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Schedule of Events

Dates, times, assigned rooms and activities subject to change.

Download the 2017 Spring Meeting Program & Agenda

Sunday, March 12, 2017

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(Closed) Board of Directors Meeting & Lunch

Montecristo 1

6:30 p.m.

(Closed) Board of Directors Dinner

Meet at hotel entrance

Monday, March 13, 2017

1 - 4 p.m.

STC Outing at Topgolf

Topgolf at MGM Grand

1 - 6 p.m.

General Registration

Cohiba Foyer

5 - 6 p.m.

New Member & Guest Orientation

Montecristo 1

6 - 8 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Poolside/The Cliffs

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

8 - 8:30 a.m.

Coffee & Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:30 a.m.

Welcome, Call to Order, Anti-trust Reminder

8:40 a.m.

Update on Important STC Initiatives, Community Service Project in Nashville


8:50 a.m.

Keynote Address by Chris Nowinski, Co-Founder and CEO, Concussion Legacy Foundation

CEU eligible 

10:00 a.m.



10:15 a.m.

Global Market Update from International Sports Governing Bodies

  • Alastair Cox, Int’l Hockey Federation (FIH)

  • Marc Douglas, World Rugby

  • Nicolas Evans, FIFA

  • Moderator: John Baize, Act Global

CEU eligible

11:30 a.m.

Update from European Synthetic Turf Organisation (ESTO)


11:45 a.m.

Update from STC Allied Organization Member Small Sided Soccer Association (SSSA)


12 - 2:30 p.m.

Exhibitor Showcase & LunchConnect with STC members and invited guests to learn about the latest products and services in the synthetic turf industry.

2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 1

CEU eligible

4:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 2

CEU eligible

5 - 6 p.m.

Exhibitor Breakdown

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

8 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8: 30 a.m.

New Initiatives of STC Landscape Committee

8:45 a.m.

Landscape Synthetic Grass Consumer Panel

CEU eligible 

9:30 a.m.



9:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions 3

CEU eligible

11 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions 4

CEU eligible

12 p.m.

Adjournment of STC Spring Membership Meeting

1 - 6 p.m.

Start time for pre-registered candidates to take the ASBA Certified Field Builder exam (4-5 hours). To register and order study materials, contact Cynthia Sanchez, ASBA, P: 410-730-9595, 866-501-2722 / F: 410-730-8833,

Churchill Room




The STC Gratefully Acknowledges its Meeting Sponsors







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Re-Match A/SRecycling of artificial turf
Expertise Sports Design LG Inc.Independent landscape architecture consultants, specialized in sports facility design
Go Green Synthetic Lawn SolutionsUS manufacturer of synthetic turf, selling direct through select distributors

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