On March 1st 2017 the TallWood Design Institute held a round table event at University of Oregon's White Stag building focusing on the potential opportunities for mass timber products to be used in affordable housing. Moderated by Judith Sheine, Head, Department of Architecture at University of Oregon, the event featured a panel of experts including: Michael Fifield, professor of architecture at University of Oregon; Eric McDonnell, structural engineer and associate at KPFF; Thomas Robinson, principal at Lever Architecture (and designers of the 12-story CLT Framework building that is coming soon to Portland's Pearl District); Mike Andrews, Structure; Isaac Johnson, Ankrom Moisan Architects, and; Dan Snow, Walsh Construction. Beginning with a discussion of the panel's experiences with mass timber and their relevance to affordable housing, the event generated lively and active dialog with a varied and knowledgable audience that included Carbon 12 architect Ben Kaiser and D.R. Johnson president Valerie Johnson. A downloadable white paper was produced to summarise the discussions.