LATE REGISTRATION continues until January 31st
THE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Dr. Trevor Stuthridge
Executive Vice President, FPInnovations
FPInnovations is a not-for-profit world leader that specializes in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector's global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of its industry members and government partners. FPInnovations' 525 person staff and R&D laboratories are located in Québec City, Montréal, and Vancouver, and it has technology transfer offices across Canada.
Dr. Jim Bowyer
Director of Responsible Materials,
Dovetail Partners Inc.
Dr. Bowyer is Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, and an Elected Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science.
Bowyer has served as President of the Forest Products Society (1993-94) and of the Society of Wood Science and Technology (1987-88), Vice President of the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (1992-2003), Chairman of the Tropical Forest Foundation (2006-2008), and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Temperate Forest Foundation (1992-2010).
The theme of the Michigan Forest Bioeconomy Conference is “Familiar Stakeholders – New Connections”, which illustrates an important objective of the meeting: to begin connecting traditional forest product industries with a wide variety of Michigan manufacturing sectors, particularly buildings, furnishings, transportation, health and wellness, and chemical products. The conference is designed to inform communities and businesses about the forest bioeconomy, and for MiFBI to receive input from sponsors and attendees to guide future actions and activities.
In addition to a general session on the forest bioeconomy, the conference will have 3 concurrent sessions to address 3 key areas: Mass Timber Buildings, Wood Innovation, and Wood Recycling - areas that we believe are exciting & emerging areas of growth potential for Michigan. Our aim is to promote an economy on a circular path of sustainable use, typified with a wood resource from Michigan forests, farms and cities.
Join us for this exciting venture!
Mark Rudnicki, Ph.D., MiFBI Executive Director
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can send any questions to Mark Rudnicki at MiFBInstitute@gmail.com
What is the refund policy?
- If cancelled for any reason on or before December 25, 2016 half the Conference Registration Fee will be refunded, minus a $20 cancellation fee. Student registrants must send proof of full time enrollment to firstname.lastname@example.org within 3 days of submitting registration or registration will be cancelled without refund - regardless of registration date.
- If registration is cancelled for any reason on or after December 26, 2016 no refund will be issued – regardless of registration date or type.
- In the event that conference hosts cancel the conference, all registration fees paid will be refunded to those registered for the conference.
- A written notice of registration cancellation must be sent to the MiFBI Executive Director, Mark Rudnicki, for refund requests on or before December 25, 2016 to be considered. Send notice of cancellation to email@example.com or to the Michigan Forest Biomaterials Institute, ATTN: Mark Rudnicki, Executive Director, PO Box 718, Houghton, MI 49931
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Registrations are not transferrable and you must match the name on the registration.