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Sunday, October 15, 2017

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(Closed) Board of Directors Meeting & Lunch

Green Room

6:30 p.m.

(Closed) Board of Directors Dinner

Bus outbound: 5:30 a.m.
Return: 8:15p.m

Monday, October 16, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

General Registration & Exhibitor Setup

Symphony Ballroom Foyer

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Golf Event at Hermitage Golf Course (10:24 a.m. tee time)

Bus outbound: 9:00 a.m.
Return: 3:30 p.m

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Andrew Jackson Police Youth Camp Community Service Project Ribbon-Cutting & Dedication Ceremony

Bus outbound: 11:00 a.m.
Return: 1:15 p.m.

 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

(Closed) Committee & Task Force Meetings

  • Advocacy Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Ethics Committee
  • Shock Pad Guidelines Task Force

See program handout for room location 

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

New Member & Guest Orientation

Lyric Room

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum - Sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company

Bus outbound: 5:30 p.m.
Return: 8:15 p.m.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Symphony I

8:30 a.m.

General Session & Membership Meeting

Symphony II & III

9:15 a.m.

Keynote Address by Keith Bulluck, Former Tennessee Titans Pro Bowl Linebacker

Symphony II & III

10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall & Photo-op with Keith Bulluck

Symphony I 

11:00 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions 1

1A – Shock Pads: What are they and how do they work?

1B – Freight Market Trends

1C – STC Guidelines for Synthetic Turf Base Systems

1D – Pet Turf Protocols for Disease Prevention & Odor Control

CEU eligible

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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

Symphony I

2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 2

2A – Baseball Infield Preparation & Installation

2B – Recycle & Reuse Options for Synthetic Turf & Industry Challenges

2C – Where is the Global Synthetic Turf Market Headed?

2D – Landscape Installation Certification & Planning

CEU eligible

3:15 p.m.

STC Green Break in Exhibit Hall

3:45 p.m.

Work Group Sessions

  1. Advocacy
  2. Education
  3. Marketing
  4. Membership
  5. Landscape
  6. European


5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Breakdown

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Coffee & Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

General Session & Membership Meeting

9:00 a.m.

Small Sided Soccer – Positive Outcomes and Demands on Synthetic Turf, Alan Georgeson, President, Small Sided Soccer Association

9:15 a.m.

Playing Surfaces and Their Role in the Prevention of Head and Lower Limb Injuries in Elite Athletes

Richard Kent, PhD

Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Emergency Medicine
Deputy Director, Center for Applied Biomechanics

CEU Eligible 

10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions 3

3A – Deep Dive with Dr. Kent

3B – Turf Warranties

3C – Turf Talks

CEU eligible

11:45 a.m.

Adjournment of STC Annual Membership Meeting

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

(Closed) STC Board of Directors Meeting

Gold Room 

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



The STC Gratefully Acknowledges its Meeting Sponsors









New Members
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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