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3/17/2014 to 3/19/2014
When: March 17-19, 2014
Where: Tropicana Las Vegas
3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada  89109
United States
Contact: Synthetic Turf Council

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Save money and register early, or by no later than Friday, February 28. Full Registration is $285 per member and $385 per non-member guest.

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On Sunday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m., enjoy 18 holes of spectacular Las Vegas golf at Stallion Mountain Golf Club. Transportation will be provided to and from the hotel. Buses will depart at 12:00 p.m. Registration is $130 per player, which includes box lunches, green fee, cart fee, range balls, bag gratuity, tournament setup and scoring.
Located directly on the strip, the Tropicana Las Vegas (a Hilton property) is boasting a $200 million complete property transformation and award-winning casino. Make a reservation online or call 1-800-462-8767, or by no later than Thursday, February 27 to guarantee a room at the STC rate.

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Meeting Overview

The 2014 Spring Membership Meeting will attract over 200 industry leaders, and feature unmatched education, a pre-conference Whistle-stop Seminar designed specifically for buyers, end-users, architects and engineers, and an Exhibitor Showcase with tabletop displays. Our exceptional educational program will include:

  • Research Report: Player Performance and Injury Studies on Various Types of Synthetic Turf with Various Cleat Types
    • Chris Sherwood, Consultant, Biocore LLC – Biomechanics, Consulting & Research
  • Research Report: Player Performance on Various Types of Synthetic Turf. Base pad research. Temperature predication modeling.
    • John Sorochan, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor, Turfgrass Science & Management Research and Teaching, Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee;
    • Adam Thoms, Research Leader, University of Tennessee
  • Research Report: Accurately Simulating Storm Water Runoff from Synthetic Turf Fields to Determine a Runoff Coefficient
    • Steven Buchberger, Ph.D., Professor, School of Energy, Environmental, Biological and Medical Engineering, College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, University of Cincinnati
  • Dual-track Educational Sessions
    • Sports Fields: FIFA technical report on heat and maintenance guidelines, and research results on player fatigue by Dr. Eric Harrison, FIFA Consultant; and a group discussion on 2013 sports field market results and 2014 market forecast challenges
    • Landscape & Recreation: Playground safety, ADA regulations and testing; and a group discussion on 2013 landscape and recreation market results and 2014 market forecast challenges
  • Consumer Panel of Synthetic Grass for Landscape & Recreation
    • Panelists: Water district, municipal, parks & rec, hotel and HOA officials
  • Group Interactive Work Sessions on the STC's Four Pillars

Featured Presenters

John Sorochan
listen now John Sorochan, PhD

Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science & Management
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee

  • Player Performance on Various Types of Synthetic Turf
  • Base Pad Research
Adam Thoms
listen now Adam Thoms

Research Leader, PhD Candidate
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee

  • Temperature Predication Modeling

Chris Nowinski
listen now Chris Nowinski

Co-founder and Executive Director of Sports Legacy Institute (SLI);
Author of "Head Games: Football's Concussion Crisis"

  • Player Safety
  • Concussions and Their Effect to the Brain (with Q&A)

Whistle-stop Seminar on Landscape & Recreation Synthetic Grass »

Monday, March 17, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The STC's Whistle-stop Seminar features expert presentations and Q&A on current industry-related issues. Invitees for this educational seminar include decision-makers and key officials from landscape architectural firms, parks and recreation organizations, municipalities, homeowner associations, hotels, and theme parks.

Registration for this seminar is $35 for non-members and guests and includes access to the STC Exhibitor Showcase on Monday, March 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This seminar is open to all Full registrants of the STC Spring Membership Meeting.

Each of the following topics will last one hour:

  • STC Landscape Guidelines
  • Environmental and other benefits of synthetic grass
  • Different applications for synthetic grass


STC Exhibitor Showcase: Meet Our Exhibitors »

Monday, March 17, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
(during lunch)

The purpose of the STC’s Exhibitor Showcase event is to provide an opportunity for members to showcase for the STC membership a product, service, or advancement through the distribution of marketing brochures and face-to-face communication in a business setting.

Exhibitor Guidelines and Shipping Information

Exhibitor tables will be positioned around the perimeter of the luncheon ballroom. Payment must be received to reserve a table. Checks should be made payable to STC. In the event that all tables are reserved, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list. ONE table may be purchased per Member Company. The Exhibitor fee includes a 6’ skirted table, 2 chairs, and a wastebasket. The exhibitor guidelines are as follows:

  • There is no pipe and drape to hang signage or banners, except from the table itself.
  • Whatever fits on the table is permitted. Pop-up displays on tables are acceptable. Floor models are NOT acceptable.
  • There will be no live demonstrations of products or working models, unless they fit on the table.
  • Laptop computers and tablets that operate on battery power are allowed.
  • Give-away items are permitted by exhibitors only.
  • Standard 120V electrical outlets are available in the ballroom. If you require use of an outlet, please bring an extension cord and power strip.

