It’s Time to Take Action

Global competition and an ever-changing marketplace have put greater pressure on the pulp and paper industry to develop innovative products and new technologies in order to stay competitive. Mills also look towards new processes and advancements to help increase operational efficiencies and productivity. They rely on key resources, such as TAPPI’s Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling and Sustainability (PEERS) Conference, to gain knowledge about the latest technologies available and to discuss issues with their peers. Industry experts are asked to share their knowledge and expertise as speakers at PEERS and as such help shape the future of the industry.

Abstract Deadline – March 20, 2020

PEERS 2020, November 1-4 in Atlanta, GA, is currently seeking manuscripts that provide reports or case studies on new advances in technology, increases in efficiency and reliability and fundamental process knowledge. Industry professionals are invited to share their latest successes with their peers from around the world and should submit an abstract by March 20, 2020. All submissions will be peer reviewed for acceptance. Learn more about suggested topics and abstract submittal.

PEERS 2020

Known as one of the leading technical conferences in the industry, PEERS draws professionals and academics from around the world. Its comprehensive technical program emphasizes new methods and best practices to help mills optimize operations and reach sustainability goals. The Conference provides mills and other professionals the opportunity to learn from industry experts in a presentation setting, as well as engage in peer-to-peer discussions during panel sessions, committee meetings and roundtables. PEERS also offers multiple networking events and includes an exhibit floor where attendees can speak face-to-face with suppliers about the latest technologies and solutions.

Student Poster Session and Competition

PEERS also offers a Student Poster Session and Competition that is especially designed for students, giving them the opportunity to get industry input on their projects as well as gain exposure for their research. Suggested abstract topics include but are not limited to process improvements in the consumption of energy, water and raw materials or the creation of new sustainable products. Student research, senior design or internships projects are also welcome. Poster abstracts are due March 27 and should be uploaded to TAPPI's Speaker Management System.

PEERS 2020 is co-located with TAPPI's  International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference (IBBC). IBBC is also accepting abstracts for their technical program and student poster session. IBBC abstract deadline is March 27, 2020. Learn more.