58th International SWST Convention

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  • Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park is rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain.
  • Grand Teton, at 13,775 feet, is the highest mountain in Grand Teton National Park in the Rocky Mountains of North America.
  • The Student Poster Competition is  held at each SWST annual convention
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The 58th SWST International Convention was held June 7-12, 2015 in the Grand Teton National Park, at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Jackson, Wyoming, USA. The overall theme was "Renewable Materials and the Bio-Economy"


  • Biomass Chemistry for a Greener Environment
  • Design for Environment:  Use of Renewable Materials
  • Wood-based Green Fuels and Chemicals
  • Biomass Energy: Innovations, Economic Realities, and Public Perception
  • Early Stage Researcher (8 minute and 3 minute presentations)
  • Nano to Macro Scale Wooden Composites
  • Timber Physics from 1 µm to 10 m
  • Novel Techniques for a New Era of Wood Construction
  • Treatments and Durability
  • Wood Quality and Improvement
  • Fiber Properties Chain: From Cell Wall to End Products
  • IUFRO 5.10 Forest Products and Communities
  • Poster Session with Student Poster Competition
  • Mini Workshops on Publishing in Wood and Fiber Science and in BioProducts Business


There were 171 participants from 23 countries, and 5 continents.  We had 109 speakers and 69 poster presenters.  Sixteen of the poster presenters competed in the Student Poster Competition. Of the 171 participants, 91 became new members (8 new emerging, 39 new full, 44 new students).


Thank you to our sponsors: IUFRO Division 5, Transilvania University of Brasov Faculty of Engineering, Oregon State University, Surface Measurement Systems, Institut Pertanian Bogor, USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Station.


A Welcome Reception was held Sunday evening, June 7 from 18:00 to 20:00, at the Jackson Lake Lodge, where guests enjoyed an "Idaho Baked Potato Bar".  A Barbecue Banquet was held Friday evening, June 12, from 18:00 to 21:00 at the Jackson Lake Lodge Pool Terrace.  Live music was provided by Vince & Mindi, a local western music group.

There was not a formal tour during the Convention, but one day was set up for attendees to tour and enjoy the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

There were several unique first-time features of this Convention:

  1. Early Stage Researcher Day: Where only students and recent graduates presented their research for 1 day
  2. Two mini-workshops were held:  Publishing in Wood and Fiber Science; and Publishing in BioProducts Business
  3. Parallel Organization Day:  IUFRO 5.10.00 Forest Products Marketing and Business Management Research Group held a concurrent all-day session on Friday, June 12.
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