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TCI EXPO Show Preview

TCI EXPO, the world’s largest tree care industry trade show and conference, will be held Nov. 10-12, 2016 in Baltimore, Md. The event combines the unparalleled value of a first class conference education and endless networking opportunities with top industry leaders in business, safety and arboriculture.

You can also compare equipment, evaluate products and take advantage of special show-only pricing from hundreds of exhibitors.

Check out live demonstrations, win prizes and giveaways, attend forums and roundtables, earn valuable CEUs, and more.

The full schedule is as follows:

 

Wednesday, November 9

7:00am           Registration Opens Lobby


8:00am – 5:00pm

Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP)

– Pre-Conference – Bob Mead (CTSP), Mead Tree & Turf Care

Spanish EHAP (Programa de Consciencia de los Peligros Eléctricos)

– Pre-Conference – Leo Roldan (CTSP), SavATree


8:30am – 4:30pm      Plant Health Care Strategies: Pest, Plant and Soil Management

Pre-Conference – Dr. Michael Raupp, University of Maryland at College Park – Sylvia McNeill, McNeill’s Tree Service


1:00pm – 5:00pm

Visual Tree Assessment

– Pre-Conference – Scott Baker, Tree Solutions Inc.

TCIA Accreditation

  • FREE for attendees – Bob Rouse, TCIA – John Iurka, TCIA Auditor – Randall McDonald, TCIA Auditor 

 

 

Thursday, November 10

6:00am           Registration Opens Lobby


7:30am – 8:30am

Business

Workers’ Compensation Panel – Insurance and Healthcare Perspectives

Dr. Amanda Carpenter, C.O.R. Ergonomic Solutions

Rick Weden, Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group

 

Safety

Arborist Safety: May the Odds Always Be in Your Favor

Dr. John Ball (CTSP), South Dakota State University

 

Arboriculture

Tree Risk Assessment and Drones in Arboriculture

Dr. Tom Smiley, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory


8:45am – 9:45am

Business

Web Security!

Major L. Clark III, US SBA Office of Advocacy

 

Safety

Forces in Rigging

Phillip Kelley, North American Training Solutions

 

Arboriculture

Tree Supported Structures and Tree Biomechanics

Scott Baker, Tree Solutions Inc.


9:57am           Trade Show Floor Opens Convention Center


10:30am – 11:30am Residential Commercial and Utility Contractor Accreditation Information Session

– FREE for attendees – Bob Rouse, TCIA 


12:00pm – 1:00pm   TCIA Members Only Forum: We Are All in This Together

– FREE for TCIA members – Tom Dunn (CTSP), TCIA 


1:00pm – 2:00pm

Meet Your Regional Outreach Coordinator

– FREE for attendees – Danae Jackson (CTSP), TCIA ROC (FL/GA) – Dawn Thierbach (CTSP), TCIA ROC (MI/IN/OH/KY) 

Workforce Development Forum

– FREE for attendees – Brigitte Orrick, TCIA 

Meet Your Regional Outreach Coordinator

– FREE for attendees – Danae Jackson (CTSP), TCIA ROC (FL/GA) – Dawn Thierbach (CTSP), TCIA ROC (MI/IN/OH/KY) 


2:00pm – 3:30pm

CTSP Networking Forum

FREE for attendees – Peter Gerstenberger (CTSP), TCIA 

CTSP Networking Forum

FREE for attendees – Peter Gerstenberger (CTSP), TCIA 


3:00pm – 4:00pm     Wood Banks: A Tool for Wood Utilization and Community Outreach

– FREE for attendees – Melissa LeVangie (CTSP), Petersham Tree Warden, Shelter Tree, Inc. – Clarisse Hart, Harvard Forest 


4:00pm          Trade Show Floor Closes Convention Center


4:15pm – 5:30pm

Business

What Are You Worth? The Talk, Telling and Selling of Tree Care

Jeffrey Ling, Arborwise, Ltd.

 

Safety

Aerial Rescue and Emergency Response: What Every Tree Worker Should Know

Mark Chisholm (CTSP), Aspen Tree Expert Company

 

Arboriculture

Compartmentalization Concepts and Consequences

Dr. Kevin Smith, USDA Forest Service


5:30pm – 6:00pm

WMC Meet and Greet – FREE for attendees Renaissance Baltimore Hotel

WMC Meet and Greet – FREE for attendees Renaissance Baltimore Hotel


6:00pm – 7:30pm

Welcome Reception – FREE for attendees Renaissance Baltimore Hotel

 

Workers’ Compensation Panel – Insurance and Healthcare Perspectives

– Dr. Amanda Carpenter, C.O.R. Ergonomic Solutions – Rick Weden, Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group 

Peer-to-Peer Networking Forum

– FREE for attendees – Mark Tobin, TCIA

Peer-to-Peer Networking Forum

  • FREE for attendees – Mark Tobin, TCIA 

 

