Agenda

Event Agenda

Calling all mass timber innovators, disruptors, and forward-thinkers…

We believe that a greater use of cross-laminated timber and other mass timber products 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

Conference Event Tracks

Track 1: Is Housing Mass Timber’s Next Big Thing?

Track 2: Enabling Long Term Success by Sharing Lessons Learned

Track 3: Sustainability Throughout the Supply Chain

Track 4: Dispelling Myths Regarding Budgets, Estimates, Cost and Returns

Schedule

Conference Schedule

Sunday, March 26, 2023

1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Exhibitor Set Up

Exhibit Hall E, D
General

Monday, March 27, 2023

5:30 AM – 7:00 AM

Check-In for Building Tours

Outside Hall E
General

Voodoo doughnuts (or equivalent) and coffee/tea served to tour participants before the buses depart. Courtesy of Henkel

Both tours (and all buses) leave promptly at 7:00 AM.

Learn more about the tours

NOTE: All attendees must wear long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes such as hiking or work boots. Anyone wearing short pants, skirts, dresses, raised heels, tennis shoes, open toed shoes or other attire not appropriate for an active construction site or work area may be excluded from certain stops. Additional required protective equipment provided by conference organizers.

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7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Mass Timber Building & Research Tours

Portland, Western Oregon
General

NOTE: This is an OPTIONAL event and must be purchased separately from any attendee passes. Only available to those who purchase a Full or 1-Day pass to the conference. Tours #1 and #2 happen simultaneously, so you must choose one or the other. Purchase a tour ticket on pg. 3 of the registration form.

Cost: $250 per tour

Tour #1: Portland Buildings and Manufacturing

Sponsored by Swinerton

Get an up-close look at mass timber buildings and manufacturing in Portland, Oregon.

Learn more about the tours

Tour #2: Western Oregon Buildings & Manufacturing

Sponsored by Aon

Travel south from Portland to explore some of western Oregon’s newest mass timber structures and manufacturing facilities.

Learn more about the tour

NOTE: All tour attendees must ride on the provided buses—no riding to and from tour stops in separate vehicles is allowed. Attendees must wear long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes such as hiking or work boots. Anyone wearing short pants, skirts, dresses, raised heels, tennis shoes, open toed shoes or other attire not appropriate for an active construction site or work area may be excluded from certain stops. Additional required protective equipment provided by conference organizers.

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8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Exhibitor Set Up

Exhibit Halls E, D
General

Coffee and doughnuts served to exhibitors (while supplies last). Sponsored by Henkel

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12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Mass Timber Boot Camp: Becoming a Mass Timber Design Expert

General

NOTE: This is an OPTIONAL event and must be purchased separately from any attendee passes. Only available to those who purchase a Full or 1-Day pass to the conference. Purchase a clinic ticket on pg. 3 of the registration form.

Cost: $125

Presented by WoodWorks

3.5 AIA LU/HSW, 0.35 ICC Credits | AIA 23MTWS01, ICC 32938

As mass timber transitions from novelty to mainstream, more architects and engineers are finding they need a full systems understanding of the unique design considerations associated with this type of structure. Intended for those new to mass timber design, or those looking to refresh their design knowledge, this pre-conference workshop will take a step-by-step approach to the practical design and engineering aspects of mass timber buildings. Breakout sessions at the 2023 International Mass Timber Conference will examine specific design and construction topics in depth, and this pre-conference seminar will equip attendees with the baseline experience needed both to expand their knowledge in the main track sessions and start their own mass timber designs.

Agenda:

  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Mass Timber Primer: Products, Codes Applications, Fire-Resistance Design
  • 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM | Break
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM | Structural Design: Member Sizing, Optimized Grids, Connections and Lateral Load Resistance
  • 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM | Q&A
  • 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM | Break
  • 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM | Acoustics, Floor Vibration, MEP Integration, Enclosure and Moisture Protection
  • 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM | Q&A

3.5 hours of education total + 30 minutes of break

All WoodWorks speakers, names to be determined.

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4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Exhibit Halls E, D
General

Take advantage of this powerful evening to network with mass timber experts from around the world before the hustle and bustle of the main event. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar.

Sponsored by Hexion, Kallesoe, Timberlab, Kalesnikoff, and Western Archrib

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

6:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast

Exhibit Hall C
General

Sponsored by Stiles

Menu available early 2023.

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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8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

KEYNOTE

Portland Ballrooms (Level 2)
General

Sponsored by Simpson Strong-Tie

Keynote announced late 2022, early 2023.

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9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Networking Break with Refreshments

Exhibit Halls E, D
General

Sponsored by Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Build connections and relax. Enjoy:

  • Portland Roasting regular and decaf coffee
  • Hot tea
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10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Home is Where the Start is: Mass Timber in Single Family Houses

D Meeting Rooms: 137-140
Track 1

Sponsored by Sansin

Mass timber use in single family homes has always been something of an enigma. The vast majority of product development and production is focused on much larger scale projects. This panel will showcase a few examples of current efforts to utilize mass timber in single family home design and construction and explore both the future opportunities and current challenges to increasing the applications of mass timber in this market.

