WCTA Conference Sneak Peak – River Rock Casino Resort Feb 11-13, 2020

Release…September 26th, 2019

Organization of the 57th Annual WCTA Conference and Trade Show, taking place Feb 11-13, 2020 at the River Rock Casino Resort for the third straight year, is well underway. 

As always, our goal is to deliver world-class, interesting, informative and relevant education from top turf and other experts at affordable rates; everyone is welcome to attend!  With that, the Planning Team is ready to offer a glimpse into this year’s education program as follows.

Tuesday, Feb 11
In the making are four pre-conference seminars scheduled for 12:30pm-4:30pm, Tuesday, February 11.  Three are already confirmed:  

‘For All Turf Managers’ co-presented by the BC Golf Superintendents Association
Dr. Doug Soldat, University of Wisconsin
'Building a Fundamentally Sound Fertilization Program'

‘For Pesticide CEC Points’
Mario Lanthier, Crop Health Advising & Research

'Intro to Turf Management 2.0'
Stan Kazymerchyk, Kwantlen University & Jason Pick, Olds College
‘Anyone requiring a better working knowledge of turf management for their position will get it here.’

Wednesday, Feb 12 & Thursday, Feb 13
The main program kicks off at 8:30am on Feb 12 with the trade show running both days.  Is there a doctor in the house?  Four in fact with a couple more being worked on.  With four separate education tracks taking place, we expect about 20 speakers in total.  Confirmed presenters so far are:

Dr. Doug Soldat, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Paul Koch, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Brian Horgan, Michigan State University
Dr. Tom Hsiang, University of Guelph
Chris Carson, Echo Lake Country Club, Westfield, New Jersey
Larry Gilhuly, US Golf Association
Ross Baron, Vancouver Canadians
Robert Heggie, Toronto FC
Dave Annis, Smithco
Terry Ormrod, Toro Irrigation
Mario Lanthier, Crop Health Advising & Research
Peter Isaacson, CNLA

Mark you calendars now!  Much more information will be released in the coming weeks with registration expected to open in early December.  We hope to see you at the River Rock this February!