2018 School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO Schedule

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting (invitation only) Galt House
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open (Field Trip Attendees only) Galt House Lobby
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Field Trip Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
5:45 p.m . – 6:00 p.m. First Timer Orientation Galt House
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcoming Reception Galt House
8:00 p.m. The Crashers Fourth Street Live!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast of Champions – Darren Virassammy Galt House
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open Galt House
8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. EDUCATION SESSION I (choose one)
“Demystifying Two-Wire Technology in Irrigation Systems” – Lynda Wightman Galt House
“The Electrical Revolution: Transitioning Your Commercial Operations from Gas to Electric” – Dan Mabe and Luke Massman-Johnson Galt House
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. EDUCATION SESSION II (choose one)
“Green and Natural Spaces: Long-term Management is the Key”Jack Pizzo Galt House
“Amenity Plant Appraisal, Understand the Profession”Marty Shaw, RCA Galt House
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. GIE+EXPO Keynote – Dr. Robert Ballard Kentucky Exposition Center
 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. GIE+EXPO (indoor only) Kentucky Exposition Center
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Certified Grounds Manager Reception (Must be a CGM)  Galt House
8:00 p.m.  Kelleigh Bannen followed by headliner Colt Ford  Fourth Street Live!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Annual Business Meeting and Breakfast     Galt House
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open  Kentucky Exposition Center
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. GIE+EXPO Kentucky Exposition Center
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. EDUCATION SESSION 3 (choose one)
“The Trials, Tribulations and Successes of Maintaining Collegiate and K-12 Athletic Fields: Panel” – Philip Dierker, CGM; Joe Kovolyan, CGM, CSFM; Kevin Mercer, CGM, CSFM, LICM; and Don Savard, CGM, CSFM. Fred Kester as moderator. Kentucky Exposition Center
“Weather Emergency Preparation: Planning, Training and Communication is the Key to Success” – Matt Bailey Kentucky Exposition Center
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EDUCATION SESSION 4 (choose one)
“Oklahoma State University Campus Beautification Initiatives”Steve Dobbs Kentucky Exposition Center
“Increasing Soil Health with BioChar and Keeping Your Budget in the Black”Mark Mann Kentucky Exposition Center
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  EDUCATION SESSION 5
“A Memorial for Remembering”Matt Gart Kentucky Exposition Center
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PGMS Annual Awards Dinner (requires separate ticket) Galt House
8:00 p.m. Mackenzie Porter followed by headliner Jana Kramer  Fourth Street Live!

Friday, October 19, 2018

7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Networking Breakfast Galt House
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. GIE+EXPO (Outdoor Area closes at 1:00 p.m.) Kentucky Exposition Center
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. EDUCATION SESSION 6 (pick one)
“Utilizing the NFL’s Field Certification Program to Document the Effectiveness of Your Maintenance Program” – Dr. Andrew S. McNitt Kentucky Exposition Center
Time Management: Who’s Got Time for That?” – Matt Goodell Kentucky Exposition Center
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Education Session 7
“Their Success is Our Success – Bee Campus USA”Mike Oxendine Kentucky Exposition Center