Moderator:

To be determined


Presentations:

To be determined

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10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Policy, Incentives, Regulation and Economic Development: How To Stimulate Mass Timber’s Growth

D Meeting Rooms: 135-136
Track 2

Moderator:

To be determined


Presentations:

To be determined

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10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Forestry: Management Practices, Certifications, Carbon and Making Sense of It All

E Meeting Rooms: 141-144
Track 3

Sponsored by Nordic Structures

Moderator:

To be determined


Presentations:

To be determined

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10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Pinch Points That Add Cost: How To Identify and Target Big Impact Cost Items

E Meeting Rooms: 145-146
Track 4

Moderator:

To be determined


Presentations:

To be determined

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12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Lunch and Exhibitor Appreciation

Exhibit Halls C, D, E
General

Sponsored by MINDA

Menu announced early 2023.

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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1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

3 Projects, 3 Scales: Ways To Make Mass Timber Housing Truly Affordable

D Meeting Rooms: 137-140
Track 1

Sponsored by Sansin

Moderator:

To be determined


Presentations:

To be determined

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1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Avoiding On-Site Delays and Disruptions

D Meeting Rooms: 135-136
Track 2

Moderator:

To be determined


Presentations:

To be determined

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1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Manufacturing Mass Timber: Streamlining and Optimizing Resource Use

E Meeting Rooms: 141-144
Track 3

Sponsored by Nordic Structures

Moderator:

To be determined


Presentations:

To be determined

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1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Insurance and Financing for Mass Timber Projects: Relationships and Knowledge Are the Key

E Meeting Rooms: 145-146
Track 4

Moderator:

To be determined


Presentations:

To be determined

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2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Networking Break with Refreshments

Exhibit Halls D, E
General

Sponsored by Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Build connections and relax. Enjoy:

  • Assorted cookies
  • Portland Roasting regular and decaf coffee
  • Hot tea
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3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT

Portland Ballrooms (Level 2)
General

Grab a cup of coffee and a snack, sit back and relax. Gather in the ballroom for a powerful discussion with some of the top minds and companies using mass timber to build a better world.

Topic and speakers announced early 2023.

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4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Happy Hour Reception

Exhibit Halls D, E
General

This well-attended evening event allows you to network with mass timber experts from around the world, right after the day’s presentations and before dinner (on your own). Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar.

Sponsored by Hexion, Kallesoe, Timberlab, Kalesnikoff, and Western Archrib

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

6:30 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast

Exhibit Hall C
General

Sponsored by Stiles

Menu announced early 2023.

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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8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

KEYNOTE

Portland Ballrooms (Level 2)
General

Sponsored by Skanska

Keynote announced late 2022, early 2023.

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9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Networking Break with Refreshments

Exhibit Halls D, E
General

Sponsored by Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Build connections and relax. Enjoy:

  • Portland Roasting regular and decaf coffee
  • Hot tea
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10:30 AM – 12:00 AM

Bearing Walls, Beams or Columns? Engineering Solutions for Multi-Family Mass Timber

D Meeting Rooms: 137-140
Track 1

Sponsored by Sansin

Moderator:

To be determined


Presentations:

To be determined

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10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

They Hold the Keys: How To Successfully Negotiate and Interact With Building Officials

D Meeting Rooms: 135-136
Track 2

Moderator:

To be determined


Presentations:

To be determined

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10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Ensuring Sustainable Long-Term Growth in the Materials Industry

E Meeting Rooms: 141-144
Track 3

Sponsored by Nordic Structures

Moderator:

To be determined


Presentations:

To be determined

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10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

‘It Depends’ Isn’t Cutting It: Establishing Translatable Cost Parameters for Mass Timber Construction

E Meeting Rooms: 145-146
Track 4

Moderator:

To be determined


Presentations:

To be determined

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12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Lunch and Exhibitor Appreciation

Exhibit Halls C, D, E
General

Sponsored by MINDA

Menu announced early 2023.

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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1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Common Architectural Design Challenges With Mass Timber in Multi-Family Projects

D Meeting Rooms: 137-140
Track 1

Sponsored by Sansin

Moderator:

To be determined


Presentations:

To be determined

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1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Lessons Regarding Post-Occupancy Performance of Mass Timber

D Meeting Rooms: 135-136
Track 2

Moderator:

To be determined


Presentations:

To be determined

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1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Leveling the Playing Field: Industry Wide, Standard Approaches to Understanding the Carbon Impacts of Material Choice

E Meeting Rooms: 141-144
Track 3

Sponsored by Nordic Structures

Moderator:

To be determined


Presentations:

To be determined

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1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Cost and Value: How Developers Think About and Analyze the Economics of a Mass Timber Building

E Meeting Rooms: 145-146
Track 4

Moderator:

To be determined


Presentations:

To be determined

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2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Networking Break with Refreshments

Exhibit Halls E, D
General

Sponsored by Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Build connections and relax. Enjoy:

  • Portland Roasting regular and decaf coffee
  • Hot tea
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3:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Exhibitor Move Out

Exhibit Halls E, D
General

Exhibit space must be completely cleaned and exhibits cleared from the Convention Center by 10:00 PM Pacific.

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