This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are used for visitor analysis, others are essential to making our site function properly and improve the user experience. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Click Accept to consent and dismiss this message or Deny to leave this website. Read our Privacy Statement for more.
STC Buyers' Guide | Print Page | Sign In | Join/Register
2020 STC Annual Membership Meeting

2020 STC ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - LIVE!

2020 STC Annual Membership Meeting LIVE

Don’t miss the STC Annual Membership Meeting which happens only once per year!

Virtual Networking Opportunities:

  • Discuss our industry impact since COVID-19, global issues, sustainability and recycling, disinfectant and maintenance best practices, and more
  • Meet other synthetic turf industry leaders from all over the world and develop a valuable network of contacts in the live networking lounges
  • Connect 1:1 with suppliers and learn about the latest products and technologies in our virtual Exhibitor Showcase

The Early Bird Registration deadline is September 30, 2020. Save $50 per person by registering before the Early Bird deadline!

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

  • Full Members (1 to 5 attendees) - Employees of STC Full Member companies with five or less attendees.
  • Full Members (6 or more attendees from one Full Member company) - Register 6 or more attendees from the same Full STC Member company under one registration transaction and receive a $100 discount on each registration.
  • Affiliate Members - Individual member buyers/end-users, athletic directors, researchers, professors or students
  • Exhibitor Showcase - Reserve a virtual exhibitor profile at the Full Member or Non-Member rate (one per company).
  • Non-Members - Non-members may attend based on the following registration fee schedule. All Non-members should first register at the standard Non-member 1st meeting rate. Those attending their second meeting or beyond as non-members will receive an adjusted registration invoice based on the schedule below:
    • 1st Meeting Attended as a non-STC Member - $550.00 early bird - $600.00 regular
    • 2nd Meeting Attended as a non-STC Member - $750.00 early bird - $800.00 regular
    • 3rd Meeting - Must join the STC in order to register (to join the STC, complete an application here).

For assistance with your meeting registration, please contact STC staff at office@syntheticturfcouncil.org or 443-640-1067.

Full Members

BEFORE SEPT. 30
$35000
Group Rate: 6 or More
$25000
After Sept. 30
$5000
(add'l per person)

Registered Full Members may access all educational sessions, breakouts and receptions.

Register Now

Affiliate MEMBERS

Before Sept. 30
$25000
After Sept. 30
$30000

Affiliate Members are buyers/end-users, AD's, researchers, professors or students. Non-Members may not register at the member rate until their application is approved.

Registered Affiliate Members may access all educational sessions, breakouts, and receptions.

Register Now

Exhibitor Showcase

Full Member
$40000
Non-Member
$60000

Add-on registration (one exhibit per company).

All individuals must register for the meeting at the Member or Non-Member rate.

Payment must be received to reserve your STC exhibit profile.

Register Now

Non-MemberS

1st meeting
$55000
2nd Meeting
$75000
After Sept. 30
$5000
(add'l per person)

Registered Non-Members may access all educational sessions, breakouts, and receptions.

Register Now

Agenda

Continual exposure to information about new technologies and products provided by experts in the industry is a key part of effective professional development.

As an approved provider of education with the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the STC qualifies the educational content of its Membership Meetings so that licensed landscape architects and active CTI-L's may earn up to eight (8) continuing education credits.

Please see a staff administrator for the sign-up sheet and evaluation survey for each course you attend (required).

EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE
All Day

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. 

introduction to stc annual membership meeting live
chairman's address
UPDATE ON STC PROGRAMS, U.S. REGULATORY AND LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Laith Ross, STC Chairman
Dan Bond, STC President and CEO

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

keynote address: Building Resilience: Retraining Your Brain During a Pandemic and Beyond

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Stanley H. Greene, President, PowerThinking Corp. - www.powerthinkingcorp.com

Get Involved: membership

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn how to access all of the benefits of your STC membership and how to get involved in the Membership Committee

membership networking roundtable
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

New to the STC? Visit the "New Member Roundtable" to meet the Membership Committee, introduce your company and make connections with other STC members. 

