The 61st SWST International Convention, in cooperation with Japan Wood Research Society and Nagoya University, was held November 5-9, 2018, at the Noyori Conference Hall, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. The overall theme was “Era of a Sustainable World – Tradition and Innovation for Wood Science and Technology”.
Daily videos from the Convention can be seen here
Day 5 (tour) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38pG14Jsru4
Convention Full video https://youtu.be/f8NBQ3PsYEY
Nagoya University Campus map (English)
Noyori Conference Hall: E3①
Chemistry Gallery (Noyori Materials Science Laboratory): D2
South Cafeterias: B5③
Restaurant Universal Club: D3⑤
The Convention began on November 5 with a Noh Theater Performance, Opening Session and Keynote Lectures at Nagoya Noh Theater, followed by an Evening Welcome Reception at Hotel Nagoya Castle. The rest of the week was held at Noyori Conference Hall and Noyori Lab at Nagoya University and included morning and afternoon technical sessions, as well as an Optional Tour Day on Friday, November 9. A Banquet was held Wednesday evening, November 7 and the SWST Business Meeting, a Closing Ceremony/Awards Presentation, and a visit to Kōshō-ji Temple took place on November 8.
Minutes from the Business Meeting.
We featured an Early Stage Researcher Session on the first morning of technical sessions (Tuesday, November 6) where students and recent graduates presented their research and participated later in the Student Poster Competition. We also held a Young Scientists’ Party where people could get to know their colleagues.
Registration is now closed. Full and Student registration include the Opening Session, Welcome Reception, Banquet, and 1 year membership in SWST. Friday tour was additional cost. You can add the Friday tour to your registration, as well as add any accompanying person(s) and their tickets.
27th January, 2018: Call for abstracts out
27th January 2018 : Early registration opens
30th April 2018: Abstract submission closes
30th April 2018: Student Poster Competition Abstracts, and
Student Travel Grant applications submission closes
15th May 2018: Abstracts chosen by session chairs and notified
1st June 2018: Authors responses back to SWST for inclusion in program
1st June 2018: Program will be settled
1st August 2018: Early registration closes
31st August 2018: Full papers due for proceedings
1st October 2018 : Online registration closes
1st October 2018: Room block at Nagoya Tokyu Hotel is released and rates not guaranteed
29th October 2018: Powerpoint presentations for oral and PDF for posters uploaded on https://swst2018convention.exordo.com/
Cancellation Policy – No refund after October 1, 2018, 50% September 1 – October 1; 75% before September 1.
Awards were presented at the Closing Ceremony and Award Presentation, November 8, 11:30 to 12:15. Awards presented were:
George Marra Awards for Excellence in Writing
Distinguished Service Award – Paul M. Smith
Fellow Award – Thomas M. Gorman
Distinguished Educator Award – Douglas Gardner and Scott Leavengood
Student Poster Competition Awards
1st Place – Subir Kumar Biswas, Kyoto University, Japan
2nd Place – Chihiro Kimura, Kyoto University, Japan
3rd Place – Han Wang, Nagoya University, Japan
Honorable Mention – Lili Cai, Mississippi State University, United States
Honorable Mention – Hideaki Kanayama, Nagoya University, Japan
Honorable Mention – Ayana Yamashita, Toyama Prefectural University, Japan
Past recipients can be found at http://www.swst.org/wp/awards/
The Opening Keynote Session was held at Nagoya Noh Theater (1-1-1 Sannomaru, Naka Ward) on November 5, from 13:00 to 17:15. Keynotes were presented by Prof. Dr. Akira Isogai, Tokyo University, Japan; Prof. Dr. Hans Joachim Blaß, Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany; Prof. Dr. Andreja Kutnar, InnoRenew CoE, Slovenia; and Prof. Dr. Yves, Weinand, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.
The Welcome Reception was held at Hotel Nagoya Castle, 3-19 Hinokuchi-cho, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken, Japan 451-8551, TEL: +81-52-521-2121 on November 5, from 18:00 to 19:30.
The Convention Banquet was held at the Nagoya University Restaurant on Wednesday, November 7, from 18:00 to 20:00. Performances from the Student University Music Club included.
The tour took place on Friday, November 9, and REQUIRED A SEPARATE FEE. It was an all-day tour of the sights of Nagoya, and included lunch and transportation. Sites included in the tour were: Toganji Temple, Nagoya Castle, Atsuta Shrine, and Toyota Commemorative Museum.