Following numerous meetings, surveys and lengthy conversations with industry leaders, the American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) board of directors (BOD) decided to restructure its 2011 conference (originally slated for late April 2011 in Austin, Texas) into a series of regional meetings. The ASIC BOD plans to return to the national conference format in Austin for 2012.

Pursuant to its new Strategic Plan in developing new educational opportunities, and in light of the current economic state, ASIC will be offering an exciting menu of economically priced regional meetings/mini-conferences; interactive Webinars; other online specialty training; and a new e-mail bulletin, Irrigation Hot Topics, which will ensure a stronger, more connected Society through 2011.

“Our decision was based on several key factors, including the concern for our membership and others investing in travel and accommodations during an extended economic downturn,” said ASIC President Jeffrey Bruce. “We feel this decision will result in a stronger society through 2011.”

ASIC will share news of upcoming training and networking events as they approach.

ASIC was formed in 1970. Its members are committed to representing the client in providing independent irrigation consulting services for the effective use and management of water and other natural resources. For more information, visit