2023 AWPA Technical Committee Meetings

September 17-20, 2023 at the Le Meridien Hotel in Denver, Colorado

2023 AWPA Fall Meeting

Welcome to Denver!  Urban sophistication meets outdoor adventure in Denver. Get acquainted with The Mile High City where 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods and natural beauty combine for the world's most spectacular playground.  Downtown Denver is a walkable city which is easy to reach by car, train, or plane.  To plan your visit to Denver, please visit the official travel site of the Denver Convention & Visitors Bureau:  https://www.denver.org/

Note: The deadline for all standardization proposals (new standards, revisions to or reaffirmation of existing standards, or withdrawal of standards) is 75 days prior to the commencement of the meetings. For the 2023 Standardization Cycle, the deadline for all proposals was Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 11:59 pm CDT (US). Comments or suggested modifications may be posted to each proposal in the AWPA Standards Development Platform at least 20 days prior to the commencement of the meetings (the deadline for comments is Tuesday, August 29, 2023).  All written materials and presentations for the meetings shall be submitted to the proponent, the Technical Committee members, and to AWPA no later than August 29, 2023.


Hotel Reservations

The meetings will take place at the Le Meridien Hotel at 1475 California Street in Downtown Denver, Colorado. The hotel places you in the heart of downtown and is in walking distance to so many attractions, gourmet restaurants, nightlife, upscale shopping, and more. The deadline for hotel reservations at the group rate was Friday, August 25, 2023 but rooms may still be available by calling the hotel directly at +1-303-893-1888.

Click here to make hotel reservation at the hotel's best available rates


Meeting Registration

Registration is open to any person who wishes to attend the meetings and abide by the AWPA Technical Committee Regulations, Antitrust Compliance Policy, and AWPA Event Code of Conduct Policy.  AWPA members, however, may register at discounted rates. If you are a non-member and wish to join AWPA so that you may take advantage of the member rate, please click here for more information on applying for AWPA membership.

Registration entitles one to attend all committee meetings, task group meetings, and the evening receptions. (Your spouse and/or guests must register at the special spouse/guest rate to attend the receptions, but not any committee meetings.) Meals and lodging are not included. Please note that registering for the meeting does not reserve a room for you at the hotel. You must make your hotel reservations individually.

Registration Fees for in-person participation are as follows:

  • Early Registration (through August 11):  $395 (members), $550 (non-members)

  • Regular Registration (August 12 through September 1): $495 (members), $650 (non-members)

  • On-site Registration (September 17-20): $595 (members), $750 (non-members)

  • Spouse/Guest Registration (ends September 1): $90

(Non-member rates are indeed higher than member rates...if you're not a member, please consider applying for AWPA membership - if approved, you will become eligible for the member rate)

Click here to register online (members must login to see member pricing)

Click here to download a printable registration form


Meeting Schedule

Proposals are found in the Standards Development Portal (member login required), and summaries of proposals are found on each committee's web page linked below (login as a member and return to this page before clicking the links).  Meeting agendas are also posted to each committee's web page as soon as they are received from the committee chairs.

NOTE: Meetings will NOT begin prior to their posted time - you must be present at roll call for each committee you're a member of in order for your vote(s) to be considered and to possibly maintain your voting status for the current cycle.


Sunday, September 17

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM   Registration

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM   Task Group Meetings - intended for only those Task Groups which do not have any pending proposals or immediate plans to create or revise a proposal.  Attendance is non-mandatory and is for the sole purpose of updating its members.

  • 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM - P-9 Thermally Modified Wood Task Group

  • 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - P-3 Hydrocarbon Solvent Task Group

  • 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM - T-1 M2/M3 Unification Task Group

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM   AWPA Reception


Monday, September 18

7:30 AM to 5:00 PM   Registration

8:00 AM to 8:45 AM   P-1 General Administrative

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM   P-3 Oilborne and Creosote-based Preservative Systems

10:15 AM to 12:00 Noon   P-5 Methods for Chemical Analysis of Preservatives

12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM   Break - on your own

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM   P-4 Waterborne Preservative Systems

2:45 PM to 3:30 PM   P-9 Non-biocidal Wood Protection

3:45 PM to 5:00 PM   P-6 Methods for Evaluation of Wood Preservatives

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM   AWPA Reception


Tuesday, September 19

7:30 AM to 5:00 PM   Registration

8:00 AM to 9:15 AM   S-2 Wood Protection Research

9:30 AM to 10:15 AM   S-3 Treated Wood Use, Handling, and Disposal/Recycle

10:30 AM to 11:15 AM   S-8 Plant Operations

11:30 AM to 12:00 Noon   T-1 General Administrative

12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM   Break - on your own

1:30 PM to 2:45 PM   T-8 Composites

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM   Utility Users Task Group

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM   AWPA Reception


Wednesday, September 20

7:30 AM to 3:00 PM   Registration

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM   T-2 Lumber and Timbers

9:15 AM to 10:15 AM   T-3 Piles and Ties

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM   T-7 Quality Control

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM   Break - on your own

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM   T-11 Surface Applications

1:45 PM to 2:45 PM   T-4 Poles and Posts

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM   Accredited Standards Committee O5

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM   AWPA Reception


Thursday, September 21

No meetings currently scheduled



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