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Program Brochure (PDF)

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53rd International Convention
Geneva, Switzerland
October 11 - 15, 2010

Innovative Wood Products are the Future

The Society of Wood Science and Technology held its 2010 International  Convention in Geneva, Switzerland at the Palais des Nations together with our co-hosts the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe - Timber Committee (UNECE-TC).

Convention Results
Clicking on the speaker's name in the PDF will  display a PDF of the program presentation. Clicking on a number at the end of a speaker's information, e.g., MA-3, will display a PDF of the speaker's paper.
Posters Includes links to poster presenters' papers.
Videos Links to videos (.swf Adobe Flash format) of presentations
Minutes Minutes from the 53rd annual business meeting
ICBR Introduction
2012 Convention
International Centre for Bamboo and Rattan - Introduction and Presentation, 2012 International SWST Convention
Fellow Award 2010 Fellow Award, Audrey Zink-Sharp
DSA Award Distinguished Service Award Address, H. Michael Barnes
Photo Gallery Convention slideshow

Innovative Wood Products are the Future

Session 1 Markets for use of solid and engineered wood products in green construction
Session 2 Innovative wood and wood-based materials and their use in sustainable construction
Session 3 Poster Session/Student Poster Competition/Cash Bar
Session 4 Building codes and standards - Influence on material use and construction practices
Session 5 Role of nanotechnology in green materials and sustainable construction
Session 6 Structural design for sustainable construction and disaster mitigation
Session 7 Current challenges  in wood science education

The official languages of the convention were English, French, and Russian.  There were simultaneous translations. Each session had a North American and a European co-chair.  

The UNECE Timber Committee meeting was held October 11-15 with both concurrent and parallel sessions.