TFG Events & Workshops

2024 Timber Framers Guild Conference


Save the Date

Mark your calendar and plan to join us in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for the 2024 Timber Framers Guild Conference. We look forward to robust conversations, connections with new friends and colleagues, excellent sessions, and fun events! We convene in Ann Arbor this October 17-20, with pre-conference events beginning October 15.

Contact the Guild office to learn how you can get involved or for more information: info@tfguild.org or 833-862-7376.

Call for Proposals

Each year, our community gathers to share knowledge and experience. Professionals with expertise in timber frame construction and supporting systems are invited to submit proposals for workshop and seminar presentations at the upcoming Guild conference.

Possible topics for consideration include, but are not limited to: timber frame engineering; preservation and restoration of historic timber frames; tools and technology; timber frame architecture and design; sustainable construction and materials; health and safety; and project management. We welcome proposals on nearly any subject related to timber framing or wood and encourage first-time presenters to apply! For more information contact info@tfguild.org.

Submit your presentation proposal HERE. Proposal deadline July 10.

Join the Trade Show

The Guild invites you to promote your company or organization to timber framers and related professionals from across North America at our annual conference. We have extended the trade show for an additional day, and you can look forward to meeting a targeted audience of 300 skilled professionals, architects, engineers, timber framers, and more during this event. Space is limited and will fill quickly, so click HERE to reserve your booth today! Any questions can be directed to info@tfguild.org.

Become a Conference Sponsor

Guild conferences, which often draw 200-300 timber framers, suppliers, engineers, and enthusiasts, are a great way 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 and sign up today! 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. Any questions can be directed to info@tfguild.org.

Join Us for a Pre-Conference Event: TFEC Symposium

We are looking forward to the TFEC Symposium, hosted this year at the JST Detroit Engineering Center in Farmington Hills (about 30 minutes from the Conference venue). Rocky Mountain Joinery Center is the timber frame company working on all wood elements of the project, which is still in progress. The site, once completed, will consist of seven unique timber structures designed by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects out of Osaka, Japan. The overarching principle of the structures is to meld Japanese timber craft with American carpentry practices.

We will have the opportunity to tour the facility with Guild member Will Denton IV on Tuesday, October 15, and return for a full day of symposium sessions on Wednesday, October 16. Space is limited for this symposium, so please be sure to stay tuned and sign up 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. 

Other Pre-Conference Events

The Conference Committee is deep in the planning stages for multiple pre-conference events, from workshops to certification sessions. Watch this space for more information soon!

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