TFG Annual Conference 2017

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Welcome to the 2017 TFG Conference event page. You can find program updates, registration information, and accommodation and visitor tips for the May 2017 Conference here. 

For Prospective Presenters:
TFG is currently inviting proposals from professionals with expertise in timber frame construction and related fields from now until February 17, 2017. The TFG Conference will take place Saturday, May 20-Monday, May 22, 2017, at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison, WI, with pre-conference events on May 18-19. 

Drawing several hundred professionals from a variety of disciplines, the Guild conference is the only event where architects, engineers, artisans, contractors, designers, building owners, and preservationists come together under one roof. This is your opportunity to share your knowledge with people who share a passion and interest in timber framing. From natural building to preservation to tools and technologies, there is a place to learn and share at the TFG Conference.

The Guild is dedicated to developing high-quality learning opportunities in accordance with national criteria for continuing education credits in a variety of professions, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Download the proposal criteria and submit a session for consideration to the Guild. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Megan at the Guild office: 360.746.6571 or

Do You Have Products or Services to Share with Our Members?
If so, you need to be at our trade show! As North America’s largest conference dedicated to the art and science of timber frame construction, you have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with our membership and share with them the benefits of your products.

Find out more about the trade show HERE or contact Megan at the Guild office for more information: 360.746.6571 or


The agenda for the conference may be “in process,” but we know about some great Conference activities and events already! Trillium Dell Timberworks will be hosting a Children’s Workshop during the conference – this is a chance to get a chisel or mallet in the hands of your future craftspeople! We will also have a huge joint busting event, like no other you might attend! And of course, we will have our annual benefit auction, along with the great social events like the trade show mixer. Combined with what promises to be a stellar programmatic line-up and the beautiful venue of the Edgewater Hotel in Madison, the TFG Conference is a “must” for every timber frame professional and aficionado. 

We look forward to seeing you May 20-22 in Madison, WI!


You can now reserve a room at The Edgewater for the TFG Conference. Please reserve by Tuesday, April 18th 2017 to secure the discounted room rate.

Group Name: Timber Framers Guild

Online: Edgewater Reservations 

Phone: 800-922-5512 and ask for the Timber Framers Guild Block rate.


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Trade Show

The Timber Framers Guild invites you to promote your business or organization to timber framing practitioners and enthusiasts​ through­out North America (and beyond) who​ will gather at our conference.​ This year’s conference is in the Midwest for the first time, and we anticipate connecting with a new audience while welcoming back conference regulars.

The trade show allows you to speak to a uniquely targeted group of decision makers from companies​ that​ are designing and building some of the ​finest quality​ homes and commercial structures. The trade show is open to the public on Sunday, further increasing your visibility.

Trade Show Registration


We have some great sponsorship opportunities for our 2017 conference! As a sponsor, your company will be recognized in all printed material and throughout the conference at various locations. You can sponsor an event; our bookstore; the trade show mixer or other social event; a keynote speaker; or get top billing as a platinum conference sponsor. Find out more about becoming a sponsor HERE.

Please contact our office if you would like to become a sponsor: or 360-746-6571


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If you have any questions, please Contact the Timber Framers Guild, or 360.746.6571.