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2018 OTF Conference and Show breakdown

November 16, 2018  - By

The Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference and Show will take place Dec. 3 – 6 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Thinking of making the trip to Buckeye nation? Here’s a rundown of what you need to know about this year’s event:

The keynote

Connecting the workplace and life through F.U.N.!
Dec. 4 | 2:15 p.m.

This year’s keynote address will be given by Paul Long, a motivational speaker and consultant. In addition to being named the Kansas City Royals’ 2016 Fan of the Year, he is also a national speaker and advocate of pediatric cancer research.

Leveraging his experience as a director of operations for a Fortune 300 company, Long provides an inspirational experience while sharing best practices in creating a forward-focused, service-oriented, self-disciplined, F.U.N. team.

Paul’s philosophy of Fundamism is a deliberate approach to building trust-based relationships, can be applied by all staff members and is certain to help move you forward in the development of any team. Based on the core principle of F.U.N., this experience will allow your team to explore their Foundation, Understanding of Others and help identify Next Steps in maximizing their overall effectiveness at work and in life.

Laugh, learn and actively engage with your team while Paul coaches you through principles that help improve employee engagement, maximize productivity, provide memorable customer experiences, reduce attrition and create a more F.U.N. work environment. This experience will provoke thought while leaving audiences with tactical behaviors that drive results.

The agenda

Dec. 3
Education workshop
10 a.m.

Exhibitor move-in; bulk spaces only; 4+ booths
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Annual meeting
3:30 p.m.

Awards & Scholarships Dinner 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Dec. 4

Education; all tracks
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Keynote presented by Syngenta
2:15 – 4 p.m.

Trade show reception
4 – 7 p.m.

Trade show open
4 – 7 p.m.

Dec. 5

Education; all tracks
8 – 10 a.m.
2 – 5 p.m.

Trade show open
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dec. 6
Morning with the USGA
7  – 9 a.m.

Education; all tracks
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

ODA TESTING
10 a.m.

To learn more or register for the event, click here.

For the full lineup of sports field management courses, visit ohioturfgrass.org.

 

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