Activities and events



From/To Units Title Location

2018-09-25

2018-09-27

4.00.00

4.01.00

4.03.00

5.01.04

New Frontiers in Forecasting Forests 2018 Stellenbosch, South Africa
Contact: David Drew, Email: drew(at)sun.ac.za
From/To Units Title Location

2017-11-02

2017-11-04

5.04.00

5.05.00

11th International "Conference Wood Science and Engineering in the Third Millennium" - ICWSE 2017 Brasov, Romania
Contact: Marius Barbu, Email: marcat(at)gmx.at
From/To Units Title Location

2017-10-23

2017-10-27

5.06.02

TEAKNET Partner Event in the 27th Asia Pacific Forestry Commission Meeting: Teak in Productive Landscapes: An Introduction to Global Efforts for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Teak Resources Colombo, Sri Lanka
Contact: P. K. Thulasidas, Email: thulasidas(at)kfri.org
From/To Units Title Location

2017-09-26

2017-09-28

5.01.00

5.06.00

9th Pacific Regional Wood Anatomy Meeting (PRWAC) Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: Yafang Yin, Email: yafang(at)caf.ac.cn
From/To Units Title Location

2017-09-13

2017-09-16

5.04.06

13th International IUFRO Wood Drying Conference on Wood Drying in Developing Countries Istanbul, Turkey
Contact: Öner Ünsal, Email: onsal(at)istanbul.edu.tr
From/To Units Title Location

2017-09-12

2017-09-15

5.02.00

5.02.01

20th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Contact: Xiping Wang, Email: xwang(at)fs.fed.us
From/To Units Title Location

2017-07-06

2017-07-09

5.00.00

Mini-Symposium "Wood and other lignocellulosic biomass for materials and energy" at International Conference on Materials & Energy (ICOME'17) Tianjin, China
Contact: Fatima Charrier-El Bouhtoury, Email: fatima.charrier(at)univ-pau.fr
From/To Units Title Location

2017-06-12

2017-06-16

5.00.00

All-Division 5 Conference - Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future Vancouver, Canada
Contact: Pekka Saranpää, Email: pekka.saranpaa(at)luke.fi
From/To Units Title Location

2017-05-28

2017-05-31

5.04.08

23rd International Wood Machining Seminar (IWMS-23) Ozarow Mazowiecki - Warsaw, Poland
Contact: Michal Strzelecki, Email: michal.strzelecki(at)oigpm.org.pl


Calendar of Meetings


Past IUFRO meetings

Photo showing cultural artefacts at the conference dinner, organized on Wednesday evening at one of Canada’s foremost cultural attractions, the Museum of Anthropology (MoA) at the University of British Columbia.
All-Division 5 Conference 2017 Vancouver: The conference dinner was organized on Wednesday evening at one of Canada’s foremost cultural attractions, the Museum of Anthropology (MoA) at the University of British Columbia. Photo: Pekka Saranpää
Photo showing a different view to the old growth forest: the Greenheart Tree Canopy Walk during the in-congress tour at the University of British Columbia campus at Point Grey Peninsula.
All-Division 5 Conference 2017 Vancouver: A different view to the old growth forest: the Greenheart Tree Canopy Walk during the in-congress tour at the University of British Columbia campus at Point Grey Peninsula. Photo: Pekka Saranpää
Photo showing IUFRO attendees at World Wood Day 2016 celebrations in Kathmandu, Nepal
World Wood Day 2016: IUFRO attendees: back - Mon Lin Kuo. Jinling Su. Front - Andrew Wong, Maria Victoria Asensi Amoros, Howard Rosen. Photo: provided by Howard Rosen
Photo showing 10th World Bamboo Congress - Participants.
10th World Bamboo Congress - Participants. Photo provided by WBC
Photo showing Bamboo
Bamboo. Photo: Susanne Lucas
Photo showing Participants of ICWSE 2011 in Brasov.
ICWSE 2011 in Brasov: Participants. Photo: Conference organizers.
Photo showing Delegates at Botanical Garden Moscow during IAWS-2009.
IAWS-2009: Delegates at Botanical Garden Moscow. Photo: Conference Organizers
Photo showing Delegates at Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical Academy during IAWS-2009
IAWS-2009: Delegates at Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical Academy. Photo: Conference Organizers
Photo showing Professor Ugolev receiving an award during IAWS-2009.
IAWS-2009: Professor Ugolev receiving an award. Photo: Conference Organizers
Photo showing Conference Venue of the 2007 All D5 Conference in Taipei
Conference Venue of the 2007 All D5 Conference in Taipei
Photo showing Members of the Organizing Committee of the 2007 All D5 Conference in Taipei
Members of the Organizing Committee of the 2007 All D5 Conference in Taipei
Photo showing 2007 All D5 Conference Taipei, organizing committee members
2007 All D5 Conference Taipei, organizing committee members
Photo showing Delegates in front of the Conference Venue of the 2007 All D5 Conference in Taipei
Delegates in front of the Conference Venue of the 2007 All D5 Conference in Taipei.
Dave Cown (D5 Coordinator) and Chris Risbrudt (D5 Deputy Coordinator) at the IUFRO Board meeting in Beijing with Prof. Ye Kelin (Director Chinese Academy of Forestry Research Institute of Wood Industry) discussing Chinese participation in the All-Division conference.
Dave Cown (D5 Coordinator) and Chris Risbrudt (D5 Deputy Coordinator) at the IUFRO Board meeting in Beijing with Prof. Ye Kelin (Director Chinese Academy of Forestry Research Institute of Wood Industry) discussing Chinese participation in the All-Division conference.

