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Midwestern Chapter - ISA Annual Conference and Trade Show


Midwestern Chapter - ISA
71st Annual Conference and Trade Show


February 1-3, 2017

Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
1335 South Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63131

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The Conference Presentations Committee has come up with a terrific slate of speakers and a program with something to offer to all disciplines of arboriculture and urban forestry whether it’s municipal, commercial or utility.
The Midwestern Chapter – ISA has selected St. Louis, Missouri as the location for its 2017 Midwestern Chapter Conference and Trade Show to be held February 1-3, 2017. The Hilton St. Louis Frontenac is conveniently located on Interstate 64 on the western edge of St. Louis and is easily accessible from all reaches of the Midwestern Chapter. 
The Annual Conference and Trade Show is open to members and nonmembers alike and is expected to draw over 150 attendees. Conference program and registration information can be found on the MW-ISA Chapter website (www.mwisa.org).
 

The conference will feature many of the industry’s most sought after, dynamic and knowledgeable speakers including John Ball, Chris Carlson, Richard Harper, Jeff Iles, James Komen, Peter MacDonagh, Tim Walsh, and Philip van Wassenaer


Thank you 2017 Conference and Trade Show Sponsors!

 

Hotel Information:

The Midwestern Chapter – ISA has selected St. Louis, Missouri as the location for its 2017 Midwestern Chapter Conference and Trade Show to be held February 1-3, 2017. The Hilton St. Louis Frontenac is conveniently located on Interstate 64 on the western edge of St. Louis and is easily accessible from all reaches of the Midwestern Chapter.

A block of rooms has been reserved for January 31, 2017 - February 3, 2017. The special room rate will be available until January 17th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

To book a room CLICK HERE

The link is good for the dates as shown.  If you need to book outside the dates, call the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac at 314-993-1100.

If link doesn't work, copy and paste the link below into your browser: 
http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/S/STLFHHF-MWISA-20170131/index.jhtml

 


2017 MW-ISA Annual Conference and Trade Show Agenda & Schedule

 

Day

Time

Presenter

Program Title

Wednesday

08:00 – 12:00

Arborist Certification Testing

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08:00 – 12:00

Board of Directors Meeting

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01:00 – 02:30

Philip van Wassenaer – General Session

Conservation Arboriculture

03:00 – 04:45

Philip van Wassenaer – General Session

Practical Approaches to Managing Aging Trees

05:00 – 07:00

Reception with Exhibitors

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Thursday

07:00 – 08:00

Past Presidents Breakfast

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08:30 – 10:00

Chris Carlson – General Session

Diagnosing and Correcting the “Physical Problems” of Urban Soils

10:30 – 11:30

Jeff Iles and John Ball – General Session

Ok, We Fixed the Soil.  Now What to Plant?

11:30 – 01:00

Business Meeting Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

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01:00 – 02:30

Tim Walsh – Utility Split Session

Update on Working Near Electrical Conductors

01:00 – 02:30

Peter MacDonagh – Commercial / Municipal Split Session

Soil Bio-Engineering

03:00 – 04:30

Tim Walsh and John Ball – Utility Split Session

Tree Worker Safety – A Close Look at Electrical Hazards and the New Z

03:00 – 04:30

Chris Carlson – Commercial / Municipal Split Session

Diagnosing the “Underground World” of Tree Abiotic Stressors

04:30 – 05:00

John Ball – General Session

Dendro Detective

05:00 – 07:00

Evening Social and Silent Auction with Exhibitors

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Friday

07:00 – 08:00

Executive Committee Breakfast

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08:30 – 10:00

Richard Harper – General Session

Making Space for Trees in the Urban Environment

10:15 – 11:30

James Komen – General Session

Identifying Error in the Trunk Formula Method of Tree Appraisal

 


THANK YOU TO OUR CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW SPONSORS!


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Support the MW-ISA mission and tree industry by becoming a Conference and Trade Show exhibitor or sponsor!

EXHIBITORS

Plan to exhibit at the Annual Conference and Trade Show! Conference events including the trade show allow sponsors, vendors, and attendees to meet face-to-face with clients, key decisions-makers, influential leaders, industry experts, and potential business partners. View Exhibitor Packages and Register
 

SPONSORS

Sponsors play a vital role in strengthening the tree care community by supporting the growth, recognition and success of the arborist profession. Please consider becoming a MW-ISA sponsor. For more information, go to mwisa.org/sponsorship.


 

GENERAL CONFERENCE AND REGISTRATION QUESTIONS:

Registration inquiries can be directed to Rick Tagtow at rick_tagtow@msn.com or by phone at (319) 415-6315.


 

Past Conference Host Sites 

YEAR

CONFERENCE

2016

N. Kansas City, MO

2015

Council Bluffs, IA

2014

Dubuque, IA

2013

St. Louis, MO

2012

Overland Park, KS

2011

La Vista, NE

2010

  Columbia, MO

2009

Sioux Falls, SD

2008

No Conference

2007

Topeka, KS

2006

Bismarck, ND

2005

Davenport, IA

2004

Tulsa, OK

2003

Springfield, MO

2002

Overland Park, KS

2001

Nebraska City, NE

2000

Waterloo, IA

1999

Saint Louis, MO

 


 

 
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