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OLC Pre Registration, Meet and Greet

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 – 4 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Main Level Conference Center at the Graduate Eugene

This is how we get the 86th Annual Oregon Logging Conference started!  Enjoy hosted beer and wine, re-connect with old friends and make new ones.  If you are pre-registered for the OLC, your packet will be available for pick up. OLC staff will also be available to register those who have not yet signed up and wish to do so.

This event coincides with the Oregon Women in Timber Talk About Trees dinner and auction.

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OWIT “Talk About Trees” Fundraiser Auction,

Reception and Dinner

Wednesday, February 21, 20244:00p.m. – Doors Open for Silent Auction 6:30p.m. – Dinner and Live Auction Playwrights Hall, Graduate Eugene

Oregon Women in Timber invites you  to help them “kick off” the 86th Annual Oregon Logging Conference and raise money for forestry education.  This event begins simultaneously with the OLC Pre-Registration and Meet & Greet.

Enjoy hosted beer and wine while viewing the many items to be included in silent and live auction, beginning at 4pm.  Then enjoy a hearty buffet and opportunity to socialize.  And bid on auction items, with proceeds benefiting the Talk About Trees program.

Talk About Trees is a statewide forestry education program focused on increasing students’ knowledge of forest health, trees as a natural resource, forest as habitat for animals, and careers in forestry. This on-site, hands-on science unit of study is available to pre-school through eighth grade students at no cost and is presented by Talk About Trees facilitators.  Visit https://www.talkabouttrees.us/ for details.

By selling commemorative lapel pins, Oregon Women in Timber partners with the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation (OLCF), raising money for both the Talk About Trees program and the OLCF scholarship program. Lapel pins may be purchased for $100 each.

For more information on purchasing tickets, Talk About Trees or the fundraiser auction, contact Oregon Women in Timber and Diann Washburn at Tel: 503-917-9205 Fax: 503-370-8565, or PO Box 760, Dallas, OR 97338

Oregon Women in Timber is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and all donation and purchases are tax deductible.


Thursday and Friday Registration

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The OLC registration desk is located in the main Convention Center lobby.  If you are pre-registered, your packet will be ready for you to pickup.  If you haven’t registered, not a problem the OLC staff is on hand to help you out.


Thursday and Friday Breakfast and OLC Foundation Auction

Paid Registered members are invited to attend the annual Thursday opening session breakfast and Friday members breakfast. Tickets to both breakfasts are included with your paid registration fee.

The Oregon Logging Conference Foundation (OLCF) auction will be part of both the Thursday and Friday breakfasts, in the very capable hands of auctioneer Jaime Yraguen of Basco Logging. 100 % of the proceeds raised from the two-day auction will benefit the OLCF scholarship program. Auction items both days include chainsaws, tires, logging equipment models, chainsaw carvings, and much more.


Coffee Service During Meetings

Hosted coffee service will be provided during the meetings and seminars taking place in the Wheeler Pavilion and South meetings of the Lane Events Center on Thursday and Friday at the OLC.

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Two Breakfasts and an Auction for Forestry Scholarship

Thursday Opening Session Breakfast

February 22, 2024 – 7:00a.m. – 8:00a.m.

Wheeler Pavilion, Lane County Events Center and Fairgrounds

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Thursday, February 22, 2024 – 9:30 a.m.

Wheeler Pavilion, Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds


Friday Members Breakfast

February 23, 2024 – 7:00a.m. – 8:00a.m.

Wheeler Pavilion, Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds

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Tickets for both Thursday’s opening session breakfast and Friday’s breakfast are included with a paid OLC registration fee.

The Oregon Logging Conference Foundation (OLCF) auction is part of the Thursday and Friday breakfasts.  In the very capable hands of auctioneer Jaime Yraguen of Basco Logging.  100% of the proceeds raised from the two-day auction will benefit the OLCF scholarship program.  Auction items will include chainsaws, tires, logging equipment models, chainsaw wood carvings and more.


Desserts For Dreams Benefit Luncheon

Friday, February 23, 2024 – 12:30p.m. to 3:00p.m.

Main Level Conference Center at the Graduate Eugene

The 20-year tradition raises money for a variety of causes, each selected by the Oregon Logging Conference First Lady (the wife of the OLC President).  Previous causes supported include; Log A Load for Kids, Provider Pals, Susan B Komen, CASA, Gales Creeks Kids Camp, OLCF Scholarship Program, NAMI, Bethel Foundation, Sunshine Opportunity Center, Safe Haven, Playsmart, Wildland Fire Fighter Foundation and many more.

OLC First Lady Donna Henson selected Paws Assisting Veterans (PAVE) as the charity for the 20th annual Desserts for Dreams event. Through customized training and lifetime support, PAVE is helping to reduce the devasting rate of veteran suicide and offers support for those veterans’ who are left with psychological and/or physical woods from military service.  More information is available at www.paveusa.org.  PAVE is a 501 (c)3 charitable organization.

The event includes a light lunch and delicious desserts donated by local restaurants and bakeries, along with champagne, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.  Opportunity drawings and other fundraisers are also part of this gathering.  Local businesses donating include Campbell House, Sweet Waters, Ambrosia Restaurant, Graduate Eugene, Nothing Bundt Cakes, 6th Street Restaurant, Hot Mama’s Wings, Olive Garden, Red Robin Restaurant, Gordon’s Tavern and many more.

Tickets are $30 per person.  Call 541.686.9191 to purchase tickets and for more information.

A special thank you to the restaurants, bakeries and the Graduate Eugene hotel and staff, and to all who have attended this event in previous years.  We hope to see you on February 24th!

For information on how to purchase tickets please call 541-686-9191.


Sawdust Bowl – 4:30pm- 6:00pm

Thursday, February 22, 2024 and Friday, February 23, 2024

Performance Hall, Lane Events Center & Fairgrounds

After a day of attending seminars, viewing logging equipment and networking with industry professionals, take a moment to unwind and socialize at the Sawdust Bowls on Thursday and Friday afternoon.  Those registered to attend the OLC are invited to enjoy hosted beer, wine, and hard cider while visiting with friends and co-workers.  The food concession in the Performance Hall will be open serving a variety of tasty menu items.

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86th OLC Celebration Party, Buffet Dinner and Dance

Friday, February 23, 2024 – 7:00p.m. to midnight

Playwrights Hall – Main Level Conference Center, Graduate Eugene hotel

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Start the evening with beer and wine tasting and enjoy a delicious buffet.  This how we party our way toward the end of another successful OLC gathering of friends and colleagues.

The beer and wine tasting and buffet dinner get underway at 7 p.m.  at 9 p.m., it’s time to put on your dancing shoes and enjoy music provided by local band Bump in the Road.  You’ll hear all your classic rock, light rock, 1950’s/1960’s, and country music favorites.

Tickets are $60 per person.  Call the OLC 541.686.9191 to purchase tickets and for more information.