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2019 STC Spring Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony
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2019 STC Spring Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony

3/11/2019 to 3/13/2019
When: March 11-13, 2019
Where: Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell Street
Seattle, Washington  98101
United States
Contact: Synthetic Turf Council

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Event Overview

The STC will hold its 2019 Spring Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony on March 11 - 13, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. The meeting will attract 200+ industry leaders and feature exceptional networking, Exhibitor Showcase with tabletop displays, and unmatched education with 3-track technical sessions on industry-related topics. Please encourage non-member companies to be at the meeting, either as a new member, or as a guest!



Meeting Highlights

STC Exhibitor Showcase - Meet our exhibitors and view the latest synthetic turf products and services »

View the latest products and services in the synthetic turf industry, broaden your knowledge base on industry-related issues, and network among builders, landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance providers, manufacturers, suppliers, installation contractors, infill material suppliers and other specialty service companies. The Exhibit Hall will be open to all attendees according to the following schedule:

Monday, March 11, 2019

  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Welcome Reception and Exhibitor Showcase

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

  • 7:00 a.m.  – 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
  • 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Exhibitor Showcase and Lunch

STC Awards »

The program is designed to honor members who help to promote STC values and advance the synthetic turf industry. The awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. 

Keynote Address: Economic Forecast for the Industry and the Global Economy

Lauren Saidel-Baker, ITR Economics, will provide an economic forecast for the U.S. and global economy, including a review of short-term and long-term global economic forecasts and how the forecasts will directly impact the synthetic turf industry. The presentation will discuss Business Cycle Phases and what it means to your company, leading economic indicators of the utmost importance to watch, and time-sensitive current events of public concern and how to expect them.

Lauren Saidel-Baker is a speaker and economist at ITR Economics™. She provides economic consulting services for small businesses, trade associations, and Fortune 500 companies across a spectrum of industries. Her work on ITR’s Business Advisory Team plays a vital role to the institute’s overall success.

Since joining ITR Economics, Lauren has brought enthusiasm and in-depth insights regarding various industry trends. Her engaging and charming personality always exceeds the expectations of her audiences, both internally and externally, while her experience in the financial industry supports a deep understanding of the usability of ITR Economics’ programs.

Lauren graduated cum laude with honors in economics and a double major in religion from Wellesley College. In addition to her academic accomplishments, Lauren is also a CFA® charterholder. Her attention to detail and ability to understand the needs of each of her clients makes her an incredible asset to ITR Economics.

NOTE RE: CEUs: As an approved provider of education with LA CES and AIA, the STC has qualified the educational content of the Spring Meeting so that licensed landscape architects may earn continuing education credits.

Educational Session Topics

  • Keynote Address: Economic Forecast for the Industry and the Global Economy
  • Team Strategies for Building a Better Project
  • Future of Turf: Heated and injected systems
  • Using Technology for Collaboration and Business Process
  • Beyond the Grass: Plastic Additives for Synthetic Turf
  • Synthetic Turf Rooftop Applications
  • Regional Issues with Synthetic Turf
  • How to Get the Most of Your STC Membership
  • Wednesday Technical Presentations:
    • Microplastics
    • Innovative Synthetic Turf Recycling

View Sessions »

STC Bowling Event Sponsored by Sportsfield Specialties, Inc.

We invite you to arrive early to participate in the STC Bowling Tournament II at Garage Billiards in downtown Seattle. Lane assignments will be sent to all registered bowlers as we get closer to the event. 

  • STC Bowling Tournament Sponsored by Sportsfield Specialties, Inc.
  • Monday, March 11, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Please meet for bus pick up from the Hyatt Regency Seattle at 12:30 p.m.
  • Lunch is provided to all registered guests – drinks are on your own
  • Buses will pick up from the bowling alley at 3:30 p.m.
  • Dress is casual

Hotel and Travel Information

Hyatt Regency Seattle

808 Howell Street
Seattle, WA 98101

STC guests receive complimentary guest room and meeting space internet (standard access). The reservation cut-off date for the special STC room rate was February 22, 2019. After this date, hotel rooms are offered on a 'space available' basis.

Attendees may also call Central Reservations line at 1-800-233-1234 for further reservations assistance and reference the Group Code “STC1” or Synthetic Turf Council.

If you have questions about the room rate and availability, please contact Melanie Taylor, STC Associate Director, at 443-640-1067 x142 or

Travel Information

The Hyatt Regency Seattle is located 14.5 miles or 25 minutes from the Sea-Tac International Airport (SEA). Sea-Tac is hub to Delta and Alaska Airlines with over 1,000 non-stop flights per day.

Upon arrival to Sea-Tac Airport - For app-based rideshares, proceed to the parking garage Ground Transportation Plaza on the 3rd floor. Follow the signs to the TNC/Rideshare (Lyft, Uber, Wingz) pickup area in Sections I & J.

The hotel is located within a mile of Seattle’s must-see attractions, including the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Pike Place Market, and more.

The STC Gratefully Acknowledges its Meeting Sponsors

Conference Sponsor






For questions, please email or contact Maria Donovan, Director of Membership, - 443-640-1067 ext. 1137 or Melanie Taylor, Associate Director - - 443-640-1067 ext.1142.

By your registration, you acknowledge your agreement with the STC Meetings Policies listed here.

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