GCSAA members and non-members can now register for the 2021 Golf Industry Show, which will be presented in an interactive, virtual format Feb. 2-4.
GCSAA and presenting partners, the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) and the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA), will offer a virtual experience that continues the Golf Industry Show’s long tradition of connecting attendees, exhibitors and industry experts through a week of unparalleled educational opportunities and access to golf facility solutions for industry professionals.
Preview the virtual GIS experience:
The interactive education conference, trade show and networking events are designed for the association’s 19,000 members as well as golf course owners, operators and managers, and others in the golf industry.
The 2021 GCSAA Education Conference will offer 88 sessions taught in 15-minute, 30-minute or one-hour formats. Live interaction with educators and other attendees will be available. The conference lineup features focused learning tracks for assistant superintendents, equipment managers and crew members, and on topics such as agronomy, environmental management and business management.
For the first time, GIS facility packages are being offered, which provide access to an entire golf course management team for one price. The All-Access Facility Package features all 88 education sessions — which can be viewed during the event or on demand for 30 days — the virtual trade show, networking events and more for $850 ($1,050 for non-GCSAA members) for an unlimited number of team members. Each team member will receive 3.0 continuing education points (CEUs). The Individual All-Access Package is available to GCSAA members for $600 ($750 for non-members). Additional packages are also available.
Click on image to enlarge:
“We truly have the ability to connect more industry professionals from all over the world than ever before with the virtual format,” says GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans. “And with the savings on travel costs, it is a tremendous value for every member of the team while still offering the high-quality education and innovations the GIS is known for.”
More than 450 exhibitors are expected to be a part of the virtual trade show. Attendees will be able to watch live demonstrations, communicate with company representatives, and take information from exhibitors with them in virtual show bags. Access to the trade show will be available during the event and through March 6 for all registrants.
2021 GCSAA Education Conference spotlight
Several GCM contributors will be presenting at GIS 2021 on subjects they’ve shared their expertise on in the pages of the magazine. Check out their articles and education sessions below, and browse the entire education lineup.
Low-maintenance grasses to replace turfgrass
From buffalograss to sheep fescue, researchers evaluated 27 ultra-low-input plant species for their ability to stand in for turfgrass in roughs, potentially reducing water use and other inputs.
Down, but not out: A superintendent’s recovery from a brain injury
After a life-changing injury on the job and a winding road to recovery, Canadian superintendent Brian Youell has turned private hardship into a message of hope and strength.
Ready, willing and able: Inclusiveness in golf course maintenance
Working on the maintenance crew at a Maryland golf club has been a source of pride, belonging for employees with different abilities.
Syringing for turfgrass canopy cooling
Does syringing effectively cool plants under heat stress, and are there drawbacks to the practice?
Verdure, the monthly GCM column by Beth Guertal, Ph.D.
- You know her from her simple breakdowns of complex turf research in each issue of GCM. At GIS 2021, Beth Guertal, Ph.D., will be on hand to dispense wisdom on soil fertility and more in the session Fact, Myth or Legend: Soil and Water Edition.
A save situation at Sinnissippi Golf Course
A struggling course in Illinois has found a star in superintendent Kelly Kuchelmeister, whose leadership and creativity have bolstered outlook on the property’s future.
- Kelly Kuchelmeister will join fellow leading women in the turf industry in Stories of Success: Journeys to Leadership, where they’ll discuss blazing trails, conquering obstacles and reaching goals in a male-dominated field.
10 things I wish they’d taught me in turf school
Classroom education can only take a turf manager so far. A longtime superintendent shares the informal, real-world lessons that have helped him achieve sustained success.
The Golf Industry Show is planned to return as an in-person event in San Diego in 2022 and Orlando in 2023.
Register and get much more information on all the happenings at the 2021 Golf Industry Show on the Golf Industry Show website.