Future of Wood Symposium "Bridging the Gap between Forest Product Academics, Students, Scientist, and Researchers with Industry Professionals "

Hosted by Forest Product Society Co-Located with Timber Processing and Energy Expo | Oct 17-18th | Portland Expo Center, OR

Event Details

Wednesday Oct 17th- Workshops and Tour

*TP&EE trade show entrance fee included in 1 day ticket below

Morning- CLT Panel and Mass Timber Workshop Hosted by TP&EE (Included 1 Day Cost below)

Afternoon- Portland Mass Building Timber Tour- Lunch Provided on Tour - 40 person limit ($45)

Evening - Professional Networking event at Way back Lounge ($15)

Thursday Oct 18th- "Future of Wood Symposium"

1 Day Membership Cost ($85) | 1 Day Non-Member Cost ($165) *Includes FPS Yearly Membership | Sponsor a Student to Attend ($95) |

8:00-8:30- Welcoming and NW FPS Section Meeting (Led by NW Chair Tony Flagor, Production Manager Western Oregon Regions at Boise Cascade)

8:30-10:00- Key Note Speaker (TBD)

10:15-12:00- "NW University Dean Panel Discussion" Topics include: Future of the Workforce | Partnership Opportunities Industry | Advances in Technology | Future Efforts | Universities Include: Oregon State University | University of Montana | University of Idaho | Washington State University | University of British Columbia UBC | Humboldt University | Others TBD

12:00-1:30- Break "Lunch" Time to Explore TP&EE Trade Show (Lunch provided in expo center)

1:30-2:30- Advances in Adhesives (Led by NW Co-Chair Jesse Paris R&D Chemist at Willamette Valley Industries)

2:30-3:30- Future of Biomass Activities (TBD)

*Coffee, Pastries and Voodoo Don nuts included in morning Session. Afternoon Snacks will be provided.


Sponsors receive Logo on event, Advertisement in the Forest Products Journal and event website, Media and Event Booth Space. Payments are tax deductible as FPS is 501(c)(3) non profit. Remaining sponsorship funds will go to PNW FPS Section account to help with student sponsorship's and Future PNW FPS endeavors.

Mass Timber Tour Sponsorship

3 Limited Sponsorship - ($350) *General Items above


3 Conference Sponsor's- ($500) *Receive Table Space at Event and all general items above

Interested in more? Contact FPS NW Regional Rep Charles B. Gale at Charlesgale315@gmail.com or 406-240-0554

The Forest Products Society is an international not-for-profit technical association founded in 1947 to provide an information network for all segments of the forest products industry. Learn more about the Society's history. Membership is open to all interested individuals and organizations. Society members represent a broad range of professional interests including private and public research and development, industrial management and production, marketing, education, government, engineering and consulting. The Society convenes technical conferences, produces several journals including the peer-reviewed Forest Products Journal and publishes books on topics of relevance to the forest products industry. The Forest Products Society also functions as the distributor for the technical publications of the American Wood Council, which constitutes an invaluable information resource on wood construction for engineers, architects, builders and building code regulators. Topics include engineering data, state-of-the-art design technologies and construction standards.


Created with images by zlikovec - "Healthy green trees in a forest of old spruce, fir and pine" • James Thew - "Beautiful Forest" • checubus - "empty wooden deck table top Ready for product display montage with forest background." • lobodaphoto - "wood sawmill log" • Antonio Gravante - "Wood pellet production collage"

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