Events

Student Opportunities

Student Ambassadors

The ISA International Conference and Trade Show offers students a great opportunity to network with industry professionals, learn about new topics and technology, and to meet fellow arboriculture students from around the world.

How to apply

The 2018 ISA Student Ambassador and AREA Travel Grants for the ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show is now closed. We look forward to seeing you in Columbus!

Follow the ISA Student Group on Facebook to stay informed regarding upcoming events and opportunities for student member. 

Student Program

ISA offers a great lineup of activities for students.

Time Agenda Location Audience
Friday, 3 August
11:00 am - 4:00 pm Franklin Park Conservatory Tours Franklin Park All Students
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ITCC Masters' Qualifying Events Franklin Park All Students
Saturday, 4 August
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Top Knots Workshop Franklin Park Conservatory All Students
(Seperately ticketed)
11:00 am - 4:00 pm Franklin Park Conservatory Tours Franklin Park All Students
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ASTI Workshop: Z133, the New Standard Franklin Park Conservatory All Students
(Separately ticketed)
Sunday, 5 August
9:00 am - 2:00 pm Franklin Park Conservatory Tours Franklin Park All Students
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Branch Out Sessions GCCC All Students
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Diagnostic Discovery Walk-About: Sharpen Your Scouting and Tree Problem-Solving Skills GCCC All Students 
(Separately ticketed)
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Student Reception/Meet-Up GCCC All Students
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Arboriculture Celebration GCCC- Union Station Ballroom B All Students
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Welcome Reception on the Trade Show Floor GCCC- Exhibit Hall A All Students
Monday, 6 August
7:00 am - 8:00 am Women in Arboriculture Breakfast GCCC All Students
(Separately ticketed)
8:00 am - 8:25 am ISA President and Local Chapter Welcome GCCC- Union Station Ballroom B All Students
8:30 am - 9:20 am Featured Presenter: Mark Bays GCCC- Union Station Ballroom B All Students
9:30 am - 11:00 am Evolution of Modern Tree Climbing Workshop at Climbers' Corner GCCC- Exhibit Hall A All Students
(Separately ticketed)
9:30 am - 11:00 am General Education Sessions GCCC All Students
11:10 am - 4:15 pm Climbers' Corner GCCC All Students
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch with Chapter Executives GCCC All Students
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Town Halls GCCC- Exhibit Hall A All Students
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Women in Arboriculture Symposium GCCC All Students
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Drones in Urban and Utility Forestry GCCC All Students
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Grow to Sell - Sell to Grow GCCC All Students
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Poster Presentations on the Trade Show Floor GCCC- Exhibit Hall A All Students
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Student Presenters on the Trade Show Floor GCCC- Exhibit Hall A All Students
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm AREA Meeting and Student Social Barley's Brewing Company Ale House No. 1 All Students
(Separately ticketed)
Tuesday, 7 August
7:30 am - 9:00 am Breakfast on the Trade Show Floor GCCC- Exhibit Hall A All Students
8:30 am - 2:45 pm Climbers' Corner GCCC- Exhibit Hall A All Students
9:00 am - 11:00 am General Education Sessions GCCC All Students
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lunch on the Trade Show Floor GCCC All Students
12:00 pm - 3:40 pm General Education Sessions GCCC All Students
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Featured Presenter: Matt Melis GCCC- Union Station Ballroom B All Students
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm TREE Fund After Hours Buckeye Bash Hilton Columbus Downtown Park Street Cantina, 491 Park St. All Students
(Separately ticketed)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Toast with the Host Hosted by ISA Ohio Chapter TBD All Students
Wednesday, 8 August
7:30 am - 8:00 am Coffee and Networking GCCC All Students
8:00 am - 8:40 am L.C. Chadwick Award Winner Presentation GCCC All Students
8:40 am - 8:50 am Good Ole Rocky Top: Knoxville, Tennessee 2019! GCCC All Students
9:00 am - 3:00 pm AREA and General Education Sessions GCCC All Students
9:00 am - 4:15 pm Wednesday Choose Your Own Adventure GCCC & Franklin Park All Students
(Separately ticketed)
10:00 am - 11:00 am AREA Student Presentations GCCC All Students