Interactive ScheduleInteractive Schedule

All seminars and events will take place at the Charlotte Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Use the check boxes below to filter and explore this year's TCI EXPO schedule! Also, download a printable brochure.

Wednesday, November 13
8:00am - 4:30pm Tree Injection Summit  - Full Day Workshop (CEUs)  Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
8:00am - 5:00pm EHAP Electrical Hazards Awareness Program  - Full Day Workshop  - Gary Ickes, Ickes Tree Service  Rm. 207 A
1:00pm - 5:00pm
EHAP Train the Trainer  - Half Day Workshop  - John Ball, Ph.D., South Dakota State University  Rm. 207 D
Are You A Fierce Competitor!  - Half Day Workshop  - Ed Laflamme, Harvest Group  Rm. 208 A
Thursday, November 14
6:00am Registration Opens  Lobby
7:30am - 8:30am
Business
ISA: 1.00
Nothing Happens Without the Sale
Ed Laflamme, Harvest Group
Rm. 207 AB
Safety
Safety
CTSP: 1.00
ISA: 1.00
Arborist Safety Update: What ­Happened in 2013?
John Ball, Ph.D., South Dakota State University
Rm. 203 AB
Arboriculture
ISA: 1.00
Not a Drop to Drink, Trees are Thirsty
W. Todd Watson, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Rm. 208 AB
8:45am - 9:45am KEYNOTE: Teamwork at 200 MPH  - FREE for Attendees  - Jeffrey Hammond, Fox Sports  Ballroom A
9:57am TCI EXPO Tradeshow Floor Opens  Lobby
10:30am - 11:30am Utility Contractor Accreditation Forum  - FREE for Attendees  Rm. 201 AB
12:00pm - 1:00pm TCIA Members Only Forum: Maximizing Member Benefits  - FREE for TCIA MEMBERS  Rm. 207 C
1:00pm - 2:00pm Peer to Peer Networking Informational Session  VIP Suite 101
2:00pm - 3:30pm CTSP Networking Forum  - FREE for Attendees  Rm. 207 C
3:00pm - 4:00pm Young Business Leaders Forum  - FREE for Attendees  Rm. 201 B
4:00pm TCI EXPO Tradeshow Floor Closes  Lobby
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Business
CTSP: 1.25
ISA: 1.25
Tree Risk Assessment: A Business Service Model
Michael Galvin, SaveATree
Rm. 207 AB
Safety
Safety
CTSP: 1.25
ISA: 1.25
Single Rope Ascent and Work Positioning
Odis Sisk, Global Tree Preservation/North America Training Solutions
Rm. 203 AB
Arboriculture
ISA: 1.25
Arboriculture Throughout History
Donald Blair, Author
Rm. 208 AB
6:00pm - 9:00pm Welcome Reception  - FREE for Attendees  Nascar Hall of Fame
Friday, November 15
7:30am Registration Opens  Lobby
8:00am - 9:00am
Business
ISA: 1.00
How to Incorporate Tree Injection into Your Business/PHC Services
Jim Zwack, Davey Institute
Rm. 207 AB
Safety
Safety
CTSP: 1.00
ISA: 1.00
Strengthen Your Assets: Hiring Employees to be Safe
Patrick McGuiness, Zilmen & McGuiness, PLLC
Rm. 203 AB
Arboriculture
ISA: 1.00
Retrenching: Living with a Hollow Heart
Guy Meilleur, Practicing Arborist, Aerial Consultant
Rm. 208 AB
9:00am TCI EXPO Tradeshow Floor Opens  Lobby
9:15am - 10:30am
Business
ISA: 1.25
Can an Injury Cripple Your Business?
Eric Petersen, CIC, CWCC, CRM, Certified ArboRisk Advisor
Rm. 207 AB
Safety
Safety
CTSP: 1.25
ISA: 1.25
Safety …It’s Personal
Scott Jamieson, Bartlett Tree Experts
Rm. 203 AB
Arboriculture
ISA: 1.25
Clamp Down on EAB!
