GIC Schedule (including Leadership Meetings)

Schedule subject to change

Visit PLANET booth #7114 at GIE+EXPO

NOTE:  Committee and Specialty Group meetings, except when indicated otherwise, are open to all PLANET members.  PLANET members are welcomed and encouraged to participate.  


Tuesday, October 21


12 noon - 3 p.m. Management Team Meeting (invitation only)
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. GIE Board Meeting
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.   Government Affairs Committee (Legislative Day, PAC)
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Education Committee (GIC, GE)
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Membership Committee
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Supplier Advisory Council
6 p.m. PAC Dinner*

Wednesday, October 22


7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. BOD Planning and Finance - CANCELLED
7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Design/Build Specialty Group
7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Irrigation & Water Management Specialty Group
7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Lawn Care Specialty Group
7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Landscape Management Specialty Group
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Certification Exam Subcommittee (invitation only)
8:30 am - 7 p.m. PLANET Registration
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Past Presidents Briefing
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Public Relations Committee (R&R, Awards)
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   AEF Board Meeting (Industry Recruitment) - Closed
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. GIC Workshop*: A Case Study in Business Transformation - Jeffrey Scott
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. GIC Workshop*: A Critical Analysis of the Six Estimating Systems Used in the Green Industry Today - Jim Huston
10:00 am - 11:30 am Specialty Group Chair Meeting
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PLANET Gives Back*
Sponsored by GIE+EXPO, JOHN DEERE, New Holland Construction, STIHL Inc., Syngenta
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. GIC Workshop*: Real Life Case Studies from Landscape Company Horror Stories - Learn How Great Companies Solved Huge Problems - Jason Cupp, Landscape Industry Certified
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. GIC Workshop*: 3-Center Leadership - Scott Jamieson, Landscape Industry Certified, Mary Ann Wampler, Theresa Gale
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. GIC Workshop*: How to Get the Jobs Done On Time, On Budget - Mark Bradley
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Safety and Risk Management Committee
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Certification Test Administrators Meeting (invitation only)
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Certification Testing (pre-registration required)
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Student Career Days Subcommittee
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. International Certification Council
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Newcomers Rally
Sponsored by Bayer
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. PLANET Keynote: You Can't Resist Me - Janine Driver
Sponsored by JOHN DEERE
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Sponsored by JOHN DEERE
9 p.m. Concert at Fourth Street Live

Thursday, October 23


7 a.m. - 8 a.m. BOD Governance Committee - CANCELLED
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast With Champions*
Sponsored by Gravely
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. CEO Forum (invitation only)
Sponsored by Envisor Consulting
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. PLANET Registration
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. GIE+EXPO Trade Show - Visit PLANET booth #7114!
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Learning Lounge with PowerTalks and Genius Bar
Sponsored by ETS
9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.   Educational Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Irrigation & Water Management Focus Group
1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Educational Sessions
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. State Association Executives Meeting (Open to Only Association Executives)
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Faculty Forum
Sponsored by JOHN DEERE
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Landscape Management Focus Group
Sponsored by JOHN DEERE
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Awards Recognition Dinner*
Sponsored by Caterpillar
9 p.m. Concert at Fourth Street Live

Friday, October 24


8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. PLANET Registration
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast With Champions*
Sponsored by Weed Man
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting (invitation only)
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Student/Industry Roundtable Recruiting Session*
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. GIE+EXPO Trade Show - Visit PLANET booth #7114!
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Learning Lounge with PowerTalks and Genius Bar
Sponsored by ETS
9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.   Educational Sessions
1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Educational Sessions
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. DBI Focus Group
Sponsored by Caterpillar
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 1980's-themed Closing Party/Specialty Receptions
Sponsored by Caterpillar, JOHN DEERE, Syngenta
9 p.m. Concert at 4th Street Live

* Additional registration required