2017 Annual Conference & Tradeshow

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    Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center
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    Shades Pool Tables
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    Indoor Pool
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    Focus Fitness - Onsite Fitness Center

 

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Please join us for the New England Chapter ISA Annual Conference & Tradeshow in beautiful Southbridge, MA.   Ed Gilman will be this year's Keynote Speaker.  Get up to date on arboriculture in New England and network with the region's arborists. Earn CEUs and Pesticide Credits.

Date: October 1-3, 2017

Location: Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center

Address: 14 Mechanic Street, Southbridge, MA 01550

Hotel Room Information: A group rate of just $125/night has been secured under the group New England Chapter ISA. Call 508-765-8000 for reservations

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Current DRAFT Program

Current DRAFT Agenda

  Sunday, October 1, 2017
ALL DAY TREK des TREES ALL DAY ON YOUR OWN
8:30-NOON ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, Municipal Specialist, and Certified Tree Worker Written Exam - TBD
8-1PM First Aid, CPR, and AED - Salon A
2-4:30 Tornado Tour with Ed Gilman - BUS Tour
5:00 - 6:30 PM PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION WITH EXHIBITORS - Lobby/Pre-function Area
  Monday, October 2, 2017
ALL DAY TREK des TREES ALL DAY ON YOUR OWN
6:45-8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS - Lobby/Pre-function Area
7:15-7:45 NEC-ISA Business Meeting/Annual Report to Members - Prism Auditorium
7:45-8:00AM Conference Welcome - Peter Church - Prism Auditorium
8 - 9:30 AM Ed Gilman - Advanced Pruning Techniques - Prism Auditorium
9:30 -10:00 AM BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS - Lobby/Pre-function Area
10 -11 AM Ed Gilman - Restoring Shade Trees to Dignity Following Storms - Prism Auditorium
11 - NOON Ken Palmer - Modern Chainsaw Safety and Handling for Arborists - In Front of Conference Center 
12 - 1:30 PM AWARDS LUNCHEON - Crystal Ballroom
  Gold Leaf, Award of Merit, ISA Honors, President's Award, Change of Gavel
1:30-2:30 Ken Palmer - Modern Arborist Tree Climbing Systems - In Front of Conference Center
  Andrew Hillman - Diversify Now! - Prism Auditorium
2:30-3:00 BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS - Lobby/Pre-function Area
3 - 4 PM Ken Palmer - Modern Arborist Rigging - Prism Auditorium
  Insurance & Aboriculture - Jeff Blackman - Crystal Ballroom
4 - 5 PM Gretchen Pettis - Sharpening the Tools - Maximizing Pesticide Efficacy - Prism Auditorium
  Christopher Rooney - Utility Wires Down - Crystal Ballroom
5:30 - 6:30 PM RECEPTION WITH EXHIBITORS - Lobby/Pre-function Area
  Tuesday, October 3, 2017
ALL DAY TREK des TREES ALL DAY ON YOUR OWN
6:30-7:30 AM Tom Morra - YOGA - Focus Fitness
7 - 8 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS - Lobby/Pre-function Area
8 - 9 AM Rich Cartier - The New Age of Plant Growth Regulators for Plant Health - Prism Auditorium
9 - 10 AM Panel Discussion - Everose Schlüter, Matthew Hickler, Brian Butler - Right of Way Management and Rare Species - Prism Auditorium
9 - 10 AM Sam Johnson - Drones and Arboriculture - In Front of Conference Center
10 - 10:30 AM BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS - Lobby/Pre-function Area
10:30 - 11:30 AM Rob Gorden - Gypsy Moths – The Return, Collapse and New Treatment Options - Prism Auditorium
11:30 - 12:30 PM Mark Duntemann - Tree Risk Assessment - Prism Auditorium

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