Dan Herms, Ohio Agriculture Research & Development Center
Rm. 208 AB
10:00am ISA Certification Exam  Rm. 202 A
10:30am - 11:30am
Chipper Operator Specialist  - FREE for ATTENDEES  - Jeff Thierbach, Victorian Gardens  Rm. 209 AB
Accreditation Forum  - FREE for accredited companies, enrollees and interested companies  Rm. 201 AB
12:00pm - 1:00pm TCIA Members Only Forum Fish Where the Fish Are  - FREE for TCIA member companies  Rm. 201 AB
1:00pm - 3:00pm A300 Open Forum: Revising the Pruning Standard  - FREE for ATTENDEES  Rm. 201 AB
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Business
CTSP: 1.00
ISA: 1.25
How to Handle Problem Employees
Patrick McGuiness, Zilmen & McGuiness, PLLC
Rm. 207 AB
Safety
Safety
CTSP: 1.25
ISA: 1.25
The Arborist as First Responder
John Ball, Ph.D., South Dakota State University
Rm. 202 AB
Arboriculture
ISA: 1.25
Decline Diseases of Trees
Glen Stanosz, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rm. 208 AB
*CONCURRENT SESSIONS*
ISA: 1.25
Mature Trees: Survival of the Fittest
Kevin T. Smith, USDA Forest Service
Rm. 213 AB
4:00pm TCI EXPO Tradeshow Floor Closes  Lobby
4:00pm - 6:00pm Accreditation/CTSP/Student Reception  - Open to accredited companies, CTSPs, CTSP enrollees and students only  Westin Hotel Providence Ballroom
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Business
ISA: 1.00
Post Storm: Working with Insurance Companies
Doug Malawsky, HMI Advantage
Rm. 207 AB
Safety
Safety
CTSP: 1.00
ISA: 1.00
Climbing Safely While Managing ALB
Melissa LeVangie, Trees New England
Rm. 203 AB
*CONCURRENT SESSIONS*
CTSP: 1.00
ISA: 1.00
A Systems Approach to Production Tree Climbing
Tony Tresselt, CTSP, Arborist Enterprises
Rm. 207 AB
Arboriculture
CTSP: 1.00
ISA: 1.00
What’s New in Tree Risk Assessment?
Dr. Bruce Fraedrich Ph.D., Bartlett Tree Research Labs
Rm. 208 AB
*CONCURRENT SESSIONS*
ISA: 1.00
Controlling Exotic Invasive Pests
Phil Lewis, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rm. 213 AB
Saturday, November 16
7:30am Registration Opens  Lobby
8:00am - 9:00am
Business
CTSP: 1.00
ISA: 1.00
Creating a Coaching Environment in the Workplace
Cynthia Mills, The Leaders' Haven
Rm. 207 AB
Safety
Safety
CTSP: 1.00
ISA: 1.00
Forces in Rigging
Todd Kramer, Kramer Tree Specialist, Inc.
Rm. 203 AB
Arboriculture
CTSP: 1.00
ISA: 1.00
Aerial Rescue in Complex Situations
Sam Kezar, Aspen Arboriculture Solutions, LLC
Rm. 208 AB
9:00am TCI EXPO Tradeshow Floor Opens  Lobby
9:15am - 10:15am
Firewise: Urban Landscapes for Fire Prevention  - Eric Wiseman, Ph.D., Virginia Tech  Rm. 207 AB
Introduction to the New Standard on Root Management ANSI A300 Part 8  - Patrick Parker, SaveATree  Rm. 208 AB
9:15am - 10:45am Crane Uses: Panel Discussion Innovative Practices and Fundamentals of Safe Crane Work  - J. David Driver, Arbor-X, Inc.  - Todd Kramer, Kramer Tree Specialist, Inc.  Rm. 203 AB
1:00pm TCI EXPO Tradeshow Floor Closes  Lobby