technical sessions and presenters in the field of nanotechnology and renewable materials. More details available below.

  • Networking with leading professionals in the forest products industry: This includes scientists, design professionals, managers, decision makers and others from academia, government and nonprofits.

  • Exploring the latest research: Discuss the state of forest products research and learn about innovations in the field from leading experts. Students in wood science are encouraged to attend.

  • Earning academic credit: The FPS IC is great opportunity to present abstracts and presentations, get published and connect with the world's leading forest products experts and providers.

  • Finding a new job: Networking may lead to a bigger and better future opportunities.

Still need convincing?

  • No Travel or Hotels! Learn, network and interact with industry professionals from the comfort of your own home or office. All you need is an internet connection.

  • More than 50 Presentations and Counting! All oral presentations and posters will be pre-recorded and available via Planstone. An access link will be provided at the start of the conference.

  • Efficient Use of Time! Abstracts can be viewed at any time - so no rushing across a convention center to make the next presentation!

The FPS Virtual IC is dedicated to encouraging and facilitating the development and application of technical knowledge that will enable humanity to derive maximum benefit from renewable wood-based materials and forest products. Don't miss out! Click here for convenient registration.

And stay tuned for exciting news on the FPS "members only" Virtual Happy Hour to kick off the conference! 
Nanotechnology for Renewable Material Research added to the 74th FPS Virtual International Conference

New nanotechnology technical sessions and presenters will be on hand at the 74th FPS Virtual International Conference (FPS IC), as the Forest Product Society announces a new partnership with TAPPI Nano. Prior to the FPS IC, TAPPI Nano will be offering a free Virtual TAPPI Nano Conference with 16 speakers on July 22-23. See registration link here: https://tappinano.org/conferences/tappi-nano-2020-virtual-conference/.

Then, during the FPS IC July 27-31, TAPPI Nano members will be presenting additional research in the new “Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials” technical session, as well as the previously established “Sustainable Packaging” and “Circular Forest Products” sessions. The partnership provides a unique opportunity for FPS and TAPPI Nano members to network and collectively advance the use of nanotechnology within the forest products industry, plus support the development, production and use of renewable nanomaterials for all industries.

The FPS IC 2020 call for abstracts is now closed. Thanks to those who submitted a presentation!

FPS will notify presenters by July 3 if their abstract has been accepted into the virtual conference.

Presenters whose abstracts are accepted for the 2020 FPS Virtual IC must register for the conference by Monday, July 6 at 5 p.m. Click here for easy registration.

Authors must upload their presentations by Monday, July 13 at 5 p.m. There are step-by-step instructions on the FPS IC website. Click here to upload your abstract.

Here's a look at some of the keynote speakers expected to virtually attend FPS IC 2020:

Abstract: Forestry Products and the Circular and Sustainable Economy

Abstract: Recruiting Employees in a Turnaround Market

Abstract: Details forthcoming

Abstract: Details forthcoming

Abstract: Details forthcoming

Abstract: North American Mass Timber Before and After COVID-19

Abstract: Cellulose Nanomaterials: New Materials Enabling Forest Products

Abstract: Details forthcoming

Be sure to check out fpsic2020.com as more keynote speakers are added to the lineup almost every day!
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