Mini-Symposium "Wood and other lignocellulosic biomass for materials and energy" at International Conference on Materials & Energy (ICOME'17); Tianjin, China; 6-9 July 2017. Conference homepage                  

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All-Division 5 Conference: Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future; Vancouver, BC, Canada; 12-16 June 2017. Conference homepage - Conference brochure - Report    

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8th Scientific Conference "Innovations in Forest Industry and Engineering Design"; Yundola, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria; 3-5 November 2016. Conference homepage - Report  

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The Go2WOOD Conclave; Copenhagen, Denmark; 27 October 2016. Conference homepage - Conference flyer - Conference programme    

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International Scientific and Expert Conference "Natural Resources, Green Technologies and Sustainable Development - 2" GREEN 2016; Zagreb, Croatia; 5–7 October 2016. Conference homepage - 1st announcement    

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World Wood Day 2016 Celebration; Kathmandu, Nepal; 21 March 2016. Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.10.01. Conference homepage - Report  

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59th SWST International Convention: Forest Resource and Products: Moving Toward a Sustainable Future; Curitiba, Brazil; 6-10 March 2016. Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.10.00. Conference homepage - Report   

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10th World Bamboo Congress – "Bamboo for a Greener Future"; Damyang, South Korea; 17-22 September 2015. IUFRO Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.11.05. Conference homepage - Report

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5.10.00 Research Group Meeting "Forest Products and Communities" at the 58th International Convention of the Society of Wood Science & Technology; Jackson Lake Lodge, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA; 12 June 2015. Conference homepage

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IRG46 - 46th Annual Meeting of the International Research Group on Wood Protection (IRGWP); Viña del Mar, Chile; 10-14 May 2015. Conference homepage

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World Wood Day (WWD) Symposium "Wood and Humanity: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Sustainable Development"; Eskisehir, Turkey; 21-23 March 2015. IUFRO Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.10.01. Symposium homepage

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7th International Scientific and Technical Conference on Innovations in Forest Industry and Engineering Design; Yundola, Bulgaria; 13-15 November 2014. Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.04.00. Conference homepage

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SWST 2014 International Convention: Sustainable Resources and Technology for Forest Products; Zvolen, Slovakia; 23-27 June 2014. Conference homepage

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2nd World Wood Day (WWD); Xianyou, Fujian Province, China; 21 March 2014. Report

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Pacific-Rim Termite Research Group (PRTRG) Annual Conference (TRG10); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 26-28 February 2014. Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.03.00. Conference homepage

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4th China-ASEAN International Wood Culture Forum; Nanning City, Guangxi, China; 15 November 2013. Conference homepage

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6th International Scientific and Technical Conference on Innovations in Forest Industry and Engineering Design; Yundola, Bulgaria; 14-16 November 2013. Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.04.00. Conference homepage

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9th International Conference Wood Science and Engineering in the Third Millennium - ICWSE 2013; the Transilvania University of Brasov, Brasov, Romania; 7-9 November 2013. Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.04.00. Conference homepage

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International Conference on Wood Adhesives; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 9-11 October 2013. Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.04.00. Conference homepage - Report

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4th World Conference on Science and Technology Education (WorldSTE2013): Live Science, Love learning, Create Change; Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia; 29 September - 3 October 2013. Conference homepage
Special Session on Forest and Ecosystem Science Education; hosted by Division 5 and UNIMAS; 2 October 2013. Press announcement

