PELICE’s not-to-be-missed technical sessions will cover a variety of topics, including “Process Optimization,” a session covering how one company challenged the traditional model of experimentation and trials through a design of experiment methodology approach; the application of EVOP and Tagucchi designs; advancements in using machine learning for optimization, as well as just general mill optimization, with speakers Jeff Vaughn of Roseburg Forest Products, Terry Liles of Huber Engineered Woods, Tim Young of the University of Tennessee, Thomas Brotski formerly of Georgia-Pacific and Matt Cowen of KCF Technologies.