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

The Next 50 Years in Arboriculture, Moving Ahead Together

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 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 Palmer - 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 - TBD - Prism Auditorium
9:30 -10:00 AM BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS - Lobby/Pre-function Area
10 -11 AM Noel Dubak - Workforce Development - Prism Auditorium
11 - NOON Ken Palmer - TBD - Prism Auditorium

NOON - 1:30 PM

AWARDS LUNCHEON - Gold Leaf, Award of Merit, ISA Honors, President's Award, Change of Gavel
1:30-2:30 Ed Gilman - TBD - Prism Auditorium
2:30-3:00 BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS - Lobby/Pre-function Area
3 - 4 PM Gretchen Pettis - Pesticides - Prism Auditorium
4 - 5 PM National Grid - Utility Wires Down - Prism Auditorium
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 TBD - YOGA - Focus Fitness
7 - 8 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS - Lobby/Pre-function Area
8 - 9 AM Rich Cartier - TBD - Prism Auditorium
9 - 10 AM Panel Discussion - Everose Schlüter, Matthew Hickler, Brian Butler - Managing for Utilities and Endangered Species on Right of Ways - Prism Auditorium
10 - 10:30 AM BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS - Lobby/Pre-function Area
10:30 - 11:30 AM Andy Hillman -Diversify Now - Prism Auditorium
11:30 - 12:30 PM Mark Duntemann - Tree Risk Assessment

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