The 2014 Irrigation Show & Education Conference, set for Nov. 17-21 in Phoenix, is ready to cover everything from water management to innovative technologies.
The early-bird registration for the show is available through Oct. 17.
The Irrigation Show kicks off Monday, Nov. 17, with a variety of education classes, seminars and technical sessions for agricultural and landscape/golf irrigation. Attendees can earn continuing education units toward IA certifications for each session they attend.
- Master basic and advanced techniques with 25 half-, full- and two-day classes.
- Apply best practices and “how-to’s” from 10 one-hour seminars.
- Discover the latest cutting-edge research at over 30 short technical sessions.
- Learn about global regulations, practices and sustainability initiatives at the half-day International Agriculture Irrigation Summit.
Seminars, technical sessions and the summit are free with the purchase of a full registration; education classes are priced separately and are not included in the full registration fee. Each class registration includes a free exhibits-only pass, including exhibits, the new product contest, show floor presentations and general session.
The show will offer all seven exams as part of IA’s Select Certified program. Certification exams require advance registration and a separate fee; exam registrations include a free exhibits-only pass, including exhibits, the new product contest, show floor presentations and general session.
Other Show Highlights
- More than 300 exhibitors of irrigation and related products.
- Recent market introductions at the new product contest.
- Pond & Waterscape Pavilion hosted by the International Professional Pond Companies Association.
- Rainwater Catchment Pavilion hosted by the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association.
- Oasis in the Desert opening night party (full registration required).
- Blending Borders international reception (full registration required).
- “Turf Talk” roundtable discussions on business management issues for contractors.
- Common interest group meetings for landscape contractors, water features and lake management, and manufacturers’ representatives.
- Series of 30- to 45-minute sessions on water management trends, business issues and industry initiatives.
General session keynote speaker Lowell Catlett, PhD, is a regents professor in agricultural economics and business and extension economics and dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University. Catlett will discuss how technology innovation, changing demographics and new consumer expectations will drive future growth in agriculture, manufacturing, services and healthcare.