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  • 2022 Education Sessions

    Landscaper and dealer professional tracks available.

    New for this year, Equip Exposition has added several new education opportunities for landscapers and dealers.

    For the first time, landscapers can take courses on pool and spa design and installation, as well as landscape lighting.

    We’ve also grouped education into tracks for contractors and dealers so you can get the most out of your education experience. Build your business with tracks focused on Leadership, Technology, Sales & Profitability, Grow Your Team, Pool and Spa, Landscape Lighting, Tree Care, and Hardscaping.

    Landscape Professional Tracks
    Leadership
    Technology
    Sales & Profitability
    Grow Your Team
    Pool & Spa
    Landscape Lighting
    Tree Care
    Hardscape
    Dealer Education Tracks
    Dealer Technician Training
    Dealer Management Education

    Equip Expo to host international standards meetings
    The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Equip Exposition, and ANSI will host the ISO TC 23/SC 17 committee during this year’s trade show. International delegations from the U.S., Brazil, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Belgium, Japan, and China are expected to attend this group, which convenes to produce and maintain product standards for a range of outdoor power equipment. Working Group 4 will meet Oct. 18–19 to continue development of chain saws and brush cutter standards. Subcommittee 17 will host its annual Plenary Meeting Oct. 20.

    Hardscape
    Oct. 19–21
    Hardscape
    Demonstrations Upgrade
    Cost: $85
    Speakers: Local Roots Landscaping

    Thursday, Oct. 20
    Common Hardscaping Business Pitfalls

    Cost: $65
    8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
    Speaker: Frank Bourque

    Estimating for Hardscaping Profit and Growth
    Cost: $65
    10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
    Speaker: Weston Zimmerman

    Plug in Outdoor Lighting to Your Business Offerings
    Cost: FREE
    1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Speakers: Kyle Adamson, CLVLT at Red Oak Outdoor Lighting; Ryan Jaso, Lighting BOSS

    Friday, Oct. 21
    Hardscapes and Lighting – A Perfect Match

    Cost: FREE
    10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Speakers: Sean Curran, CLVLT at Beautification Through Illumination; Chris Mitchell, COLD at NiteLiter

    Tree Care

    Wednesday, Oct. 19
    Safety in the Tree Care Industry

    Cost: $85
    8:45 AM – 10:45 AM
    Speakers: Melissa LeVangie Ingersoll, Bear LeVangie, Rebecca Seibel, Emmett Shutts, and Alex Julius

    Climbing Gear Inspection
    Cost: $85
    12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Speakers: Melissa LeVangie Ingersoll, Bear LeVangie, Rebecca Seibel, Emmett Shutts, Alex Julius

    Safely Tying into a Tree Before Ascending
    Cost: FREE
    3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Speakers: Melissa LeVangie Ingersoll, Bear LeVangie, Rebecca Seibel, Emmett Shutts, Alex Julius

    Thursday, Oct. 20
    Tools of the Trade

    Cost: FREE
    10 AM – 11 AM
    Speakers: Melissa LeVangie Ingersoll, Bear LeVangie, Rebecca Seibel, Emmett Shutts, Alex Julius

    Climbing Systems: What’s Best for Me?
    Cost: FREE
    12 PM – 1 PM
    Speakers: Melissa LeVangie Ingersoll, Bear LeVangie, Rebecca Seibel, Emmett Shutts, Alex Julius

    Working the Tree, Work Positioning, and Changing Tie-In Points
    Cost: FREE
    1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Speakers: Melissa LeVangie Ingersoll, Bear LeVangie, Rebecca Seibel, Emmett Shutts, and Alex Julius

    Fundamentals of Pruning Cuts and the Legacy We Leave
    Cost: FREE
    4 PM – 4:45 PM
    Speakers: Melissa LeVangie Ingersoll, Bear LeVangie, Rebecca Seibel, Emmett Shutts, Alex Julius

    Friday, Oct. 21

    Static vs Dynamic Rigging: What You Need to Know

    Cost: FREE
    9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Speakers: Melissa LeVangie Ingersoll, Bear LeVangie, Rebecca Seibel, Emmett Shutts, Alex Julius

    Tree Removal Techniques Including Positioning, Cutting, and Rigging
    Cost: FREE
    11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Speakers: Melissa LeVangie Ingersoll, Bear LeVangie, Rebecca Seibel, Emmett Shutts, Alex Julius