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Identification of Timber Species and Origins; Beijing, China; 20-21 August 2013. Conference homepage

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World Wood Day (WWD); Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; 21 March 2013. Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.10.01. Event homepage - Report

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2012 International Live Wood Carving Show and Competition; Nanning, Guangxi, China; 16-18 November 2012. Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.10.01. Conference announcement - Report

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IWCS 2012 - 3rd China-ASEAN International Wood Culture Forum; Nanning City, Guangxi, China; 16 November 2012. Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.10.01. Conference announcement - Report

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Innovations in Forest Industry and Engineering Design; Yundola, Bulgaria; 15-16 November 2012. Conference homepage - Announcement (English) - Announcement (Bulgarian) - Report

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2012 International Wood Culture Symposium and Post-Conference Wood Cultural Tour; Lin’an City, Zhejiang Province, China;  1-2 September 2012.  Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.10.01. Conference homepage - Report

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2012 IUFRO All-Division 5 Conference; Estoril, Portugal; 8-13 July 2012. Conference homepage - 1st announcement - 2nd announcement - 3rd announcement - Conference poster
Report about conference in ProLigno - Report about Portugal in ProLigno
Business meeting: Report  

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Renewable Wood and Plant Resources: innovative development in the forestry sector”; Saint Petersburg, Russia; 6-8 June 2012. Units involved: 1.00.00, 4.00.00, 5.00.00. Conference homepage

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8th International Conference "Wood Science and Engineering in the Third Millennium" – ICWSE 2011; The "Transilvania" University, Brasov, Romania; 3-5 November 2011. Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.04.00. Conference homepage - Report 

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Innovations in Forest Industry and Engineering Design; Sofia, Bulgaria; 27-28 October 2011. Conference homepage - Report - Summary

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International Conference on the Art and Joy of Wood: Rediscovering Wood: The Key to a Sustainable Future; Bangalore, India; 19-22 October 2011. Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.10.01. Conference homepage - Report

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Annual meeting of IAWS 2011: Novel materials from wood or cellulose; Stockholm, Sweden; 31 August - 2 September 2011. Conference homepage

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Forest Products Society's 65th International Convention; Portland, Oregon, United States; 19-21 June 2011. Conference homepage

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2011 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials; Arlington, Virginia, United States; 6-8 June 2011. Conference homepage

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11th International Conference on Wood & Biofiber Plastic Composites; Madison, Wisconsin, United States; 16-18 May 2011. Conference homepage

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2010 China-ASEAN International Wood Culture Symposium and Wood Products Exhibition; Nanning, China; 19-20 November 2010. Conference homepage

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Innovations in Forest Industry and Engineering Design; Sofia, Bulgaria; 5-7 November 2010. Conference flyer - Report - Summary

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International Wood Culture Symposium; Yangling, Shaanxi province, China; 23-24 October 2010. Conference homepage - Summary - Report

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Society of Wood Science and Technology: 53rd International Convention; Geneva, Switzerland; 11-15 October 2010. Conference homepage

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XXIII IUFRO World Congress; Seoul, Korea; 18-23 August 2010. Report of Division 5 Business Meeting

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IAWA, IAWS & IUFRO Conference: Celebrating 100 years of Wood Science and Wood Anatomy on the occasion of the first Centenary of the Forest Products Laboratory; Madison, WI, United States; 23-26 June 2010. Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.01.00. 1st Announcement - 2nd Announcement - Registration

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Forest Product Society: 64th International Convention; Madison, Wisconsin, United States; 20-22 June 2010. Conference homepage

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International Conference on Wood & Biofiber Plastic Composites; Madison, Wisconsin, United States; 16-18 May 2010. Conference homepage - Report

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Future of quality control for wood & wood products; Edinburgh, United Kingdorm; 4-7 May 2010. Conference homepage

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Forest Product Society: SmallWood 2010; Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States; 20-22 April 2010. Conference homepage

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11th International IUFRO Wood Drying Conference; Skellefteå, Sweden; 18-22 January 2010. Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.04.00, 5.04.06. Conference homepage - 1st Call for Papers - Announcement for Final Registration

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Asia and the Pacific Forest Products Workshop – Green Technology for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Colombo; Sri Lanka; 14-17 December 2009. 1st Announcement - 2nd Announcement - Registration FormReport - Wood Waste Utilization Diagramme - Cover of Proceedings

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International Conference on Wood Adhesives 2009; South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, United States; 28 September 2009. Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.04.07. Conference homepage

