Art and Joy of Wood

Confirmed speakers

Conference timetable (update - 1 August 2011)

Approximately one day will be devoted to each of the three themes of the conference. Already, over 200 people have registered to attend, with 34 invited speakers, 60 people making voluntary presentations and about 25 poster presentations (so far). The preliminary timetable for the conference (shown below) will be revised in light of this, but is likely to include plenary sessions each morning (for keynote and some invited speakers), followed by parallel sessions later in the morning and in the afternoons. The parallel sessions will be led by the invited speakers followed by voluntary presentations. On each day, these sessions will be divided into different aspects of sustainable wood use, including: green building and architecture; designing with wood; wood culture; SME development;wood product marketing; and sustainability of wood supply. A provisional list of the papers that will be presented at the conference is given in the document attached to the bottom of this webpage.
The outside exhibition area (adjacent to the conference auditorium) will be open to conference participants and the public from 09.00 - 17.30 on all four days (Wednesday to Saturday). In addition, side-events may be held in one of the other smaller halls within the conference complex in parallel to the main conference programme (depending on the level of demand). The website will be updated when the exact conference timetable becomes clearer.

Important dates

The timetable for conference preparations is as follows:

Date Registration and payment
Participation in programme
 1 May 2011  Deadline to apply for sponsorship
 1 June 2011
 Announcement of sponsorship decisions  
 1 July 2011
 Deadline to submit abstracts
 1 August 2011  Deadline to pay registration fee (without surcharge)  Announcement of acceptance of abstratcts
 15 September 2011
   Deadline to submit final papers/presentations
 19 September 2011
 Final deadline for payment of registration fee
 19 October 2011
   First day of the conference

Adrian Whiteman,
Jul 29, 2011 5:11 AM