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Outside the Box is a forum for industrial and interior designers, artisans, furniture makers, manufacturers, builders, architects and anyone interested in or involved in the wood products industry (broadly defined) to meet, share ideas, and identify gaps in the market and possibilities for new product development and innovation. Our goal is to let users and makers of products interact and explore opportunities in a casual, relaxed atmosphere that encourages creative ideas and fosters new partnerships. Our group moderators will post takeaway points and resources that the group wants to share on a private blog. Supported and organised by the UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, a training, education and technical services organisation that promotes the growth and development of value-added manufacturing with wood, our world's only truly sustainable and renewable construction material.

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Recent Meetups

  • November 24 · 6:00 PM

    November Meetup

    13 Members | 5.00

    Hello all, This months guest speaker in Blane Grann.  Blane is a researcher in the Sustainability group of the Building Systems department at FPInnovations – a Canadian... Learn more

  • October 25 · 6:00 PM

    October Meetup

    17 Members | 5.00

    Hello everyone, Our speaker this month will be local Luthier, Michael Dunn who has been designing and building art guitars for 40 years. He has built guitars for some of... Learn more

  • September 14 · 6:00 PM

    September Meetup

    19 Members | 4.00

    Hello everyone! We are back from our summer break with guest speaker Andrew Todd, an art conservator who studied in Ottawa at the conservation labs of Parks Canada, CCI,... Learn more

  • June 30 · 6:00 PM

    June meetup at Greenheart TreeWalk

    17 Members

    To celebrate summer we have organized an outdoor meetup at the Greenheart TreeWalk, in UBC's Botanical Garden.  From their website: "The Greenheart TreeWalk is a canopy... Learn more

  • May 25 · 6:00 PM

    May Meetup

    14 Members

    For this month’s meetup, Outside the Box member Samir Shah will unveil the highly innovative technology for additive manufacturing using solid wood from 4 AXYZ (or "Four... Learn more

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