The Irrigation Show and Education Conference will be held Dec. 3-7, 2018 in Long Beach, Calif., and provides a comprehensive list of education offerings; hands-on access to the latest products and technologies; and valuable programs, events and sessions designed to help you improve your irrigation practices.
On the show floor
Browse the show floor to get a firsthand look at all of the latest products, services and technologies in agriculture, landscape, golf and sports turf irrigation. Show floor hours have been adjusted to provide better opportunities for attendees to browse exhibits.
Wednesday, Dec. 5 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6 | 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Pond & Waterscape Pavilion
The Pond and Waterscape Pavilion is a must-see for those doing business in this growing market segment. Discover cutting-edge products and technologies for pond and waterscape installation and maintenance.
The Irrigation Association is excited to bring its first radio row to the Irrigation Show floor. Radio Row is a dedicated space for radio stations and podcasts from across the United States to either broadcast live or conduct interviews with irrigation professionals and experts attending the Irrigation Show. Radio Row is a great opportunity for all attendees to see some of their favorite radio and podcast hosts live and in action.
IA Resource Center
If you have a question about the Irrigation Show or the Irrigation Association (IA), the Resource Center has your answer. The Resource Center is also your source for the numerous agriculture, turf-landscape and golf irrigation books and resources available through the IA, as well as information about the association’s two printed publications: Irrigation Today (agriculture-focused magazine) and Irrigation & Green Industry (landscape-focused magazine).
While you are there, check out the Irrigation Foundation’s resume wall stocked full of resumes from recent and upcoming graduates. If you are looking to hire, this a great place to find top-notch candidates.
Opening night party
Sponsored by Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply
Tuesday, Dec. 4 | 7-9 p.m.
Start your week off right in Long Beach with an evening catching up with colleagues while enjoying good food and drinks. The opening night party is a great opportunity to see who is at the show and make some new business connections. This year’s event will feature a relaxed California flare where partygoers can sample food truck cuisine while visiting with colleagues in The Cove, a new unique street party venue. Come and enjoy food and conversation while listening to the sounds of electric violinist and DJ KAT V, an entertainer who redefines the classical violinist image with the help of some strings and needles.
The opening night party is open to all IA exhibitors and attendees with a full registration.
Wednesday, Dec. 5 | 8:45-9:45 a.m.
The keynote address is always a popular event at the Irrigation Show, offering interesting insights from those who have achieved success in various areas of life. This year’s keynote address will be the main event on Wednesday morning. Come and listen as former NBA All-Star Mark Eaton entertains and inspires sharing experiences from his 12-year basketball career.
The keynote address is open to all attendees and exhibitors. Continental breakfast will be provided.
2018 Keynote Speaker: Mark Eaton
Mark Eaton is a 7’4″ NBA All Star and team building expert. Mark teaches organizations nationwide how to employ the principles and coaching techniques he mastered in his 12-year basketball career. The Four Commitments of a Winning Team enables industry leaders, teams and individuals to outsmart, outlast and outperform their competition and achieve record-breaking success. Mark shares his incredible journey of how he went from a 21-year-old old auto mechanic with no future in basketball to a record-breaking NBA player and All Star!
Meeting planners and clients alike have touted Mark as the “best speaker they have ever had” and appreciate the fact his message has immediate impact and actionable commitments. Mark’s message is ideal for those looking to inspire, strengthen and motivate their team, increase commitment between co-workers, and create an environment of safety and trust.
Mark enjoys horseback riding, skiing and the outdoors. He lives in Park City, Utah, with his wife Teri, their children, Clydesdales, dogs, cats and a burro.
In addition to the opening night party and keynote address, Irrigation Show offers a wealth of other events and networking opportunities, including the Certification Lunch, Women in Irrigation Social, Young Professionals Breakfast, Common Interest Groups, and Affiliate Events, as well as the IA Watering Hole, which is an exhibit hall reception on the final day of the show. For more information, visit irrigation.org.
Education and Certification
One of the top reasons attendees visit the Irrigation Show and Education Conference is for the industry’s best and most comprehensive education offerings.
The education conference offers five days of seminars, technical programs and education classes conducted by the industry’s leading experts and researchers. Attend one of these offerings and discover the latest cutting-edge industry research, technologies, techniques and best practices in agriculture, landscape and golf. Earn valuable CEUs and become IA-certified all at this year’s education conference.
Irrigation seminars and technical sessions are available to all full registration attendees. Education classes and certification exams require additional fees.
Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Thursday, Dec. 6
(Included in full registration)
Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Wednesday, Dec. 5
(Included in full registration)
Monday, Dec. 3 – Friday, Dec. 7
(Not included in full registration but discounted pricing available to IA members)
Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Friday, Dec. 7
(Advance registration and separate fee required)
New Product Contest
A record number of at least 60 new irrigation, lighting and specialty products have been entered into this year’s New Product Contest at Irrigation Show. The annual contest has become a popular feature at the Irrigation Show. It includes the best new product and technology innovations introduced to the agriculture and landscape irrigation markets in the last year. This year’s contest features products in the following categories: agriculture irrigation, landscape irrigation, landscape lighting and specialty. To view the current listing of the 2018 New Product Contest entries, visit www.irrigationshow.org/2018Entries.