Carolinas Superintendents Show Numbers Boost Golf Outlook

Commercial suppliers have come out early and strong in support of this year’s Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association Conference and Trade Show, scheduled for November 15 through 17 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Nearly 250 exhibit booths, or more than two-thirds of those available, have already sold. That number exceeds sales for the same time last year, even though registration opened nearly a month later this time around. The two-day trade show fills more than 100,000 square feet of floor space. Three days of seminars led by educators and researchers from across the country provide more than 100 hours of formal education for superintendents and their assistants on subjects ranging from water conservation to soil physiology.

ACI Brings Green Concrete to the Steel City

The American Concrete Institute’s Fall 2010 Convention is scheduled for October 24-28 in Pittsburgh, Pa. “Green Concrete in the Steel City” is intended to expand attendees’ knowledge of concrete and sustainability through over 300 committee meetings, over 30 technical sessions, forums, tours and networking events. ACI Concrete Sustainability Forum III will precede the convention on October 23. For more information, call 248-848-3795 or visit

ASLA Offers New Continuing Education Opportunities

For the first time, the American Society of Landscape Architects will offer continuing education credits for U.S. Green Building Council LEED credential maintenance, adding to a record number of education opportunities at the 2010 ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo. The meeting also features dozens of sessions approved by the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System, the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Institute of Architects. Attendees can select from more than 134 workshops, tours, field sessions, general sessions and education programs. The event is scheduled for September 10-13 in Washington, D.C.

ANLA Films Virtual Tour

The American Nursery & Landscape Association filmed its first virtual tour in Nebraska. The tour, titled Hop On the Bus, brought together five garden retailers from around North America to visit Mulhall’s and Campbell’s garden centers. Corey Bordine acted as a facilitator as Lisa Minter-Bustin, Steve Gallion, Merrideth Jiles and Steve McShane toured with hosts Dan Mulhall and Chris Campbell. ANLA collaborated with Design Works/Fresh Brew Studios to film and produce the tour.

ASBA to Offer Technical Meeting

The American Sports Builders Association has scheduled its annual Technical Meeting for December 5-7 at the Marriott Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The meeting will include state-of-the-art sessions on advanced technique in sports facility design, construction and materials, as well as “how-to” programs for those who want a more hands-on approach. There will also be social events, golf and tennis tournaments, board and committee meetings, award presentations, exams and more. For more information, visit