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

Sponsored by Snavely Forest Products & Weekes Forest Products

 Sunday, March 8

  8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Registration Open
  8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Committee Breakfast

NAWLA and WWPA Committee Members Only

  8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Council of Past Presidents and Chairmen Meeting
  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. 

  10:45 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.

Sponsored by Legna Software and Weston Wood Solutions

  10:45 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.

Sponsored by Legna Software and Weston Wood Solutions

  12:30 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. - 4:00 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. 

Welcome Reception 

All Registrants Welcome

Sponsored by Boise Cascade

 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
  7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Spouse & Companion Trail Walk/Run

Join us for a leisurely walk/run on a trail near the property. You can choose whether you would like to run or walk and can either complete the full 3.1 mile loop, or go as far as you want and turn back. Coffee will be available for all participants at the conclusion of the walk/run.

  8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

Breakfast & Table Tops

Sponsored by Taylor Machine Works, Inc.

  9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 

Emerging Lumber Leaders Panel
Speakers: Chad Warpinski, President, Amerhart; Steve Rustja, Vice President of Trading, Weston Forest Products; Henry German, Product Manager of TallyExpress, DMSi
Moderator: Grant Phillips, Vice President, Wildwood Trading Group

Hear insights and perspectives from the next generation of leaders in the industry. Ask questions and interact with this qualified panel to learn what they are most focused on and working to change in the coming years. 

  9:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Spouse & Companion Event

Enjoy an aerial tram tour and lunch with scenic views of the Palm Springs area. 

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. During your approximately ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. 

  9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 

Beverages & Table Tops

Sponsored by Taylor Machine Works, Inc.

  10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  

The Future of Railroading from Norfolk Southern
Speaker: Alan Shaw, Executive Vice President and CMO, Norfolk Southern

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.

All education session Q&A technology is sponsored by UFP Industries

  11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Beverages & Table Tops

Sponsored by Taylor Machine Works, Inc.

  11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

Succession Planning and Leadership
Speaker: Buddy Hobart, Founder and President, Solutions21

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. 

How to Enable a More Competitive Supply Chain Through Technology
Speakers: Craig Dohm, Vice President of Logistics, InterforTim Minnich, CEO and President, Princeton TMXKen Sherman, Vice President and General Manager, IntelliTransMatt Shearon, Global Account Manager, FourKites

Over $11 billion is being invested in technology logistics annually. Step inside this statistic as CEO’s and Senior Management from industry leading software and technology companies share their perspectives. Join Princeton TMX, Intellitrans and FourKites as they discuss how their investment in technology is helping our industry streamline logistics performance and improved tracking of shipments.

 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Think Wood Mobile Tour

All attendees are invited to visit the Think Wood Mobile Tour when it makes a stop at our event. The Think Wood Mobile Tour is a beautiful and compelling museum-quality display that showcases the environmental and economic benefits of different softwood lumber and engineered wood products and their many uses in both residential and commercial construction. The traveling exhibit features a variety of interactive elements, props, and models, telling the wood story from the forest to the market. Learn more about Think Wood.

  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.

Sponsored by Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance.

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

  • Cigar Rolling
  • Sommelier Wine Tasting (sponsored by DMSi)
  • 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

Sponsored by Hampton Lumber

  8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Next Gen Thinking to Maximize Efficiency in the Homebuilding Industry
Speaker: Joe Barnes, Senior Vice President, BMC

Joe will share his view on industry challenges and how BMC is providing solutions through its people, advanced manufacturing and modernized operating systems. In addition, BMC will give its view on supplier partnerships and how they can be maximized to meet industry demand.

  8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Beverages & Table Tops

Sponsored by Hampton Lumber

  9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 

Mass Timber Construction: State of the Art, State of the Market
Speaker: Jennifer Cover, CEO and President, WoodWorks

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.