Letter From the 2019 ILC President

Welcome to the 81st Intermountain Logging Conference & Equipment Show

Mark Boardman ILC President

Mark Boardman
ILC President

On behalf of Intermountain Logging Conference Board of Directors and my wife Kari and I, we’d like to extend a sincere invitation to you, your crew, and family to attend the 81st Annual Intermountain Logging Conference & Equipment Show (ILC) April 3-5, 2019. Once again we will be at the Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center located in Spokane Valley, Washington.

 This year marks Eighty-one (81) years of tradition and still going strong.  The ILC was started in 1938 with Don McKenzie.

Our ILC Vice President, Erika Sussi of G. Ikola Inc. from of McCall, Idaho, has put together a program revolving around Team work, titled, “Working Together for a Better Tomorrow.”  We’ll have presentations from Loggers, Equipment Dealers, Resource Professionals, and Innovators from throughout the logging industry. We all are working hard to ensure that you will find this program informative, educational, useful, and entertaining. We want you to take home some great memories and nuggets of information to help your business. As always there will be continuing education credits for the various state logger programs.  Please continue to check our website for the updated 81st Program Agenda. 

 We are looking forward to Keynote Speaker Mark Brinkmeyer of Idaho Forest Group and his message of “Growing the Timber Industry in the Age of Automation: Sustaining and Developing Strong, Committed, and Enterprising Employees”

 The ILC is a time to meet new friends, and renew old ones. Make it a goal to talk with someone new this year. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll learn. With that in mind, we’ve left plenty of time for socializing, networking, looking at equipment and visiting with all the vendors.

 Come join us Wednesday through Friday, April 3-5, 2019 in the Spokane Valley. We look forward to seeing you there!

Mark Boardman

2019 ILC President

Registration for the 2019 Intermountain Logging Conference and Equipment Show now open!

Working Together
for a Better Tomorrow

April 3—5, 2019

Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center
Spokane Valley, Washington

It's time to start planning for the 2019 Intermountain Logging Conference and Equipment Show.

Interested in exhibiting? Don't miss this opportunity to reach conference-goers comprised of purchasers, decision-makers, and industry representatives. Register your exhibit space now! Exhibitor registration closes March 15, 2019.

Sponsorships available! Maximize your company's presence at the conference. Sponsorships provide an opportunity to make your company's name stand out and get recognized. Register here.

Earn continuing education credits! Register now to attend. $125 per person if registered by March 31, 2019. $25 late fee applies after March 31.

We look forward to seeing you April 3—5 at the 81st annual Intermountain Logging Conference and Equipment Show!

Questions? Contact our event coordinator.

Julie Schwanz, ILC Secretary
(208) 245-3425
julie@intermountainlogging.org

Registration for the 2018 Intermountain Logging Conference and Equipment Show now open!

Leading for Success

April 5—7, 2018

Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center
Spokane Valley, Washington

It's time to start planning for the 2018 Intermountain Logging Conference and Equipment Show.

Interested in exhibiting? Don't miss this opportunity to reach conference-goers comprised of purchasers, decision-makers, and industry representatives. Register your exhibit space now! Exhibitor registration closes March 15, 2018.

Sponsorships available! Maximize your company's presence at the conference. Sponsorships provide an opportunity to make your company's name stand out and get recognized. Register here.

Earn continuing education credits! Register now to attend. $125 per person if registered by March 31, 2018. $25 late fee applies after March 31.

We look forward to seeing you April 5—7 at the 80th annual Intermountain Logging Conference and Equipment Show!

Questions? Contact our event coordinator.

Julie Schwanz, ILC Secretary
(208) 245-3425
julie@intermountainlogging.org

Letter From the 2018 ILC President

Welcome to the 80th Intermountain Logging Conference & Equipment Show

Scott Kuehn ILC President

Scott Kuehn
ILC President

On behalf of my wife Joan and I, along with Board of Directors, we’d like to extend a warm invitation to you, your crew, and family to attend the 80th annual Intermountain Logging Conference (ILC) April 5–7, 2018 in Spokane, Washington.

Eighty (80) years of tradition and still going strong. The ILC was started in 1938; here’s a quick look back at history in that era. In 1938, the Caterpillar Tractor Company was only 13 years old after C.L. Best Company merges with Holt Tractor. The first Cat diesel was introduced, and the change from gray to Hi-way yellow was only 7 years earlier. Caterpillar introduced the D2 in 1938.

Only 11 years after Andreas Stihl of Stuttgart, Germany develops a portable gasoline powered chain saw. (Name sound familiar?)

Fair Labor Standards Act June 25, 1938, established a minimum wage, the 40-hour work week, and forbade child labor for all business engaged in interstate commerce. (Somehow this 40 hours work week still hasn’t caught up to our profession.)

ILC Vice President, Mark Boardman, has put together a program with something for everyone titled “Leading for Success.” With presentations from equipment dealers, resource professionals, and innovators from throughout the logging industry, I’m sure that you will find this program both informative and entertaining. Continuing education credits for the various state pro-logger programs will once again be available.

The ILC is a time to renew old friendships and build new ones. With that in mind, we’ve left plenty of time for socializing and networking.

Come join us Thursday–Sunday, April 5-7, 2018 in Spokane Valley. I look forward to seeing you there!

Scott Kuehn
2018 ILC President