After a highly successful year for TWIG made possible through the feedback from last year's Perennial, we are excited to bring things in person for our second edition. The Perennial is at the core of TWIG’s planning work and as a yearly event, it's used as a means to get input and feedback from our community. In 2021 we hosted things online and facilitated feedback from 25 people that represent a cross-section of the industry. Last year we asked the question “What do you think is the most valuable contribution TWIG could make?”. Unanimously the answer was simple, and our participants echoed each other's statements saying that TWIG should be doing more of what it's doing right now, connecting people across the industry, and creating events that inspire.
TWIG as an organization occupies an essential space in the value-added wood sector. We are a hub, a network, and a space to learn and discover with a focus on helping the industry become more collaborative. We want to grow the community and the culture around wood innovation, by helping people in the industry find each other and by developing pathways for people to become a part of it. The events we create are intended to inspire a new wave of innovators and contributors to the sector by injecting it with creativity, and fun and highlighting people and companies leading the way.
This year again we need your help to guide us and that comes with your participation. We are bringing things in person and creating an event to inspire, invigorate and enhance the strength of the TWIG network and the value-added wood sector as a whole.
2022 Schedule of events
This year we have a series of events scheduled to start in the afternoon on Friday, June 10 @ 2:30. End your day early and come join us at CBR Products. The event is in two parts - afternoon and evening, with a social component in the middle. The afternoon program is more directly focused on people already invested in the sector and those who want to become more involved. The evening is open to all types of people and is centred around a series of artistic performances and exhibits.
Register to attend the 2022 TWIG Perennial
Welcoming - 2:30 - 3:30
The TWIG team will host attendees as they arrive with the event officially kicking off at 3:00. Our welcoming will consist of a brief introduction to our partners and sponsors of the event, with a brief overview of the event, outlining the purpose of the Perennial as a recurring event for the industry and to grow the community.
Quick Pitch - 3:30 - 4:30
Our participatory event will start with one question that we invite people to demonstrate with a physical object or something visual.
What is one project, product, idea or service do you believe can advance the use of BC timber and increase value within our sector?
We will give willing participants 2-5 minutes to show + tell in response to this question. It's a way to get to know everyone in the room - what they are up to and why they are here today with us.
TWIG Hackathon - 4:30 - 6:00
At TWIG we believe strongly that innovation comes from the way in which we organize ourselves as people towards a common problem, goal or opportunity. Innovation requires people with different backgrounds, perspectives and skills to contribute their ideas to a collaborative space of imagination. Our hackathon captures this concept, and we will place participants into multidisciplinary groups and challenge them to come up with a feasible wood product within 1 hour. At the end of this, the groups will present their ideas in a pitch-like format.
Perennial Social - 6:00 - 7:00
As a buffer between the industry program and evening performances, it's a space to grab a drink from Beere Brewing Co. and some food with fellow participants and connect over the activities of the afternoon. During this time, our event partners and hosts will have featured areas set up for you to ask questions about their offerings and learn more about what's made possible through the Wood First Programs.
Evening Performances - 7:00 - 9:30
For our evening program, we are bringing in Giorgio Magnanensi and his collection of wood resonators for a series of musical performances. Giorgio is the artistic director of Vancouver New Music and will give a talk about the resonators - how they work and how one can create such inventions for themselves. Musical artists from the community will get the opportunity to try out the resonators, and perform for the guests.
Performing Artists will be added shortly!
**For tickets to the evening event only please follow this link