Call for Abstracts

The 2nd International Forest Biorefining Conference (IFBC) and 4th International Symposium on Lignocellulosic Materials (ISLM) will bring together individuals and organizations from diverse disciplines and sectors who are involved in research, policy, practice and business.

The 2019 conference theme is:

A FUTURE BIOECONOMY: CROSS-SECTOR PROGRESS & INNOVATION.

Presenters are invited to share best practices, innovative solutions and significant advancements that are directly relevant to one of the following topics.

1) Biomass; 2) Biorefining; 3) Biofuels; 4) Bioproducts; and, 5) Bioeconomy.

If you would like to present at the conference, you must submit an abstract as directed below.

Who should apply?

We welcome abstract submissions from academic and industry researchers, manufacturers from the forest economy, agri-food, chemical, automotive, transportation, aviation, pharmaceutical and financial sectors, small and medium enterprises, business and industry leaders, officials from government and non-government organizations and policy makers, who all share the common vision for a global bio-based economy that is built upon the principles of energy, environmental and economic sustainability.

Submission Guidelines

Interested presenters should submit an abstract of maximum 350 words, in English, by Friday, February 22, 2019. Each abstract may only be submitted once and under one topic.

The joint ISLM & IFBC International Scientific Committee will review abstracts and send all decision letters by March 29, 2019. Abstracts can be accepted as either poster or oral (i.e. PowerPoint) presentations. Presenters who do not register before the registration deadline on May 24, 2019 may also forfeit their spot in the agenda.

Abstract Timeline:

  • November 5, 2018 - Call for Abstracts Open
  • December 17, 2018 – Registration Open
  • February 22, 2019 - Deadline for Submission of Abstracts
  • March 29, 2019 – Author Notification of Acceptance
  • April 15, 2019 – Author Withdrawal Deadline
  • April 19, 2019 – Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • May 24, 2019 – Advance Registration Deadline for Presenters


All submissions will be reviewed for originality, merit, relevance, clarity, fit, and alignment with conference objectives. Please comply with the guidelines of the submission template in order to ensure due consideration of your submission by the International Scientific Committee.

For each confirmed presentation, a headshot and a brief bio of each presenter should be provided.

Abstract proposals should be submitted using the form below.

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts is Friday February 22, 2019.

Maximum 10 words
Summarize your presentation by stating the problem, the methodology/approach, the major findings/results and conclusions/recommendations.
Maximum 5
Applicant Information
(Department/Research Institute, University, Company)
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp eps tif pict psd.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx odt ppt pptx odp xls xlsx ods xml.