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ILBA 50th Anniversary Conference and Trade Show

APRIL 25–28, 2024

Montebello, Quebec· Canada
Chateau Montebello
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EARLY BIRD PRICING UNTIL MARCH 15 2024: Register soon for best pricing with our early bird discount. REGISTER NOW

PRE-CONFERENCE PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION WORKSHOP APRIL 23-25 2024: Learn from experts in preservation and restoration as they focus on the historic Gatehouse of Chateau Montebello. 

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PRESENTATIONS: The 50th Anniversary Conference presentations will cover a diverse range of topics within the log building industry.  Renowned experts share insights into innovative techniques, sustainable practices, and emerging trends.  Attendees gain valuable knowledge about log construction, from design principles to project management.  These presentations foster a dynamic exchange of ideas, promoting continuous learning and skill development within our community.

LOG GAMES: Our traditional log games event offers a unique blend of skill, camaraderie, and heritage.  Participants engage in friendly competitions showcasing their prowess in traditional log crafting techniques.  It’s a dynamic and entertaining aspect of our conference, fostering a sense of community and celebrating the artistry inherent in working with logs.

**Proper safety equipment (PPE) and Footwear MUST be worn to participate in the log-building games

 

LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION: The 50th Conference will offer both live and silent auctions, creating an exciting atmosphere for participants.  Attendees have the opportunity to bid on a variety of log-related items, tools, unique pieces crafted by experts.  The live auction adds an element of suspense and competition.  These auctions not only serve as a fundraising opportunity for the Association, but also contribute to the sense of community by showcasing and exchanging valuable log-built creations and resources.

Sharing of History: There will be plenty of open mic opportunities at the conference, for individuals to share short rich stories and insights of 50 yrs. of the ILBA’s history.   These sessions will provide a unique platform for veterans to reflect on the evolution of log construction, the industry, shared valuable experiences, challenges, and lessons learned.  It will create a continued sense of community by bridging generations and offering a platform for collective wisdom within our rich history in the Log Building profession.

Special thanks to our supporting sponsors
The ILBA is pleased to announce that the 50th Anniversary, Conference & Tradeshow will take place at the Chateau Montebello.
Join industry leading Builders, Contractors, Suppliers, Manufacturers, Designers and more

It is fitting that we celebrate our 50th Anniversary in this magnificent Chateau!

The ILBA is proud to be celebrating its 50 years of excellence in supporting the craft of well-crafted log homes. We are especially proud that the industry is thriving, and we remain a significant part of its success.

The Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, also known as Chateau Montebello, is a historical resort that is located in Montebello, Quebec, Canada. It is famous for its unique architecture, rich history, and picturesque surroundings.

The construction of the Chateau Montebello began in 1928 under the guidance of Swiss-American architect Adrien Dufresne. Dufresne aimed to create a rustic yet luxurious lodge using locally sourced materials, such as cedar logs. The building process was labour-intensive, requiring the assembly of over 10,000 red cedar logs, resulting in the world's largest log cabin structure.

Today, the Chateau Montebello remains a popular destination for travelers who are looking for a blend of history, luxury, and natural beauty. Its legacy as an exceptional architectural gem and an emblem of sophistication in the heart of the Canadian landscape endures.

Preservation & Restoration Workshop
Gatehouse of Chateau Montebello

Learn Rot Repair/Preservation Techniques & Products from the Experts

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscape of Quebec, Canada, the historic Chateau Montebello stands as a testament to architectural grandeur and cultural heritage. Within its sprawling estate lies the charming gatehouse, a structure steeped in history and significance. Recognizing the importance of preserving this architectural gem, a preservation workshop will be convening at the gatehouse of Chateau Montebello, bringing together experts, historians, and conservationists from across the country.

The workshop will commence with an exploration of the gatehouse’s rich history, tracing its origins back to the early 20th century when it served as the entrance to the magnificent Chateau Montebello. Participants will delve into archival records, studying blueprints, photographs, and historical documents to gain insight into the gatehouse’s original design and construction techniques.