    Pool & Spa

    Wednesday, Oct. 19

    Defining the Gray Area: Who Handles What Between a Designer and an Architect

    Cost: $85
    9 AM – 10 AM
    Speakers: Paul John Boulifard and Jason Brownlee, ASLA

    Pool Design Project Profile – An Interactive Discussion on Design and Construction of a Residential Vessel
    Cost: $85
    2 PM – 3 PM
    Speaker: Jason Brownlee, ASLA

    Thursday, Oct. 20

    Incorporating Pool and Hardscape into Backyard Design – Panel Discussion

    Cost: $85
    9 AM – 10 AM
    Speakers: Jason Brownlee, ASLA; Paul John Boulifard; and Skip Phillips, MCBP

    Dip Your Toes into the World of Pool Design and Construction
    Cost: $85
    2 PM – 3 PM
    Speakers: Skip Phillips, MCBP and Jason Brownlee, ASLA

    Leadership

    Wednesday, Oct. 19

    Develop Your Second-in-Command

    Cost: $85
    3 PM – 4 PM
    Speaker: Jeffrey Scott, President, Jeffrey Scott Consulting

    Thursday, Oct. 20

    The State of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Landscape Industry

    Cost: $85
    1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
    Moderator: Judy Guido, Chairwoman, Guido and Associates
    Panelists: Ron Edmonds, President, The Principium Group; Ed Bates, Vice President of Corporate Development and M&A, BrightView; Palmer Higgins, CEO, Mainely Grass, and Partner, Chenmark

    Friday, Oct. 21

    Selling Your Business: What Every Operator Needs to Know

    Cost: $85
    10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
    Moderator: Judy Guido, Chairwoman, Guido and Associates
    Panelists: Don Winsett, Vice President of National Business Development, Davey Tree; Ed Bates, Vice President of Corporate Development and M&A, BrightView; James Huston, President, J.R. Huston Consulting

    Grow Your Team

    Wednesday, Oct. 19
    Your Company, Your Culture
    Cost: $85
    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    Moderator: Seth Jones, Editor-in-Chief, Landscape Management
    Panelists: Larry Ryan, President,

    Sales & Profitability

    Thursday, Oct. 20

    Sustainable Winter Management (SWiM)®
    Cost: $85
    8 AM – 9:15 AM
    Speaker: Phill Sexton
    Influencer LIVE powered by Kohler Engines
    Cost: FREE
    8 AM – 9:30 AM
    Speakers: Naylor Taliaferro, Paul Jamison, Caleb Auman

    Estimating and Bidding for Landscape Contractors
    Cost: $85
    11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
    Speaker: Ken Thomas, COO, The Greenery

    Benchmarking for Profit
    Cost: $85
    3 PM – 4 PM
    Speaker: Jeffrey Scott, President, Jeffrey Scott Consulting

    Friday, Oct. 21

    The Price Isn’t Right

    Cost: $85
    9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Moderator: Seth Jones, Editor-in-Chief, Landscape Management
    Panelists: Sam Gembel, Owner, Atlas Outdoor; Steve Steele, Bruce Wilson & Co.; Phil Harwood, Managing; Partner, Pro-Motion Consulting; Nada Duna, COO, Gothic Landscape; Barb Stropko, owner, New Desert Gallery

    Supply Chain Hacks
    Cost: $85
    12 PM – 1 PM
    Speakers: Dan Wurgler, Executive Vice President of Procurement & Operations, Ewing; George Kinkead, President, Turfco Manufacturing
    Ryan Lawn & Tree; Brian Brueggeman, Bruce Wilson & Co.; Ken Thomas, COO, The Greenery; Peter Dufau, President, Dufau Landscape; Donna Vignocchi Zych, President, ILT Vignocchi Landscape

    30 in 60: Hacks for Help Wanted
    Cost: $85
    1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
    Moderator: Bill Roddy, Publisher, Landscape Management
    Panelists: Taylor Milliken, Owner, Milosi; Ken Thomas, COO, The Greenery; Fred Haskett, TrueWinds Consulting; Jim Huston, President, J.R. Huston Consulting
    Thursday, Oct. 20