 

Friday, November 11

7:00am           Registration Opens Lobby


8:00am – 9:00am

Business

Growing and Developing Supervisors

Monroe Porter, PROOF Management Consultants

 

Safety

Cranes, Lifts and Power Lines: A Safety Oriented Approach

Stephen Sprague (CTSP), Safety & Administration at Caroll Tree Service

 

Arboriculture

Tree Phenology and Pruning Seasonality

Dr. Kevin Smith, USDA Forest Service


9:00am           Trade Show Floor Opens Convention Center


9:15am – 10:30am

Business

PHC Sales and Estimating: First-hand Sharing

Bob Good, Good’s Tree Care

Angela Ledger, Tree Health Lady, LLC

Scott McPhee, Harrison McPhee

 

Safety

Safety Best Practices

Ed Carpenter, North American Training Solutions, Inc.

Joe Bones, Bartlett Tree Experts

 

Arboriculture

Scale is Out of Control

Stanton Gill, University of Maryland Extension / Montgomery College Landscape Technology Program


12:00pm – 1:00pm   TCIA Members Only Forum: The Perfect Time to Close the Sale

– FREE for TCIA members – Linnie Leavines, TCIA – Mike Rennie, TCIA


1:00pm – 2:00pm

Meet Your Regional Outreach Coordinator

– FREE for attendees – David Lee, TCIA ROC (NE/NY) – Peggy Drescher (CTSP), TCIA ROC (MN/IA/WI/IL) – Lesa Scarbrough, TCIA ROC (CA) – Margaret Hall Spencer, TCIA ROC (TX/OK/LA)

Meet Your Regional Outreach Coordinator

– FREE for attendees – David Lee, TCIA ROC (NE/NY) – Peggy Drescher (CTSP), TCIA ROC (MN/IA/WI/IL) – Lesa Scarbrough, TCIA ROC (CA) – Margaret Hall Spencer, TCIA ROC (TX/OK/LA)


1:00pm – 3:00pm     A300 Open Forum: How to Write Pruning Specs

– FREE for attendees – Bob Rouse, TCIA – Dane Buell, BrightView – Peter Becker


2:00pm – 3:00pm

Meet Your Regional Outreach Coordinator

– FREE for attendees – Travis Vickerson (CTSP), TCIA ROC (NC/VA/SC/TN) – Tim Anderson, TCIA ROC (DL/MD/NJ/East PA)

Meet Your Regional Outreach Coordinator

– FREE for attendees – Travis Vickerson (CTSP), TCIA ROC (NC/VA/SC/TN) – Tim Anderson, TCIA ROC (DL/MD/NJ/East PA) 


3:00pm – 4:15pm

Business

Apps for Arborists III – App-solutely Fabulous

Brandon Gallagher Watson, Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements

 

Safety

Electrical Safety for Non-Line Clearance Arborists

Peter Gerstenberger (CTSP), TCIA

Gerry Breton (CTSP), Lucas Tree Experts

 

Arboriculture

A Tale of Two Trees

Dr. John Ball (CTSP), South Dakota State University

 

*CONCURRENT SESSIONS*

CSI for Invasive Insects: Honing Your Diagnostic Skills

Dr. Michael Raupp, University of Maryland at College Park


4:00pm          Trade Show Floor Closes Convention Center


4:30pm – 5:30pm

Business

How to Find, Train, Motivate and Retain Employees

Monroe Porter, PROOF Management Consultants

 

Safety

Chain Saw Safety

Tim Walsh (CTSP), The Davey Tree Expert Company

 

Arboriculture

Developing Productive Soil for Residential Trees and Shrubs

Sylvia McNeill, McNeill’s Tree Service

 

 

Saturday, November 12

7:30am           Registration Opens Lobby


8:00am – 9:00am

Business

Web Presence Panel

Monica Hemingway, Tree Care Marketing Solutions

Hans Tielmann, Pine Valley Tree Service

Brian Kraft, Market Hardware

 

Safety

Conducting an Effective Safety Meeting

Nicholas Bomber, SavATree


Arboriculture

The ABC’s Field Guide to Young and Small Tree Pruning

Andrew Pleninger, Urban Forestry LLC


9:00am           Trade Show Floor Opens Convention Center


9:15am – 10:15am

Business

Drones: A Business Decision!

Dan Staley, Analemma Resources, LLC

 

Safety

Biological Risk Factors Influencing Outcomes in Industrial Accidents

Dr. Amanda Carpenter, C.O.R. Ergonomic Solutions

Ed Carpenter, North American Training Solutions, Inc.

 

Arboriculture

What’s Wrong with this Tree?

Richard Harper, UMass Amherst


1:00pm          Trade Show Floor Closes Convention Center

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