The person and/or company shipping the items should be clearly identified. Ship all packages to arrive no earlier than Saturday, March 15. The following should be on all shipments to the hotel: Name of Recipient, Guest; C/O Synthetic Turf Council, March 17-19; The New Tropicana Las Vegas, 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109.

meet our exhibitors

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Genan Inc.SMG Equipment, LLC
Aplix Inc.
Hunter IndustriesThe Soundcoat Company
Artificial Grass RecyclersLiberty Tire Recycling, LLCSportsfield Specialties, Inc.
Bonar Yarns
Target Technologies International Inc.
Bond Products, Inc.Permavoid LimitedThermaGreen Environmental
BuzzTurf LLCPioneer Athletics
Trocellen GmbH
Casco Schönox by SIKAPrecisionJetTurf Reclamation Solutions, LLC
Chemical Concepts
ProFab Technologies, Inc.
Wiedenmann North America
Entech, Inc.Redexim North America, Inc.Wonder Edge, Inc.
Fairmount Sports and RecreationSekisui Voltek LLCZeoFill Inc.


STC Golf Event at Stallion Mountain Golf Club

Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (tee-time is at 1:00 p.m.)

On Sunday, March 16, enjoy 18 holes of spectacular Las Vegas golf at Stallion Mountain Golf Club – shotgun start is at 1:00 p.m. Transportation will be provided for all golfers to and from the Tropicana Las Vegas and golf course. Buses will depart from the hotel at 12:00 p.m.

The 7,351-yard layout that was designed by PGA Tour legend Jim Colbert and golf course architect Jeff Brauer. The club has a decorated history in the Las Vegas golf scape as a host venue for the PGA Tour Las Vegas Invitational, Golf Channel’s Big Break II, and the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Classic. Stallion Mountain Golf Club is located within just seven miles of the fabulous Las Vegas Strip.

Price to play is $130 per player, which includes box lunches, green fee, cart fee, range balls, bag gratuity, tournament setup and scoring. Club rentals are available for $55 plus sales tax (payable at the pro shop). Dress code includes a shirt with a collar, pants, slacks or bermuda-length shorts, soft spikes or tennis shoes. Tank tops, denim, tee shirts, cut-off shorts and metal spikes are strictly prohibited.

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Rusty Abell, DMA Sports Labs USA
Mike Green, Tencate GrassRuss Neuman, Textlile Rubber & Chemical Company, Inc.
Gary Carr, Schmitz Foam Products
Mark Heinlein, Turf Reclamation Solutions, LLCEric O'Donnell, DMA Sports Labs USA, LLC
David Cloud, Sportsfield Specialties, Inc.Mark Klementti, RK & Associates
James Rack, MAPEI Corp.
Steve Coleman, ProGrass, LLCJoe Leedie, ForeverLawn, Inc.Greg Roscoe, Bonar Yarns Inc.
Cecil Connor, HB Fuller - Construction ProductsJack Lindsey, ProFab Technologies, Inc.Robert Thomas, ProGrass, LLC
Webb Cook, Sprinturf, LLCTom Lober, Noland Sports TurfJohn Tidwell, Turfstore Inc.
Todd DeWolfe, ProGrass, LLCMichael McManamon, MAPEI Corp.Terrie Ward, Synthetic Turf Council
Joe DiGeronimo, DMA / DiGeronimo-Mikula Associates, LLCJeremy Michel, ThermaGreen EnvironmentalMark Weightman, ProGrass, LLC
Kevin Dorney, SMG Equipment, LLCBrian Milnes, Bond Products, Inc.Mick Wilson, PresicionJet
David Dyas, BASF Corp.David Moxley, Sportsfield Specialties, Inc.Isabel Wright, Armacell, LLC


Hotel Information

Tropicana Las Vegas – A Hilton Property

Located directly on the strip, the Tropicana Las Vegas is boasting a $200 million complete property transformation and award-winning casino. The hotel also offers a full service business center and free wireless internet in all rooms to STC guests.

The special STC room rate of $90 at the Tropicana Las Vegas is available for rooms booked from March 16-18. You should book your room early, but no later than Thursday, February 27. After this date, rooms are on a ‘space available’ basis at the STC rate. The hotel requires a list of attendees and exhibitors on this date.

Make a reservation online or call 1-800-462-8767, and refer to the Synthetic Turf Council room block.

The Tropicana Las Vegas is located approximately 10 minutes from the McCarran International Airport (LAS). A variety of shuttle/limousine services are available at McCarran International Airport, and are located on the west side of baggage claim, outside door exits 7-13. Please note, there are both group shuttle and "for-hire" stretch limousine services. Shuttles are $6-7 per person. Cab fare is $20-25 (flat rate) and Town Cars cost up to $75 per hour.

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