The 12th International Conference on Wood Adhesives will be held Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2020 at the Portland Hilton Downtown hotel in Portland, Oregon, USA. This is one year earlier than originally planned, based on the strong interest and activity in bio-based adhesives.

The International Conference on Wood Adhesives is the premier technical conference on advances in adhesion of wood and biomass. Industry representatives were the majority of the 241 attendees in 2017, evenly split between the US and the rest of the world.

Whether you are an adhesive supplier or user or user of the downstream product; from industry, academia, government, or NGO, this conference provides a unique opportunity. Don't wait another 3-4 years.

If your business depends on having solid technical knowledge about glued wood products, this meeting is for you. We recruit the best technical thinking in the field of wood adhesives so you get the most value for your time invested and will have access to the proceedings.

Important Dates

Call for Papers, Closes March 2, 2020

Notification of Acceptance April 1, 2020

Registration Opens April 15, 2020

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Announcements will be made here and on the Linkedin group “International Conference on Wood Adhesives” as information becomes available. Abstracts will be due in early 2020. If you have an idea for making the conference even better, please contact the Organizing Committee:

Dr. Chris Hunt, Chair

Research Chemist

U.S. Forest Service

Forest Products Laboratory

Madison, WI USA

Dr. Ning Yan


University of Toronto

Faculty of Forestry

Toronto, Ontario Canada

Dr. Warren Grigsby

Senior Scientist and Research Leader


Rotorua, New Zealand

Dr. Erik van Herwijnen

Team Leader Advanced Bonding

Wood K plus

Linz, Austria

Dr. Johannes Konnerth

Associate Professor

University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences

Vienna, Austria

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