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    Optional Conference Activities

    The events listed below are optional conference activities that are either occuring prior to conference or during the conference that may require a separate ticket purchase. Tickets, unless otherwise noted, can be purchased with your ISA conference registration pending availability.

    Information listed below does not include Pre-Conference Workshops. Please visit the registration page for information on workshops.

    Conference attendees are also encouraged to visit the International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC) with the Arbor Fair & Expo at the U.S. National Arboretum. The event is free to attend and transportation is provided from the Gaylord National Convention Center for all registered ISA Conference attendees. View the detailed event schedule for the ITCC.

    Optional Activities and Ticketed Events
    Washington Nationals Baseball GameSOLD OUT

    Washington Nationals Baseball Game

    SOLD OUT

    Saturday, 29 July; 7:05 pm—Calling all Baseball fans! Enjoy a night at National Stadium the first major league stadium in the United States accredited as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Structure.

    Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies

    $55 per ticket (40 tickets available-first come/first serve) Includes transportation from Gaylord Resort, National Harbor and Gallery seats. Food available for purchase at the park.

    Game time is 7:05 but the bus departs Gaylord aroudn 6:00 pm

    Tickets available through MAC-ISA

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    Buy Tickets; First Come, First Serve $55/ticket
    Arboriculture Celebration

    Arboriculture Celebration

    Included with conference registration

    Sunday, 30 July; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm—Join fellow attendees and the ISA Board for the Opening Arboriculture Celeberation. Recognize volunteers and award winners and officially kick-off the ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show. Following the celebration, enjoy drinks, and hor’ douevres, while you network with fellow professionals and exhibitors from around the world during the Welcome Reception.

    Featured Keynote:Bridging Arboriculture and Medical Professionals-Treehab: The Healing Power of Scientifically Designed Rehabilitative Tree Climbing Programs; presented by John Gathright, Director, Japan Arborist Training Institute

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    Included in conference registration-Name badge required $0
    Welcome Reception

    Welcome Reception

    Included in Conference Package or Trade Show Plus Registraton

    Sunday, 30 July; 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm— Welcome Reception Registration includes access to Sunday Arboriculture Celebration and Welcome Reception on the Trade Show Floor. Reception refreshments included. *To attend educational sessions or other Conference activities a different registration option should be selected.

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    Register by 25 2017 $19
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $25
    Child (12 years old or under) $0
    TREE Fund After Hours Silver Anniversary Tour Celebration &
    MAC-ISA Party

    TREE Fund After Hours Silver Anniversary Tour Celebration & MAC-ISA Party

    Tuesday, 1 August; 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm—You are invited to come celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Tour des Trees, followed by music and dancing. Relax and enjoy an evening with your colleagues and MAC-ISA. Free admission, appetizers included and cash bar available.

    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm TREE Fund After Hours Silver Anniversary Tour Celebration
    8:00 pm – 11:00 pm MAC-ISA Party

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    FREE to Conference Registrants $0
    Women in Arboriculture Networking Session

    Women in Arboriculture Networking Session

    Monday, 31 July; 7:00 am - 8:30 am—Do you know whom to reach out to when you need assistance, or are looking to help out with a project of interest? Networking develops supportive relationships that help you advance your career. Women benefit professionally by sharing resources and experiences with other women working in the same field. Finding positive role models and mentors is especially critical for women working in traditionally male-dominated fields.

    The Arboricultural Research and Education Academy is sponsoring this year's Women in Arboriculture Networking Session, including a breakfast, coffee and assorted teas. The Women in Arboriculture networking session brings together inspiring speakers with diverse backgrounds to share their experiences in working with trees. This year's session will feature a special discussion with renowned educator Sharon Lilly and acclaimed author Jill Jonnes. Come interact with women from around the world who share a passion for trees.

    This session is a great chance to meet, network, and exchange ideas with fellow arborists. All conference attendees—women and men—are welcome to join us! You may purchase tickets to this event as a supplement to your conference registration when you register online (early registration closes July 25). CEUs will be available.

