GREENSBORO, NC - The 4th Wood Coatings and Substrate Conference, sponsored by the Piedmont Society for Coatings Technology, will be held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on Sept. 10, 2010. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, and attendance is free. This year’s keynote speaker is Scott Renneckar of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Renneckar’s topic will be “Fundamentals of Wood Surfaces: from structure and chemistry to developing nanotechnologies.” For abstracts and registration information, contact Ronald Obie at or Nada Jovanovich at