In 1939, the same year Batman was making his first appearance in the comic books and Steinbeck was publishing his new book The Grapes of Wrath, a group of timber men were organizing a new kind of conference — one focussing on professional development. They called it the Oregon Logging Conference.
Today Batman is still popular, The Grapes of Wrath is still in print and the Oregon Logging Conference is still going strong. In fact, the board is already gearing up for the 2013 conference, which will be the organization’s 75th anniversary.
Over the decades the OLC has not only provided a venue to display state-of-the-art machinery, but also offered hundreds informative classes and panels, hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and countless networking opportunities.
The board plans to make the 75th show, scheduled for February 21-23, 2013, something really special. Stay tuned as details emerge.