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    Register by 25 July 2017 $50
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $60
    AREA Meeting and Student SocialSOLD OUT

    AREA Meeting and Student Social

    SOLD OUT

    Monday, 31 July; 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm—Students, conference speakers, and attendees are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to meet with Arboricultural Research and Education Academy (AREA) colleagues. The event will begin at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center with the annual AREA meeting at 5:15 pm followed by a networking social from 6-8pm at the Public House. Some drinks and appetizers will be provided with your ticket. Special recognition will be given to the 2017 AREA student travel grant recipients and ISA Student Ambassadors. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. A ticket will be required for entry to the networking social at the Public House.

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    Register by 25 July 2017 $20
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $30
    STUDENT–Register by 25 July 2017 $5
    STUDENT–Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $5
    Ticketed Events: Wednesday Choose Your Own Adventure
    SMA—Municipal Specialist Certification Prep Course

    SMA—Municipal Specialist Certification Prep Course

    Wednesday, 2 August; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm—This full-day workshop will help prepare individuals for the ISA Municipal Specialist Certification exam, to be taken at a future date. The ISA Municipal Specialist Certification Preparation Course was developed by the Society of Municipal Arborists, and will provide an overview of all six of the exam’s domains, including: Policy/Planning, Administration, Risk Management, Arboricultural Practices, Communication Skills, and Public Relations/Education. The presentations for each domain will include terms, key concepts, and suggested items for self-study.

    Lunch will be provided.

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    Register by 25 July 2017 $95
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $105
    SCA Field Day: History Meets Innovation

    SCA Field Day

    Wednesday, 2 August; 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Join the Society of Commercial Arboriculture for another exciting and educational Field Day! We will be traveling to Bartlett Tree Experts for a morning of information and a tour of their state of the art facility in Gaithersburg. We will also be visiting George Washington’s Mt. Vernon, A Bartlett maintained property, for lunch (included), our Annual Business Meeting, and a tour by the current Director of Horticulture, Dean Norton. CEU opportunities will be available along the route.

    Mount Vernon is an iconic American landmark - an enduring reminder of the life and legacy of the Father of Our Country. Once a vibrant plantation in the 18th century, the estate is now one of the nation’s most visited historic sites. Combining an authentically interpreted 18th-century home, lush gardens and grounds, intriguing museum galleries, immersive programs, and first-rate dining and shopping, Mount Vernon is an incomparable national treasure.

    Attendees that have Conference Package registration may attend afternoon educational sessions at the Gaylord National Convention Center upon returning from tour.

    *Tour departs from the Gaylord National Convention Center

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    Register by 25 July 2017 $85
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $105
    ISA Botanic Garden and US Capitol Tour SOLD OUT

    ISA Botanic Garden and US Capitol Tour

    SOLD OUT

    Wednesday, 2 August; 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum, in our Nation's Capital, that informs visitors about the importance of plants to humans. The Conservatory was built in 1933 and consist of approximately 26,000 square feet of planting area.

    USBG tour will be led by Shaun Abell (USBG Arborist) and we will take guests for a walking tour of the US Capitol Grounds to learn about the care and maintenance of the Capitol’s historic and memorial living arbor specimens. This will include the challenges of growing trees in a conservatory. There will be ample time for questions and answers. Time and weather permitting, the tour will be able to proceed outside to view our gardens and learn our approaches to sustainability.

    Attendees that have Conference Package registration may attend afternoon educational sessions at the Gaylord National Convention Center upon returning from tour.

    *Tour departs from the Gaylord National Convention Center

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    Register by 25 July 2017 $85
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $99
    Casey Trees Tour

    Casey Trees Tour

    Wednesday, 2 August; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Opening session/welcome at the Gaylord Convention Center from Casey Trees, followed by tours around the D.C. area. Join Casey Trees for an exciting and educational field experience around the city through the eyes of local organizations. We will visiting spots not normally covered by tours of DC but rather residents’ cherished natural spaces. We will be traveling across the city to see work done with many partners including: The Nature Conservancy, The District Department of the Environment, The Urban Forestry Administration, Living Classrooms and many more. Come see why residents not only love the livability of the District but also the trees! Lunch will be provided.

    *Tour departs from the Gaylord National Convention Center at 8:40 am

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    Register by 25 July 2017 $140
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $160

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