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Pre-Conference Workshop: Data Analytics and Visualization

  • Speaker:

    • Timothy Young, Professor Emeritus, University of Tennessee Center for Renewable Carbon​

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern

  • Additional Registration Required ($200)

Pre-Conference Workshop: Wood Adhesives

  • Speaker:

    • Robert Breyer, PhD, Bakelite Synthetics

  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern

  • Additional Registration Required ($200)

Golf Outing at King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort


7:30 AM

8:00 AM

8:15 AM

8:45 AM

9:15 AM

9:45 AM

10:15 AM

10:50 AM

11:10 AM

11:30 AM

11:50 AM

12:10 AM

12:30 PM

1:10 PM

Exhibits Open and Registration

Welcome (Timothy Young and Alexander Petutschnigg)

Keynote Sessions

Pete Madden, President and CEO, Endowment for Forestry & Communities - "Taking Risks to Create New Markets for Forest Products"

Steve Carroll, COO/Technical Director, Swiss Krono USA - "Building a Data Driven Culture"

Steve Winistorfer, Vice President of Engineering and Quality, Huber Engineered Woods - "Road to Resilience: Building Codes and Residential Retrofitting"

Eric Gee, Executive Director, Southern Forest Products Association -  "The Impact of Processing Technology in Sawmills"

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

Plenary Session Talks

Robert Breyer, Senior Manager, Bakelite Synthetics - "Game Theory: Infinite vs Finite Game and the Struggle Between Academics and Industry Experts"

Wes McNutt, Canada Sales Manager – OSB Resin & Wax, Hexion - "Closing The Gap Between p-MDI and Phenolic Resin Performance in High Moisture Environments”

Steve Block, Senior Consultant, Biobased Business, Omni Tech International - "‘Advances in Soy-Based Wood Adhesives’

Brandon Higgins, Regional Technical and CI Manager, Roseburg Forest Products - "Making Innovation Work with the Variability Associated with Manufacturing"

Dru Preston, Georgia Forestry Commission - "Timber Markets and Sustainability: Opportunities and Challenges for Georgia and the Southeast"

Lunch with St. Simons Historian, Golf Awards, and PTFBPI 2024 Update

Technical Concurrent Sessions 

*Subject to Change Based on Active Reviews of Abstracts and Outstanding Abstracts

Technical Session I: ‘Wood Adhesives Technologies – Group I’

Moderator: Dr. Terry Liles, Huber Engineered Woods

Technical Session II: ‘Advanced Materials Technologies’

Moderator: Dr. Robert A. Breyer, Bakelite Chemicals

Technical Session III: ‘Current Events'

Moderator: Dr. Rich Vlosky, Louisiana State University

2:50 PM

Afternoon Break & Exhibits

3:15 PM

Technical Session IV: ‘Advanced Processing Technologies’

Moderator: Dr. Laya Khademibami, Mississippi State University

Technical Session V: ‘Data Science, Machine Learning and AI’

Moderator: Martin Weigl-Kuska, Holzforschung Austria

Technical Session VI:  ‘Structural Wood Materials – Group I'

Moderator: Steve Winistorfer, Huber Engineered Woods

4:55 PM

5:30 PM

6:30 PM


Cocktails by the Ocean


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8:10 AM

9:50 AM

10:15 AM

12:00 PM

Technical Session VII: ‘New and Evolving Opportunities for Wood’

Moderator: Dr. Rich Vlosky, Louisiana State University

Technical Session VIII: 'Structural Wood Materials – Group II’

Moderator: Dr. Sergei Medved, University of Ljubljana

Technical Session IX: ‘Value-Added Technologies’

Moderator: Dr. Anton Astner, University of Tennessee

Morning Break and Exhibits

Technical Session X: ‘Industry Updates on New Startups'

Moderator:  Dr. Scott Leavengood, Oregon State University

Technical Session XI: ‘Alternative Technologies’

Moderator: Dr. Brian Bond, Virgina Tech 

Conference Adjourns 

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