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International Conference on Woody Biomass Utilization; Starkville, Mississippi, United States; 4-6 August 2009. Conference homepage

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Society of Wood Science and Technology 2009 International Annual Convention; Boise, Idaho, United States; 24 June 2009. Conference homepage - Programme and Registration Form

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IAWS-2009 - Forests as a renewable source of vital values for a changing world; Saint-Petersburg/Moscow, Russia;  15-21 June 2009. Conference homepage - Report

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Asia and the Pacific Forest Products Workshop – Green Technology for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Colombo; Sri Lanka; 14-17 December 2009. 1st Announcement - 2nd Announcement - Registration Form

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International Research Group on Wood Protection, Americas Regional Meeting, Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 30 November - 2 December 2008 - Website: www.irgamericas.org - co-sponsored by IUFRO RG 5.03.00 Wood protection

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51st Annual Convention of the Society of Wood Science and Technology, Concepción, Chile, 10-12 November 2008; co-sponsored by Division 5 - Conference website

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9th Pacific Rim Bio-Based Composites Symposium, Rotorua, New Zealand, 5-8 November 2008 - Flyer

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International Symposium on Wood Science and Technology - IAWPS 2008, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China, 27-29 September 2008 - Scientific Program - Contact person - Participants list available upon request

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Conference on "Adaptation of Forests and Forest Management to Climate Change with Emphasis on Forest Health – Review of Science, Policies, and Practices"; Umeå, Sweden; 25–28 August 2008. Conference website - 3rd announcement – Report on the half-day Div. 5 Session 18 "Wood as a Green Building Material" - Conference report (draft)

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IUFRO All-Division 5 Meeting: Forest Products and Environment: A Productive Symbiosis
Taipei, China-Taipei; 29 October - 2 November 2007

Please find below the keynote addresses of a

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International Plantation Certification Symposium 2007, "Impact of Certification on Plantation Forestry"; Stellenbosch, South Africa; 18–21 September 2007.  2nd Announcement and Call for Papers - 3rd Announcement (incl. Registration Form and Provisional Program)

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The 3rd Conference on Hardwood Research and Utilisation in Europe, "The Beauty of Hardwood"; Sopron, Hungary; 3-4 September 2007. Report

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International Scientific Conference: "Forest Growth and Timber Quality: Crown Models and Simulation Methods for Sustainable Forest Management"; Portland, Oregon, United States; 7-10 August 2007. Units involved: 3.00.00, 4.00.00, 5.00.00, 5.12.00, 4.01.05.

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Further information on past meetings can be found in the Unit Archive.


Activities of interest


Past other meetings

  • World Teak Conference; Bangkok, Thailand; 25-30 March 2013. Conference homepage

  • 2nd International Conference on Processing Technologies for the Forest and Bio-based Products Industries; St. Simons Island, Georgia, USA; November 6-7, 2012. Conference homepage

  • Sixth European Conference on Wood modification. Ljubljana, Slovenia; 16-18 September 2012. Conference homepage

  • 5th Conference on Hardwood Research and Utilisation in Europe "Hardwood Science and Technology"; Sopron, Hungary; 10-11 September 2012 (Scientific lectures  + Industrial visit). Conference homepage

  • ECOWOOD – 5th International Conference on Environmentally-Compatible Forest Products. Porto, Portugal; 5-7 September 2012. Conference homepage
  • 2nd Conference, Mechano-Chemical Transformations of Wood during Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Processing. Nancy, France; 26-28 March 2012. Conference homepage

  • COST FP0904 Workshop: Current and Future Trends of Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Modification of Wood Opportunities for new markets?; Nancy, France; 26-28 March 2012. Scientific Programme

  • Third International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing. Blacksburg, VA, USA; 16-18 October 2011. Conference homepage

  • 5th International Symposium on Wood Fibre Polymer Composites; Biarritz, France; 26-27 September 2011. Conference homepage

  • Wood Technology Society Launch Event; London, UK; 30 November 2010. Conference homepage

  • Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2010; Vienna, Austria; 8-11 November 2010. Conference homepage - Invitation Brochure & Call for Papers

  • Workshop on Harvested Wood Products in the Context of Climate Change Policies (not IUFRO-sponsored), Geneva, Italy, 9-10 September 2008 - Workshop report (provided by Sylvain Labbe)

  • COST Action E 40 "Innovative utilization and products of large dimensioned timber including the whole forest-wood-chain", Freiburg Germany, 15-16 July 2008 - Report