2020 SLMA Annual Conference


The Cloister at Sea Island
100 Cloister Drive
Sea Island, Georgia 31561

Getting There: 

Sea Island is part of a beautiful chain of barrier islands tucked into the Atlanta Coast of Georgia. WIth breathtaking landscapes, golden pristine marshlands, and stretches of gorgeous coastline, Sea Island has been an unforgettable resort destination since 1928.

Closest Commercial Airports:

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) - 1 hour drive

Savannah International Airport (SAV) - 1 hour and 15 minute drive

Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK), servied by ASA/Delta Connection - 20 minute drive


6:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Chairman's Welcome Reception
Join SLMA Chairman David Tucker and First Lady MaryGoodloe for cocktails and hors d'oeurvres as they kick off the week and honor conference sponsors!

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Past Chairmen's Dinner
By invite only.

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Sporting Clay Tournament Shoot-Out
Whether it's your first time or you're a pro, the feeling's the same - gratifying, exciting, and fun! One hour of interactive practice and target lesson, the second hour is competition. No experience needed.

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Golf Tournament on the Seaside Course
The Seaside Course is an ocean-side links course that combines its beautiful natural setting with a golf course that is both challenging and fun. Seaside is routinely ranked among the top 100 courses in the United States. Along with the Plantation Course, it is home of the PGA TOUR's RSM Classic.

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Captain's Choice Fishing Excursions
Sea Island's vast saltwater marsh creates nutrient-rich waters that make fishing for over 20 different saltwater species a unique experience. Boats will leave directly from The Cloister Dock.

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Sea Island Explorer Yacht Cruise
A scenic and elegant way to explore the local island waterways. The 71-foot multi-level yacht, complete with a open-air viewing deck and enclosed cabin, is the perfect way to enjoy a mimosa and nature cruise.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Trade Expo & Reception 
The conference trade expo will kick off with a cocktail reception, creating a relaxed and engaging atmosphere to network with customers and learn about new products and services for the lumber industry.

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

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Trade Expo & Networking Breakfast
The conference trade expo will continue Friday morning with a full breakfast offering. 

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Keynote Presentatio with Jonathan Frisk 
Active Survival: ABC's Active Threat Response Plan is a training course designed to provide and empower individuals with option-based survival skills to stay alive until law enforcement arrives, and ultimately survive any violent incident. The plan can be easily implemented into your organization's Emergency Operation/Action Plan. These are skills that translate to a workplace, school, healthcare facility, place of worship, shopping mall, or any other location in which an active threat can be a danger.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Friday Night Dinner
The networking and socializing will continue as SLMA comes together for a group dinner. All conference attendees are encouraged to attend!

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: SLMA Business and Board Meeting
Get an update on the state of the Association by joining us in our Board of Directors Meeting. All are welcome to sit in on the meeting where we will discuss activities and programs.

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM: SLMA Issues Forum
Get the latest updates on the topics that are impacting the lumber industry.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Children's Dinner
Before the night's festivities, drop your kids off with the Junior Staff for a Kid's Night Out! Children will enjoy dinner, games and movies.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Cocktail Soiree
Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres prior to the finale dinner.

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Chairman's Gala
Help SLMA close out the week and witness the annual "passing of the gavel" to incoming SLMA Chairman David Richbourg. Enjoy a plated dinner and music!