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Show Preview: ISA Conference and Trade Show

The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Annual International Conference and Trade Show (Aug. 8-12, 2015 in Kissimmee, Fla.) is the world’s premier gathering of arboricultural professionals, where practicing arborists and urban foresters come together with top researchers and educators to learn the latest in research, technology, and innovations in arboriculture and urban forestry.

The conference and show provides a forum for the exchange of information and opportunities to network with others in the arboricultural profession. The event provides a lineup of educational sessions led by industry leaders from around the globe, sharing their thoughts and views about the newest trends in equipment, practice, technology and research.

 

2015 Agenda at a Glance

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

4 – 6 p.m. Registration Open

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Registration Open

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tree Academy Workshops

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Registration Open

8 a.m. start Asplundh Golf Outing to benefit the TREE Fund

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tree Academy Workshops

1 – 4 p.m. AREA/UTGL Tour

6 – 7:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Welcome Reception on the Trade Show Floor – Trade Show Open, TREE Fund Silent Auction open

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 10

7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration Open

7:30 a.m. –5 p.m. Research Posters on Display

8:30 – 11 a.m. Opening General Session

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Trade Show open with TREE Fund Silent Auction

9:55 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. Climbers’ Corner

1 – 5 p.m. Educational Sessions

6 – 8 p.m. TREE Fund Raise Your Hand for Research Live Auction

8 p.m. – Midnight Florida Chapter Reception

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11

7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration Open

7:30 a.m. –5 p.m. Research Posters on Display

8:00 a.m. –9:30 p.m. Women in Arboriculture Networking Session

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Educational Sessions

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Trade Show Open (pick up TREE Fund Silent Auction items)

9:55 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. Climbers’ Corner

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. UAA Lunch

5 p.m. – 8 p.m. AREA Meeting and Student Social

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12

7:30 a.m. – Noon Registration Open

8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Educational and Professional Affiliate Sessions

 

Monday Keynote Speaker: Margaret Lowman

Dr. Margaret Lowman, Ph.D. (a.k.a. “Canopy Meg”)

Dr. Lowman is an American biologist, educator, ecologist, writer, editor, and public speaker. Her expertise involves canopy ecology, canopy plant-insect relationships, and constructing canopy walkways. Nicknamed the “Real-Life Lorax” by National Geographic and “Einstein of the Treetops” by the Wall Street Journal, Meg Lowman pioneered the science of canopy ecology. On January 6, 2014, Dr. Lowman joined the California Academy of Sciences as it inaugural Chief of Science and Sustainability. In this role, she is responsible for the Academy’s programs of scientific research and exploration. For more than 30 years, “Canopy Meg” has solved mysteries of insect pests and ecosystem health in the highest layer of the world’s forests, designing the tools of the trade <dash> hot-air balloons and walkway for treetop exploration. Her personal mantra is “no child left indoors.”

 

Trade show dates and location

The ISA Trade Show will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.

Sunday, August 9; 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Welcome Reception on the Trade Show Floor)

Monday, August 10; 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Tuesday, August 11: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

 

Exhibitor list

Company Name          Booth

Aerial Solutions, Inc.  806

Ahlborn Equipment    511

AirSpade Division, Guardair Corporation      812

All Access Equipment            307

Altec Industries          831

American Cutting Edge – CB Manufacturing            700

American Society of Consulting Arborists     902

Arborcheck     709

ArborGold Software by TMS 1000

Arboricultural Research and Education Academy (AREA)  1625

Arborjet, Inc.  501

ArborMAX Insurance Program          1004

ArborMetrics Solutions           817

ArborSoftWorx           1107

ArborSystems 915

Arbortech        1429

Arborwear       517

argus electronic GmbH           626

Asplundh Tree Expert Co.      717

Bandit Industries, Inc.            405

Bartlett Tree Experts   1207

Bayer Vegetation Management          617

Billington Inspections Inc.      702

BioForest Technologies, Inc.  1300

Buckingham Manufacturing   525

Burford’s Tree, Inc.     610

Clearion Software       707

CN Utility Consulting            905

Davey Tree Expert Co., The   701

DeepRoot Green Infrastructure          608

Doggett Corporation, The       308

Dow AgroSciences     618

Environmental Consultants Inc.         1023

Fecon, Inc.      316

Ford Commercial Vehicles     723

Freightliner Trucks      832

GeoDigital International         908

Green Manufacturing  622

HD Electric Company            322

Husqvarna       417

Industrial Helicopters, LLC    904

Jarraff Industries Inc. 1005

JJ Kane Auctioneers   830

Kenerson Group          716

Kershaw, A Division of Progress Rail Services          607

KnifeSource LLC       1113

Laser Technology, Inc.           711

Lewis Tree Service, Inc.         1101

Mauget            718

McKim & Creed, Inc. 612

Morbark, Inc.  1206

Nelson Tree Service, Inc.        507

Partner Software         900

Petzl America  523

Preformed Line Products        402

Quest Products Corporation   623

RAYCO Manufacturing Inc.  1017

SavATree        606

Society of American Foresters            632

Society of Commercial Arboriculture (SCA) 1522

Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA)           1524

Southco Industries      923

Southern Chapter of ISA        1423

SSI Maxim Co., Inc.   630

Sterling Rope  310

Supersonic Air Knife  805

Terex   1123

Terra Spectrum Technologies  903

Teufelberger Fiber Rope         324

Townsend Corporation           1217

Tracked Lifts Inc.       1315

Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA)         909

TREE Fund Silent Auction    1514

Tree Services Magazine          1111

TreePro            1014

Trees Inc.        619

Utility Arborist Association (UAA)   1623

Vermeer          313

Weaver Leather           713

Wright Tree Service    901

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