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The Sustainable Future of CLT in the South: Grow. Design. Build.

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a burgeoning industry in the southern United States, capitalizing on the abundant presence of southern pine and other softwoods found in the region. The use of CLT offers a myriad of economic and environmental advantages across various sectors of the supply chain, benefiting stakeholders ranging from landowners and foresters to developers, contractors, architects, and engineers.

Discover more about this innovative construction material and other sustainable mass timber products at the Auburn University-hosted CLT conference, “The Sustainable Future of CLT in the South: Grow. Design. Build.” taking place from October 7 – 9, 2024, in Auburn, Alabama. This exclusive three-day event, unparalleled in its kind, will showcase distinguished forestry, building science, engineering, architecture, and design experts.

Conference discussions will delve into the latest CLT research, trends, and developments specific to the South. Session tracks will cater to the diverse interests of various audiences, including designers, builders, contractors, forestry professionals, academics, landowners, manufacturers, and suppliers. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to stay abreast of the advancements and opportunities in the dynamic realm of CLT and sustainable mass timber products!

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Conference Overview

DAY 1 (10/7/24): Meet, Mix & Mingle

Arrival/registration will begin at 3 pm CST at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center. A welcome reception will follow at 5 pm. Exhibitors are encouraged to complete setup during night one.

DAY 2 (10/8/24): Presentations, Panels & Posters

After breakfast, keynote speakers will share their insights via presentations and a Q&A panel. A poster session with networking opportunities and dinner will follow.

DAY 3 (10/9/24): Talk, Table & Tour

On day three, attendees have flexibility! They can stay at the venue and participate in discussions or a local tour. Transportation will be provided.

Conference Theme

The southern yellow pine cross-laminated timber (CLT) market in the South is buzzing. This earth-friendly, cost-effective, fire-resistant, versatile material is the future. At this conference, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and innovate alongside industry professionals with backgrounds in forestry, building sciences, engineering, architecture, design, and sustainable business.

Who Should Attend?

Stakeholders along the CLT-supply chain who are interested in learning more about CLT advancements should plan to attend this conference. All levels of expertise are welcome. Presentations, discussions, and concurrent sessions will cater to a diverse audience of foresters, forest landowners, architects, contractors, CLT researchers, students, and industry professionals with three days of engaging exhibitions, seminars, demonstrations, and touring opportunities.

Conference Location

This three-day first-of-its-kind conference will be held at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center located at 241 South College St., Auburn, AL. See our Hotel & Travel information for details about lodging, airports, directions, and, area dining and entertainment options.


Q: How do I contact the organizer?

A: Contact Dr. Adam Maggard at (334) 844-2401 or email

Q: Do I need to bring a printed ticket or proof of registration to the event?

A: No, we will have all registrations documented. Please wear your name badge so you can be easily recognized and identified.

Q: What is the refund policy?

A: 100% refund up to one month before the conference and 50% refund thereafter. If the conference is postponed or canceled, refunds will be issued in full. To request a refund, contact Dr. Adam Maggard at (334) 844-2401 or email

Q: What materials will be provided to exhibitors?

A: Each exhibitor will receive a table (either 6′ x 30″ or 6′ x 18″) and two chairs. Exhibits will be located centrally in the Prefunction Foyer and the Prefunction Hall of the Dixon Conference Center. Please specify in your registration if your team requires special accommodations.

Q: What materials will be provided to poster presenters?

A: Each presenter will receive an easel with a foam board for mounting posters. Pushpins will be provided. Posters of standard size (3′ x 4′) or smaller are encouraged. The poster session will occur on the evening of Tuesday, October 8. However, presenters are welcome to set up posters to be viewed throughout the conference upon arrival.

Q: What is the schedule for early bird discounts on registration?

A: Early bird discounts will apply until 8/31/2024.

Q: How do I secure the Group Room Rate at the venue?

A: Call 334-821-8200 and mention the “CLT Conference” or book using this link:

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