Led by seasoned preservation architects and engineers, the workshop will focus on assessing the gatehouse’s current condition and devising strategies for its conservation and restoration. Through meticulous examination and analysis, experts identified areas of deterioration, structural weaknesses, and environmental factors contributing to decay.

A key aspect of the preservation workshop is the emphasis on utilizing traditional craftsmanship and materials authentic to the gatehouse’s era. Artisans skilled in heritage conservation will share their expertise in restoring intricate woodwork, masonry, and ornamental details, employing time-honored techniques passed down through generations.

Incorporating sustainable practices is also a central theme of the workshop, with discussions revolving around energy-efficient upgrades, eco-friendly materials, and strategies to minimize the environmental footprint of preservation efforts. Participants will explore innovative approaches to retrofitting the gatehouse with modern amenities while preserving its historic character and charm.

Through collaborative dialogue and shared passion for heritage conservation, attendees will forge connections and work together for safeguarding the gatehouse for future generations to enjoy.

As the preservation workshop draws to a close, participants will depart with a renewed sense of purpose and commitment to continual preservation of the gatehouse at Chateau Montebello. Armed with newfound knowledge and strategies, they will embark on a journey to implement preservation initiatives, ensuring that this architectural treasure remains a beacon of history

Networking and Continuing Education can make all the difference in your business and connections.

Gain valuable insights from a series of expert-led presentations and diverse general sessions designed to enhance your business prospects today.

Enjoy networking opportunities during meals, breaks, and receptions, providing plenty of time to forge meaningful connections that could secure your next deal, advance your goals, and establish your influence in the domestic or international market.

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ATTENDEE PRICING

FULL ACCESS 3 DAYS: EARLYBIRD

MEMBERS

$750

Registration tickets include:

50th Anniversary Celebration at the Sucrerie de la Montagne (“Sugar Shack”) – transportation is supplied
3-day Conference – Food & Presentations
3-day Tradeshow
Log Building Games
Preservation Tech Talk

Earlybird rate only until MARCH 15 2024

NON-MEMBERS

$775

Registration tickets include:

50th Anniversary Celebration at the Sucrerie de la Montagne (“Sugar Shack”) – transportation is supplied
3-day Conference – Food & Presentations
3-day Tradeshow
Log Building Games
Preservation Tech Talk

Earlybird rate only until MARCH 15 2024

SPOUSES/PARTNERS

$750

Registration tickets include:

50th Anniversary Celebration at the Sucrerie de la Montagne (“Sugar Shack”) – transportation is supplied
3-day Conference – Food & Presentations
3-day Tradeshow
Log Building Games
Preservation Tech Talk

Earlybird rate only until MARCH 15 2024

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SPONSORS

SPONSORS & PARTNERS
Special thanks to our supporting sponsors

Canada’s Log and Wood Home Store is pleased to offer up to 15% off of log and timber supplies to ILBA members. Please contact info@loghomestore.ca to get your discount codes and get set up for this program. You can also call us at 1-844-714-8187

**Discounts available on almost all products except power tools and siding.

Please contact Charis Babcock - cbabcock@sashco.com or Christian Ethridge - cethridge@sashco.com - and reference the ILBA Members discount.

ILBA members to receive a 5% product rebate for stain purchased from Jan to December in any given year.  The rebate will be applied to a members account in January the year following and they can use any time in that 12-month period. Contact Mark Dunn @  mark@timberprocoatings.ca for more details.

ILBA members to receive a one hour virtual consultation. Picture or video analysis along with voice or video chat.  Consultation will address questions, concerns or maintenance. Contact Nate @ wxwize@gmail.com for more detail.

Please email Patrick at pat@permachink.com or call 1-425-952-2061 and mention the ILBA Members discount.  Shipping is not included. Available in continental USA and Canada.

Log Home Home Store is pleased to offer 10% off of log and timber supplies to ILBA members. Please contact Scotty at sales@loghomestore.com to get full details, get your discount codes and get set up for this program. You can also call us at 1-800-827-1688