The “Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future” 2017 IUFRO Division 5 Conference incorporates an Innovation/Sustainability theme. This will form a unifying basis for the week-long conference and will guide the agenda through a series of plenary sessions that will catalyze discussion on what the future forest products sector might look like.

Each morning will feature 2 keynote presentations; one a research-based talk featuring a prominent academic, the other a more pragmatic, real-world talk featuring a prominent practitioner from industry, government, civil society, or an indigenous community.

The 60th International Convention of the Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) is organized jointly with the IUFRO Division 5 Conference. A general meeting for members is scheduled on July 15.

After registering for the conference, please visit the accommodation page to book your hotel room.


  • Beaty Museum

    Site visit (June 14) $45 CAD

    The In-Conference tour will include a trip to the University of British Columbia.
    Participants will be picked up from the Pinnacle Hotel, boxed lunch will be available en-route to campus. The tour will take approximately 4 hours. Learn more

  • Dinner

    Conference Dinner (June 14) $90 CAD

    We are pleased to offer an unforgettable evening at one of Canada’s foremost cultural attractions, the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, located on the traditional ancestral unceded territory of the Musqueam people. Learn more

  • Museum of Anthropology

    Guest Ticket – $250 CAD

    Guest tickets available for accompanying persons and include the following social events: welcome reception (June 12), site visit (June 14) and conference dinner (June 14).

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Complimentary one-year membership to the Society of Wood Science and Technology with conference registration

SWST logoAnnual membership to the Society of Wood Science and Technology grants you the following benefits:

  • Full online access to Wood and Fiber Science Journal (both current and past issues back to 1968)
  • Full online access to BioProducts Business Journal
  • Newsletter
  • Special Issues of Wood and Fiber Science related to specific areas of research
  • State-of-the-Art Papers
  • Book Reviews
  • Participation in international and university Wood Science visitation programs
  • Participation in international Society meetings

Be a voice for the Wood Science and Technology profession!

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Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund by March 31 minus $50 administration fee
  • 50 % refund by May 10
  • 25 % refund by May 30
  • 0 % refund if cancelled on or after June 1, 2017

Visa Requirements

Please visit the Government of Canada website to determine if you require a visitor visa. If you do need one, we will send you a letter of invitation. You may wish to send an email to prior to registering and request the letter to expedite the process. When you contact us, please indicate your full name, passport number and expiry date, date of birth, full mailing address, institution and position.

Low & lower middle-income economies (World Bank)

All countries pertaining to the World Bank’s list of low income economies and lower middle income economies.

Low-income economies ($1,025 or less)

Afghanistan, Guinea, Rwanda, Benin, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Burkina Faso Haiti Sierra Leone, Burundi, Korea, Dem. People’s Rep., Somalia, Central African Republic, Liberia, South Sudan Chad, Madagascar, Tanzania, Comoros, Malawi, Togo, Congo Dem. Rep, Mali, Uganda, Eritrea, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Nepal, Gambia, The Niger

Lower – middle income economies ($1,026 to $4,035)

Armenia, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Bangladesh, Kosovo, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Kyrgyz Republic, Sudan, Bolivia, Lao PDR, Swaziland, Cabo Verde, Lesotho, Syrian Arab Republic, Cambodia, Mauritania, Tajikistan, Cameroon, Micronesia, Fed. Sts. Timor-Leste, Congo, Rep. Moldova, Tonga, Côte d’Ivoire, Mongolia, Tunisia, Djibouti, Morocco, Ukraine, Egypt Arab Rep, Myanmar, Uzbekistan, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Vanuatu, Ghana, Nigeria, Vietnam, Guatemala, Pakistan, West Bank and Gaza, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Yemen, Rep., India, Philippines, Zambia, Indonesia, Samoa, Kenya São Tomé and Principe.

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