2016 PPFIC Conference
Industry Application Society
62nd Annual Pulp, Paper and Forest Industry Technical Conference
Westin Austin at the Domain
June 19– 23, 2016
On behalf of the IEEE IAS PPIC 2016 Local Committee, we would like to invite you to Austin, TX and the Westin Austin at the Domain, our host hotel for the 62nd Annual Pulp, Paper and Forest Industries Technical Conference. This will be the first time that the conference will be held in Austin, Texas, “The Live Music Capital of the World”, and it will be one to remember! The local committee has secured rooms at a group rate for attendees. After the daily technical conference programs, we will need your help to continue to, “Keep Austin Weird.” Austin offers a diverse experience ranging from the live music scene of downtown 6th street to Formula One Racing and bat watching.
Austin is also a city with no shortage of history or legend. In fact, both are very much alive throughout the city and it isn't just found in the architecture, monuments and museums. It's in Texas' last true dance hall, the Broken Spoke, in the gas-station-turned-diner, Threadgill’s, where Janis Joplin once sang, and in Barton Springs, a natural pool in the center of town, first discovered in the 17th century. And that's just to name a few! Click here for more information on the capitol city of Texas.
Austin, Texas is an ideal location for an entertaining and memorable Guest/ Spouse program. The committee is finalizing details and the following schedule is representative of what we plan for guest activities on Monday and Tuesday.
Tours on Monday and Tuesday will begin in the morning after breakfast and finish by early-afternoon, allowing some free time for shopping in the Domain, additional site-seeing, taking in a movie at the iPix theatre, or relaxing in the tranquil and luxurious Westin hotel. An exciting Guest Program is planned with a tour of the Texas history museum and an interactive cooking class of Texas cuisine!
The Wednesday evening Paper Awards Dinner and conference closing event will be at The Oasis on Lake Travis. Located on a cliff 450 feet above Austin’s Lake Travis, we hope you’ll join us for an authentic Tex-Mex dinner as we present the paper awards and watch a beautiful sunset.
On behalf of our local committee, we are confident that the 2016 PPFIC Conference in Austin will be as unique as the Lone Star State. We look forward to having y’all learn when you come, drink sweet tea, eat amazing BBQ, and experience Texas hospitality before returning to work.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
See y'all in Austin!,
Local Conference Chair
Click here to download the Conference Invitation Letter
Click here to download the Conference Pricing Summary
Click here to download the Conference Tri-fold Agenda
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