Upcoming Event

Save the Date: Mass Timber Maine Conference

Portland Museum of Art | Portland, Maine  -  Nov. 13, 2024, 8:30 am
Conceptual design for the exterior of LEVER Architecture’s Albina Yard. Credit: LEVER Architecture

Timber Talks: Envisioning a Greener Future | November 13-15

Schedule overview:

  • Wednesday, November 13: Participants will be able to attend field trips to local mass timber projects and manufacturing facilities.
  • Thursday, November 14-Friday, November 15: The main conference takes place, featuring “Timber Talks,” afternoon breakout discussions, keynotes, a reception at the Portland Museum of Art, and The Bernard Osher Lecture featuring experts in the field of mass timber.

Join the Portland Museum of Art (PMA), New England Forestry Foundation and partners at the forefront of sustainable architecture and construction at the Mass Timber Maine Conference.

Are you ready to revolutionize the way we build our cities and communities? Can Maine take on a leadership role in the Northeast for producing sustainable wood products? Discover the future of construction with cutting-edge mass timber technology.

Mass Timber Maine promises an immersive experience packed with short “Timber Talks” by leading experts along with engaging lectures, dynamic discussions, and enlightening field trips. NEFF Bioeconomy Director Jen Shakun is pleased to be presenting at the conference.

Stay tuned for more information about this exciting event!

What to Expect

  • Inspirational “Timber Talks”: Immerse yourself in thought-provoking presentations from pioneers, change makers, and visionaries. Gain insights into the latest advancements, innovations, impacts, and real-world applications shaping the future of sustainable construction.
  • Engaging Keynotes and a Signature Lectures: Enter the world of mass timber with informative signature lectures, covering environmental benefits and economic opportunities for Maine and the Northeast. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a curious newcomer, there’s something for everyone to learn and explore.
  • Dynamic Discussions: Connect with fellow attendees and industry leaders in lively discussions exploring the key issues and trends driving the mass timber movement forward. Exchange ideas, share experiences, and collaborate on solutions to the challenges facing sustainable construction today.
  • Enlightening Field Trips: Embark on thought-provoking and eyeopening field trips to local mass timber projects, forest show stands, and manufacturing facilities. Get an up-close look at innovative buildings, sustainable forestry practices, and state-of-the-art production processes, guided by experts who are shaping the future of architecture and construction.

Why is an art museum hosting a mass timber conference?

Now is the time to promote mass timber as a go-to building material and ensure long-lasting, positive outcomes for our economies and environment. The PMA is excited to partner with LEVER Architecture and lead by example through its new landmark building.

LEVER Architecture The PMA Design Competition Stage II Video.mp4 from Portland Museum of Art on Vimeo.

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