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
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.