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2015 Irrigation Show & Education Conference about to kick off

Keep up with the wave of new technologies, best practices and innovative ideas in irrigation at the 2015 Irrigation Show & Education Conference, Nov. 9-13 in Long Beach, Calif. This is the premier event to enhance your industry knowledge, network with peers and visit hundreds of exhibitors that will give you new solutions for your on-the-job needs.

  • Explore 300+ exhibits for agriculture, landscape and golf.
  • Network with decision-makers on the show floor and at social events.
  • Track industry trends and initiatives for water-use efficiency and sustainability.
  • Upgrade your expertise with technical sessions, seminars and classes.

 

The 2015 Irrigation Show & Education Conference schedule is as follows:

 

Sunday, Nov. 8  
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open – Education Classes and Exhibitors Only
   
Monday, Nov. 9  
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open – Education Classes and Exhibitors Only
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Electrical Troubleshooting
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. IA Certification Board Meeting
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Agricultural Drip/Micro Design (Day 1)
  The Business of Landscape Irrigation Contracting
  Center Pivot Design (Day 1)
  Landscape Irrigation Auditor (Day 1)
  Landscape Irrigation Contractor (Day 1)
  Landscape Irrigation Design (Day 1)
  Principles of Irrigation: Agriculture (Day 1)
  Principles of Irrigation: Landscape (Day 1)
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ARCSA Annual Conference
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibitor Move-In
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Two-Wire Methods for Landscape
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. IA Executive Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ASABE Reception Honoring Terry Howell
   
Tuesday, Nov. 10  
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Hydraulic Troubleshooting
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Landscape Drainage Design
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. IA Board of Directors Meeting
  IA Certification Board Meeting
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Agricultural Drip/Micro Design (Day 2)
  Agricultural Irrigation Specialist (Day 1)
  Center Pivot Design (Day 2)
  Landscape Irrigation Auditor (Day 2)
  Landscape Irrigation Contractor (Day 2)
  Landscape Irrigation Design (Day 2)
  Principles of Irrigation: Agriculture
  Principles of Irrigation: Landscape
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ASABE/IA Symposium: Evapotranspiration Research
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibitor Move-In
8:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. ARCSA Annual Conference
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ASABE/IA Symposium: Improving ET Estimates & Methodologies
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ASABE/IA Symposium: Concurrent Sessions
      Ground-Based & Remote Sensing
      Turf & Landscape Irrigation Controlles & Sensors
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. IA Certification Exams
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Smart Irrigation Month Committee Meeting
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Point of Connection Workshop
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ASABE/IA Symposium: Concurrent Sessions
      Spatial Irrigation Management With Center Pivots
      Stewardship & Sustainability
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Irrigated Soils
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Membership Committee Meeting
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Manufacturers’ Representatives Common Interest Group Meeting
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Nursery & Greenhouse Common Interest Group Meeting
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. IA Past Presidents’ Dinner (invitation only)
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Math Refresher Seminar – FREE!
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. IA’s Got Talent! Opening Night Party (ticketed event)
   
Wednesday, Nov. 11  
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Drip/.Micro Irrigation Common Interest Group Meeting
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Contractor Common Interest Group Meeting
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ASABE/IA Symposium: Concurrent Sessions
     Deficit Irrigation Strategies
     Turf & Landscape Irrigation Scheduling
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. IA Certification Exams
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Understanding Pumps
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Agricultural Irrigation Specialist (Day 2)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. IA Certification Board Meeting
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Advanced Landscape Irrigation Design & Management
  Advanced Irrigation Wiring Methods & Troubleshooting
  Alternative Water for Landscape Irrigation
  Bidding & Estimating Landscape Irrigation Systems
  Landscape Drip Irrigation Design & Management
  Landscape Irrigation Technician
  Landscape Water Management & Planning
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Point of Connection “Turf Talk” Contractor Roundtables
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. History Common Interest Group Meeting
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Government Affairs Committee Meeting
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ASABE/IA Symposium: Concurrent Sessions
     Irrigation Management With Variable Rate Systems
     Agricultural Irrigation Scheduling & Management
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EXHIBITS OPEN
10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CAD Learning Lab for Irrigation Design Pavilion on show floor
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Point of Connection Contractor Briefing: Social Media Marketing
  (Part 1)
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Water Cooler Chat Pavilion on show floor
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. IA Initiative Briefing: Smart Irrigation Month
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Certification Luncheon (by invitation only)
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Point of Connection Contractor Briefing: Finding & Retaining Good Employees
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ASABE/IA Symposium: Concurrent Sessions
     Microirrigation for Improved Production & Reduced
        Environmental Concerns
     Outreach & Innovation in Scheduling Software
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Advanced Pumps
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. IA Certification Exams
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. IA Initiative Briefing: Smart Water Application Technologies
  Agriculture Insight Session: The Future of Agricultural Irrigation Research: A discussion with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Awards & Honors Committee Meeting
  Water Features & Lake Management Common Interest Group Meeting
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Agriculture Insight Session: Agriculture Irrigation Sustainability
  IA Initiative Briefing: Government Affairs
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ASABE/IA Irrigation Symposium: Poster Session on show floor
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Women in Irrigation Social
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. IA Standards Committee & ASABE NRES 24 Standards Committee Joint Meeting
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. New Product Contest Presentations: Agriculture
  New Product Contest Presentations: Landscape & Golf
  New Product Contest Presentations: Lighting & Specialty
   
Thursday, Nov. 12   
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Technical Conference Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ARCSA Rainwater Harvesting Accredited Professional Workshop
  (Day 1)
8:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. General Session & Keynote Speaker (doors open at 8:00 a.m. for continental breakfast)
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EXHIBITS OPEN
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Marketing Committee Meeting
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CAD Learning Lab for Irrigation Design Pavilion on show floor
  Water Cooler Chat Pavilion on show floor
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Point of Connection Contractor Briefing: Making Irrigation Rebates Work for Your Business
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Landscape Irrigation Seminar: Sustainable Landscapes and Water Use Efficiency
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Friends of the Industry Luncheon (invitation only)
12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Landscape Irrigation Seminar: Smart Phone Apps for Irrigation Management
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. IA Initiative Briefing: Certification
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. IA Certification Exams
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Joint USDA ARC-NRCS Meeting
1:50 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Landscape Irrigation Seminar: Commissioning an Irrigation System
2:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Agriculture Insight Session: Sustainable Groundwater Use in Agriculture
  IA Initiative Briefing: Standards & Codes
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Ambassadors’ Roundtable
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Point of Connection Contractor Briefing: Social Media: Marketing Your Business in the 21st Century, an interactive session wrap-up
  (Part 2)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Landscape Irrigation Seminar: A New Way to Evaluate Sprinkler Performance
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Exhibitor Move-Out
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Viva Las Vegas! Closing Night Party
   
Friday, Nov. 13  
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Expo Advisory Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Soil Plant and the Air Continuum
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Irrigation Components for Residential/Small Commercial Systems
  Managing a Landscape Irrigation Service Company
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. IA Certification Exams
  Exhibitor Move-Out
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ARCSA Rainwater Harvesting Accredited Professional Workshop
  (Day 2)
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Drought Summit
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. IA Foundation Board Meeting

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