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2013 Irrigation Show & Education Conference

Austin, Texas, November 4-8, 2013


What better place to think about changing things up than in Austin, Texas? A place to be different and stand out from the crowd. A place where energy and creativity run high and diverse ideas come together. This year's show is the place to uncover opportunity, launch new ideas, up your game and have fun! Go to http://www.irrigationassociation.org/irrigationshow/ for complete details.

Irrigation Show: Nov. 6-7, 2013

The Irrigation Show is where the irrigation industry conducts business. Don't miss this opportunity to investigate the latest the industry has to offer across agricultural, landscape and golf irrigation products, technologies and services and talk one-on-one with product experts. The Austin show will also showcase the New Product Contest, a pond and waterscape pavilion and BackStage presentations where industry professionals gather to learn about emerging trends, industry issues and smart business practices. The International Professional Pond Companies Association is back to hold its ninth annual INFO TANZA event. The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association will also join us for the first time.

Education Conference: Nov. 4-8, 2013

The 2013 Education Conference complements the Irrigation Show with education classes, technical sessions and seminars that offer industry professionals continuous learning opportunities through technical training classes, idea and research sharing forums and how-to seminars. All IA certification exams are offered on-site, making it easy for those who hope to gain a competitive edge to get certified.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, Nov. 3

4 - 6 p.m.: Registration Open - Education Classes and Exhibitors Only

Monday, Nov. 4

7 a.m. - 6 p.m.:

Registration Open - Education Classes and Exhibitors Only

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.:

Electrical Troubleshooting

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.:

Exhibitor Move-in

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. :

Agricultural Drip/Micro Design (Day 1 of 2)

Center Pivot Design (Day 1 of 2)

Irrigation Contractor (Day 1 of 2)

Landscape Irrigation Auditor (Day 1 of 2)

Landscape Irrigation Design (Day 1 of 2)

Principles of Irrigation: Agriculture (Day 1 of 2)

Principles of Irrigation: Landscape (Day 1 of 2)

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.:

ARCSA Conference (visit http://www.arcsa.org for details)

Tuesday, Nov. 5

7 a.m. - 6 p.m.:

Registration Open

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.:

ASABE Landscape Standards Meeting

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.:

Agricultural Drip/Micro Design (Day 2 of 2)

Agricultural Irrigation Specialist (Day 1 of 2)

Center Pivot Design (Day 2 of 2)

Irrigation Contractor (Day 2 of 2)

Landscape Irrigation Auditor (Day 2 of 2)

Landscape Irrigation Design (Day 2 of 2)

Principles of Irrigation: Agriculture (Day 2 of 2)

Principles of Irrigation: Landscape (Day 2 of 2)

8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.:

ARCSA Conference (visit http://www.arcsa.org for details)

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.:

Exhibitor Move-in

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.:

INFO TANZA Seminars (visit http://www.ippca.com for details)

1 - 5 p.m.:

International Ag Irrigation Summit

Two-Wire Methods for Landscape

1 - 5:15 p.m.:

Irrigation Seminars

1 - 6 p.m.:

IA Certification Exams (CIC, CID Steps 2, 3 & 4, CIT, CLIA, CLIA-Drip, CGIA, CLWM, CAIS)

3 - 4:30 p.m.:

Awards and Honors Committee Meeting

5 - 6:30 p.m.:

Membership Committee Meeting

6 - 7:30 p.m.:

IA Past Presidents' Dinner (by invitation only)

6 - 8 p.m.:

Math Refresher Seminar

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.:

International Reception

7:30 - 10 p.m.

Celebrate Texas! Opening Night Party (ticketed event)

Wednesday, Nov. 6

7 a.m. - 6 p.m.:

Registration Open

7 a.m. - 9 a.m.:

Point of Connection Turf Talk (includes Landscape Water Management Contractors CIG, from 8 - 9 a.m.)

