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2019 STC Annual Membership Meeting

10/21/2019 to 10/23/2019
When: October 21-23, 2019
Where: The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio
420 W Market Street
San Antonio, Texas  78205
United States
Contact: Synthetic Turf Council
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That's a Wrap!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for three days of connecting, learning and inspiring at the STC’s largest annual gathering! The 2019 Annual Membership Meeting was a huge success, and we can't wait for next year. Find out more and register here for the 2020 Spring “Planning” Meeting on March 10-11 in Irvine, CA.



Event Overview

The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) will host its 2019 Annual Membership Meeting on October 21-23, 2019 at The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio.

The meeting will attract 200+ industry leaders and feature exceptional networking, Exhibitor Showcase with tabletop displays, and unmatched education with dual-track technical sessions on industry-related topics.

Meet Your Keynote Speaker

"Next Level Networking" by Julie Brown

Business executives including construction managers, architects and engineering firm principals, overwhelmingly agree that strong and effective relationships are essential to personal and business success. This keynote talk will include information on how best to approach people and groups, where to position yourself at events for the best conversations, how to mingle, skip the small talk and ask big questions. The most important part of networking is how to follow up effectively with both warmth and competence to bring your relationships to the next level.

About Julie

For two decades, Julie has been dedicating her career to developing the necessary connections and friendships that make long-term differences in the growth of businesses. Backed by research and historic industry intelligence Julie looks for the similarities between people, finding ways to relate on multiple levels, to fully understand where people are coming from and what is important to them. Like them, you can trust Julie to identify and connect the dots to help achieve your business development goals.

Meeting Highlights

Monday, October 21, 2019
  • STC Golf Tournament Sponsored by Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. (8:00 a.m. tee time - meet in hotel lobby for buses at 6:30 a.m.)

  • STC Certified Turf Installer-Landscape (CTI-L) Course (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) - Click here to pre-register

  • New Member and Guest Orientation (5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

  • Welcome Reception and Exhibitor Showcase (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • Keynote Address: Next Level Networking by Julie Brown

  • STC Exhibitor Showcase and Lunch (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

  • Court Sport Synthetic Turf Applications

  • The Future of B2B Marketing: Embracing Digital Change in the Industrial Manufacturing World

  • The Science of Skin Friction and Player Safety Update

  • Design Considerations and Awareness for Commercial and Residential Landscape Synthetic Grass

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • STC Board of Directors Presentation

  • Update from the EMEA Synthetic Turf Council (ESTC)

  • Update from the STC LatAm

  • STC Engagement and Impact to Members

  • Update on European Regulations on PAHs and Potential Ban on Polymeric Infills and Microplastics as a Global Issue

  • Replacing Your Synthetic Turf: Opportunities and Challenges

  • STC Performance and Durability Guide for Shock Pads Presentation

  • Adjourn at Noon

As an approved provider of education with the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) and American Institute for Architects (AIA), the STC has qualified the educational content of its Membership Meeting so that licensed landscape architects and Certified Turf Installers-Landscape (CTI-L) may earn continuing education credits.

STC Golf Tournament at TPC San Antonio

  • Monday, October 21, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. tee time (shotgun start)
  • TPC San Antonio, Canyons Course
  • Bus will bus pick up from The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio at 7:00 a.m.
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Price per player is $179, includes transportation, green fees, cart fees, range balls, all taxes and gratuities
  • Club rentals are available for $79 per player

Due to the differing topography, the Pete Dye-designed AT&T Canyons Course, paired with Norman’s AT&T Oaks Course complement one another with each having a unique look, feel and playing experience for Members and resort guests. While very different from the traditional, tree-lined Oaks Course, the Canyons Course stands on its own as a tournament venue in terms of design, strategy and beauty. The course played host to PGA TOUR Champions San Antonio Championship from 2011-2015. Source:
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STC Exhibitor Showcase

Monday, October 21, 2019
  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. – Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, October 22, 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. – 2:00 p.m. – 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.

The Exhibitor Registration fees are $650 for Full STC Members and $900 for Non-members.

Earn the Respected CTI-L Designation

The STC Certified Turf Installer-Landscape (CTI-L) Program is a great opportunity for STC individual members and non-members to differentiate themselves in the marketplace by attaining the CTI-L credential - the highest credential available to synthetic turf landscape installers.

The next STC Certified Turf Installer-Landscape (CTI-L) course will be on Monday, October 21, 2019 at The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio.

Hotel Information 

The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio

420 W. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Call the hotel directly to make a reservation: 1-888-627-8396

The special STC room rate is $219.00 USD per night (plus taxes and fees) at The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio. STC guests receive complimentary guest room and meeting space internet (standard access) and 10% discount on spa services.

The hotel cut-off date has now passed and rooms are on a 'space available' basis at the STC rate.

Alternative Hotel Information:

Hotel Contessa Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk

306 West Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(One minute walk to Westin Riverwalk)

Book online at the Hotel Contessa, here. The special STC room rate is $189.00 USD per night (plus taxes and fees) and must be booked by October 6, 2019 to guarantee the group rate.

Important note regarding unauthorized solicitation of hotel rooms in San Antonio: We have learned that there is an unauthorized agent trying to solicit and book rooms to our members; however, please know that the STC and Westin Riverwalk hotel have no affiliation with these companies. The reservations being offered are likely not legitimate and could result in you, as an attendee, not having a room upon arrival.

If you have questions about the meeting or hotel, please contact Melanie Taylor, STC Associate Director, at 443-640-1067 x1142 or

Travel Information

The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio is located 9.6 miles or 20 minutes from the San Antonio Airport (SAT).

Average taxi rate for 11-15 miles from the airport is $25 to $29 USD. Ride Share pick-up is located in the Terminal B - Curbside Lower Level.

Things To Do in San Antonio

What’s old is new again in San Antonio. A city rich in history and booming with modern attractions, San Antonio invites visitors to be inspired, be curious and be hungry. Walk, bike, hike and play through our spectacular parks, gardens and outdoor spaces. Experience the city’s historical significance through tours, festivals and seasonal events. Shop, drink and dine at local favorites across our diverse neighborhoods. San Antonio has it all. And, we’re ready to host you. Build your plan for things to do in San Antonio and get inspired to check boxes you didn’t know existed. Source:
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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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