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

05 October 2010

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

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

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

Each session has a North American and a European co-chair.

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

Languages: The official languages of the convention are English, French, and Russian. There will be simultaneous translations.