June 11 - 14, 2018 | Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Undergraduate and Graduate Students are welcome at the FPS International Convention!  Come and network with other students and industry leaders in the great college town of Madison!   Apply here for a Student Scholarship to offset your registration fee.  First preference given to student speakers and poster presenters.  


Student Poster Competition (Submission deadline January 5) 

Student posters at the IC will be judged by a panel of experts and are eligible for financial prizes: $200 - First Place, $150 Second Place, $100 Third Place. 


Student Lunch and Wood Science Bowl (Tuesday, June 12) 

An informal lunch where students and industry professionals can network in a round robin format.  

The Wood Science Bowl is designed as a friendly wood-science technical trivia competition for students to show off their knowledge (questions range from anatomy, mechanical properties, physical properties, chemistry, composites, degradation and deterioration, marketing and even FPS trivia), as well as represent their own university or program.

Each school/program is welcome to field 1 team of 3 student competitors. For those students interested in participating, but coming from a school unable to field a full team, please feel free to let me know that you wish to participate, and I will randomly place you on a team. We will take up to 8 teams, however this will be on a first come-first serve basis. 

Please e-mail FPS IC Student Chair Joseph Jakes ( to register your team or for more questions.


Madison Pub Crawl (Tuesday June 12, 7:30 pm, after Poster Session)

An informal walking tour of downtown Madison's favorite watering holes.