The fifth World Wood Day was held in Long Beach, California, USA, from March 21st - 26th with the theme “Roots”. The World Wood Day Symposium, Roots: Appreciating and Valuing Diversity from Interdisciplinary Approaches, was also held from March 22nd - 24th.
IWCS participated in the inauguration of the Alliance of Members of House of Representatives of Japan for the Promotion of Wood Legacy on April 5th, and IWCS Director, Mr. Mike Hou, delivered a presentation "Wood Culture for a Sustainable Future" during this initial meeting at the Diet Building No. 2, under the invitation of Japan Wood Industry Appeal Organization.
The 2017 IUFRO Division 5 Conference: Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future conference was held in Vancouver, BC, Canada from June 12th - 16th. IWCS organized two technical sessions titled “Wood and Forest Culture: A Path to a Greener Future”. IWCS Vice President and WWDF Chair, Dr. Howard N. Rosen also delivered a speech including the winner video of the 2016 wood and culture online video contest “Wood, a Culture for Life” at the opening ceremony on June 12th.
IWCS filmed the 38th Arakawa Traditional Arts and Handicraft Fair from July 7th - 9th in Arakawa, Tokyo, and launched a documentary project on the ukiyo-e print, Japanese traditional woodblock print dated in Edo period, Japan.
The fourth World Wood Day, themed “Nature and Culture”, was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from March 19th - 26th, and the World Wood Day Symposium, Nature and Culture: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainable Development, was held from March 21st - 23rd. Four pre-event projects were kicked off from February 27th and post-event visits to special schools and a senior care center were made on March 27th. Regional events were taken place in Latvia, Ghana, and China (Guangdong and Sichuan Provinces).
IWCS participated in 2016 American Association of Woodturners Symposium from June 9th - 12th, in Georgia, USA
IWCS participated in and delivered a presentation “Investing Wood Culture in a Sustainable Development – Wood is Good” at the Furniture Society 2016 Annual Conference held in Philadelphia, USA, from June 22nd - 25th.
IWCS participated and filmed documentary at the Burning Man Festival from August 28th to September 5th in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA.
The Chinese 5th National Vocational & College Student Carpentry Competition was organized by IWCS in Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang Province, China, from September 4th - 7th.
IWCS attended the 2nd International Symposium on Wood Science and Craftsmanship (WSC) from September 20th - 23rd in Kyoto, Japan, as a sponsor and continued supporter
IWCS participated IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania 2016 in Beijing, China, from October 24th - 27th.
The third World Wood Day, with the theme “Wood and Humanity”, was held in Odunpazarı, Eskişehir, Turkey from March 6th - 26th. The World Wood Day Symposium, Wood and Humanity: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Sustainable Development, was held from March 21st - 23rd. At the same time, regional events were taken place in Australia, Benin, Latvia, The Philippines, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan and Istanbul, Turkey.
IWCS participated and filmed documentary at the Burning Man festival from August 30th to September 7th in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA.
The regional event in South Africa, “2015 World Wood Day Wood Carving Competition”, was held in Durban, South Africa, from September 4th - 6th.
The Sixth China - ASEAN International Wood Culture Forum was held from November 19th - 21st in Nanning, Guangxi Province, China.
The Chinese 4th National Vocational & College Student Carpentry Competition was organized by IWCS in Nanning, Guangxi Province, China, from November 19th - 22nd.
The Chinese 3rd National Vocational & College Student Carpentry Competition was held in Xianyu, Fujian Province, China from 20th to 22nd March.
The Second World Wood Day was celebrated in Xianyou, China from March 20th to 25th. Pre- and Post-WWD Woodcarving Cultural Exchange Programs were held in Beijin, Dongxiang, Jiashan, Kunming, Lu Shan, Shanghai and Wenzhou. Regional events also took place in Italy, Japan, the Philippines and USA.
The Fifth China-ASEAN International Wood Culture Forum was held from 25th to 28th September, in Nanning, Guangxi Province, China.
Wood Culture Tour sets foot on USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, UAE, Oman, Iran, Turkey, Greece, India, Norway, Denmark and Iceland from June to October.
IWCS participated in the WoodSciCraft International Symposium in September in Montpellier, France.
IWCS participated in the XXIV IUFRO World Congress in Salt Lake City, Utah, in October.
IWCS participated in the Golden Jubilee Celebration Summit held by World Crafts Council in Dongyang, Zhejiang, China, in October.
The first World Wood Day was celebrated in Tanzania on March 19th - 21st in a joint effort with international organizations and Tanzania Governmental bodies.
IWCS participated in 2013 AAW International Symposium in in June, in Tempa, USA.
IWCS participated in 2013 Tsung-Yeh International Exhibition of Wooden Artifacts with "Wood: Art, Joy and Culture" exhibition from September to December in Tainan, Taiwan.
The Chinese 2nd National Vocational & College Student Carpentry Competition was held at Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Hunan Province, China from 26th to 27th October.
The Fourth China-ASEAN International Wood Culture Forum was held in November, in Guangxi, China.
Changbai Mountain International Wood Culture Conference and Tour in March in China.
IWCS participated in IRG (The International Research Group on Wood Protection) 43rd Annual Meeting in May in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2012 IUFRO All -Division 5 Conference in July, IWCS chaired a wood culture session in Lisbon, Portugal.
The first designated large scale Wood Culture Tour in Europe covers Netherland, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Slovakia, Romania and Latvia in June, July and and August.
Preliminary Woodcraft competitions for 2013 World Wood Day Event were held in Cameroon, Kenya, Benin and Morocco in August.
US Wood Culture Tour in September
The Chinese 1st National Vocational & College Student Carpentry Competition was held from 1st to 2nd September at Zhejiang Agriculture & Forestry University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.
The Third China-ASEAN International Wood Culture Forum was held in Guangxi in November
2011 Global Wooden Door (Culture) Forum was held in March.
International Conference on the Art and Joy of Wood was held in Bangalore, India, collaborating with FRI, FAO, IUFRO, and IWST in October.
The Tour Program of Experience project launched.
The Fourth Froest Culture Conference, co-organised with Beijing Forestry University and Southwest Forestry University, was held in Yunnan, followed by Wood and Forest Culture Tour.
The Second China-ASEAN International Wood Culture Forum
IWCS chaired the Wood and Forest Culture session in the XXIII IUFRO World Congress in Seoul, Korea.
2010 International Wood Culture Symposium: Ancient Wood Preservation, Restoration and Ancient Wood Cultural Industry was held in Shaanxi, collaborating with Northwest A&F University.
The First China-ASEAN International Wood Culture Forum was held in Guangxi.
Wood Culture Conference and Yunnan Wood Culture Exhibition were held in Yunnan, collaborating with Southwest Forestry University.
The First International Immaterial Wood Culture Conference was held in Beijing, collaborating with Beijing Forestry University and woodlab.org.
The Second International Wood Culture Conference was held in Nanjing, China.
International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) was established in July in the US.
IWCS urged to establish a working party of wood culture in IUFRO in November.
The First International Wood Culture Conference was held in Harbin, China.
An important meeting of woodlab.org was held in Beijing. In this meeting, three crucial points, which are 'a non-profit organisation', 'Wood Culture' and 'Wood is Good' respectively, were made to establish an organisation.