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Schedule of Events

Please note that all times are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Wednesday, November 10

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sales Advantage
Seminar Topic: How to Change Minds in the Lumber Industry - The Art of Creating Trust and Urgency Without Manipulation
Rob Jolles, Sales and Training Expert, Best-selling Author
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Set-up
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 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.
Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Boise Cascade

Thursday, November 11

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Registration Open
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Exhibitor Set-up
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Education Session
Drivers in Demand
Presented by: Kevin Askew, Sheldon Doss, Tom Gennarelli,Steve Guthrie, and moderated by Nick Fitzgerald

Moderated by: Nick Fitzgerald, General Manager, Snavely Forest Products
Sponsored by Blue Book Services

As the driver shortage continues to present supply chain issues and constraints in all industries, this discussion will take a look at why this may be happening,  compliance requirements and environmental factors, and what we can do to help alleviate the issue. The panel will be comprised of representatives from logistic companies, manufacturers and wholesalers and they will share their thoughts and expectations for the future of trucking and expectations going into 2022. 

11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Keynote Luncheon
Nice Bike...Making Connections That Move People
Mark Scharenbroich
Sponsored by Snavely Forest Products and Weekes Forest Products

Mix thousands and thousands of black leather, bandana-wearing, tattoo-bearing Harley-Davidson riders with a 100th Anniversary and one beige rental car and the end result will be the perfect metaphor for connecting with others: “Nice Bike.”

Nice Bike acts as a powerful catalyst to help build stronger, more unified teams. The message inspires audience members to be more engaged and passionate about connecting with others.

Join Emmy award-winning speaker, Mark Scharenbroich as he takes you for a fun ride on how to be effective at making meaningful connections in both your professional and personal life. His Nice Bike principle is supported by three strong actions: Acknowledge, honor and connect.

Mark has spent his career working in both industry and education discovering how some of the best organizations and team leaders build a culture that encourages people to perform at a higher level through greater engagement.

Part motivational speaker, part thought-provoker and pure comedic entertainer – Mark Scharenbroich will inspire, teach and engage you with Nice Bike.

1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tradeshow Open
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Bourbon Stop
Try a bourbon sample by visiting the following tradeshow booths: DMSi Software, Booth #403, featuring Four Roses Single Barrel; Capital Lumber, Booth #708, featuring Elijah Craigh Small Bath Straight Bourbon
2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Learning Lounges

2:30-2:50 p.m.: Importance of Allyship within Leadership Part 1
Presented by: Chelsea Brown, David Cox and Bethany Doss

Allyship - the important role both men and women play in mentoring and empowering women in the industry as a whole and into leadership opportunities within their organizations. During this session, you'll: gain perspectives from both men and women on how we all can improve how we mentor and empower women in the work place and recognize opportunities and specific speed bumps before they happen and insight on how to communicate and educate on these across your entire organization to make the biggest impact.

3:00-3:20 p.m.: Speed Mentoring Round 1
Presented by: Natalie Heacock and Steve Rustja

This learning lounge brings together experienced industry professionals committed to the advancement of the current, and next generation professionals. Designed like "Speed-Interviewing" you will have an opportunity to ask questions for 5 minutes, once the bell rings it is time to move to the next. Come prepared with questions and an idea of what you want to accomplish! Mingle with like-minded driven individuals while you wait to talk to your mentor.

3:30-3:50 p.m.: Sales Training with James Olsen
Presented by James Olsen

Join sales leader and educator, James Olsen, as he delves into techniques within sales that can level you up when it comes to prospecting.

4:00-4:20 p.m.: Virtual Mill Tour/Timber Applications
Presented by KayCee Hallstrom, Joe Honochick and Nick Lake

Join the Zip-O team as they host an interactive Tour of Zip-O Log Mills. This is a tour of a state of the art Douglas Fir Cutting Mill. No hard hats required.

4:30-4:50 p.m.: The Power of Wood: Creating a Biomass Plant
Presented by Alden Robbins

Alden Robbins, vice president of Robbins Lumber & president of the Georges River Energy Plant, will describe the process from conception to completion of their Biomass Energy Plant near their sawmill in Searsmont, Maine.

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

Friday, November 12

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.
Brunch on the Show Floor
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Learning Lounges

9:30-9:50 p.m.: Importance of Allyship within Leadership Part 2
Presented by: Chelsea Brown and Bethany Doss

Allyship - the important role both men and women play in mentoring and empowering women in the industry as a whole and into leadership opportunities within their organizations. During this second session, you'll: gain perspectives on how we all can improve how we mentor and empower women in the work place and recognize opportunities and specific speed bumps before they happen and insight on how to communicate and educate on these across your entire organization to make the biggest impact.

10:00-10:20 a.m.: Speed Mentoring Round 2
Presented by: Bethany Doss, Jim McGinnis and Dan Semsak

This learning lounge brings together experienced industry professionals committed to the advancement of the current, and next generation professionals. Designed like "Speed-Interviewing" you will have an opportunity to ask questions for 5 minutes, once the bell rings it is time to move to the next. Come prepared with questions and an idea of what you want to accomplish! Mingle with like-minded driven individuals while you wait to talk to your mentor.

10:30-10:50 a.m.: From Seed to Product: A Virtual Interactive Tour
Presented by: Paul Odomirok

Join Paul Odomirok from Lumin Forest Products for a virtual interactive tour of the plant. Here you will experience firsthand the entire product life cycle from seed to finished product. No hard hat required.

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