Wood Design Rocks at Wood Tech Summit
By Bill Esler | Posted: 09/18/2012 5:00PM
More information and register for Wood Tech Summit. Judson Beaumont, owner of Straight Line Designs, Inc. and a one-of-a-kind designer and fabricator of custom wood products, will keynote Wood Tech Summit 2012.
Judson Beaumont will share experiences creating unique furniture and installation pieces, and lessons gleaned in more than 25 years of operating a his own business, and why he emphasizes a team approach.
"I'll share stories of breaking the rules and following my love of working with wood, all with a bit of humour," Beaumont says.
Beaumont is committed to providing quality workmanship, "which in this day and age of disposability can be a rarity," he says. His work and designs incorporate a sense of uniqueness, proving that anything is possible, and that ideas are limitless - important for any business that wants to tap imagination and find new product possibilities.
Straight Line Designs has been operating out of Vancouver, BC since 1985. In addition to installations, sculptures and private commissions, designer Judson Beaumont and his staff of eight full-time craftspeople have designed and constructed a variety of custom-built furniture and projects for public institutions and children's exhibitions throughout North America and abroad.
Focused on quality and custom design, Judson’s studio stays far away from mass production. Beaumont plans for Straight Line is to continue strengthening its ability to creatively design and build more inspiring environments for hospitals, airports, day care centers, play areas, and clients’ homes.
Registration is open for Wood Tech Summit, a management level conference for North American woodworking professionals, Oct. 22-23, 2012, at the University of British Columbia’s Robson Square campus in downtown Vancouver.
Wood Tech Summit represents the latest collaboration between the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) at UBC and Woodworking Network. The two-day event will feature three comprehensive full-day conferences — Wood Finishing, Plant Productivity and Business Development. The event will also feature a Networking Reception on the evening of Monday, Oct. 22, including tabletop displays by leading industry suppliers.
Highlights of 2012 Wood Tech Summit include:
In addition to Beaumont's keynote, Wood tech Summit will include:
• Finishing & Business Development presentations by Bernie Bottens, contributing finishing expert for Woodworking Network and Custom Woodworking Business magazine;
About the Author
Bill EslerBill Esler, Editorial Director, Woodworking Network Bill is responsible for overall content at WoodworkingNetwork.com Woodworking Network magazine, and related newsletters. Bill also manages event programs for Woodworking Network Live conferences at the Woodworking Machinery & Supplies Expo in Toronto and Cabinets & Closets Expo. He developing audience engagement programs using custom digital printing, live lead-generating events, custom websites, and custom digital and print content. Read Bill Esler's woodworking blogs. He can be reached at email@example.com or follow him on Google+.