Conference Attendees Advised to Reserve Lodging ASAP

Mirabeau Park Hotel &
Convention Center

1100 N. Sullivan Rd.
Spokane Valley,WA 99037
(509) 924-9000 | (866) 584-4674

2016 Rates

Deluxe $97.00
Executive $105.00

Single or double occupancy

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The 2016 Intermountain Logging Conference will once again be held at the Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center in Spokane Valley, Washington. The block of rooms we have held for conference attendees are filling fast. Book your room ASAP while rooms are still available! Be sure to mention that you are attending the Intermountain Logging Conference so that you can take advantage of the special rate for conference attendees.

For more information about the Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center and additional lodging options, visit our Location and Lodging page.

Letter From the President

Welcome to the 78th Intermountain Logging Conference & Equipment Show

 Mike Newton ILC President

Mike Newton
ILC President

The board of directors of the Intermountain Logging Conference, extend a warm welcome and invitation to all logging families, equipment suppliers, and industry friends to join us for our 78th Intermountain Logging Conference and equipment show.

This years vice President, Trevor Stone and his committee have put together a great program titled “A Bright Future”. This program will be educational, as well as entertaining.

The Intermountain Logging Conference is a great place to acquire continuing education credits, as well as gaining important knowledge about the current state of our industry. We take pride in bringing current, innovative technology pertaining to the tools for our trade through partnership with the leading equipment dealers who provide the newest, up to date equipment for all to see.

Our focus has always been to build friendships. Please come and join old friends to exchange new ideas, with the hope that you will meet new friends and collaborate with like minded people.

With your participation, the Intermountain Logging Conference has continued to grow and expand. You are all a vital part of the success of this conference.

I look forward to seeing all of you in April!


Mike Newton
ILC President

Letter From the President

Welcome to the 77th Intermountain Logging Conference & Equipment Show


With great pleasure, the ILC Board of Directors, staff, and I welcome you to this year’s ILC conference.

Mike Newton, of Mike Newton Logging Inc. in Kalispell, MT, has an outstanding program—“Embracing Change.” Mike and the board have truly put together an industry leading package for all attendees this year. Listening to your voices, we have moved the conference dates to Wednesday, April 8th – Friday, April 10th. This will allow for more of your families and crews to attend without impacting your weekend. In order to do so, we have 3 packed days ending with Awards, Good of the Order, and the closing of the 77th Annual ILC at 1:30PM – 3:30PM Friday afternoon.

The ILC is very excited to have as our keynote speaker Mr. Bill Imbergamo of the Federal Forest Resource Coalition.

Wednesday will have technical sessions with “Dealer Education” along with a panel “Educate yourself, your family, and your community,” and always entertaining equipment dealers appreciation and trade show.

Thursday will continue strong with seminar “Your are worth what you negotiate” by Jerry Evans, University of Montana, School of Business Administration. Also a panel “Change… how it has made our business stronger.” Our outstanding auction and buffet will be a great end to our 2nd day.

Friday will be a fast-paced day beginning with our ILC General Membership Meeting for ALL to attend!! New and engaging round table event “Recruiting and Maintaining Employees”/ “Problem Solving, Facilitating Change, and Exploring Solution.” Be ready for great interaction! You will NOT want to be late for lunch with special guest Kina Repp, motivational and safety speaker. Closing Awards, Good of the Order, and the 77th ILC Conference with a packed house will be a great finish to a SUPER conference for YOU!!!

On behalf of the entire board and staff, thank you for supporting the ILC—without YOU this isn’t possible!

Jerry P. Kelly
77th ILC President


2014-2015 Board of Directors