TFG Events & Workshops

2023 Annual Conference


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The speaker program at Guild conferences is a large part of what draws 300+ attendees from all over North America. These gatherings are a special opportunity to share knowledge and grow skills with a diverse group of timber framers, engineers, architects, enthusiasts, and more. Download the conference program HERE.  

Become a Conference Sponsor

Looking for an advertising opportunity? Guild Conferences, which often draw 200-300 timber framers, suppliers, engineers, and enthusiasts, are a great opportunity to spread the word about your product or service to potential clients while also supporting the Timber Framers Guild and its educational mission. Click here to view our conference sponsorship opportunities, which provide your company with brand exposure of varying degrees and a range of different visibility options. You are more than welcome to sponsor multiple events or get creative and come up with your own special sponsorship category that fits your budget. Sign up to become a conference sponsor HERE; any questions can also be directed to info@tfguild.org.

Participate in Special Conference Events

Join us Friday night for the member slideshow, a Guild tradition and crowd favorite. Through the images shared by our members, we are inspired, instructed, and sometimes, amused! The projects shown and stories told often spark connections both old and new. Above all, we think about the work we do as a community. Please consider sharing your work. Learn more HERE.

The TFG Design Competition returns to the Guild conference this year! We invite members to submit projects - we have a variety of categories, including a People's Choice Award. It's a great opportunity to showcase your work...with a little friendly competition thrown in! Winners receive a discount on next year's conference registration and will be invited to join the jury for the 2024 TFG Design Competition. Learn more HERE.

Questions? Contact us at info@tfguild.org.

Join Us for a Pre-Conference Event: Tour with Ed Shure

On Thursday, November 9, featured speaker Ed Shure of Timmerhus will lead a tour of one of the incredible homes he was a part of building. Participants will travel to Edwards, Colorado, to visit Coyote Lodge, which features a nearly 80' clear span timber "barn" in the 28,000 s.f. private sports complext. What does true collaboration look like? Follow what happened as architect Kyle Webb and Ed2 (Ed Levin & Ed Shure) shared a dream, Timmerhus cut a frame of colossal proportions, Tim Bickford fabricated an insane 172' long snake of a valley, and Curtis Milton worked rigging magic. Come see the timber work at Coyote Lodge, where camaraderie, creative play, and mutual respect alchemized into built form. Transportation is up to each individual, but there will be carpooling opportunities. Space is limited. Please contact Brenda Baker to sign up. 

Join Us for a Pre-Conference Event: TFEC Symposium

The Timber Frame Engineering Council will be hosting a pre-conference symposium at the Keystone Science School on Thursday, November 9. Join us for a full day of presentations from industry professionals who will cover a wide range of wood engineering topics, and earn continuing education credits from this AIA-approved event. Whether you are a practicing structural engineer, an architect or designer, a timber framer, or a wood enthusiast, this popular event is an excellent opportunity to increase your knowledge of wood and network with colleagues from around the country. Registration is only $225 and includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as the yearly TFEC members meeting and an evening attendee slideshow with a cash bar. Questions? Email TFEC Chair Brian Malone or click HERE to learn more.

Funding for Young Engineers

As a result of a generous donation, we are launching the Jan Lewandoski Fellowships, which will give $1,000 to ten young engineers to help defray their costs for participating in the Conference and the associated TFEC Symposium. Applicants should be an engineering student or early-career engineer under age 32 and have demonstrated interest in timber framing, be it new construction or historic preservation. The applicant can be living in the United States or elsewhere. Applications must be submitted through this online form. Any questions can be directed to ed@tfguild.org

Registration

Registration is open! Registration rates for 2023 are $625 per person for TFG members. Should you need to cancel your registration, requests received prior to September 16 receive a 75% refund. Cancellations received from September 16 to October 31 receive a 50% refund. Refunds will not be available after October 31.

  Rate
Full Conference $625 (member), $675 (non-member)
Full Conference - Spouse $595 (member), $625 (non-member)
Friday Only $275
Saturday Only $300
Sunday Only  $150
Full Conference - Kids $185

Are you a speaker at this year's conference? Contact info@tfguild.org to receive your discount code!  

Scholarship Opportunities

Would you like to attend the 2023 TFG Conference but find the cost a barrier to participation? The Timber Framers Guild has allocated scholarship funds for up to 80% of the registration fee for this year's conference, and will award several scholarships in the coming weeks. The scholarship also includes a free one-year digital membership with the Guild. We invite interested individuals to apply for this scholarship. Questions? Contact us at info@tfguild.org.

About Keystone

About 2 hours from the Denver airport, Keystone is well-known as a four-season destination resort town. Click HERE to book a shuttle from the airport with a group discount. To meet the various needs of our members, we have a block of rooms at the Keystone Resort and Conference Center; click this link or call 855-948-0696 & reference the Guild's booking code BKRTFG23 to book your room at the Guild's rate! 

We also have space for 60 people in the bunkhouse-style dorms (4 bunkbeds per room) at the Keystone Science School, which is just a 5-minute drive from the Conference Center and accessible by shuttle. Take a 3D tour HERE. You can stay at KSS for just $150 for all three nights! Contact the Guild office to find out more about this option and reserve your space in the dorm.

Additional options for accommodation may be available. 

Looking for a ride or a roomie? Take a look at the notices page, and members can make their own post!

Registration has concluded on Nov 10, 2023.


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