The 63nd SWST International Convention will be held July 12-17, 2020, at Hotel Bernardin, Portorož, Slovenia. The overall theme is “Renewable Resources for a Sustainable and Healthy Future“.
Co-Organizers: Society of Wood Science and Technology, University of Primorska and InnoRenew CoE
Convention Chair: Andreja Kutnar, University of Primorska and InnoRenew CoE
Venue: Hotel Bernardin, Obala 2, 6320 Portorož, Slovenia Phone: +386 5 690 70 00
Contact: Victoria L. Herian, SWST Executive Director, P.O. Box 6155, Monona, WI 53716 USA, PH: +1-608-577-1342, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit your abstracts now! – https://swst2020convention.exordo.com/
Friday July 10 to Sunday, July 12 – Pretour – Ljubljana (separate fee)
Sunday, July 12 – Young Researcher/Mentor Activity, Welcome Reception
Monday, July 13 – Keynote, Early Stage Researcher Session, Technical Sessions
Tuesday, July 14 – Technical Sessions, Poster Session
Wednesday, July 15 – Technical Sessions
Thursday, July 16 – Technical Sessions, SWST Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony, Banquet
Friday, July 17 – In-Convention tour (separate fee)
Early Pricing – December 1, 2019 until April 15, 2020 – Student $350; Regular $500
April 16-June 15, 2020 – Student $375; Regular $525
Onsite (or after June 15, 2020) – Student $400; Regular $550
Regular and Student registrations include the Welcome Reception, Banquet, lunches, coffee breaks, and 1 year membership in SWST. You can add any accompanying person(s) and their tickets to your registration.
1st September 2019: Call for abstracts out, as well as call for Student travel grants and Student Poster Competition participants
1st December 2019: Early registration opens
31st January 2020: Abstract submission closes
15th February 2020: Authors chosen by session chairs and notified
1st March 2020: Authors responses back to SWST for inclusion in program
1st March 2020: Student Poster Competition Abstracts, and Student Travel Grant applications submission closes
1st March 2020: PreTour to Ljubljana signup closes
15th March 2020: Program will be settled
15th March 2020: Travel grant awardees notified
15th April 2020: Early Registration closes, increased fees
1st May 2020: Full papers due for proceedings – All oral and poster presentations may submit a 4-8 page technical paper via Ex Ordo system to be published by SWST in a Proceedings (USB) given to all International Convention attendees, and then electronically published via the internet on the SWST webpage. See guidelines for preparation and formatting of proceedings papers above.
1st May 2020: Biographical information and .jpg format photo for oral and poster presenters due to https://swst2020convention.exordo.com
29th May 2020 Room block is released, and rates not guaranteed
15th June 2020: Online registration closes – Prices increased for onsite registration
1st July 2020: PowerPoint presentations for oral presenters and PDFs of posters uploaded to https://swst2020convention.exordo.com
Cancellation Policy – No refund after June 15, 2020; April 15, 2020 to June 15, 2020 – 50% refund, before April 15, 2020 75% refund.
Awards will be presented at the Business Meeting. Awards to be presented are: George Marra Awards for Excellence in Writing, Distinguished Service Award, Fellow Award, Distinguished Educator Award, and Student Poster Competition Awards. Past recipients can be found at /awards/
Desk will be open from 14:00 to 17:00 at Hotel Bernardin, outside Emerald Ballroom, lobby level, to pick up your registration materials and badges. It will also be open each day before sessions begin.
Sign up on registration page at https://swst2020convention.exordo.com/
The Welcome Reception will be held at Hotel Bernardin Terasa Internacional (International Terrace), weather permitting, from 19:00 to 21:00.
The Convention Banquet will be held at Hotel Bernardin GHB Beach, weather permitting, from 19:00 to 22:00.
InnoRenew new building construction site tour, Izola; Škocjanjski Zatok (Koper Nature Reserve), Vineyard and wine tasting; Piran Salt Flats; Olive Manufacturer and olive oil tasting