The 2018 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, was co-located with the Forest Products Society's 72nd International Convention at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Attendees were able to move freely between all technical sessions and breaks, providing opportunities for these two communities to intermingle, network, and to learn the state of the art in wood-science and renewable nanomaterials. With a combined attendance of over 500 people, from academia, industry, federal research institutes, from all over the world, there was a heightened buzz of excitement with the R&D and application of renewable materials.
Now in its 13th year, this years NANO conference had 314 delegates from 24 countries, which is record attendance. There was a Buzz of Activities: 2-Keynote talks, 2-lunch sponsorship talks, Tour of Forest Products Laboratory, 2-workshops (safety, and CNM Characterization), 5-table top displays, 4-NanoDivision Awards, End-Users Panel Discussion, Product showcase, Career Panel, poster session with student poster competition, welcome reception, Young Professional Mixer, conference dinner, and a technical program that highlighted over 160 technical presentations on production, characterization, applications and functionalization of renewable nanomaterials.