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    Registration Information

    Pre-Registration is now closed. You may register onsite beginning Friday, 28 July. View the on site registration desk hours.

    For questions about conference programs or activities, please contact the ISA Headquarters office at +1.217.355.9411.

    Save time by completeing the registration form prior to arriving at the registration desk.



    Registration Type ISA Member

    Member pricing is an exclusive benefit to ISA members. Attendee must be a current ISA member at the time of registration. All others will be charged Non-member registration rates.

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    Non-Member
    Conference Package

    Conference Package

    This package includes all registration materials, Free Sunday Branch Out Sessions, Sunday Arboriculture Celebration and Welcome Reception (on Trade Show Floor), Monday - Wednesday Educational Sessions, Monday - Tuesday Trade Show with Climbers' Corner. Break and reception refreshments are included along with a continental breakfast on Tuesday. Transportation also provided for the ITCC & Arbor Fair/Expo from ISA hotels to the U.S. National Arboretum Friday-Sunday.

    Tickets may be purchased for Pre-Conference Workshops, Wednesday "Choose Your Own Adventure", and other additional events on the tickets page.

    If an attendee is not an ISA member at the time of registration, they will be charged the non-member rate. Conference Package Non-member registrations include a one-year ISA Professional Membership.

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    Register by 2 June 2017 $465 $610
    Register 3 June – 25 July 2017 $515 $660
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $575 $720
    Student Member Package

    Student Member Package

    This package includes all registration materials, Free Sunday Branch Out Sessions, Sunday Arboriculture Celebration and Welcome Reception (on Trade Show Floor), Monday - Wednesday Educational Sessions, and Monday - Tuesday Trade Show with Climbers' Corner. Break and reception refreshments are included along with a continental breakfast on Tuesday. Transportation also provided for the ITCC & Arbor Fair/Expo from ISA hotels to the U.S. National Arboretum Friday-Sunday.

    Tickets may be purchased for Pre-Conference Workshops, Wednesday "Choose Your Own Adventure", and other additional events on the tickets page.

    Valid for ISA Student members. Students may join ISA by completing an ISA Membership Application. Student membership requires proof of student class schedule with a minimum of 6 credit hours.

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    Register by 2 June 2017 $95 N/A
    Register 3 June – 25 July 2017 $95 N/A
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $95 N/A
    Monday Package

    Monday Package

    This package includes participation in all activities on Monday including Trade Show, Climbers' Corner, and all Monday Educational Sessions. Break refreshments included.

    Tickets may be purchased for Pre-Conference Workshops, Wednesday "Choose Your Own Adventure", and other additional events on the tickets page.

    If an attendee is not an ISA member at the time of registration, they will be charged the non-member rate.

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    Register by 2 June 2017 $255 $320
    Register 3 June – 25 July 2017 $280 $345
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $315 $380
    Tuesday Package

    Tuesday Package

    This package includes participation in all activities on Tuesday including Trade Show, Climbers' Corner, and all Tuesday Educational Sessions. A continental breakfast and break refreshments included.

    Tickets may be purchased for Pre-Conference Workshops, Wednesday "Choose Your Own Adventure", and other additional events on the tickets page.

    If an attendee is not an ISA member at the time of registration, they will be charged the non-member rate.

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    Register by 2 June 2017 $280 $345
    Register 3 June – 25 July 2017 $305 $370
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $340 $405
    Wednesday Package

    Wednesday Package

    This package includes participation in all Wednesday Educational Sessions. Break refreshments included.

    Tickets may be purchased for Pre-Conference Workshops, Wednesday "Choose Your Own Adventure", and other additional events on the tickets page.

    If an attendee is not an ISA member at the time of registration, they will be charged the non-member rate.

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    Register by 2 June 2017 $210 $275
    Register 3 June – 25 July 2017 $235 $300
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $270 $335
    Trade Show Plus

    Trade Show Plus

    A Trade Show Plus registration grants access to all activities that take place on the Trade Show Floor during all show hours including Sunday Welcome Reception, and Climbers’ Corner sessions. Break and reception refreshments included along with a continential breakfast on Tuesday. Transportation also provided for the ITCC & Arbor Fair/Expo from ISA hotels to the U.S. National Arboretum Friday-Sunday.

    This registration also provides access to Free Sunday Branch Out Sessions, Sunday Arboriculture Celebration and Monday President's Welcome and the Keynote presentation.

    Tickets may be purchased for Pre-Conference Workshops, Wednesday "Choose Your Own Adventure", and other additional events on the tickets page.

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    Register by 25 July 2017 $39 $39
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $50 $50
    Child (12 years old or under) $0 $0
    Monday or Tuesday Trade Show

    Monday or Tuesday Trade Show

    A Monday Trade Show registration grants access to all activities that take place on the Trade Show Floor during Monday show hours including Climbers’ Corner sessions. Break refreshments included.

    A Tuesday Trade Show registration grants access to all activities that take place on the Trade Show floor during Tuesday show hours including Climbers’ Corner sessions. A continental breakfast and break refreshments included.

    *To attend Monday President's Welcome and the Keynote presentation attendees must purchase Trade Show Plus Registration.

    Tickets may be purchased for Pre-Conference Workshops, Wednesday "Choose Your Own Adventure", and other additional events on the tickets page.

