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Thank you for registering for IWPA’s 60th World of Wood Convention, April 5-8, 2016 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Austin, TX. We are looking forward to seeing you in Austin! This email provides the information, links and phone numbers you might need – for before you arrive and when you get there. The Convention Schedule and full details on all events will be given to you at registration or you can access this information here.

Attendee List
We have provided the early registration list to help you pre-arrange business appointments and maximize your networking.
Conference Location
JW Marriott Austin
110 East 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-4777

Located less than 10 miles/30 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, a taxi or a rental car is the best way to get to the JW Marriott. The hotel garage parking fee is $30.00 daily and valet parking is $40.00 daily.

IWPA Early and Optional Events

Golf Tournament – Wednesday Morning
Information has been sent to golfers previous to this email. This event is SOLD OUT. If you have any questions, please contact Felicia Johnson.
Texas Ranch Experience – Thursday Afternoon
Information has been sent those registered previous to this email. If you are interested, more information can be found here. A limited number of tickets will be available to purchase onsite. If you would like to check availability, please contact Felicia Johnson.

Spouse Tour Blanton Museum/Kendra Scott Color Bar/Lunch & South Congress Shopping – Thursday
Tickets will be available to purchase onsite. If you are interested, more information can be found here. If you would like to check availability, please contact Felicia Johnson.

President’s Fun Run/Walk – Friday Morning
Kick-start a healthy lifestyle with a free 3K run (or walk). You don’t need to sign up in advance. Just show up in the lobby of the hotel Friday morning no later than 6:50 a.m.

Passing of the Gavel Reception & Banquet Featuring Armadillo Racing! Friday Night
All Convention attendees are invited to attend the closing reception and banquet sponsored by the Malaysian Timber Council. This casual evening of networking and fun is sure to entertain you, Texas Style!
Attire – Business Casual
Don’t forget to bring a sweater or jacket, as session room temperatures comfort levels can vary. All events, including Wednesday's evening reception and our Friday Closing Celebration are business casual (meaning men will likely wear jackets, but you won't see jeans. Ties are optional).

Other Fun Stuff

Looking for things to do in Austin? Check out the Austin City sites and attractions here.

Safe travels to everyone and we look forward to seeing you at the World of Wood Convention!

IWPA Staff
Cindy Squires, Executive Director
Mobile Phone – 703.489.5126

Felicia Johnson, Manager of Membership, Marketing, and Administration
Mobile Phone – 240.476.0836

Joe O’Donnell, Manager of Government Affairs
Mobile Phone – 202.549.2303

IWPA On-Site Contact
Kim Koteff, Meeting Coordinator
Mobile Phone – 410.231.1239


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4214 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
703-820-6696 - Phone
703-820-8550 - Fax

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Phone: 703/820-6696; Fax: 703/820-8550; email

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