STC Awards ceremony and welcome reception - sponsored by astroturf
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sponsored by

Please join us in honoring the 2020 STC Awards Recipients! the Welcome Reception will provide an interactive tour of artwork from museums and cultural organizations around the globe - plus the opportunity to network with members!

 

    View Sessions
EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE 

All Day

sponsored coffee break
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
sustainability and recycling for synthetic turf systems: session 1
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Catherine Eiswerth, Binnie & Associates, Moderator
Sustainability Manger, Engineering and Construction, Princeton University

This session will discuss sustainability in turf systems and the importance of circular economy and what our industry is doing now and what we can do about it in the future. 

SUSTAINABILITY AND RECYCLING roundtable
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Visit the "Sustainability and Recycling Roundtable" to share case studies and potential solutions for end-of-life turf

get involved: landscape and recreation
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Learn how to participate in developing landscape and recreation programs, education and guidelines

LANDSCAPE AND RECREATION: disinfectant and maintenance best practices
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

George Neagle, SYNLawn
Joe Wadkins, Ask JW

This session will discuss disinfectant solutions and maintenance best practices for landscape residential and commercial synthetic grass installers - and their customers

certification Roundtable
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Visit the "Certification Roundtable" to learn more about STC Certification and Certified Turf Installer-Landscape (CTI-L) Programs

 

    View Sessions
EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE 

All Day

Global Gathering: Update from the EMEA Synthetic Turf Council (ESTC) and Synthetic Turf Council International (STCI)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Stefan Diderich, ESTC Director General
Dan Bond, CAE, STC President and CEO

GLOBAL GATHERING: UPDATE FROM THE stc latinoamericano
9:30 AM -10:00 AM

Laura Braga, STC Latinoamericano Co-Chair
Pedro Sarmiento, STC Latinoamericano Co-Chair

global Roundtable
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Visit the "Global Roundtable" to engage with our international members

regulations on pahs and potential ban on polymeric infills and microplastics in europe
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Alastair Cox, ESTC Technical Director

Thousands of synthetic turf fields are reaching their end of life and require replacement. Opportunity: Take advantage of new technology. Install safer, more playable surfaces by incorporating underlying shock pads and cooler alternative infill materials. Challenge: Creating bid documents that are specifically written for replacing synthetic turf over an existing sub-base.

get involved: advocacy
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Learn how to participate in advocacy and provide critical guidance on issues requiring ongoing attention.

Sustainability and recycling for synthetic turf systems: session 2
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

David Nardone, Stantec Sport, Moderator
Tom Beck, Sport Group Holding
Robert Block, TenCate
Dennis Andersen, ReMatch

This session will discuss the synthetic turf reclamation, removal and recycling processes as of today and information for designers and owners to consider for turf end-of-life

industry impact Roundtable
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Visit the "Industry Impact Roundtable" to discuss the synthetic turf market since COVID-19


View Sessions
EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE 

All Day

global gathering: synthetic turf market overview and opportunities in india
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Kaustubh Birje, Beta Sports Club

get involved: knowledge
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Learn about the member-driven programs that provide continuing education for landscape architects and CTI-L's

stc performance and durability guidelines for shock pads
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Sponsored by

Alastair Cox, ESTC Technical Director
Luke McCoy, Kaestle Boos Associate Inc.

This presentation will discuss the STC's new Performance and Durability Guidelines for Shock Pads.

pursuing infill depth perfection
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sponsored by

Thomas Shay, Technical Manager, Woodard & Curran

This session will review criticisms associated with current infill installation results and identify shortcomings in current means, methods, and technology and how that translates to challenges in future operations and maintenance as well as overall field performance and longevity. This session will review numerous field installation case studies where thousands of geolocated infill depth measurements and heat mapping indicate that there is significant room and need for improvement. 

