2018 Schedule of Events

  Saturday, April 7

  2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  NAWLA Board of Directors Meeting
  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Opening Ice Breaker
All Registrants Welcome

  Sunday, April 8

  7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Registration Open
  8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
NAWLA and WWPA Committee Members Only
  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. WWPA Quality Standards/Technical Committee Meeting
  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. NAWLA Committee Meetings
  10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. NAWLA Joint Wrap-up Session
  12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Wine, Dine + Nine
Back by popular demand is the Wine, Dine + Nine Couples Networking Event. Meet and network with like-minded couples during a nine-hole round of golf. There will also be a lunch networking event prior to teeing off. 
  12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Scenic Bike Tour

Enjoy beautiful views of downtown Austin and LadyBird Lake with other attendees and their spouses during a two hour biking tour. This tour is great for visitors new to Austin accommodates all skill levels. Transportation to and from the tour and a boxed lunch are provided. 

Sponsored by Weston Wood Solutions

  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Beers with Peers (Master's themed)
  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Registration Open
  6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Special Reception
First-time attendees, GenNext attendees, and Sponsors 
Invitation only
  6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  NAWLA & WWPA Welcome Reception 

All registrants welcome

Sponsored by Boise Cascade

  Monday, April 9

 
  7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Registration Open
  7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Spouse & Companion Workout Class

Sponsored by TradeTec Computer Systems

  7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

WWPA Member Meeting

  8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

Breakfast & Table-tops
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Sponsored by Aon Risk Solutions

  9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 

Engaging Talent in Dynamic Times

The employment climate today continues to challenge our industry’s ability to attract and retain talent. Issues such as qualified candidates, new hire turnover, and skills based training are just some of the issues that get in the way of successfully building a team of associates that will contribute over the course of their careers. Adrian Blocker will share Weyerhaeuser’s strategic focus on People Development.

Adrian Blocker, Senior Vice President, Wood Products, Weyerhaeuser

  9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 

Beverages & Table-tops
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Sponsored by Aon Risk Solutions

  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Spouse & Companion Event
Details coming soon
  10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   Education Session
Eric Grandeen, President & CEO, Idaho Pacific
  11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Beverages & Table-tops
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Sponsored by Aon Risk Solutions

  11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Education session

Get inside the mind of a big builder in this session. Brad will discuss the general purchasing structure of a big builder and how they make decisions on products and trades. He’ll also share insights on what’s important to big builders and how they connect with the industry. 

Brad Conlon, Vice President, National Accounts, DR Horton

  12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.  Industry Luncheon & Awards
  1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  From Crisis to Opportunity to Service

Brian will discuss how his company braced themselves for Hurricane Harvey and the challenges that faced them in the aftermath. Hear how he led his company’s leadership to serve his team and customers in need. They saw the disaster as a time to build back Texas with a mission and purpose.  

Brian McCoy, President and CEO, McCoy's Building Supply

  2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Open Networking Break
  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Chairman's Dinner and Dance
  

All registrants are welcome

Sponsored by Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Companies

  Tuesday, April 10

 
  7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Spouse & Companion Workout Class
  7:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. 10 Group Meetings
  7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. WWPA Board of Directors Meeting
  8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Registration Open
  8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast & Table-tops
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Sponsored by Taylor Machine Works, Inc.

  9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Keynote Session: Leading No-Fail Teams

Rear Admiral Scott Moore shares stories of teamwork and focuses on how to transform individuals into a cohesive team, how to select talent that complements each other’s strengths and compensates for their weaknesses, and the qualities to look for in team members and leaders. 

Scott Moore, Navy SEAL Rear Admiral (ret.) & expert on building and leading 'No-Fail' teams

  9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Beverages & Table-tops
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Sponsored by Taylor Machine Works, Inc.

  10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Maintaining the Modern Sawmill

Laurie will reflect on how the modern sawmill has evolved into the array of technologies that it is today; how those technologies are being maintained; and what that means for the future as mills become more integrated into the IoT.

Laurie McCabe, Marketing and Sales Supervisor, TradeTec

  11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Beverages & Table-tops
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Sponsored by Taylor Machine Works, Inc.

  11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Legends of Lumber Panel

Hear from “legends” in the lumber industry share their history, knowledge, insights, and experience. This moderated session allows the audience to learn from the perspectives of those who have been the industry for decades and ask questions along the way. 

Moderator: Grant Phillips, Sales Representative, Collins
Speakers: Rick Ekstein, CEO, Weston Forest; Mike Phillips, President and COO (retired), Hampton Affiliates