WBC I/UCRC Fall 2018 Industry Advisory Board Meeting and Technical Forum
Wednesday and Thursday, September 26 and 27, 2018

The Fall Industry Advisory Board (IAB) meeting and Technical Forum will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, September 26-27, 2018 at Louisiana-Pacific's corporate headquarters in Nashville, TN. The IAB Executive Committee (EC) is not scheduled to meet, but its members are welcome to participate in the Technical Committee (TC) meeting. Use the Nashville, Tennessee Airport (BNA) if air travel is required. Shuttle service to and from BNA is available from the Nashville Express Shuttle, (615) 335-6479, for approximately $30 per person roundtrip. Shuttle reservations are recommended. Taxis and ride sharing services are also available for approximately $20 each way.

The IAB meeting will take place immediately following the Composite Panel Association Fall Meeting and Expo, Sunday thru Tuesday, September 23-25. The CPA meeting will be held directly across the street from the Cambria.

The IAB Technical Committee will meet at LP's headquarters beginning at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday. Walking is recommended (0.7 miles); maps will be provided with meeting materials. In the event of poor weather, ride sharing services are recommended. If you must drive to the meeting, daily parking is available at the NCB Garage, 217 3rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201 for approximately $20/day.

Wednesday evening's reception will take place at the Cambria Hotel (Ryman C). The Cambria is centrally located in downtown Nashville, close to activities and restaurants. Thursday morning's Technical Committee meeting will also be held at the hotel (Ryman B). The cost for extra participants for this meeting (beyond two/member) will be US$395 per person. Registration for this meeting will be available following the spring meeting. Please use the Register button on the front page of the website (the case-sensitive password to enter the site is "WBC"). The deadline for registration is Friday, August 31, 2018.

You are responsible for making your own hotel reservation. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Cambria Hotels and Suites Downtown Nashville, 118 8th Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203, at a reduced rate of $219.00 per night. Reservations can be made on-line through the Cambria reservation system. You can also call the hotel directly at (630) 715-9211 and request the room block for the Wood-Based Composites Center Meeting. You must make your reservation on or before Friday, August 31, 2018 as rooms will be released to the public after this date and the special rate will no longer be offered. Early planning is recommended, as the Cambria Suites may sell out. Student room reservations will be handled seperately.

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Online Wood-Based Composites Short Course Series:

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  • Wood Structure
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  • Structural Plywood & Veneer Based Composite Manu.

Next WBC Meeting

Spring 2019 IAB Meeting

April 17-18, 2019