Agenda


Different format for 2021 with fresh, new content.

Tuesday, October 26
All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)
8:45 – 9:00am
Live

Introduction

Art Schmon, Managing Director IWBC, FEA

9:00 – 9:45am
Live

Keynote 1: Forecasting Mass Timber Markets & Wood Costs

Paul Jannke, Principal, FEA

Brendan Lowney, Principal, FEA

10:00 – 11:20am
Live

Live Panel: Are Hybrid Solutions the Future for Mass Timber?

Moderator Pat Layton, Professor of Forestry & Director, Clemson University

Andrew Waugh, Principal, Waugh Thistleton

Nick Milestone, Director, Sigmat

Franco Piva, Director, Ergodomus Timber Engineering

11:30 – 12:30pm
Prerecorded
with Live Q&A

Session Presentations: Capturing Downstream Value

Moderator Ivan Rupnik, Co-Founder Mod X, Associate Professor Architecture, Northeastern University

Patrick Chouinard, Founder & New Business, Element5

Todd Beyreuther, Founder, Mass Timber Systems

Erica Spiritos, Preconstruction Manager, Timberlab

1:30 – 2:30pm
Live

Keynote 2: Productizing Construction

Susan Jones, Founder, atelierjones

2:40 – 4:00pm
Live

Session 2 Q&A: Future of Industrialized Construction

Moderator Ryan Smith, Co-Founder Mod X, Director & Professor SDC, Washington State University

BJ Siegel, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Juno

Oliver Lang, Founder & CEO, Intelligent City

Lisa Podesto, Senior Business Development Manager, Design Build Americas

Wednesday, October 27
All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)
9:00 – 9:50am
Live

Keynote 3: Making Volumetric Modular Work

Helena Lidlöw, VP Design, Lindbäcks

10:00 – 11:20am
Live

Live Panel: Volumetric Modular

Moderator Dave Cooper, Principal/CoFounder, Dave Cooper Live

Helena Lidlöw, VP Design, Lindbäcks

Rick Murdock, Founder/CEO, Autovol

Vaughan Buckley, CEO/Founder, VBC

11:30am – 12:30pm
Prerecorded
with Live Q&A

Session 3 Q&A: International Ecologies in Industrialized Wood-Based Construction

Moderator Ivan Rupnik, Co-Founder Mod X, Associate Professor Architecture, Northeastern University

Robert Hairstans, Head of the Centre for Offsite Construction + Innovative Structures, Edinburgh Napier University’s Institute for Sustainable Construction

Susanne Rudenstam, CEO, Swedish Wood Building Council

1:30 – 2:30pm
Live

Keynote 4: Business & Product Platforms for Industrialized Construction

Ryan Smith, Co-Founder Mod X, Director & Professor SDC, Washington State University

Ivan Rupnik, Co-Founder Mod X, Associate Professor Architecture, Northeastern University

2:40 – 4:00pm
Live

Live Panel: ESG: What is it? What impact will it have on wood-based construction?

Bill Parsons, VP Operations, WoodWorks

Victoria Lockhart, ESG Strategy Manager, Resource Management Service, LLC

Margaret Whelan, CEO, Whelan Advisory

Amy Tabb, EVP, Business Development and Innovation, Columbia Property Trust

4:00 – 4:15pm
Live

Wrap Up

Art Schmon, Managing Director IWBC, FEA

The 2021 Agenda is subject to change.


The 4th annual IWBC Conference will be a VIRTUAL event held on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 26 – 27, 2021.

IWBC brings together the industry’s leading thinkers and innovators presenting and discussing discoveries and technologies that are breaking new ground in all forms of industrialized construction – mass timber, panelized and volumetric modular – along with the latest digital tools, software, machinery and robotics that tie it all together.

We are taking a different approach this year.

 

  • The virtual format will feature pre-recorded presentations distributed to registered attendees one week in advance of the conference.
  • This format will enable attendees to view presentations at times that are convenient to you.
  • This will also give attendees time to review the presentations and consider questions that attendees may wish to ask.
  • On the days of the conference, recorded presenters will be back, live, to answer attendee questions.

We will also host live Keynotes and live panel discussions on the days of the conference.

Registration includes access to all pre-recorded speaker and PDF presentations, as well as all live content.
Recordings of the live content will be available online after the conference until December 30, 2021.

We will record the question and answer sessions for those that cannot be available
to listen live or where the time zones are not convenient.

Please contact Lisa Kelly with any questions.

Click here to view last year’s agenda