News from the American Sports Builders Association                                                        July 2015

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2015 Technical Meeting:
A Preview of the Best Opportunity of the Year

It’s hot now and you’re busier than you can ever remember. Your crews are going non-stop. But take a minute and think about what’s ahead. Specifically, fast-forward to a few months from now. Schools will be in session, temperatures will have dropped and work will be slower. How are you planning to spend the off-season?

If you want to do it in a productive manner, mark your calendar for December 4-8, the dates of the 2015 Technical Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The next Technical Meeting, to be held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, will bring you all the great things you’ve come to expect from ASBA, including:

  • Outstanding technical programming on industry issues, presented not just by industry colleagues but by guest speakers from outside the field. All of it will combine to help you work smarter, not harder, and be more informed and up-to-date on the latest technology.

  • The ASBA trade show, where you can learn about new products on the market, network with industry colleagues and learn about the latest developments, and the greatest updates to existing equipment and products.

  • Committee and work group meetings, where you can help advance the work of the association by giving input on projects, publications, position papers and programs of the Association.

  • Opportunities to advance your own career by taking the certification exams – the CTCB, CTB and CFB (as well as CFB-N and CFB-S) will all be offered.

  • Plenty of time to catch up with colleagues and do some informal learning – share ideas and discuss common problems over a drink in the exhibit hall or morning coffee before sessions start.

The 2015 Technical Meeting also packs some new surprises, though. For example:

  • The Fields Division will be presenting a one-day session, to be offered in advance of the meeting. This session, given by Lynda Hunter of Wightman Industries, will discuss irrigation. (For more information, see the article elsewhere in this newsletter).

  • This will be ASBA’s 50th anniversary, and special events are scheduled throughout the meeting.

  • An exciting keynote speaker with a great message.

And once sessions are over for the day, you can avail yourself of all that Scottsdale has to offer. There are sports opportunities, museums and cultural attractions, a great zoo and plenty of night life. Our host hotel, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, offers award-winning restaurants, a spa, great tennis facilities – and even two golf courses, one of which is the site of the annual PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open (formerly the FBR Open). In fact, ASBA’s golf and tennis events are a sure-fire way to challenge colleagues and competitors – and to try to gain (or reclaim) bragging rights.

Information will be posted on the ASBA website ( as soon as it is finalized. In the meantime, mark the calendar.  

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