This year, the Irrigation Show and Education Conference is being held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The IA is co-locating with the National Ground Water Association and the show is expecting over 600 exhibitors. The 5-day event features seminars, technical presentations, educational classes and hundreds of exhibitors. Here are some quick details for landscape professionals to make the most out of their time at the show.

WHEN: Irrigation Show – Dec. 7-8
Education Conference – Dec. 5-9

WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

PHONE: 703-536-7080

WEB: www.irrigation.org/IrrigationShow

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/IrrigationAssociation

TWITTER: @IrrigationAssoc  |  #IrrigationShow

Trade Show Hours
Wednesday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conference Hours
Monday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-noon

Monday

Education Classes:

  • 8 a.m. – noon, Electrical Troubleshooting: Diagnosing Field Wiring Problems
  • 1 – 5 p.m., Advanced Irrigation Wiring Methods & Troubleshooting
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Day 1: Landscape Irrigation Contractor
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Day 1: Landscape Irrigation Auditor
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Day 1: Landscape Irrigation Design
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Day 1: Principles of Irrigation: Landscape

Tuesday

Education Classes:

  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., The Business of Landscape Irrigation Contracting
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Day 2: Landscape Irrigation Contractor
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Day 2: Landscape Irrigation Auditor
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Day 2: Landscape Irrigation Design
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Day 2: Principles of Irrigation: Landscape
  • 8 a.m. – noon, Hydraulic Troubleshooting
  • 1 – 3 p.m., Irrigated Soils
  • 6 – 8 p.m., Math Refresher Seminar

1 – 2 p.m., Irrigation Seminar: Auditing: Soil Moisture vs. Catch Cans | Brian Vinchesi

2:10 – 3:30 p.m., Technical Session: Design & Evaluation

3:40 – 5 p.m., Technical Session: Controller & Sensor Technology

5:30 – 7 p.m., Opening Night Party: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Wednesday

9:30 – 10:45 a.m., Keynote Address: Peter McCornick

Education Classes:

  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Advanced Landscape Irrigation Design & Management
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Landscape Irrigation Technician
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Landscape Water Management & Planning
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Landscape Drip Irrigation Design & Management
  • 8 a.m. – noon, Two-Wire Technology Systems for Landscapes
  • 8 a.m. – noon, Pumps & Pumping Systems
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Bidding & Estimating Landscape Irrigation Systems
  • 1 – 5 p.m., Alternative Water for Landscape Irrigation
  • 1 – 5 p.m., Advanced Pumps

11 a.m. – 12:40 p.m., Technical Session: Irrigation Management

Noon – 1 p.m., Celebrate Certification Luncheon

1:30 – 3:20 p.m., Technical Session: Program Case Studies

3:15 – 4:15 p.m., Irrigation Seminar: Measuring Landscape Water Use | Kelly Kopp

4:20 – 5:20 p.m., Irrigation Seminar: Earning Points for Green Projects | Doug Macdonald

5 – 6:30 p.m., Thirsty Land Screening, filmmaker Conrad Weaver’s new documentary

Thursday

8 – 9 a.m., Women in Irrigation Breakfast

8 – 9 a.m., Young Professionals Breakfast

9:30 – 10:45 a.m., General Session: IA Initiatives, industry awards, new product winners and more

1 – 3 p.m., Pitcher’s Mound: Entrepreneurs Present Business Idea/Product

1 – 2 p.m., Irrigation Seminar: Water Quality of Alternate Water Sources | Art Elmers

1:30 – 3:30 p.m., U.S. Government Roundtable on Irrigation & Groundwater

2:10 – 3:10 p.m., Irrigation Seminar: ET & Irrigation Management | Brent Mecham

5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Closing Night Party: IA Boardwalk Bash

Friday

Education Classes:

  • 8 a.m. – noon, Irrigation Components for Residential/Light Commercial Systems
  • 8 – 10 a.m., Soil-Plant-Air Continuum
  • 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Managing a Landscape Irrigation Service Company

8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., The 2016 Drought Summit

 

Landscape Irrigation Seminars

Each one-hour session is open to all attendees with a full registration. Participants will earn 1.00 CEU for each hour.

Technical Program – Landscape Sessions

Each technical session is comprised of four or five 20-miunte presentations.

Landscape Irrigation – Education Classes

Attendees will earn CEUs while learning practical skills and real-world application of case studies. These classes are not included in registration and are priced separately.

The 2016 Drought Summit

The IA and NGWA are partnering to present the 2nd annual drought summit, which is open to all attendees and exhibitors.