WBC Fall 2017 Industry Advisory Board Meeting and Technical Forum
Monday and Tuesday, October 23 and 24, 2017

Our Fall Industry Advisory Board meeting and Technical Forum will be held just prior to the 2017 International Conference on Wood Adhesives. The IAB Technical Committee is scheduled to meet, though IAB Executive Committee members are welcome. Georgia-Pacific Chemicals will again host the WBC meeting at the GP Center. Wood Adhesives will be held at the nearby Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. Members, faculty and students are encouraged to participate in both meetings.

A Sunday travel day will be required. Use the Atlanta International Airport (ATL) if air travel is required. Both meetings are easily accessible from the airport via the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transportation Authority, MARTA at a low fare of $2.50 each way. Take either the Red or Gold line directly from the airport to the Peachtree Center stop.

You are responsible for registering for the meeting (the case sensitive password is WBC), and for making your own hotel reservation. Two blocks of rooms have been reserved. The first block is adjacent to the GP Center, at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta, 181 Peachtree Street, NE, at the special room rate of $189.00 per night. You must reserve your Ritz-Carlton room on or before Thursday, September 21, 2017, as rooms will be released to the public at this time and the special rate will no longer be offered. Reservations can be made online using the group code of WBCWBCA, or by calling the Ritz Call Center at (800) 241-3333 and asking for the "Wood-Based Composites" group rate. Complimentary internet access is included with the room rate, and parking is available for $18 (self) or $38 (valet) per night.

Those staying for Wood Adhesives may prefer to stay at the conference hotel, which is located within walking distance of the GP Center. Reservations at the Sheraton Altanta Hotel, 165 Courtland Street, NE, are available at the special room rate of $179.00 per night. Visit the conference website for reservation instructions. Because we have a limited number of rooms available at the Ritz-Carlton, it's recommended that students use the Sheraton.

TRANSPORTATION TIPS: MARTA is recommended for those arriving into the airport. Another option is SuperShuttle Atlanta, which provide service to/from either hotel.

The deadline for registering for the meeting is Monday, October 2nd. The cost for extra participants for this meeting (beyond two per member) will be $395 per person.

Next WBC Short Course

Coming Summer 2018

15th Wood Adhesion Short Course

Details Coming Soon!

Blacksburg, Virginia


Online Short Courses

Online Wood-Based Composites Short Course Series:

WBC members receive a 25% discount on unlimited registrations. Register anytime.

  • Wood Structure
  • Wood/Water Relationships
  • Applied Statistics/Data Analysis
  • Wood Adhesion Science & Technology
  • Strand-based Composite Manufacturing
  • Practical Wood Adhesive Technology

Next WBC Meeting

Spring 2018 IAB Meeting

April 18-19, 2018