Nordic Structures, CLT Condominium in central Quebec City, built in 35 days
Brigitte Shim, Shim Sutcliffe Architects
Community forest map showing 30 year harvest cycle
Central Park Pin Oak
Water tower reclamation in New York City
Ohio barn timber salvage
Terreform ONE - plug in ecology farm

a detailed speaker list will be posted shortly


7:00am - 6:00pm
Mass Timber "Mobile Roundtable" Tour - Montreal and Quebec City
(includes special transportation - seating strictly limited, purchase tickets asap)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Opening Keynote Lecture at McGill School of Architecture, Cocktail Reception

(full day of events at St Jax Montréal, 1439 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest)

8:30am - 5:00pm
Conference presentations, round tables, discussions and demonstrations,
Student competion: Wood Span

5:30pm - 7:00pm
B.E.S.T. Lecture by Stephane Berthier, followed by panel discussion with Kenneth Frampton

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wine and Cheese Reception

Saint-Michel Soccer Stadium, in Montreal is one of the sites on our Mass Timber Tour |  Saucier + Perrotte, HCMA, Nordic Structures (2014) With special presentation at the site by architect Gilles Saucier.





2016 Schedule

Our 2016 conference featured a lineup of talks and keynotes by leaders in wood construction, urban development, and  forest conservation at both a local and global level, presenting the latest ideas, acomplisments, projects, and challeges concerning wood as a city-building and global forest conservation tool. See our speakers page for talk details. Below you can find the schedule for WOOD at WORK 2016.

EVENING BEFORE (Thursday, Oct 27th, 2016) 
6pm - 8pm - Pre-conference drinks and snacks at "Superfine" DUMBO, 126 Front St, Brooklyn, MAP

THE CONFERENCE (Friday, Oct 28th, 2016)

8:00am - Registration, coffee, breakfast, sawmill demo

8:30am - First round of talks and Keynote: Robert Penn, "The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees"

10:45am - Coffee break!

11:00am - Second round of talks

12:30 - Lunch and round-tables on our four themes

2:00pm - Third round of talks

3:15pm - Coffee break and chocolate tasting table

4:00pm - Forth round of talks

5:00 pm - Panel discussion and resolution

5:45pm - Closing remarks

6:00pm - Reception


Throughout the day we heard from our speakers in our four interconnected themes: 

1. The Mass Timber Movement: Changing the way we build cities and fight global warming

2. Small Forests, Big Impact: Innovation and entrepreneurship in ‘glocal’ wood supply chains

3. Upcycling Trees: Cities and the wood reclamation revolution. Reducing waste, while creating jobs and opportunities for innovation

4. Tropical Forests, People, and Wood: Sustainable-use models, procurement policies, and certification schemes that support forest conservation