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2017 ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show with ITCC

  • July 28, 2017
  • August 02, 2017
  • Gaylord National resort & Convention Center


The International Tree Climbing Championship and the ISA Annual International Conference will be held together in Washington, DC, 28 July - 2 August 2017. ISA is taking this opportunity to create an enhanced experience that will build on the successful history of both events.

INTERNATIONAL TREE CLIMBING CHAMPIONSHIP
United States National Arboretum, Washington, DC (US)
28 July - 30 July
Networking, Education, and Safety: Building a safer workforce through competitive and educational events throughout the weekend!

Schedule:
28 July: Preliminary Events/Arbor Expo
29 July: Preliminary Events/Arbor Fair & Expo
30 July: Master's Challenge/Arbor Fair & Expo

  • NEW in 2017: Ascent Event
  • In addition to fun activities at Arbor Fair & Expo, enjoy competitive side events, such as knot-tying.
  • Expo space at ITCC is FREE if you exhibit at the conference trade show!

ARBORICULTURE CELEBRATION
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
30 July
Be where arboriculture meets: Certified arborists and tree workers, researchers and educators, municipal foresters, utility and commercial arborists, and all people who love to care for trees!
Sunday 30 July

Keynote: Dr. John Gathright: "The Healing Power of Trees"

Highlights: Introduction of ITCC Competitors
Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Tour de Trees Recognition of Excellence with ISA's Awards of Distinction
Presentation of ITCC Champions

  • The celebration will continue at the Expo Reception! Enjoy food, fun, and networking with the industry's top companies.
  • Looking for some excitement? Meet at the Climber's Corner to enjoy some friendly head-to-head competition with the world's best arboricultural athletes!

EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
28 July - 2 August
Education and innovation come together: Grow professionally with hours of educational opportunities and a trade show exhibiting the best products and services in the industry!

Enjoy educational programming and displays focusing on the latest arboricultural topics and trends:

  • Trees and human health
  • Sustainability of the urban forest
  • Utility arboriculture
  • Climbing techniques
  • Industry safety
  • Innovations in technology and demonstrations on the trade show floor

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE!
2 August
Learn and explore: Drill down with specialized educational opportunities or venture out for remote educational experiences!

ISA is partnering with Casey Trees and our professional affiliates to offer unique tours and specialty programming for researchers, municipal foresters, commercial, and utility arborists to provide top-notch education and opportunities to experience all the DC has to offer!

  • Also watch for details as the TREE Fund celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Tour de Trees!

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