Intl Conf on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Ind., 2009 TAPPI

Unlocking the Potential of Nano-Enabled Biomaterials

Explore a world of possibilities for opening the door to new markets with nanotechnology

Join industry experts, health and safety specialists, legal and government policy makers, and leading researchers from multiple disciplines to discover how nanotechnology can shape the next generation of value-added forest products.

This year’s event promises a unique, multi-disciplinary look at the rewards and risks of using nanotechnology – from the forest to marketed products. You will explore how nanoscience can transform biomaterials into high-value products that expand and transcend traditional forest products portfolios.

Whether your focus is new product development, academic study or supplier research, this year’s conference will provide the big picture for unlocking value from this tiny technology. Along with researchers from the forest products industry, you will hear from experts in agriculture, safety, policy and other related interests to gain a global, technical and social perspective on how nanotechnology will influence this and other industries.

View the Technical Program.

Nanotechnology 101 Seminar - An Introduction to Nanotechnology
This three-hour informal seminar is ideal for anyone interested in nanoscience and nanotechnology and for those who want a better understanding of the potential benefits and risks that nanotechnology holds for society at large.

State of Nanotechnology in Alberta - An overview of what nanotechnology means to Alberta and how business, industry, academia and government are fully supporting its growth.

Tour of Canada’s National Institute for Nanotechnology & Conference Reception
5:30-9:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Welcome to the NanoWorld!
Canada’s National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) invites conference attendees to tour its 20,000 m2 research facility located on the University of Alberta campus in Edmonton. Founded in 2001, NINT is an integrated, multi-disciplinary institution with researchers in physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, informatics, pharmacy and medicine. Its objective is to discover design rules for nanotechnology and develop platforms for building nanosystems and materials that are constructed for specific applications. You will hear brief presentations from NINT scientists and enjoy a reception with light refreshments.

You won’t want to miss the keynote presentations!

“NCC: The Revolution”
Pierre Lapointe, President, FPInnovations

“Current Knowledge on Nanomaterial Toxicity”
Nigel Walker, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

“Biomass and the Development of High Value Materials and Products: An Economic Perspective for Sustainable Living”
Don Roberts, CIBC World Markets Inc.

“Nano-Enabled Biomaterials for Sustainable Living”
Carlo Montemagno, Dean, College of Engineering, University of Cincinnati

“ISO/TC 229 International Standards”
Clive Willis, President, CWIC Inc.

“Technology in Forest Products – The Changing Global Context”
George Weyerhaeuser Jr., Houghton Cascade

“Nanooptics: Illuminating Nanostructures”
Martin Moskovits, University of California–Santa Barbara

Poster Sessions:
All conference presenters and conference attendees are welcome to present a poster at the Poster Sessions, 5:45-7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday evening. Browse through the Poster Presentations and the Exhibits in a relaxed setting. Complimentary hot and cold hors d’ oeuvres and beverages from the cash bar will be offered.

Sponsorship and Tabletop Opportunities
Sponsorship and Tabletop opportunities are available. View the prospectus.




Hotel Information
The Westin Edmonton
10135-100th Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

The 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry is presented by TAPPI and the Alberta Ingenuity Fund.

Event Co-Sponsor
Alberta Ingenuity Fund


Co-Sponsors


US Forest Products Services




Alberta Forestry Research Institute


Government of Alberta


nanoAlberta

Media Co-Sponsor


Nanotechnology Now



Association Co-Sponsor


FPS