International Wood Collectors Society

A Dedicated Group of Wood Collectors and Crafters

Future Wood Meetings

One of the of best ways to share your experiences with and/or learn more about forests, trees and their wood from botanists, dendrologists, wood collectors, woodworkers, and other wood lovers, is to attend a local, regional, or international meeting (also called "woodfest") of the Society.

Members and guests come to hear or see programs about wood, talk about wood, view demonstrations on woodworking, tour interesting woodlands and/or wood-related operations, and choose from hundreds of wood specimens at the auction.

If a meeting in your area is not listed below, please volunteer to host one - you can learn the procedures from experienced hosts listed on this page. Meetings can be planned on a small scale. Even so, do not be surprised if members from other countries attend your meeting.  IWCS members include botanists, dendrologists, wood technologists, wood collectors, wood workers, and people who just admire the beauty and versatility of wood. Everyone is welcome to join us!

Click here for Past meetings

IWCS Annual AGM Meeting

Great Lakes Region
Great Lakes States USA
Alpena, MI
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2021 Annual Meeting

September 20-23, 2021 Dennis and Tammy Wilson will be hosting the Annual General Meeting on Sept. 20-23, 2021 at the Alpena, MI, Events Complex (A-Plex). Additional information will be posted. Click here for the Alpena registration form.


IWCS Events by Countries with Active Chapters

AustralAsian
Australia Click map image above for Google Map of area
New Zealand map
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October 18-22, 2021 Australasian Conference and Annual General Meeting at Adelaide Hills Convention Centre. Regional Trustee Ian Heffernan and meeting organizer, Ron Allen.

Hope to see you then!

Canada
Canada

United Kingdom
United Kingdom
 
EuroAfrican

Africa
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United States

Great Lakes Region
Great Lakes States USA

September 20-23, 2021 Dennis and Tammy Wilson will be hosting the Annual General Meeting on Sept. 20-23, 2021 at the Alpena, MI, Events Complex (A-Plex). Additional information will be posted. Click here for the Alpena registration form.



Northeast Region 
Northeast States USA


Northwest Region
Northwest States USA


Central Region
Central States USA

 

 

Southeast Region
Southeast States USA
Southwest Region
Southwest States USA


Other Events of Interest

   




Statement on IWCS Liability for members traveling to Society activities
(As found in the December 2003 issue of World of Wood )

The following, written by an attorney, and reviewed in 1998 by the Board of Trustees, has been edited so the information applies to all meetings, wood collecting trips, tours, and other IWCS activities, domestic and international.

"The International Wood Collectors Society has limited resources and cannot afford a liability insurance policy. Therefore, anyone who attends an IWCS meeting, and/or any pre-meeting and post-meeting activities, by attending such events and activities hereby agrees to the following: "

"1) Travel has risk and those who attend meetings and any related activities assume any and all risks involved, including, without limitation, the risk of bodily injury, death and/or property damage; and 2) To release the IWCS and its officers, trustees, employees, and agents, including the meeting hosts, trip coordinators, and leaders from, and agree not to sue any or all of them on account of or in connection with any claims, causes of action, injuries, damages, costs or expenses arising out of attending the meeting and any related activities, whether or not caused by the negligence or other fault of the IWCS."