Designers roundtable
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Visit the "Designers Roundtable" to learn how to earn CEUs, access STC guidelines and participate in future updates

virtual Bingo - sponsored by sportsfield specialties, inc.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sponsored by

sponsored VIRTUAL poker
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 

View Sessions
EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE 

All Day

get involved: marketing

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Learn about the STC's strategic director for marketing and communications

STC Membership Meeting - recognition of outgoing board members, new board of directors, cti-l's, Award Recipients, sponsors, volunteers
STC Strategic Plan 2020-2022

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Kevin Barker, Controlled Products, STC Immediate Past Chair 
Dan Bond, CAE, STC President and CEO

Marketing Roundtable
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Visit the "Marketing Best Practices Roundtable" to obtain resources and exchange ideas

Sustainability and recycling for synthetic turf systems: session 3
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dan Bond, CAE, STC President and CEO, Moderator
Eric O'Donnell, Sports Labs Ltd.

adjournment of 2020 stc annual membership meeting
1:00 PM
(Closed) new stc board of directors meeting to elect the officers

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 


View Sessions

Meet Your Speakers

Keynote Address - Monday, October 19th at 1PM EDT

Building Resilience: Retraining Your Brain During a Pandemic and Beyond

Presented by

Former STC Chairman Stanley H. Greene, President, PowerThinking Corp. - www.powerthinkingcorp.com

Through the ongoing global pandemic, the entire world is learning what many members of the STC have known for sometime. The key learning is that building resilience is key to not only surviving, but thriving. In this session we will share the evidence based inner strengths and skills that will take your ability to bounce back from personal and professional setbacks to a higher level. These inner strengths and skills have been presented globally, and are currently offered to business professionals at insurance giant Aflac, media powerhouse Comcast, as well as the general public.

Learning Objectives:

  • The Power of Our 50,000 Thoughts per Day
  • The Condition of Learned Helplessness
  • The 7 Inner Strengths of Resilience
  • The 7 Skills of Resilience
  • How to Take Action to Build Skills

 

Technical Sessions Presented by

  • Mike Alexander, Synthetic Turf Systems
  • Dennis Andersen, ReMatch
  • Tom Beck, Sport Group Holding
  • Laura Braga, STC Latinoamericano Co-Chair
  • Kaustubh Birje, BETA Sports Club
  • Robert Block, TenCate
  • Alastair Cox, ESTC Technical Director
  • Stefan Diderich, ESTC Director General
  • Catherine Eiswerth, Binnie & Associates
  • Luke McCoy, Kaestle Boos Associates Inc.
  • David Nardone, Stantec Sport Group
  • George Neagle, SYNLawn
  • Eric O'Donnell, Sports Labs Ltd.
  • Pedro Sarmiento, STC Latinoamericano Co-Chair
  • Thomas Shay, Woodard & Curran
  • Joe Wadkins, Ask JW

 

Learn More

Meet Our Exhibitors

STC Exhibitor Showcase

The STC Exhibitor Showcase provides networking and education to the synthetic turf industry, offers a forum to exchange current information on industry-related issues, and promotes effective communication between builders, landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance providers, manufacturers, suppliers, installation contractors, infill material suppliers and other specialty service companies.

The STC is pleased to offer NEW virtual benefits to Exhibitors!

With the new event mobile application, you get even more visibility for your company. Attendees can use the app to:

  • Year-round recognition and engagement opportunities
  • Virtual Exhibitor Profile, including logo, company description, contact info, social media links, downloadable PDF resources 
  • 1:1 meetings with attendees via event app
  • Recognition as an Exhibitor in promotional materials, email marketing and push notifications
  • Recognition as an Exhibitor in meeting website 

 

Meet Our Exhibitors
  Learn More

STC Awards

STC Awards 2020

Nominations for the 2020 STC Awards are now closed. Thank you for your nominations!

We look forward to "seeing" you at the third annual STC Awards Ceremony on Monday, October 19 at :00 p.m. Eastern followed by the Welcome Reception.

Learn More
Our Mission

To serve as the global forum to promote, develop, grow and advocate for the synthetic turf industry.

Contact Us

2331 Rock Spring Road
Forest Hill, MD 21050

443. 640. 1067

office@syntheticturfcouncil.org