Portland, OR – Trifecta Collective and WoodWorks, the producers for the International Mass Timber Conference, announced updates for the 8th annual event, set for March 26-28, 2024 in Portland, Ore.
Over 3,000 attendees from 39 countries attended last year’s conference at the Oregon Convention Center in March, an increase of 900 from the year before. Preparations are being made for even more attendees in 2024.
The 2024 theme is “Timber Beyond Boundaries,” which compliments the conference’s annual tradition of expanding capacity, functionality, and attendee experience. For 2024, the Mass Timber Conference has launched upgrades that include optimizing the location of the exhibit halls and educational tracks; doubling the seating capacity of the educational track rooms to 900-1,000 seats per track; enhancing and simplifying hotel room reservations; creating a second Portland buildings tour to serve increasing demand; expanding the exhibit hall an additional 30,000sf; and adding two pre-conference mass timber workshops, hosted by WoodWorks, on March 26: a basics workshop titled “A Comprehensive Introduction to Mass Timber Design” and an advanced workshop titled “Advancements in Timber: Cutting-Edge Mass Timber Research and Design.”
In addition, the conference is partnering with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) – specifically ULI Northwest and the ULI Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability – for its first-ever educational track dedicated to developers. One of four educational tracks, ULI’s Track 4, is titled “Developer Outlook: Building the Business Case for Mass Timber.”
Conference partners also include Province of British Columbia and the USDA Forest Service. To register or find out more about reserving exhibit space or sponsoring the event, visit masstimberconference.com.