Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 16

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sales Advantage
Seminar Topic: How to Change Minds in the Lumber Industry - The Art of Influence Without Manipulation
Rob Jolles, Sales and Training Expert, Best-selling Author
9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Board of Directors Meeting
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Set-up
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Registration Open
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Committee Meetings
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
10 Group Meetings
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Networking Reception

Thursday, October 17

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Registration Open
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Exhibitor Set-up
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Young Emerging Lumber Professionals (YELP) Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Education Session
The Great Coaches' Playbook: Building and Leading High-Performing Teams (in Any Business)
Dr. Paul Schempp, Director, Sports Instruction Research Laboratory

Great coaches consistently emerge victorious from battles with the toughest competition. What differentiates the masters from the vanquished? Years of research with elite coaches has revealed the characteristics that build champions. Contemporary business leaders also live life in a competitive cauldron, and lessons learned from great coaches can help them lead their teams onto the winner’s platform. Revealing the practices and principles of great coaches, blended with industry specific examples, discover specific skills and strategies to build and lead winning teams.

11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Keynote Luncheon
The Adventure of Business
Jamie Clarke, CEO of & Renowned Everest Adventurer

Jamie Clarke believes that the passion that drives an adventurer is akin to that of a business leader…and he should know. The renowned adventurer and founder & CEO of the award-winning Canadian retailer Live Out There Inc. has successfully transferred the ideas, skills, lessons and passion from summiting the world’s highest peaks to make his booming e-commerce business one of the fastest growing companies in Canada. With his trademark spirit and high-energy, Clarke excites audiences as he draws parallels to the dynamic environments found in the office and in nature to provide business leaders with the framework to achieve success in any competitive setting. Clarke shows how to adapt to forces outside of one’s control and uphold one’s mission despite distractions and dangers, all while encouraging a healthy dose of risk balanced with an ample measure of humility. Simply put: Clarke delivers insights and strategies for taking one’s organization to the peak and conquering the adventure of business.

1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tradeshow Open
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Learning Lounges

Millennials in the Workplace - Tips for Managing Your Multi-generational Workforce
Lisa Ritchie, Affinity HR Group

Young Emerging Lumber Professionals Panel
Derek Cone, Capital Lumber Company, Craig Smalley, Capital Lumber Company and Darcy Mercer, FCTG - Olympic Industries; Moderator: Chelsea Brown, Patrick Lumber Company

Mentor Speed Interviewing Round 1
Dave Halsey, Chairman, Patrick Lumber
Brett Kelly, CEO, Moso North America
Pike Severance, CEO, Coastal FP
Tim Atkinson, VP - Sales, Stimson Lumber
Bethany Doss, Business Manager, Capital Lumber
Rob Hruby, VP - Purchasing & Operations, Weston Forest
Steve Rustja, VP, Weston Forest

Live Lumber Grading Experience
Tad Cleve, Timber Products Inspection, Inc.

The Mount St. Helens Eruption and Weyerhaeuser: Almost 40 Years Later
Molly Rasor, Weyerhaeuser

Why Use Real Cedar?
Jay Poppe, WRCLA

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Networking Reception

Friday, October 18

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Registration Open
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tradeshow Open
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Learning Lounges

Surviving the Silver Tsunami and Driving Shareholder Value in Today's 21st Century Marketplace
Buddy Hobart, Solutions 21

Increasing Performance On the Field and In the Field: How Mental Toughness Differentiates the Best from the Rest
Ricardo Roman, Caliper

Student Panel Discussion
Oregon State University Students

Mentor Speed Interviewing Round 2
Terry Haddix, Senior Admin/Sales, Patrick Lumber
Donna Jones, Sales Representative, Seneca Sawmill
Scott Gascho, General Manager - Sales, Hampton Lumber
Laura Gatanos, Sales, Thompson River Lumber
David Morais, Owner/President, Morwood FP

From Logs to Lumber
Greg Martin, Wildwood Trading Group

Tips for Hiring Top Talent in a Tight Labor Market
Lisa Ritchie, Affinity HR Group

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-out