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OLC Pre Registration, Meet and Greet

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 – 4 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

OLC Pre Registration Meet & Greet

Main Level Conference Center at the Graduate Eugene

After a long day of attending seminars and viewing logging equipment, OLC conference participants are more than ready to kick up their heels and have some fun. Starting with the social networking at the Wednesday evening OLC Pre Registration, Meet & Greet and the “Kick Off” of the Oregon Women In Timber Auction and Buffet, the Sawdust Bowls and the Friday Evening 84th Celebration Party with Cocktails & Buffet Dinner!  There’s something for everyone!


OWIT “Talk About Trees” Fundraiser Auction,

Reception and Dinner

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
4:00p.m. – Doors Open for Silent Auction

6:30p.m. – Dinner and Live Auction
Playwrights Hall, Graduate Eugene

Oregon Women in Timber would like to invite you  to help them “kick off” the 85th Annual Oregon Logging Conference with the Oregon Women In Timber’s 32nd Annual Auction Event to benefit our forest education program,Talk About Trees!  This year the Auction will be part of the OLC Pre-Registration, Meet & Greet festivities at the Graduate Eugene and Conference Center on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.  The evening will “kick off” at 4:00 PM, where the fun begins with visiting old friends and enjoy hosted beer & wine, while viewing the amazing silent and live items offered at the evening’s auction.  Tickets include a hearty buffet and a relaxed atmosphere to start the bidding for forestry education.Over 3 MILLION Oregon students and adults have participated in a Talk About Trees classroom program since 1991! Talk About Trees is a statewide forestry education program. The purpose of the program is to increase student’s knowledge and awareness of forestry and related issues, including the life cycle of trees, forest health, trees as a natural resource, forest as habitat for animals, and careers in forestry. The on-site, hands-on science unit of study is offered to pre-school through eighth grade students free of charge and is presented by Talk About Trees facilitators. Oregon Women In Timber is a volunteer organization.  Your support makes a difference!  A contract with the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) is the primary financial support for the program, but just as critical is the support from our annual auction, grants, and many generous donations from individuals and business. This support and confidence enables Talk About Trees to continue educating Oregonians, young and old, about the valuable resource of our renewable forests.Oregon women In Timber will be partnering once again with the Oregon Logging Conference to raise funds for both the OLC Foundation Scholarship Fund and Talk About Trees by selling a commemorative lapel pin for $100.  The sale of each pin gives you an opportunity to support future generations and also a chance to win a $500 Meredith Lodging gift certificate.  The winner does not have to present to win.  Remember – all donations and purchases are tax deductible.Your attendance at our auction, a cash donation or donation of an auction item will help us to maintain our success and reach even more students this school year. Remember – All donations and purchases are tax deductible. Oregon Women in Timber is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Please note that your cash or item donation (s) and or table reservations must be received by  February 1st. Thank you for your continued support for forestry education! For more information about Talk About Trees or the fundraiser auction, contact Oregon Women in Timber and Diann Washburn at 503-831-1593 or PO Box 760, Dallas, OR 97338

Annual Thursday Opening Session Breakfast and Friday Breakfast

Paid Registered members of the conference are invited to attend the annual Thursday opening session breakfast and Friday members breakfast. Tickets are included with your paid registration fee. At the Thursday and Friday breakfast, we will hold a fundraiser auction each morning with 100 % of the proceeds going to benefit the OLC Foundation Forestry Scholarship Program. Check back for a list of great items that will be available.  The auctioneer for both of these events will be Jaime Yraguen of Basco Logging.

Thursday Opening Session Breakfast

February 23, 2023 – 7:00a.m. – 8:00a.m.

Wheeler Pavilion, Lane County Events Center and Fairgrounds


Keynote Speaker – Announced Soon

Thursday, February 23, 2022 – 9:30 a.m.

Wheeler Pavilion, Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds


Friday Members Breakfast

February 24, 2023 – 7:00a.m. – 8:00a.m.

Wheeler Pavilion, Lane County Events Center and Fairgrounds


Ladies Desserts For Dreams Charity Event

Friday, February 24, 2023 – 12:30p.m. to 3:00p.m.

Main Level Conference Center at the Graduate Eugene

First Lady Kristi Olson invites you to join her at the 19th Annual Ladies Desserts for Dreams Charity Event, Friday, February 24, 2023, at the Graduate Eugene.  The 2023 event will include a light lunch to go along with the delicious desserts from the many bakeries in the Eugene and Springfield area.

A light lunch, desserts, wine, champagne and an alcohol-free beverage choice will be served from 12:30p.m. until 3:00p.m.  Tickets for this event are $30 with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity of her choice.

This year, Kristi has selected the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.   This is an organization that is very dear to Kristi and her husband Craig …100% of the funds from the Desserts for Dreams will go to support this wonderful organization.

Enjoy delicious desserts and salads from the Valley River Inn / Sweet Waters, Olive Garden, Oregon Electric Station, Coburg Pizza,  Jazzy Lady Cafe’, Hotel Eugene, Cornucopia, Steelhead Brewery, Ambrosia, Excelsior Inn, Billy Mac’s, 6th Street Grill and many more.

Join us to celebrate the diversity that makes us all unique and help support an awesome cause. A special thank you to the wonderful restaurants, bakeries and the Graduate Eugene.  For information on how to purchase tickets please call 541-686-9191.

Sawdust Bowl – 4:30pm- 6:00pm

Thursday, February 23, 2023 and Friday, February 24, 2023

Located in the Performance Hall of the Main Convention Center

The Sawdust Bowl will be held in the Performance Hall located in the Convention Center. Enjoy hosted beer and wine while you visit with other conference members.  The food concession will be open serving a variety of tasty menu items.



OLC 85th Celebration Party, Buffet Dinner

and Dance

Friday, February 24, 2023 – 7:00p.m. to midnight

Playwrights Hall – Main Level Conference Center at the Graduate Eugene



Back by popular demand!  Plan to join us at the Social Reception, Buffet Dinner and Dance at the Graduate Eugene (formerly Eugene Hilton) Playwrights Hall from 7pm until 12a.m.  Enjoy a fun evening of dancing to live music by Bump In The Road.
If you enjoy finely crafted beers and wines, you are in for a treat!  The night will begin with a wine and beer tasting from 7pm to 8pm and will feature popular local wineries and breweries.  From 7:00pm until 8:30pm“hearty” Buffet will be available with beer hosted by Steelhead Brewery and Hop Valley Brewing for the rest of the evening.  Dancing will begin at 7:30pm until midnight. To purchase tickets call the OLC 541-686-9191 tickets are just $60 per person.