Cross-laminated timber manufacturing and construction are the focus of multi-day educational panels

Agenda

Event Agenda

Calling all innovators, disruptors, and forward-thinkers…

We believe that a greater use of cross-laminated timber and other mass timber products in mid- to high-rise building construction is the innovative, disruptive, modern, and sustainable choice necessary for building in a fast-growing world.

And we believe in giving our conference attendees the highest quality experience for your event dollar — a relentless pursuit of value so you can learn more, connect better, build smarter, and take your business to the next level while helping make the world a better place.

Agenda

All activities take place at the Oregon Convention Center

777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

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Conference Event Tracks

Track 1: Reimagining Our Cities

Track 2: Project Delivery With Mass Timber: New Product, New Process

Track 3: Building Performance: Design & Implementation

Track 4: Overcoming Barriers & Growing The Market

Schedule

Conference Schedule

Monday, March 18, 2019

1:00pm – 7:00pm

Exhibitor Set Up

Exhibit Hall B
General

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

6:00am – 8:00am

Tour Check-In & Registration

Outside Hall B
General

The tours board and depart at varying times and we will update this agenda as soon as we know more.

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7:00am – 5:00pm

Mass Timber Building Tours (Optional)

General

Get an up-close look at Portland and western Oregon’s mass timber buildings.

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8:00am – 4:30pm

Exhibitor Set Up

Exhibit Hall B
General
5:30pm – 8:00pm

Welcome Reception

Exhibit Hall B
General

Sponsored by Katerra and Kallesoe

Take advantage of this powerful and complimentary evening to network with mass timber experts from around the world.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

6:30am – 8:00am

Breakfast

Oregon Ballrooms 201-202
General

Sponsored by USNR

The breakfast menu includes:

  • Vegetable frittata
  • Carmelized onion potatoes
  • Country pork sausage links
  • Crisp bacon
  • Fresh sliced fruit in season
  • Breakfast pastries
  • Assorted juices
  • Freshly brewed coffee and tea

Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan alternatives will be available to those who select those options when registering for their pass(es).

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8:00am – 9:45am

General Session

Oregon Ballrooms 203-204
General

Welcome and Housekeeping
Forest Business Network and WoodWorks


Additional Presentations
Speakers to be announced soon


A Platform Of Opportunities: Disrupting The Construction Industry
Hubert Rhomberg, CEO & founder, Cree GmbH

We are soon to witness the biggest revolution ever in the construction industry when sustainability alongside processes, digitalization and new value chains mingle in the era of connected buildings, thereby, creating a new ecosystem that interlinks cloud and open system to provide the world with a one stop shop to the future of buildings. This keynote will give you critical insights into a disruptive technology and platform, which as an enabler embraces digital transformation moving beyond conventional building methods—providing architects, urban developers and key stakeholders in the global construction supply chain, new opportunities into the fastest innovation platform for the construction industry.

Hubert RhombergMaster Builder & Civil Engineer DI Hubert Rhomberg is managing director of Rhomberg Holding GmbH and—now in the fourth generation—in charge of the internationally active Rhomberg Group, which has its headquarters in Bregenz, Austria.

After graduating in engineering at Vienna Technical University Hubert worked for the construction company Strabag in Linz and Vienna for three years before, in 1998, joining his family’s company as Manager of the Civil Engineering department and in charge of developing the Railway Technology division. In addition, he took a postgraduate course in Company Management at the University of St. Gallen. Hubert actively promotes research projects (BRIX, House of the Future, LifeCycleTower) and gives public lectures on the subjects of resource productivity, mobility, and sustainable company management. In 2015 he published his book “Bauen 4.0—From the Ego to the Lego principle”.

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9:45am – 10:30am

Networking Break with Refreshments

Exhibit Hall B
General

Build connections and relax. Enjoy:

  • Whole fruit
  • Regular and decaf coffee
  • Hot tea
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10:30am – 12:00pm

To Be Determined

A Meeting Rooms 105-106
Track 1

Announced This Fall

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10:30am – 12:00pm

To Be Determined

B Meeting Rooms 113-114
Track 2

Announced This Fall

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10:30am – 12:00pm

To Be Determined

B Meeting Rooms 115-116
Track 3

Sponsored by Sansin

Announced This Fall

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10:30am – 12:00pm

To Be Determined

C Meeting Rooms 123-124
Track 4

Announced This Fall

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12:00pm – 1:15pm

Lunch and Exhibitor Appreciation

Exhibit Hall B
General

The lunch menu includes an outstanding Indian buffet of:

  • Cucumber tomato salad with raita dressing
  • Tandoori chicken wings with yogurt sauce
  • Lamb curry with potato and eggplant
  • Gobi aloo potato and cauliflower curry
  • Vegetarian samosa with dipping sauce
  • Ginger basmati rice
  • Naan bread
  • Seasonal fruit marinated in honey and mint
  • Iced tea and lemonade

Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan alternatives will be available to those who select those options when registering for their pass(es).

