Schedule of Events

 Saturday, March 7

  2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  NAWLA Board of Directors Meeting

  6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Opening Ice Breaker

All Registrants Welcome

 Sunday, March 8

  7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Registration Open
  7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

NAWLA and WWPA Committee Members Only

  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. WWPA Quality Standards/Technical Committee Meeting
  8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. NAWLA Committee Meetings
  10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. NAWLA Joint Wrap-up Session
  11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wine, Dine + Nine

Meet and network with industry leaders, their spouses, and attendees during a nine-hole round of golf. There will also be a lunch networking event prior to teeing off. 

  11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Scenic Bike Tour 

Riders are treated to a geologic extravaganza on this 20 mile tour that descends through the heart of the San Andreas Fault zone on a paved road to the heart of grape country near Mecca. There are no cross roads, no turns, and very little traffic which makes this a relaxing sightseeing adventure. Riders will see the stark beauty of the desert as they descend a total of 1,600 feet over the route.

  11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Mountain Bike Tour

Choose your own adventure from a multitude of trails. Expert guides will cater the route to suit your ability level, from beginner to expert. The trails go through washes or along ridge lines and vary from sandy to rocky.

  12:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Jeep Tour

The San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour is an off-road exploration of the rugged canyons and oases on a private ranch on the San Andreas Fault. 

  3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Beers with Peers

Join attendees for an afternoon drink and networking.

  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Registration Open
  6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

NAWLA & WWPA Welcome Reception 

All Registrants Welcome

 Monday, March 9

  7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Registration Open
  7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. NAWLA 10 Group Meetings
  7:00 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. WWPA Member Meeting
  7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. WWPA Board of Directors Meeting
  8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Breakfast & Table Tops

  9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.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.

  9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  Beverages & Table Tops
  9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Spouse & Companion Event
  10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  

The Future of Railroading from Norfolk Southern
Speaker: Alan Shaw

Alan Shaw will discuss the general industry outlook as well as his perspectives on moving lumber and wood products. Their presence will be insightful due to the global economy and industries they touch.

  11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Beverages & Table Tops
  11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

Succession Planning and Leadership
Speaker: Buddy Hobart

In the history of modern business, there has never been a time, ever, where things have aligned so perfectly for mid-market business leaders to impact their business, bottom line, and shareholder value by making adjustments that are completely within their control. Leadership 2025 is about achieving breakthrough growth, driving exponential shareholder value and leaving a lasting leadership legacy.

  12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. 

Industry Luncheon & WWPA Awards

Join us as we update attendees on the business of our organizations and recognize several attendees with industry awards, including the WWPA Master Lumberman and Safety Awards.

  1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Education Session
  2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Open Networking Break
  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

NAWLA Chair's Reception

All Registrants Welcome

  7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

NAWLA Chair's Dinner & After Party

All registrants are welcome to join us for an evening with dinner and activities and a special recognition for NAWLA's 2019 and 2020 Chair and awards presentation.

Join in the after-dinner fun and visit one of the activity stations including:

  • Cigar Rolling
  • Sommelier Wine Tasting
  • Photo Booth  

 Tuesday, March 10

  7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration Open
  7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast & Table Tops
  8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Education Session
  8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Beverages & Table Tops
  9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 

Mass Timber Construction: State of the Art, State of the Market
Speaker: Jennifer Cover

Mass timber has the potential to change the built environment more significantly than any other change in modern times. Speed of construction, high strength, dimensional stability and sustainability are all reasons that building owners and designers are exploring products such as cross-laminated timber for applications that once required steel or concrete. There’s no question that people are interested, but how many projects are really getting built and can the momentum continue? This presentation will highlight mass timber construction in the U.S.—its evolution over the past decade, current use and trends, and new code provisions that bode well for exciting advancements to come.