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3/12/2018 to 3/14/2018
When: March 12-14, 2018
Where: Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Drive
Rancho Mirage, California  92270
United States
Contact: Synthetic Turf Council

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The 2018 Spring Membership Meeting will attract over 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!

Please call Melanie or Maria at 443-640-1067 x.137 or email if you have any questions or require additional information.

Extended Exhibitor Showcase Hours Featured During Welcome Reception

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STC is committed to maximizing the quality and value of its membership meetings for all exhibitors and attendees. This spring, we are adding more hours of exhibit time and will feature the Exhibitor Showcase during the Welcome Reception on Monday, March 12 from 6-9PM.

NEW: Certified Turf Installer - Landscape (CTI-L) Course and Exam

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The STC will offer its first Certified Turf Installer - Landscape (CTI-L) Course and Exam on Tuesday, March 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA. The course is a one-day classroom based course and 20-question exam for individuals currently employed in the landscape synthetic turf industry seeking education on landscape synthetic turf installation. Additional event registration is required to attend the 2018 STC Spring Membership Meeting on March 12th and 14th, 2018.

Continuing Education for Licensed Landscape Architects: Earn up to 6.75 CEUs

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 As an approved provider of education with the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES), the STC has qualified the educational content of the 2018 Spring Membership Meeting so licensed landscape architects may earn up to 6.75 hours of continuing education credits. Please see a staff administrator for the sign-up sheet and evaluation survey for each course you attend (required). If you need a CE certificate for another designation, please let the staff know after the meeting. 

Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, March 11, 2018

  • (Closed) Board of Directors Meeting (8:00 a.m.)
  • (Closed) Board of Directors Dinner (6:30 p.m.)

Monday, March 12, 2018

  • Golf Tournament at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort sponsored by Sports Labs USA (9:02 a.m. tee time)
  • (Closed) Shock Pad Task Force Meeting (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
  • New Member & Guest Orientation (5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
  • Welcome Reception & Exhibitor Showcase (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

  • Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall (7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.)
  • STC Certified Turf Installer – Landscape Course & Exam (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.): To pre-register, please contact Melanie Taylor, STC, Phone: 443-640-1067 x142 or Email: 
  • General Session (8:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.)
    • Update on Federal Research Action Plan re: Recycled Tire Crumb Used on Playing Fields and Playgrounds – with Q&A
    • International Synthetic Turf Industry Panel and Market Update
  • Concurrent Sessions 1 (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Exhibitor Showcase & Lunch (12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
  • Concurrent Sessions 2 (2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.)
  • Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall (3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.)
  • Interactive Work Group Sessions (3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.)
    • Infill End-of-Life, Recycle and Reuse Options
    • Field Failures & Warranties
    • Social Media Strategies
    • New Member Recruitment Plan 2018
    • Certified Turf Installers - Landscape Program
    • European Members

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  • Hot Breakfast Pre-Awards Ceremony (7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.)
  • 2018 STC Awards Ceremony (8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.)
  • General Session (9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.)
    • Update on the New Norms Due to Drought and Water Conservation Programs: How Will Synthetic Turf Likely Fit into This Picture?
    • Conserving Water in the Desert
  • Concurrent Sessions 3 (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Adjournment of the 2018 STC Spring Membership Meeting (12:00 p.m.)
  • ASBA Certified Field Builder Exam (1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) - To pre-register and order study materials, please contact Cynthia Sanchez, ASBA, Phone: 410-730-9595 or 866-501-2722, Email:


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

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