Schedule of Events

Check back soon for our 2018 Schedule of Events!

Wondering what 2017 had in store? Fall 2017 Wood Basics Schedule of Events is below.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Arrivals

Monday, Monday, September 11, 2017

DAILY FOCUS - Introduction to the Forest & Wood Products

7:00 - 7:30 am Complimentary Breakfast and Registration at Hotel
7:30 am - 8:00 am Shuttle Van to OSU Campus
8:00 am - 8:30 am Opening Speech by Scott Elston, Vice President, Business Development, Forest City Trading Group, NAWLA - Immediate Past Chairman
8:30 am - 9:30 am

LECTURE: The Forest (Forestry & Harvesting)
Instructors: Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University and David Jones, Ph.D., Benchmark International

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Shuttle Van Depart for Off-Site Tour

10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Off-site Tour: OSU Forestlands and Harvesting Operation

12:15 am - 1:15 pm

Welcome Lunch

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Discussions and Wrap-Up from Tour
Instructors: Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University and David Jones, Ph.D., Benchmark International

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Shuttle Van to OSU Campus

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm LECTURE: Wood Basics and Anatomy
Instructors: Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University and David Jones, Ph.D., Benchmark International
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm LECTURE: Lumber Manufacturing (preparation for mill tours)
Instructor: Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm LECTURE: Composites and Engineered Wood Products (EWP)
Instructor: Henry Quesada, Ph.D., Virginia Tech. University
6:30 pm  Shuttle Van to Hotel
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm  Opening Night Dinner 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

DAILY FOCUS - Mill Visit

6:30 am  Complimentary Breakfast at Hotel
7:30 am Charter Bus Departs for Off-site Mill Tour at Zip-O and Seneca
8:30 am - 4:00 pm 

Mill Tour at Zip-O sawmill & glulam facility
Mill Tour at Seneca sawmill

4:00 pm Charter bus departs for Corvallis
On Bus/At Hotel Mill Tour Debriefing and Q&A
Instructors: Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University and David Jones, Ph.D., Mississippi State University
5:00 pm

Arrival at Hotel

6:30 pm  Optional Dinner at Sky High Brewing & Pub (160 NW Jackson Ave.)


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

DAILY FOCUS - Industry Issues & The University

7:00 am Complimentary Breakfast at Hotel
7:30 am Shuttle Van to OSU Campus
8:00 am - 10:00 am Train Your Brain for Success
Facilitator: Robb Zbierski, Freedom Personal Development
10:00 am -10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:30 am Train Your Brain for Success (continued)
Facilitator: Robb Zbierski, Freedom Personal Development
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Train Your Brain for Success (continued)
Facilitator: Robb Zbierski, Freedom Personal Development
2:30 pm -2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm - 4:30 pm LECTURE: Supply Chain and Transportation
Instructor: Daniel Wong, Consultant
4:30 pm  Shuttle Van to Hotel
6:30 pm

Optional Dinner at American Dream Pizza (214 SW 2nd St.)


Thursday, September 14, 2017

DAILY FOCUS - Workshop

7:00 am - 7:30 am Complimentary Breakfast at Hotel
7:30 am - 8:00 am Shuttle Van to OSU Campus
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Tour of OSU Department of Wood Science & Engineering
Laboratory Demonstrations (stress tests, big structures lab)


LECTURE: Overview of Grading
Instructor: Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University

10:00 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 12:30 am LECTURE: Current Industry Issues, Green Building & Chain of Custody
Instructor: Chris Knowles, Ph. D., Oregon State University
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

LECTURE: Global and Domestic Market Trends, Tracking Prices & Forecasting
Instructor: Reid Schooler, Buckeye Pacific and Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Discussion and Wrap-Up for Week
Facilitators: Chris Knowles, Ph.D., Oregon State University and David Jones, Ph.D., Benchmark International

4:00 pm

Shuttle Van to Hotel

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free Time

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

NAWLA Wood Basics Reception and Dinner at The Vue (517 SW 2nd St.)


Presentation of Certificates and Pins

Friday, September 15, 2017

Departures