Equip Exposition 2023

Irrigation Sessions

The Irrigation Association will be presenting six one-hour sessions at the Equip Exposition Oct. 17-20, 2023, in Louisville, Kentucky, as part of the Irrigation track of the Landscape Contractor Education program. Sessions cost $85 each. Preregistration is required, and you can register directly with Equip Exposition.

Certification Exams

All IA certification exams will also be offered on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Preregistration is required, and you can register directly with Equip Exposition. Learn more about IA certification exams.

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How To Get Into the Irrigation Business | 0.25 CEU

Thursday, Oct. 19 | 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Whether you want to add some irrigation services into your green industry business or be a full-service irrigation contractor, this session will get you started. Attendees will leave with a wealth of tips and advice from a panel of successful irrigation contractors who will share their stories and answer questions.
Presenter | John Newlin, CIC, CLC, CLIA, EPA WaterSense Partner
Cost | $85

Basic Irrigation Repairs | 1 CEU

Thursday, Oct. 19 | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This how-to session will teach those with no irrigation experience how to identify and handle common repairs. Through both presentations and hands-on exercises, attendees will learn irrigation servicing including how to replace a sprinkler head, fix simple valve issues and other irrigation repairs. This session is a great way to jump-start learning for those who want to work in irrigation service or who periodically need to fix simple irrigation problems.
Presenter | Shawn Sandink, CIC, CLIA, CID-L, SiteOne Landscape Supply
Cost | $85

Electrical Troubleshooting | 1 CEU

Thursday, Oct. 19 | 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Learn how to test basic conditions and how to use a volt-meter in this how-to session. Through both presentations and hands-on instruction, attendees will learn how to use a multimeter to identify the common irrigation system electrical faults such as shorts, opens and partial faults. These skills are important for those who service or want to service irrigations systems. Some prior irrigation system knowledge is helpful but not required for this session.
Presenter | Frederick A. Hall, CIC, CID, CLIA, K-Rain Manufacturing
Cost | $85

Anatomy of an Irrigation System | 1 CEU

Thursday, Oct. 19 | 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Understanding system components is the first step in learning how to design, install or service irrigation systems. This session will introduce basic irrigation components and help you learn options, functionality and industry terminology. It is designed for people with no irrigation experience.
Presenter | Frederick A. Hall, CIC, CID, CLIA, K-Rain Manufacturing
Cost | $85

Basic Controller Operation | 1 CEU

Friday, Oct. 20 | 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Learn how to operate typical irrigation controllers at this how-to session. It will provide a good primer for field staff who need to know how to do basic irrigation controller operations such as turning a zone on/off, setting date and time, or shutting down operations. This session will not discuss all the functions of the many controllers available in the marketplace, but it will cover enough to handle common operations. It is designed for those with little or no irrigation experience.
Presenter | Shawn Sandink, CIC, CLIA, CID-L, SiteOne Landscape Supply
Cost | $85

Wi-Fi & Connected Device Knowledge for Green Industry Professionals | 0.25 CEU

Friday, Oct. 20 | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The smart-home market is estimated at over $100 billion in annual revenue. Are you prepared to capture your share of it? The green industry is currently doing a poor job of capitalizing on this huge opportunity created by COVID and the “NOW” customer. During this hour you will learn what you need to know to capitalize on one of the largest market opportunities in our industry today that doesn’t require a shovel! Learn to speak the language of the Internet of Things and core fundamentals of wireless local area networking, allowing you to leverage technology to make smarter decisions faster for your customers and the health of their green space. You will walk away from this session tactically prepared for success in the world of Wi-Fi and connected devices, including smart irrigation control systems.
Presenter | Kevin Battisoni, Hunter Industries
Cost | $85