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2019 STC Spring Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony

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

Online registration is available until: 3/8/2019
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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

Exhibitor Showcase and Lunch

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.

STC Awards »

Nominations are now open for the second annual 2019 STC Awards. The program is designed to honor members who help to promote STC values and advance the synthetic turf industry. There are several opportunities for member companies and individuals to apply, including seven new categories for sports field and landscape projects. The application deadline is Thursday, January 31, 2018. The awards ceremony will be held during a Wednesday breakfast on March 13, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. The application deadline is Thursday, January 31, 2018.

Keynote Speaker

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.

Hotel and Travel Information

Hyatt Regency Seattle

808 Howell Street
Seattle, WA 98101

The special STC room rate is $209.00 USD per night (plus taxes and fees) at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. STC guests receive complimentary guest room and meeting space internet (standard access). The reservation cut-off date is February 22, 2019. After this date, rooms are on a 'space available' basis at the STC rate.

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.


For questions, please email or contact Maria Donovan, Member Services Coordinator - - 443-640-1067 ext. 137 or Melanie Taylor, Associate Director - - 443-640-1067 ext.142.

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

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