As you may know, from April 10-13, 2012 the University of Antwerp will host
the 9th World Bamboo Congress. All information can be found on our website
More information on background, organising and scientific committees is at :
In Antwerp the focus will be on science, for a very specific reason: The
potential of bamboo in forestry and ecosystems or as raw material remains
high, but sound scientific methods and data are needed to back up strategies
We hereby invite you to submit your research paper : the deadline for
submission is November 1, 2011. All necessary information is provided at
We look forward to many interesting and valuable contributions.
Walter Liese and Johan Gielis, on behalf of the scientific committee.
Geert Potters and Frances Schutte, on behalf of the organizing committee
WBC Belgium Secretariat
Ms. Frances Schutte is the WBC Belgium Secretariat. If you have queries,
please contact Frances via her email address:
Registration is now open for the International Conference on Sustainable
Disaster Relief Housing to be held on October 27 & 28, 2011 in Ottawa,
Canada. This Conference will bring experts in the field from around the
world during a day and a half of presentations and an exhibit showcase to
discuss swift and durable construction solutions in support of disaster
Register now at http://www.forestprod.org/
There is a WORLDWIDE NEED for disaster relief housing. Recent catastrophic
events in Japan, Haiti, Chile, Pakistan and Indonesia are perfect examples
of the devastation wreaked by natural events which affect those countries'
inhabitants' most basic needs: clean water, food and shelter. Temporary
housing becomes the breeding ground for disease and desperation. Swiftly
erected and durable disaster relief housing is needed.
The 2011 Sustainable Disaster Relief Housing Conference is a first of its
kind international forum and a unique opportunity to raise the visibility
for your organization or company among industry peers and participate in
this timely discussion:
- Listen to experts share their experiences from several recent catastrophic
events and discuss the needs resulting from various climatic, geographical
and political realities.
- Explore various topics concerning the building systems available;
shipping, delivery and erection considerations; and the financing and
coordination of relief efforts to arrive at timely and affordable
- Discuss response and preparedness strategies for mitigating delays in the
delivery of solutions for regions at risk.
Registration is now available. Register now at http://www.forestprod.org/
$295 - FULL REGISTRATION ATTENDEE
$125 - FULL REGISTRATION STUDENT ATTENDEE
$495 - EXHIBITOR ATTENDEE
Register now at http://www.forestprod.org/
This Conference is a collaboration between the US-based Forest Products
Society and its Eastern Canadian Section.
We hope you will join us to share your knowledge and gain exposure for your
organization among an international audience of professionals and experts.
BECOME A SPONSOR at www.sustainablereliefhousing.
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Conference Planning Committee
ABOUT THE SOCIETY: Founded in 1947, the Forest Products Society's mission is
to foster innovation and research in the environmentally sound processing
and use of wood and fiber resources by disseminating information and
providing forums for networking and the exchange of knowledge.
The global network for forest products professionals
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Conferences & Meetings Director
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Phone: 608-231-1361, ext. 208
International Conference on Sustainable Disaster Relief Housing
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
October 27-28, 2011
Little America Hotel, Flagstaff, AZ
May 1-3, 2012
FPS 66th International Convention
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC
June 3-5, 2012
Forest bioenergy is one of six thematic areas included in the IUFRO Strategy
2010-2014. In this context, I would like to draw your attention to the
High-level Research Conference "The Future Role of Bio-energy from Tree
Biomass in Europe" that will be held from 6 to 11 November 2011 in Vienna,
The conference is organized by IUFRO in collaboration with the European
Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) and the European Science
Foundation (ESF), the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry,
Environment and Water Management, and the Austrian Federal Research and
Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW). The new
IUFRO Task Force on Forest Bioenergy has played a key role in developing the
scientific programme of the conference.
In 2011, the International Year of the Forest, the conference will
contribute to understanding bio-energy drivers, options and impacts on
forest growing, management and production of traditional goods and services
in the future. The scientific programme will focus on
- Availability of biomass
- Biodiversity, landscape ecology and soil water quality
- Supply chain and system evaluation
- Forest biomass as feedstock for the energy and biorefinery sector
The Conference will feature lectures by invited high-level speakers, short
talks by young and early stage researchers, poster sessions and open
discussion periods as well as a forward look. You can find detailed
information about the conference at <http://www.esf.org/index.php?id=8196>
You are strongly encouraged to register your participation by 1 August 2011
IUFRO Executive Director
Apologies for the inconvenience caused by any cross posting.
May I bring to your kind attention the deadline for submission of abstracts
to the ''International Conference and Exhibition on the Art and Joy of
Wood'', taking place in Bangalore, India during 19-22 October 2011. This
major event in the International Year of Forests aims to explore how the
development of wood products can contribute to both livelihoods and more
Conference: About 350 attendees will hear from the experts coming from
different continents (please see <http://www.artjoywood.org/speakers>
http://www.artjoywood.org/speakers). Hope you would encourage interested
colleagues to register for the conference or send abstract before 01 July
Global photography competition: Please encourage interested colleagues to
send entries before 15 July 2011 to <mailto:email@example.com>
Exhibition: During the commercial exhibition (50 exhibitors, about 10,000
visitors), one can sell, promote the products and gain the attention of the
media and public. Please encourage interested exhibitors to register soon.
There will be artisans' exhibitions, cocktail reception and conference
dinner, "music from wood" concert, field trips etc. Please see the note
below and conference website (
&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.artjoywood.org%2f> www.artjoywood.org) for details.
Please let me know if you find an opportunity to involve with this event. In
the meantime, kindly encourage your contacts to participate in the
conference, exhibition and photograph competition.
Let me thank you for supporting our efforts and joining with us to celebrate
the International Year of Forests.
Illias Animon, Ph.D.
Forestry Officer (Economics)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy
email: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> illias.animon(a)fao.org