Wednesday, September 21, 8am shotgun start
UPDATE:  Held at the Little Mountain Country Club

The North American Forest Foundation will host its 2022 Golf Classic in conjunction with the NHLA Convention at the StoneWater Golf Club, a semi-private club situated within the private Aberdeen Community of Highland Heights, Ohio. Please take part and help support the North American Forest Foundation.

To register for this event, please click here.

Player registration is $300 per person.

For questions about registration for the NAFF Golf Tournament, please contact Allison DeFord at [email protected]

Course Information:
Little Mountain Country Club
7667 Hermitage Rd | Painesville, OH 44077 | www.littlemountaincc.com/

Special Events 2022

Inspector Training School Educational Foundation
Fundraising Event

Wednesday – Friday, September 21-23

How would you like to take home $10,000? The Inspector Training School Educational Foundation’s Annual 50/50 Drawing can make that dream a reality.  During the convention, ITSEF will be selling a total of 200 raffle tickets at $100 each. The proceeds will be split evenly between one lucky winner and the Foundation. Buy a ticket and support the continued development and growth of the Inspector Training School and its graduates.

The 50/50 drawing will take place on Friday, September 23, during the I LOVE Rock & Roll Gala. To purchase a ticket, stop by the Registration Desk, the ITSEF Booth (#804) or look for an ITSEF representative throughout the convention. Please stop by and see how you can support the mission of the Inspector Training School Educational Foundation.

What is ITSEF?
The Inspector Training School Educational Foundation is an independent 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2012. The Foundation is made up of NHLA Inspector Training School alumni and friends committed to privately supporting the continued development and growth of the NHLA Inspector Training School and its graduates.  To support its mission, ITSEF relies on the support of individuals, organizations, and corporations.

Reception 8

We Will Rock You! Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 21, 6-7:30 pm
At the Huntington Convention Center Atrium Ballroom

Join us for a Rock ‘n Welcome Reception to celebrate the start of the 2022 NHLA Annual Convention & Exhibit Showcase. Get into the networking groove while enjoying food, cocktails, and conversation as you catch up with friends and make new connections.

Admission to the Welcome Reception is included with your full convention registration. If you have a guest or friend that would like to attend this event, that’s no problem. Guest tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at the registration desk.

Sponsored by


NHLA Inspector training school

alumni reception

Thursday, September 22, 4-5 pm

If you are a graduate of NHLA Inspector Training School, this reception is just for you!  Join our alumni networking reception and enjoy free beer, wine, snacks, and good company as alumni gather together to reminisce and hear the latest news from the school!  

Sponsored by


Rock n Roll Hardwoods:

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame After Hours Event 

Thursday, September 22, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Hendrix’s Strat, Page’s Les Paul, Tom Petty’s Rickenbacker. The guitars they played made them legends. In a way, they owe it to hardwoods. Without hardwoods, there’s no guitar. Without guitars, there’s no Rock and Roll.

Spend the evening with NHLA and NWH, celebrating the history of Rock and Roll and Hardwoods at the one-and-only Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Just steps from the convention center, you’re invited to partake in a few cocktails, nosh a bit, and reconnect with new and old industry friends. Take the evening to stroll through the Hall’s world-class exhibits; join our scavenger hunt for a chance to win a host of prizes, and bid for a custom PRS or Fender guitar and other awesome items to benefit the Real American Hardwood Coalition and the promotion of hardwoods.

From Alder to Ash, Basswood to Poplar, hardwoods are the heart of Rock & Roll. That means we rock! Celebrate and party with us!

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Register for this special event when completing convention registration.

*Convention Registration Required.
Tickets are just $15.

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I Love Rock & Roll Gala

Friday, September 23, 6pm – 11pm
Hilton Hotel, Hope Ballroom 3rd Floor

We all know that Cleveland Rocks, so now, it’s time to party like the Rock Stars that you are. Get ready for a fun-filled night of live music, amazing performances, delicious food, fun giveaways, and surprise guests.

You’re going to be entertained by a true dueling piano show featuring two Rock legends – Billy Joel and Elton John!* These two talented musicians will leave you thinking you enjoyed a concert with the actual real rockers.

Dress in your favorite band t-shirt or your best “rocker” look and join us as we celebrate the 125th NHLA Annual Convention and the induction of a new NHLA Chairman. 

Register for this special event when completing convention registration or email us at [email protected] to add a ticket to an existing registration.

Tickets are just $75 for a registered attendee

and $150 for a non-registered guest.

6-7 pm Reception with open bar

7-10 pm Dinner, Entertainment, and Passing of the Gavel

*Billy Joel and Elton John Impersonators 

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