7:30 - 9 a.m.:

Drip/Micro Irrigation Common Interest Group Meeting

History Common Interest Group Meeting

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.:

Technical Sessions - Landscape/Golf Track

8 a.m. - 6:10 p.m.:

Technical Sessions - Agriculture Track

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.:

Agricultural Irrigation Specialist (Day 2)

Advanced Pumps (formerly Fundamentals of Pumps)

IA Certification Exams

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.:

Advanced Irrigation Design for Water Conservation

Advanced Irrigation Wiring Methods and Troubleshooting

Alternative Water for Landscape Irrigation

Irrigation Technician

Landscape Drip Design

Landscape Water Management and Planning

8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.:

ARCSA Conference (visit http://www.arcsa.org for details)

9 - 10:30 a.m.:

Government Affairs Committee Meeting

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.:

INFO TANZA Seminars (visit http://www.ippca.com for details)

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.:

Exhibits open

11 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.:

BackStage Presentations (located on the show floor)

11 - 11:45 a.m.:

Point of Connection: How to Market the Sale for Contractors

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.:

Ag Insights: Perspectives From the 2012 Drought

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.:

Legislative Coordinators - Hospitality Lunch

1 - 5 p.m.:

Understanding Pumps

1 - 6 p.m.:

IA Certification Exams (CIC, CID Step 4, CIT, CLWM)

1:30 - 2 p.m.:

IA Update: Smart Irrigation Month Briefing

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.:

Point of Connection: Closing the Sale for Contractors

3 - 4 p.m.:

Affiliate Forum (by invitation only)

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.:

Ag Insight: Conservation Roundtable

5 - 6 p.m.:

IrrigationPAC - Hospitality

Thursday, Nov. 7

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.:

Registration Open

7 - 8:30 a.m.:

Nursery and Greenhouse Common Interest Group Meeting

7:30 - 9 a.m.:

Standards Committee Meeting

8 - 8:45 a.m.:

General Session Kick-Off Continental Breakfast

8:45 - 10:45 a.m.:

General Session and Keynote Speaker

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.:

INFO TANZA Education Seminars (visit http://www.ippca.com for details)

10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.:

ARCSA Conference (visit http://www.arcsa.org for details)

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.:

Exhibits Open

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.:

Green Industry Career Fair

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.:

Certification Luncheon

1 - 1:45 p.m.:

Ag Insights: Innovation and Research

1 - 6 p.m.:

Certification Exams (CIC, CID Steps 2, 3 & 4, CIT, CLIA, CLIA-Drip, CGIA, CLWM, CAIS)

2 - 3 p.m.:

Ambassadors' Roundtable

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.:

Point of Connection: Why Irrigate?

3:30 - 4 p.m.:

IA Update: Smart Water Application Technologies Briefing

4 - 5 p.m.:

IrrigationPAC - Hospitality

5 - 6:30 p.m.:

Technical Conference Committee

5- 9 p.m.:

Exhibitor Move-Out

6 - 9 p.m.:

Closing Night Social! Old School Bar & Grill (ticketed event)

Friday, Nov. 8

7 a.m. - 12 p.m.:

Registration Open

7:15 - 8:15 a.m.:

Pressurized Irrigation Meeting

7:30 - 9 a.m.:

Expo Advisory Committee Meeting

Smart Irrigation Month Committee Meeting

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.:

Irrigation Components for Residential/Light Commercial Systems

Managing an Irrigation Service Company

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.:

ASABE Landscape Standards Meeting

8 a.m. - 1 p.m.:

IA Certification Exams (CIC, CID Steps 2, 3 & 4, CIT, CLIA, CLIA-Drip, CGIA, CLWM, CAIS)

Exhibitor Move-Out

8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.:

Bidding and Estimating Landscape Irrigation Systems

ARCSA Conference (visit http://www.arcsa.org for details)

8:30 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.:

Irrigation Seminars

9:30 - 11 a.m.:

Education Committee Meeting

Marketing Committee Meeting

Please note: The 2013 Irrigation Show and Education Conference will conclude on Friday, Nov. 8. The 2013 ARCSA Conference will continue on Saturday, Nov. 9 at an off-site location. Please visit http://www.arcsa.org for details.