2019 SLMA Annual Conference: Details & Info


Boca Raton Resort & Club
501 East Camino Real 
Boca Raton, Florida 33432

Closest Commercial Airports:
Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Int'l Airport (FLL)
West Palm Beach Int'l Airport (PBI)


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Chairman's Welcome Reception
Join SLMA Chairman Fred Taylor and First Lady Melissa for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as they kick off the week and honor conference sponsors!

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Past Chairmen's Dinner
By invitation only. 

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Deep Sea Fishing
Fishing is good all year round with the summer months being the best for Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Great Bonita. Boats will leave directly from the Resort Marina. 

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Golf Tournament
The Resort Course enjoys world fame and acknowledgement as one of Florida's golden age courses. Discover the rich historic value and tradition of this exquisite golf course, dating back to when PGA professionals Sam Snead and Tommy Armour served at the resort. 

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Intracoastal Waterway Tour
Explore the world-famous lake Boca protected waterway with its mangroves and mansions on board Mizner's Dream.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Trade Expo & Reception
The Conference Trade Expo will kick off with a cocktail reception, creating a relaxed and inviting atmosphere to socialize and learn about the new products and services for the lumber industry. 

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM: PAC Fundraising Dinner
By invitation only.

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: Breakfast

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM: SLMA Board & Business Meeting
Get an update on the state of SLMA by joining us in our Board of Directors meeting. All are welcome to sit in on the meeting where we will vote on new SLMA leadership for 2019-2020.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Keynote Entertainment with Don McMillan
Former engineer turned comedian, Don gets laughs everywhere he goes. Don's corporate show utilizes his unique background to take a lighthearted look of business life, technology, and everyday life - suitable for any audience. Don has performed over 500 shows for major corporations, including Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Google, ExxonMobil, and Genetech. 

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM: Keynote Sessio with Michael Swanson
Michael Swanson is an agricultural economist and consultant for Wells Fargo. His responsibilities include analyzing the impact and energy on agriculture and forecasting for key agricultural commodities. 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Trade Expo & Reception 
The Trade Expo will resume Friday evnening with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the exhibit hall. 

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Ocean Front Dinner
The networking and socializing continue as SLMA takes over the entire pool deck for dinner! All conference attendees are encouraged to attend!

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: Breakfast

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM: SLMA Issues Forum

WoodWorks Program Update - Jeff Peters, PE
Southeast Regional Director of WoodWorks - Wood Products Council 
Completing a Combustible Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) - Jeff Davis, PE
Senior Engineering Manager of Conversion Technology, Inc. 
The Drug Buzz Right Now: The Landscape of a Drug-Free Workplace - Christine Clearwater
President of Drug-Free Solutions Group, LLC
Bulletproofing Your Network from Ransomware & Other Cyberthreats - Bryan Thornton
Founder & CEO of Net Reaction, LLC

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Intracoastal Waterway Tour
Due to Thursday's tour selling out, we've added a second chance to explore the Intracoastal Waterway on board Mizner's Dream. 

5:45 PM - 9:45 PM: Children's Dinner
Before the Saturday night festivities, drop your kids off at the children's dinner where they'll enjoy food, fellowship and games!

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Cocktail Soiree
Join us for cocktail hour prior to the Chairman's Gala.

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Chairman's Gala
Close out the week with the annual "passing of the gavel" to incoming SLMA Chairman David Tucker while enjoying a plated dinner and dancing the night away!