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 Export to Your Calendar 10/16/2017 to 10/18/2017
When: October 16-18, 2017
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Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
2100 West End Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee  37203
United States
Contact: Synthetic Turf Council

Online registration is available until: 10/13/2017
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Educational Program

Keynote Presentations

Tuesday, October 17

Keith Bulluck, Former Tennessee Titans Pro Linebacker

Wednesday, October 18

"Playing Surfaces and Their Role in the Prevention of Head and Lower Limb Injuries in Elite Athletes"

Richard Kent, PhD
Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Emergency Medicine
Deputy Director, Center for Applied Biomechanics

Concurrent Session Topics

Deep Dive with Dr. Kent

Landscape Installation Certification Planning

New STC Guidelines for Synthetic Turf Base Systems

Where is the Global Synthetic Turf Market Headed?

Baseball Infield Preparation & Discussion

Shock Pad & Alternative Systems

Pet Turf Protocols for Disease Prevention & Odor Control

Recycle & Reuse Options for Synthetic Turf & Industry Challenges

Plastics & Rubber 101

Turf Talks

Interactive Work Group Sessions:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Networking
  • European
  • Landscape


Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Board of Directors Meeting & Lunch (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

*Board of Directors Dinner (6:30 p.m.)

Monday, October 16, 2017

*STC Golf Event at Hermitage Golf Course-General's Retreat Course (10:24 a.m. start time) - Bus pick up (9:30 a.m.); Bus Return (at conclusion)

*Andrew Jackson Police Youth Camp Community Service Project Dedication Ceremony & Ribbon-Cutting (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.) - Bus Pick up (11:00 a.m.); Bus Return (at conclusion) - To RSVP for this event, please email

New Member Orientation (4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) 

*Welcome Reception at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) - Bus Pick up (5:30 p.m.); Bus Return (8:15 p.m.)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall (7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.)

Keynote Address: Keith Bulluck (9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall and Photo-op with Keith Bulluck (10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.)

Concurrent Sessions 1 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Exhibitor Showcase & Lunch (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Concurrent Sessions 2  (2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)

Interactive Work Group Sessions (3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Closing Breakfast (7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.)

Keynote Address: Richard Kent, PhD (9:00 a.m.)

Concurrent Sessions 3 (10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)

Adjournment of STC Spring Membership Meeting (12:00 p.m.)


*Offsite event. Transportation will be provided by STC.


Hotel Information

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Nashville
2100 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN, 37203
United States

Call 1 (800) 235-6397 to book your room, or make your reservation online using the "Book Now" button below.

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The special STC room rate of $229.00 USD per night (plus 15.25% in taxes per night) at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Nashville is available for rooms booked for any dates between October 12th and 21st. Complimentary internet access is available in all STC guest rooms.

Welcome to Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Immerse yourself in old and new Nashville at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel—your stage for exploring the vibrant city we call home. We’re located across from Vanderbilt University in the West End—minutes from the city’s most renowned attractions.

Useful Information

  • Check in: 4 PM | Check out: 12 PM
  • (Late check-out available at an additional charge.)
  • Self-parking: $30; Valet Parking: $35 (25% discount for STC attendees)
  • Business Center: Lobby level, 24 hours
  • In Room dining available 24 hours
  • Fitness Center: 2nd floor, 24 hours
  • Click here for a map and directions to the hotel


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