‘WCTA Online Trade Show & Unprecedented Presentations’ (WOTS-UP!)
Feb 10-11, 2021 via Zoom
Message from the Organizing Committee,
Welcome turf management conference and trade show goers, to a new experience this year as we continue navigating challenges brought on by COVID-19. In lieu of seeing you in person, we have created this 2-day virtual event complete with education sessions, supplier and service provider interaction and networking opportunities, all available from the comfort of your own space.
Even better, WOTS-UP! is free for WCTA members to attend! Non-WCTA members from all turf management sectors are invited to participate for $267+gst, coincidentally, the same price as a 2021 membership!
If you’re new to video conferencing platforms like Zoom, don’t worry, it’s doesn’t take an IT background to connect. The WCTA Board has been using Zoom meetings for nearly a year now and our WOW series has been successfully hosted using the Zoom webinar function. It’s easy to participate from a computer or laptop, smart phone or tablet. Since there’s no charge for WCTA members, it’s a great time to give it a try, here’s more to go on…
WOTS-UP! is built around and greatly expands upon the originally scheduled Feb 11 WOW series webinar and includes multiple ‘hardcore education’ speakers as President Travis Olson calls them, along with one, 30 minute feature product information session and up to six, 10 minute sponsored presentations each day along with ongoing turf management industry supplier/service provider breakout rooms available for participants to visit at each morning.
WOTS-UP! is going to be a lot like a live conference with a powerful education program but it will move a lot quicker and Zoom breakout rooms replace trade show booths,” explained WCTA Executive Director, Jerry Rousseau. He added, “It will be an excellent opportunity for turf managers and suppliers to ‘see’ one another, much like they would at a booth during a live trade show.”
• You don’t need anything special to run Zoom, not even a camera, but we strongly recommend downloading the latest version of ‘Zoom Client for Meetings’ for full functionality.
• Once registered, you’ll be sent login credentials from Zoom. These are good for both days.
• Three to five, BC and AB CEC/CEU points are anticipated, applications are in progress
• Stick around for our AGM to follow the final session on Feb 11
Enjoy and take full advantage of this new, virtual experience, we hope to see you online and on board at WOTS-UP! I would like to thank the hard work of our organizing committee made up of several WCTA Directors including Cam Watt, Peter Sorokovsky and Davin Marr. Great work putting this new event together and I’m looking forward to hosting!
Conference Organizing Committee Chair