Welcome to the 2014 International Poplar Symposium VI (IPS VI)
Schedule of Events
On Sunday afternoon and evening (20 July, 2014) we welcome participants to UBC for registration from 2pm-8pm at Walter Gage Residence in Fort Camp Lounge.
An informal reception from 6pm-8pm at Walter Gage Residence in Isabel McInnes Ballroom
From Monday (21 July, 2014) through Wednesday (23 July, 2014) we hold our International Poplar Symposium VI. We focus on the theme “Domestication of Populus and Salix: How far have we come, and how far do we still have to go?” and address topics dealing with poplar and willow genetics, genomics, physiology, pests & pathology, environmental applications and management applications. The plenary, poster sessions and exhibitors will be in the Forestry Scicences Building at 2424 Main Mall.
On Tuesday night (22 July, 2014) we hold our banquet at the UBC campus from 7pm at Sage (6331 Crescent Road, University Centre).
Special Meetings: (by invitation only)
45th IPC Executive Committee Meeting - July 20th, 8:00am-6:00pm Mary Murin 3 (in Walter Gage)
Poplar Council of Canada - July 21, 5:00pm-7:30pm Ruth Blair C (in Walter Gage)
IUFRO business Meeting - July 21, 7:30pm-9:00pm Ruth Blair C (in Walter Gage)
IPC - Environmental Working Party July 21, 5:00pm-10:00pm Council Chambers (2nd level in the Student Union Building)
Online registration is now closed.
During the Symposium the spouses program will explore the many beautiful sites in and around Vancouver.
Post-Conference Trip & Tour
- Fraser Valley Field Trip (Thursday, July 24) – From UBC we will travel to the eastern Fraser Valley where we will discuss short rotation intensive culture (SRIC) of poplar in British Columbia at two hybrid-poplar plantations. We will also discuss natural stand dynamics of poplar and succession in riparian ecosystems.
- Interior Circle Tour to the Okanagan (Friday, July 25 to Sunday, July 27) – Those participating in the post conference Circle Tour to the Okanagan will overnight in Abbotsford following the Fraser Valley tour and head east to Vernon and the Okanagan Valley. The tour will explore the many uses of poplar including soil reclamation at a landfill site, remediation of effluent irrigation on public land, the many aspects of forest research at the Kalamalka Forestry Centre, several conservation initiatives and value added production of disposable utensils before heading back to UBC in Vancouver.
Registration for the Fraser Valley Field Trip (Thursday, July 24) is now closed.
Registration for the Interior Cirlce Tour is now closed.
Please understand that arrival times in Vancouver are tentative and travel plans should be made accordingly.
For more information about the schedule, please click here.
When planning to attend our 2014 International Poplar Symposium VI (IPS VI), why not also check out the Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group's 10th Biennial Conference "Woody Crops: Production Alternatives for Multiple Uses" in Seattle (WA), USA. That meeting will be held from July 17-19, 2014 at the Pike Place Market in Seattle (WA). For information on and registration for that meeting, please refer to http://www.woodycrops.org/UpcomingMeetings/ .
Cees (“Case”) van Oosten
Chair – Organizing Team IPS VI
℅ SilviConsult Woody Crops Technology Inc.
IPS VI Registration Services Coordinator
c/o Conferences and Accommodation at UBC