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1:15pm – 2:45pm

To Be Determined

A Meeting Rooms 105-106
Track 1

Announced This Fall

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1:15pm – 2:45pm

To Be Determined

B Meeting Rooms 113-114
Track 2

Announced This Fall

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1:15pm – 2:45pm

To Be Determined

B Meeting Rooms 115-116
Track 3

Sponsored by Sansin

Announced This Fall

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1:15pm – 2:45pm

To Be Determined

C Meeting Rooms 123-124
Track 4

Announced This Fall

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2:45pm – 3:30pm

Networking Break with Refreshments

Exhibit Hall B
General

Build connections and relax. Enjoy:

  • Assorted cookies
  • Regular and decaf coffee
  • Hot tea
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3:30pm – 5:00pm

To Be Determined

A Meeting Rooms 105-106
Track 1

Announced This Fall

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3:30pm – 5:00pm

To Be Determined

B Meeting Rooms 113-114
Track 2

Announced This Fall

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3:30pm – 5:00pm

To Be Determined

B Meeting Rooms 115-116
Track 3

Sponsored by Sansin

Announced This Fall

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3:30pm – 5:00pm

To Be Determined

C Meeting Rooms 123-124
Track 4

Announced This Fall

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5:00pm – 6:30pm

Happy Hour Reception

Exhibit Hall B
General

Sponsored by Hexion and Swinerton Builders

Join us for happy hour and outstanding connection-building at the conclusion of the educational sessions.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

6:30am – 8:00am

Breakfast

Oregon Ballrooms 201-202
General

Sponsored by USNR

The breakfast menu includes:

  • Huevos rancheros
  • Mexican style chorizo potatoes
  • Canadian bacon
  • Chicken apple sausage
  • Fresh sliced fruit in season
  • Breakfast pastries
  • Assorted juices
  • Freshly brewed coffee and tea

Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan alternatives will be available to those who select those options when registering for their pass(es).

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8:00am – 9:45am

General Session

Oregon Ballrooms 203-204
General

Keynote speakers to be determined.

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9:45am – 10:30am

Networking Break with Refreshments

Exhibit Hall B
General

Build connections and relax. Enjoy:

  • Whole fruit
  • Regular and decaf coffee
  • Hot tea
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10:30am – 12:00pm

To Be Determined

A Meeting Rooms 105-106
Track 1

Announced This Fall

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10:30am – 12:00pm

To Be Determined

B Meeting Rooms 113-114
Track 2

Announced This Fall

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10:30am – 12:00pm

To Be Determined

B Meeting Rooms 115-116
Track 3

Sponsored by Sansin

Announced This Fall

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10:30am – 12:00pm

To Be Determined

C Meeting Rooms 123-124
Track 4

Announced This Fall

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12:00pm – 1:15pm

Lunch and Exhibitor Appreciation

Exhibit Hall B
General

The lunch menu includes a Southern extravaganza of:

  • Farmer’s greens, ranch dressing, red wine vinaigrette
  • Grilled asparagus, roasted peppers, blue lemon vinaigrette
  • Aunt Bess buttermilk fried chicken
  • Slow roasted beef brisket, whiskey barbeque sauce
  • Macaroni-n-cheese, Tillamook cheddar
  • Green beans
  • Cornbread muffins
  • Southern peaches and cream
  • Iced tea and lemonade

Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan alternatives will be available to those who select those options when registering for their pass(es).

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1:15pm – 2:45pm

To Be Determined

A Meeting Rooms 105-106
Track 1

Announced This Fall

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1:15pm – 2:45pm

To Be Determined

B Meeting Rooms 113-114
Track 2

Announced This Fall

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1:15pm – 2:45pm

To Be Determined

B Meeting Rooms 115-116
Track 3

Sponsored by Sansin

Announced This Fall

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1:15pm – 2:45pm

To Be Determined

C Meeting Rooms 123-124
Track 4

Announced This Fall

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2:45pm – 3:30pm

Networking Break with Refreshments

Exhibit Hall B
General

Build connections and relax. Enjoy:

  • Lemon and berry fruit bars
  • Regular and decaf coffee
  • Hot tea
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3:30pm – 5:00pm

General Session

Oregon Ballrooms 203-204
General

Open Panel Discussion: Title To Be Determined

Moderator: Peter Stark, Owner, North Slope Sustainable Wood; Adventure and Exploration Writer, Historian

Peter Stark is an adventure and exploration writer and historian, with a long-time interest in forests and forest health. Born in Wisconsin, he studied English and anthropology at Dartmouth College, took a master’s in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, and headed off to the remote spots of the world writing magazine articles and books. With a home base in Missoula, Montana, he and his family periodically have lived abroad for a year, most recently in a small town in Northeast Brazil.

As the owner of a tract of Montana forest land, Stark became interested in 2003 in restoring forest health to dense, overcrowded stands of small-diameter trees. Out of this grew a widely-read essay he wrote for Outside magazine, “The Tree Slayer” (August 2005), and many other articles and media coverage of the small company he co-founded, North Slope Sustainable Wood. Its mission was to cull small-diameter larch trees from overcrowded forests and turn them into high-value wood products, such as flooring and windows.

Stark’s articles and essays have also appeared in Smithsonian, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Men’s Journal, and many others. His book Astoria, a New York Times bestseller, tells the gripping story of John Jacob Astor’s hugely ambitious wilderness expedition to establish the first American colony on the West Coast and a global trade empire. It has been adapted into an epic, two-part play at Portland Center Stage. His current book, Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father, tells the story of a young and struggling George Washington in the Ohio wilderness of the 1750s.


Panel presenters to be determined.

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