The weather was wonderful and spirits were high as President Jamie Hillery and wife Jody welcomed everyone to the 74th Olympic Logging Conference held at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia.
Attendance was high this year, as people came across the region to take in top industry speakers, network with industry friends, and raise money for the organization’s scholarships.
Speakers, Events, and Sponsors
This year’s conference included twenty speakers covering everything from options in new technology and tips for auctioning equipment to communicating with millennials.
As in past years, silent and live auctions were held to raise money for scholarships. This year over $24,766 was raised, and a total of $14,500 will be distributed to recipients for 2019.
What stands out to anyone who attends the yearly event is the number of devoted sponsors. With 40 platinum sponsors, 19 gold sponsors, 15 silver, and six bronze, there is no way to list them all here. However, OLC President Hillery sums it up well, “Appreciation of our sponsors cannot be expressed enough. Our sponsors’ financial support is the foundation of the event.”
Some may have noticed that during the event, interviews were being taken of past key OLC members. Those interviews are going to be part of a video documenting the OLC history to celebrate its 75th anniversary next year.
Make sure to mark your calendar for April 29–May 1, 2020. It’s shaping up to be a special event.
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