Schedule of Events

October 16, 2019
12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

2019 Raleigh Fall Golf Tournament 
Lochmere Golf Club, 2511 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27511
Join fellow CIA members and industry members for an afternoon of golf!  All proceeds from the tournament will support the efforts of the Carolinas Irrigation Association. 

12:00 p.m.
Lunch & registration
1:00 p.m.
Shot gun golf tournament start
6:00 p.m.*
Awards & recognition 
*approximate time depending on when the tournament wraps up
October 17, 2019
7:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m.
Registration & breakfast
7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Choosing the Right Central Control System 
1 NCICLB Irrigation CEU (#11800) | 1 NCLCLB Landscape CEU (#1536) | 1 IA CEU
Brad Comer, NCIC, Smith Turf & Irrigation
Overview of today’s most popular control products for large irrigation systems and network of systems such as college campuses, municipal park systems, and large commercial developments. Learn a process for selecting the right control system for any of these projects.
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Conducting Irrigation System Evaluations
1 NCICLB Irrigation CEU (#11797) | 1 NCLCLB Landscape CEU (#1530) | 1 IA CEU
Patrick Freeman, NCIC, NCLC, Hunter Industries
Learn the checklist for walking through an irrigation system. All parts of an irrigation system will be reviewed from the water supply and controller all the way through the nozzle. The checklist will help contractors identify repairs and deficiencies as well as upgrade opportunities to conserve water. 
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Defining Your Value Proposition & Discovering the Path to Productive Solutions
1 NCICLB Business CEU (#11798) | 1 NCLCLB Business CEU (#1531) | 0.25 IA CEU
Chris Keating, CID, The Toro Company
This seminar will help you answer your customer’s question when they ask “Why You?” Every company has a unique and special offering and we will work to identify and arm your sales staff with this info. In every selling situation, you may only get one chance to defend your purpose and your process. Let’s get it right.
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Exhibitor registration & set up
All booths must be set up by 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
CIA Annual Business Meeting
0.5 NCICLB Business CEU (#11796) | 0.5 NCLCLB Business CEU (#1532) | 0.125 IA CEU
This half hour presentation and discussion will give updates on legislative issues and priorities as well as general green industry updates and trends that landscape and irrigation contractors alike will find valuable.  
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Trade Show & Lunch
2 NCICLB Irrigation CEU (#11795) | 0.5 NCLCLB Business CEU (#1533) | 0.5 IA CEU
Two hour trade show and networking event featuring industry products and services for the professional contractor. Contractors will get the opportunity to make connections with distributors and manufacturers as well as learn about the latest products and services to better serve the landscape industry and their companies.
1:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Booth Break Down
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
The Three Essential E's of Green Industry Contracting
1 NCICLB Business CEU (#11799) | 1 NCLCLB Business CEU (#1534) | 0.25 IA CEU
Steve Hill, CIC, NCIC, NCLC, New Leaf Associates 
Instead of thinking of traditional tools used in the landscape industry (mowers, trimmers, trenchers, skid-steers, shovels, rakes, etc.) this seminar focuses on essential business and organizational skills that will improve the efficiency, productivity and profitability of smaller (under $2,000,000 sales) or new  irrigation and landscape firms.
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Basics and Benefits of Drip Irrigation 
1 NCICLB Irrigation CEU (#11801) | 1 NCLCLB Landscape CEU (#1535) | 1 IA CEU
Tom Rivers, Burnley Associates
Design guideline and layout, product and installation requirements of an on-surface inline drip irrigation system as required by the contractor licensing minimum standards. How to size and figure a zone when using point source emitters. We will also cover the benefits of drip irrigation for better plant health. 
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
The All-Important Irrigation Valve
1 NCICLB Irrigation CEU (#11769) | 1 NCLCLB Landscape CEU (#1475) | 1 IA CEU
Don Davis, CIC, CID, NCIC, SiteOne
The irrigation valve is an integral component of the automated irrigation system, and valve failure can be detrimental to landscape health and aesthetic.  This course focuses on irrigation valve operation, installation, and troubleshooting for the landscape professional.


Need a Hotel Room in Raleigh?

  • Quality Inn
    2359 S. Saunders Street
    Raleigh, NC 27603
    3.06 mi to McKimmon Center


If you have any questions about Waterpalooza, please contact Nicole Preisner at 703.536.7080 or email us at [email protected].