Speakers

 

Ron White

Ron White

Ron White is, without question, one of the top memory experts in the world.

He is a two-time national memory champion. He won the USA Memory Championship in 2009 and 2010. Ron held the record for the fastest to memorize a deck of shuffled cards in only 1 minute and 27 seconds; a record he held for two years.

Ron is a part of the History Channel show Stan Lee’s Super Humans as The Memory Expert. You also may have seen him on the National Geographic Channel show ‘Brain Games’ as their memory expert in season 1. He has been the guest on over 200 radio programs and is the author of over a dozen albums and books. Ron believes that he is no different from anyone, and that everyone can learn how to improve their memory.

Ron joined the US Navy as a reservist after September 11th and completed a tour in Afghanistan during 2007.

As a tribute to the fallen, Ron has memorized the names of more than 2,300 American service members killed in Afghanistan. He travels the USA writing the names on a 52-foot long wall from memory. It took 10 months to memorize the 7,000+ words.


Ron White

Paul Jannke

Paul Jannke is a Principal of Forest Economic Advisors LLC, the premier source for North American wood products analysis and information.

Paul’s main area of expertise is North American lumber markets. Having spent more than 25 years' analyzing lumber markets and providing reliable, insightful forecasts, Paul is the industry's top economic analyst.

Paul is the author of FEA's Lumber Advisor,  Lumber Quarterly Forecasting Service, and Global Log and Lumber Service publications. These publications are the industry's leading sources for forecasts and analysis of the North American lumber markets. In addition, Paul has co-authored numerous studies on the international lumber, engineered lumber, timber, bioenergy, and panel industries.

Paul has presented at many international conferences on the markets for lumber, engineered wood products and structural panels and he is recognized as a leading expert in these areas.