Schedule of Events

 Saturday, March 11

  12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Executive Committee Meeting
  2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  NAWLA Board of Directors Meeting
  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception

 Sunday, March 12

  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registration Open
  8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Committee Breakfast
  8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

NAWLA Committee Meetings

  • Education
  • Finance
  • Leadership Summit
  • Membership
  • Regional Meetings
  • Traders Market
  10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Optional Outings: Bike Tour & Golf
  5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Registration Open
 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Networking Reception

 Monday, March 13

  7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Registration Open
  7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.  Breakfast & Table-tops
  8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 

Syncing Five Generations in the Workforce
Speaker: Mark Altman, Founder and Trainer, Mindset Go

Millennials and Generation Z are now the largest generations in our workforce. The disconnect between leaders and their teams is adversely impacting succession planning, productivity for hybrid and remote teams, and retaining top sales talent. Join MindsetGo Founder Mark Altman for this mindset-shifting session. You will learn how to support your leadership and their respective teams to break old, familiar patterns. Discover ways to build a company culture where people take initiative, are motivated, and are passionate about their jobs and companies. Mark will provide simple and actionable strategies to dramatically improve the managing, recruiting, retention, and engagement of your multi-generational workforce. Learn how to influence people’s thoughts and feelings. Identify actions to overcome the hurdles of reengineering your organization to drive business performance and maintain the cohesiveness of your culture both inside and outside your four walls.

  9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Beverages & Table-tops
  10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Spouse & Companion Brunch
  9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  

Culture as a Catalyst for Performance
Speaker: Dwight Gibson, President and CEO, BlueLinx Co.

Exploring the important role culture plays in creating an environment for success in the building material products industry

  10:45 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.  Beverages & Table-tops
  11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

Freightonomics and the Future of Transportation
Speaker: Anthony Smith, Chief Economist, Freightwaves

FreightWaves' Chief Economist dives into transportation trends, its impacts on building material demand, and how to leverage high-frequency freight data.

  12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Awards Luncheon
  1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Open Networking Time

  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 10 Group Meetings
  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Chairman's Party

 Tuesday, March 14

  7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registration Open
  7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast & Table-tops
  8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Education Session 4

  9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Beverages & Table-tops
  9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

Education Session 5 Panel

  10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Beverages & Table-tops
  10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

Top 7 Trends to Watch in Real Estate
Speaker: Dr. Jessica Lautz, Vice President, Demographics and Behavioral Insights, National Association of Realtors

Buyers and sellers have changed what they want in a home, and how they use their home, how they search for a new home, and the relationship to the agent. The housing market has roared over the last two years, but now the changing economic environment has returned some normalization. Buyers are facing ever rising mortgage rates coupled with rising prices and have struggled to find the perfect home, finding creative ways to enter the market. Demographics have shifted and many potential buyers have been left out. How is everyone coping and what comes next?

If you are interested in extending your stay in Palm Desert, the 2023 BNP Paribas Open will be taking place while we are there!  While there is not an official NAWLA outing to the Open, we encourage attendees to coordinate with each other to attend.  For more information, please visit the official 2023 BNP Paribas Open website.

*Schedule accurate as of January 20, 2023