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2020 STC Spring Meeting

 Export to Your Calendar 3/10/2020 to 3/11/2020
When: March 10-11, 2020
Where: Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport Hotel
18800 MacArthur Blvd
Irvine, California  92612
United States
Contact: Synthetic Turf Council (STC)
(443) 640-1067

Online registration is available until: 3/6/2020
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Event Overview

The new format for the STC 2020 Spring Meeting, which is open to all STC members, offers a chance for industry professionals to spend concentrated time on association programs, committee and task force strategy, and other planning activities that further STC’s mission, vision and values. Unlike the Annual Meeting which offers an exhibitor showcase and educational programming, the new Spring Meeting format focuses on volunteer work sessions and peer-to-peer networking.

At the 2020 Spring Meeting, you will have access to an influential, international network of industry peers with whom you can exchange information, discuss latest topics and share best practices.

STC Spring Meeting Objectives

  • Develop the strategy direction of the STC
  • Provide a local avenue for the landscape community to engage with STC
  • Promote how STC membership can impact your business
  • Provide valuable information to non-members to demonstrate why they need to join STC
  • Outreach to independent professional design firms that collectively represent a large portion of industry

The hotel cut-off date has now passed. Rooms are on a 'space available' basis at the STC rate of $159.00 per night. If you are unable to secure the STC room rate online, please email Melanie Taylor, STC Associate Director,, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Early-bird registration ends on February 28, 2020. Save $100 per person by registering early!

STC Spring Meeting Information Exchange

Work Group Discussion Topics


Brad D’Agnillo, Sportworks Field Design; Chuck McClurg, Shaw Sports Turf

  • Responding to Health and Environmental Issues, including Microplastics, PFA’s
  • Myths about Synthetic Turf
  • U.S. State and Legislative Update and Strategy Discussion
  • Information and best practices when testifying or submitting a testimony to a legislative committee


Jason Berning, AstroTurf; Jeff Graydon, Princeton University; Todd DeWolfe, AstroTurf

  • Sustainable Synthetic Turf Systems
  • Regional Recycling Opportunities and Challenges
  • Informing Buyers/End-users about Synthetic Turf Benefits, Industry Guidelines, and Answers to FAQ's


Shannan Powell, ForeverLawn of Tampa Bay; Shaun Garrity, USGreentech

  • Digital Marketing Report and Analysis
  • Promoting New STC Members Only Benefits, including the new Industry Data Report and STC Guidelines
  • Awards Program and Content Strategies


Bob Hambrick, Shaw Industries; Anastasia Carmell, SynLok Adhesives; Mark Klementti R.K. & Associates

  • Community Service/Charitable Project Planning
  • Defining the STC Member Value Proposition
  • How to Leverage Manufacturers’ Dealer Networks
  • Membership Retention and Recruitment

Landscape and Recreation (Wednesday)

George Neagle, SYNLawn; Joe Wadkins, Ask JW Synthetic Turf Consultant; Butch DeFillippo, PlaySafe LLC

  • Quality Installation Guidelines and Best Practices
  • Updates to STC Considerations when Buying Landscape Synthetic Grass
  • Advocating to HOAs and Municipal Officials
  • White Paper Re: Reflective light issues


Dakota Harp, Controlled Products LLC; Donna Kent, ForeverLawn Inc.

  • Review Member Survey Trends
  • Annual Meeting Speaker Proposals

Performance Guidelines Task Force (2018-2020)

Luke McCoy, Kaestle Boos Associates; John Amato, JJA Sports; Damon Henderson, Controlled Products

  • Responsibilities and Procedures for Guidelines Task Forces
  • Updates for STC Guidelines for Synthetic Turf Performance Testing

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Your STC Committee Leadership in Action!

The Interactive Work Group Sessions will be led by our Committee Chairs, Co-Chairs and Board Liaisons. Thank you to who those have chosen to promote the industry's best interests by your exceptional commitment and service on the STC's Board of Directors, standing committees, task forces, and work groups.

Hotel Information 

Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport Hotel
18800 MacArthur Blvd
Irvine, CA 92612

Call the hotel directly to make a reservation: +1 (949) 833-9999

The special STC room rate is $159.00 USD per night (plus taxes and fees) at the Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport Hotel. STC guests receive complimentary guest room and meeting space internet (standard access) and access to the pool and fitness center.

The hotel cut-off date is February 24, 2020. After this date, rooms are on a 'space available' basis at the STC rate. If you have questions about the room rate and availability, please contact Melanie Taylor, STC Associate Director, at 443-640-1067 x1142 or

The Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport hotel is located within walking distance from the John Wayne Airport (SNA).

Having members and guests book at this host hotel is very important for STC to meet its contractual obligations and to negotiate future hotel contracts and amenities.

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 spring 2020 STC Certified Turf Installer-Landscape (CTI-L) course will be on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport hotel.


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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