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12 Jun 13: Prep for the
5th LGMI Conference January 2014--Woodyards



We are shifting gears for the summer and exploring ideas you want covered in the 5th LGMI Conference next January here in Atlanta.  Each week we are going to be taking one area of the process and asking you for input as to what you want to see covered.  We want to understand the who, what, when, where, why and how of the unit operations that are important to you.  It is our desire to build enthusiasm and a large on-site audience.  This week's survey is about woodyards and you can take it here.  Over the few weeks, we will cover:


05 Jun 13 Overall Conference issues 

12 Jun 13 Woodyards 

19 Jun 13 Batch Pulping

26 Jun 13 Continuous Pulping
03 Jul 13 Recycled Fiber Prep
10 Jul 13 Forming
17 Jul 13 Pressing
24 Jul 13 Drying
31 Jul 13 Sizing
07 Aug 13 Calendering
14 Aug 13 Reels and Winding
21 Aug 13 Maintenance
28 Aug 13 Energy

We are listening as hard as we can to what you want, so please take a few minutes each week to let us know what you think.

Results so far to Overall Conference Issues (please click above and take this survey if you have not already):

1. Conference Credibility often starts with a view at pricing. Too low--suspicious; too high not worth it. What is the just right number for a conference fee in your mind?

1/3 $100
1/3 $500
1/3 $600 

>Conference fee is not a factor.  I look for description of content relevant to my specialty
>Amount depends on theme or subject of conference

2. What is a comfortable length of conference for you?

75% 2 days
25% 3 days

>Subject matter, conference location all have a bearing

Many personally attend conferences for the unstructured time to socialize with others. How much unstructured time do you think should be built into each day?

2/3 a couple of hours
1/3 evenings only

4. Where should the unstructured time take place?

1/3 in conference room
1/2 in a break area
1/6 in a separate room

5. What are your favorite session formats?

(0 = lowest, 5 = highest)

Lecture                          mean  2.2    std dev.   1.9
Panel                             mean  1.7    std dev.   1.9
Interactive discussion    mean  3.0    std. dev.  2.4

You can still vote on this survey!  Just click it above on the 5 Jun 13 line.


LGMI Procedures

Still open for comments: Topless Tanks (Open until 25 Jun 13)

Still open for comments: Side Hill Screens (Open until 18 Jun 13)

As always, your comments will be appreciated.
Think light!


Brian Brogdon, Ph.D.
Executive Director




Jim Thompson

Send us your comments by emailing Brian Brogdon
or Jim Thompson!

Available for download: 2013 LGMI Conference Presentations.
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