Ends on March 22, 2018

NOMINATION DEADLINE: Currently Open to Submissions Until All Speaking Slots Are Filled

Please submit your presentation abstract sooner than later as earlier submissions stand the best chance of approval.

About the Conference

The International Mass Timber Conference is an annual, global conference on the use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) and other mass timber in mid- to high-rise construction. The Conference is co-produced by Forest Business Network and WoodWorks-Wood Products Council.

The three-day educational conference and expo is one of the largest gatherings of CLT and mass timber experts in the world and celebrates its 3rd year at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore., March 20-22, 2018. A full day of tours to mass timber buildings and other related points of interest in and around Portland precedes two days of educational panels, networking, and receptions. The 2017 event drew 811 industry thought leaders and executives from 22 countries, 53 exhibitors, and 87 international speakers.

Seeking Presenters

International Mass Timber Conference organizers seek experts to deliver dynamic track presentations. Interest to speak is high, therefore we are unable to approve every request. However, we carefully consider your presentation before making a final decision.

Tracks and Topics

Ideal presentations should address the following topic areas and their associated tracks as they relate to mass timber, and should speak to one or more of the audiences listed in the next section:

  • TRACK 1: Barriers, Solutions, and Opportunities. Includes presentations on R&D (fire, seismic, durability), codes, markets, case studies, reasons to build with mass timber, and more. 

  • TRACK 2: Developers, Builders. Includes presentations on finance, cost comparison, markets, workforce, investors, how-tos, consumer feedback, and more.

  • TRACK 3: Architecture, Engineering. Includes presentations on mass timber product overview, system design, code approval, fire resistance and design, case studies, BIM, hybrid construction, project case studies, and more.

  • TRACK 4: Manufacturing. Includes presentations on plant startup/operations/challenges, modular/offsite manufacturing, lumber supply, CAD/CAM, product/system testing, consumer feedback, lessons learned, and more. 


The 2017 event drew the following sectors and percentages of attendees.

Presentation Length

Track presentations vary from 25 minutes to 1.25 hours depending on how many speakers are on a panel.

  • Presenters receive 1-2 minutes to introduce themselves and their company/association.


Although the original deadline has passed, this form remains open to abstract submissions until all speaking slots are filled. Submitters will be notified hopefully by the end of 2017 on the status of their submission(s).

We encourage you to get your application in sooner than later due to high interest. 

Benefits of Presenting

Presenters with winning applications receive:

  • One (1) complimentary attendee pass with a value of up to $830 (pass includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks for up to two days, and two evening receptions)

  • Non-expiring 35% discount on exhibit spaces (NOTE: Exhibit spaces are currently sold out)

  • Significant exposure for you and your company in front of hundreds of industry thought leaders

International Mass Timber Conference does not typically compensate or provide airfare or hotel rooms to speakers selected through the public nomination process.

Learn More About the Event

Learn more about the International Mass Timber Conference.

If you'd like to see past speakers and session topics, please visit the 2017 International Mass Timber Conference website.

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