    Promoting a Diverse Industry
    Cost: $85
    9:30 AM – 11 AM
    Moderator: Christina Herrick, Editor, Landscape Management
    Panelists: Elly Zemetra, Senior Director of Talent, BrightView; Warren Gorowitz, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Hunter Industries

    Friday, Oct. 21

    Let Your Talent Strategy Be a Competitive Advantage

    Cost: $85
    8 AM – 9:15 AM
    Speaker: ShayLynn Ager

    Technology
    Tuesday, Oct. 18
    Two-Day Remote Pilot Certification (pt. 1)
    Cost: $175
    8 AM – 4 PM
    Speaker: Mark Collins

    Wednesday, Oct. 19

    Tomorrow’s Tools … Today

    Cost: $85
    9 AM – 10:30 AM
    Moderator: Michael Mayberry, Chief Technical Officer, Level Green
    Panelists: Ted Rightmire, CEO, Hindsight Software; Norm Bartlett, President, Creative Sensor Technology

    Two-Day Remote Pilot Certification (pt. 2)
    Cost: $175
    8 AM – 3 PM
    Speaker: Mark Collins
    Thursday, Oct. 20

    Back to Basics: Troubleshooting Your Irrigation System’s Electronics
    Cost: $85
    8 AM – 9:15 AM
    Speaker: Brad Jakubowski

    The California Equation
    Cost: FREE
    9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
    Moderator: Chuck Bowen, Vice President, Communications and Member Relations, OPEI
    Panelists: Pete Dufau, President, Dufau Landscape; Sandra Giarde, Executive Director, California Landscape Contractors Association; Brian Helgoe, Founder and CEO, Monarch Landscape Companies; Evan Moffitt, Business Development Manager, SiteOne Landscape Supply; Jack York, Director of Product Line Development, Ewing Equipment mandates in California and in other jurisdictions across the country will have far-reaching impacts on the industry. Join a panel of experts to learn how they’re adapting to changing regulations in California, and how trends in the Golden State are impacting the business across the country. This session is open to landscapers, dealers, and manufacturers.

    ENERGIZE
    Cost: FREE
    2 PM – 3:30 PM
    Moderator: Paul Jamison
    Speakers: Brian Fullerton, Mike Andes, Blake Albertson
    Friday, Oct. 21

    Don’t Get Zapped! How to Determine the True Cost of Electric
    Cost: $85
    8 AM – 9:15 AM
    Speaker: Brandon Haley

    Technician Training
    Wednesday, Oct. 19
    Electrical Troubleshooting
    Cost: $45
    8 AM – 11 AM & 12 PM – 3 PM
    Presented by Briggs & Stratton

    Hydro-Gear Hydrostatic Transmissions
    Cost: $45
    8 AM – 11 AM &
    12 PM – 3 PM
    Presented by Hydro-Gear

    Tuff Torq Hydrostatic Transmissions
    Cost: $45
    8 AM – 11 AM &12 PM – 3 PM
    Presented by Tuff Torq
    Introduction to Electric Riding Mower
    Cost: $85
    8 AM – 11 AM &12 PM – 3 PM
    Presented by Cub Cadet (SBD Outdoor)

    Dealer Management Education
    Wednesday, Oct. 19

    Unconventional Hiring Strategies for Your Dealership with Sara Hey
    Cost: FREE
    8 AM – 8:50 AM
    Speaker: Sara Hey

    Pricing Service Jobs to Make Obscene Amounts of Money with Bob Clements
    Cost: FREE
    1 PM – 1:50 PM
    Speaker: Bob Clements

    Dealers Driving for Excellence (pt. 1: Parts & Service Management)
    Cost: FREE
    2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
    Speakers: Dan Shell, PET; Clint Sanders, Ideal; Barden Winstead, Land & Coates

    Thursday, Oct. 20

    What Is the Dealership of the Future? with Bob Clements and Sara Hey
    Cost: FREE
    8 AM – 8:50 AM
    Speakers: Bob Clements, Sara Hey

    Dealers Driving for Excellence (pt. 2: Digital Toolkit)
    Cost: FREE
    9:15 AM – 10:45 AM
    Speakers: PET’s Jessica Johnson and Jacqlyn Kirkland

    So, You’re Running a Parts Department with Sara Hey
    Cost: FREE
    1 PM – 1:50 PM
    Speaker: Sara Hey

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