120th Annual Meeting

April 29 to May 2 at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel in Portland, Maine USA

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Join us for AWPA's 120th Annual Meeting taking place in Portland, Maine, April 29-May 1, 2024. 

The Annual Meeting will take place at the Westin Portland Harborview--in a gorgeous location with a beautiful view of the Portland harbor. With its heady mixture of artistic and outdoor adventure, Portland is stylish and sophisticated, genuine and welcoming—a place where modern marvels mingle with maritime history.

AWPA Meeting Registration

Meeting registration is open!

Downloadable Registration Form

Early Registration: Until March 15, 2024 (Members $645, Non-members $915)
Pre-Registration: March 16 to April 10, 2024 (Members $720, Non-members $990)
On-site registration: April 29-May 2, 2024 (Members $795, Non-members $1065)

Getting to Portland

Portland International Jetport is served by all major US airlines and the hotel is located four miles from the airport. The hotel is offering discounted self-parking at the adjacent parking garage for AWPA guests, and valet parking is available for a nightly charge.

Hotel Reservations

The meeting will take place at the Westin Portland Harborview at 157 High Street in Portland, Maine.

The deadline for hotel reservations at the group rate of USD $189 plus tax is April 8, 2024. For online reservations, please click the link below or you may call 855-811-0043 to reserve by telephone.

CLICK HERE FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS

 

Spouse/Guest Registration

Each person accompanying a registered attendee (a spouse or any guests) must be registered to attend the receptions. A badge is required for entry to all AWPA events. There are two options for spouse/guest registration: 

1. A Receptions/Hospitality option.  This is for those who only wish to take part in the social events at the hotel.

2. A Tour and Receptions/Hospitality option.  This includes the receptions, but also includes an immersive tour of Portland, with details coming soon!

The 2024 Hacker's Classic Golf Tournament

Experience golf in Maine like never before at Dunegrass Golf Club in Old Orchard Beach. This premier New England golf course pairs challenge with pristine conditions for a rewarding round of golf in Maine time and time again. Designed by internationally known golf course architect, Dan Maples, Dunegrass Golf Club has quickly gained the reputation as a premier public New England golf course just minutes from beautiful Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Enjoy stunning, rolling greens with a serene escape into the beauty that comes with a round of golf at Dunegrass Golf Club.  Registration includes your round of golf, cart, buffet lunch after the round, and an embroidered Hacker’s Classic Polo Shirt.  Given the close proximity of the venue, transportation will not be provided this year.  Ride-share options are available if transportation is needed. 

Pickler's Prance 5K Fun Run/Walk

The 2024 Pickler’s Prance 5K Fun Run/Walk is a great way to start the day!  The run/walk provides a great opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the salt air of coastal Maine.  The deadline for registration is March 15.

Display Table Add-on

Would you like a table to display your company's literature, samples, or a tabletop exhibit?  If so, please register for the Display Table Add-on which includes a six-foot table, two chairs, and a standard 120 volt outlet.  The tables will be arranged in the same area as the coffee breaks for maximum exposure to meeting attendees.  The deadline to register for a display table is March 15.

Student Travel Fellowship Fund Contributions

Each year, AWPA is able to pay travel costs for several students to attend the meeting and present their current research.  Some of these students have been hired by organizations in the industry after graduation.  Please help support our students by contributing to the Student Travel Fellowship Fund.  You can contact us at +1-205-733-4077 to request an invoice, or you can contribute during the registration process. Organizations and individuals who have contributed to the 2023 Scholarship Fund thus far are:


Craig McIntyre
Jim Healey
Tom Kyzer
Raymond Sheepwash
Matt Anderson
Paul Merrick
Brian Stultz
Paul Tucker
Navnit Upadhyay
David Williams
Mark Clark
Kyle Cassidy
Greg Traczek
Will Cox
Hal Bumby
Ken Grace


(list will be updated as new donations are received)

 

Things to See and Do in Portland

The official website of the Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau has so much information on all there is to see and do while in town.  Visit their site now to begin planning your trip:

Visit Portland



120th Annual Meeting Schedule of Events

Meeting General Chair: Jeff Morrell
General Vice Chair: Min Chen
Program Chair: Jay Hilsenbeck

 *Please Note this is all TENTATIVE and will be updated as it solidifies!*

Sunday, April 28, 2024

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Executive Committee Meeting  

 

Monday, April 29, 2024

7:00 am - Hacker's Classic Golf Tournament  

8:00 am - Pickler's Prance 5k Fun Run/Walk  Meet in the Hotel Lobby

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Registration Desk Open  

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - T1 Task Group - M2 Revisions

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Meetings TBD

3:00 pm to 5:30 pm - Treated Wood Council Government Affairs Meeting (TWC members only, please)  

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm - New Member Reception (by invitation only) 

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm - President's Welcome Reception 

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

8:00 am to 4:00 pm - Registration Desk Open  

8:00 am to 10:30 am - Combined Opening Session and Business Session  

  • Welcome and recognition of sponsors and guests

  • Keynote Address

  • Golf and 5K Run/Walk Results

  • Presentation of the 2024 AWPA Award of Merit
     
  • Protectant General Committee Report:  Grant Kirker, USDA Forest Products Laboratory

  • Treatments General Committee Report:  Bill Buczek, UFP Industries

  • Vice President's Address:  Jay Hilsenbeck, Arxada

  • President's Address:  Andy Kudick, Intec Services

  • Business Session

8:45 am to 4:00 pm - Spouse/Guest Tour (for those registered for the tour option)  

10:30 am to 10:45 am - Break  

10:45 am to 12:00 noon - Technical Session 1: Keynote Speaker

12:00 noon to 1:30 pm - Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm to 3:15 pm - Technical Session 2

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm - Break 

3:30 pm to 5:10 pm - Technical Session 3

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

8:00 am to 4:00 pm - Registration Desk Open  

8:00 am to 10:00 am - Technical Session 4

10:00 am to 10:15 am - Break  

10:15 am to 12:00 noon - Technical Session 5  

12:00 noon to 1:30 pm - Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm - Technical Session 6

3:30 pm to 3:45 pm - Break  Grand Ballroom Foyer

3:45 pm to 5:00 pm - Technical Session 7  

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Closing Reception

 

Thursday, May 2, 2024

TBD

 

 


 
 








 

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