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    Register by 25 July 2017 $24 $24
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $30 $30
    Welcome Reception

    Welcome Reception

    Included in Conference Package or Trade Show Plus registration.

    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 July 2017 $19 $19
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $25 $25
    Child (12 years old or under) $0 $0


    Ticketed Events: Pre-Conference Workshops and Tours
    Tree Anatomy Workshop (Friday–Sunday)SOLD OUT
    (*onsite registration not available)

    Exploring Tree Anatomy Workshop (Friday–Sunday)

    Friday, 28 July and Saturday, 29 July, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm;
    Sunday, 30 July, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    (presented by Mark Hartley)
    This 3-day intensive tree anatomy workshop will teach you to read trees from the inside-out, helping you more accurately diagnose tree health and vitality issues. Learn about the differences between woody and absorbing roots, assess the structure of woody plant parts from three different planes to aid in the process of identification and diagnosis, better understand how large woody monocots grow, and discover the tree health and function implications of good and bad pruning cuts. Dozens of hands-on activities and practical demonstrations are sure to keep you engaged. You will leave this workshop with a new understanding of the complexity and inner-workings of the trees you manage every day.

    This workshop will be held at the U.S. National Arboretum.

    Break refreshments, lunch, and transportaton from the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center to the arboretum is included.

    Pre-registration is required.

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    MEMBER–Register by 25 July 2017 $650
    NON-MEMBER–Register by 25 July 2017 $725
    ASTI: Aerial Rescue & Climbing Safety in the Workplace
    Workshop

    ASTI: Aerial Rescue & Climbing Safety in the Workplace

    Friday, 28 July; 8:00 am – 4:00 pmpresented by Chris Bruner and Jared Abrojena

    Learn about Emergency Response System, Aerial Rescue tips and tricks, preventative measures and more, while understanding the progression of innovation of climbing systems, hardware, work positioning, pre-climbing plan, and more which all lends to increased safety.

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    Register by 25 July 2017 $35
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $35
    Pre-Conference Workshops

    Pre-Conference Workshops

    Each workshop requires a separate ticket purchase. You must select which workshop you want to attend when you register.

    Workshops at the U.S. National Arboretum:
    • Up By Roots: Soils in the Urban Landscape Workshop presented by Peter MacDonagh— Friday, 28 July; 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Care and Pruning of Woody Plants Workshop presented by Peter Deahl— Friday, 28 July; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Establishing Strong Architecture in Young Trees Workshop presented by Jen Kettell— Saturday, 29 July; 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Accidents Hurt More Than You Know AND Jobsite Set Up Workshop presented by Steve Castrogiovanni—Saturday, 29 July; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Workshops at the Gaylord National Convention Center:
    • The Arborist's and Urban Forester's Role in Land Development: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Workshop presented by Keith Cline, et al.— Sunday, 30 July; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • A Plant Diagnostic Workshop: Sharpening Your Diagnostic Skills as a Plant Scene Investigator (PSI) presented by Joe Boggs, et al.— Sunday, 30 July; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Ice Storms and Tree Damage: Tree Susceptibility to Ice and the Damage it Causes Workshop presented by Dr. Kim Coder— Sunday, 30 July; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    *Transportation from the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center will be provided for those workshops being held at the arboretum.

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    Register by 25 July 2017 $85
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $99
    The Trees (and Soils) of Washington's Monument Tour (Full Day)
    SOLD OUT

    The Trees (and Soils) of Washington's Monument Tour (Full Day)

    SOLD OUT

    Saturday, 29 July; 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (presented by Jim Urban)
    The tour will visit many important sites with an arboriculture perspective and showcase the history of different attitudes towards tree planting, tree protection and tree preservation. Participants will see history and trees play out in the white-hot light of our largest national theater and discuss the conflicts between trees, people and American democracy. The tour will be lead by James Urban, FASLA who has spent nearly 40 years working on projects for the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, and the Architect of the Capitol.

    Lunch and transportation will be provided.

    Tour Departs from the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

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    Register by 25 July 2017 $140
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $160
    Arlington National Cemetery Tree Tour (Half Day)SOLD OUT

    Arlington National Cemetery Tree Tour (Half Day)

    SOLD OUT

    Sunday, 30 July; 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (presented by Greg Huse, et al.)
    Arlington National Cemetery is a National Shrine- the final resting place of over 400,000 veterans and their family members. Every year, millions of visitors including heads of states, dignitaries and government officials visit the cemetery to pay their respects. For most people, this is what comes to mind when they think of Arlington National Cemetery.

    But did you know that the cemetery is also home to an extremely diverse and significant collection of woody plants, especially its majestic trees? There are more than 8,700 trees on the hallowed grounds, comprised of about 350 varieties and species. The cemetery’s oldest trees pre-date the first burials in 1864 and are over 250 years old.

    In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the cemetery in 2014, the Memorial Arboretum was established to serve as a living memorial to those that have served the nation. A year later, the cemetery achieved accreditation as a Level II Arboretum through the ArbNet and Morton Arboretum program.

    This workshop will include a walking tour of the cemetery tree collections, an overview of the cemetery arboriculture program, management practices, and collections management.

    Transportation to Arlington included.

    Tour Departs from the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

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    Register by 25 July 2017 $85
    Onsite Registration 28 July - 2 August 2017 $99
    Ticketed Events: Networking Opportunities
    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
    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
    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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