KITCHENER, ON - Presentation proposals are being accepted for the 2014 Wood Tech Summit Leadership Conference, Oct. 9-10 at the Woodworking Centre of Ontario at Conestoga College, Kitchener, ON.
The third annual event is being organized under the auspices of the Woodworking Centre of Ontario at Conestoga College, the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing at the University of British Columbia, the Wood Manufacturing Council, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Lignum Consulting and Woodworking Network.
Previous Wood Tech Summits were held at at the University of British Columbia in October 2012 and immediately before the 2013 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS) last October. This year's event will dovetail with Kitchener-Waterloo’s world famous Oktoberfest, considered the largest annual Bavarian Festival outside of Germany.
Wood Tech Summit will feature separate educational tracks for professional woodworkers and high school woodworking instructors, guidance counselors and students.
The professional woodworking track will focus on a wide list of potential topics including increasing raw material yields, improving process flow, achieving high-quality green finishes, boosting productivity, exporting wood products, getting more from nesting, choosing the right tool for the job, developing a winning production team, hiring and training new employees, how to break into new product markets, etc.
The vocational woodworking track will focus on career opportunities for high school and college students in the wood products industry.
Interested industry professionals are invited to submit a proposal to present at Wood Tech Summit 2014. Topics should relate to your area of expertise and must be non-commercial in their presentation. Recommended presentation length is 30 to 45 minutes. Submissions will be reviewed by the Wood Tech Conference committee.
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