The Canadian Golf Course Management Conference - Program Topics and Speakers

November 21st, 2017

The Canadian features over 15 hours of education that will allow feature sessions on turf as well as human resource, communication and leadership management all presented by subject matter experts.

Topics and Presenters:

  • Technology Guide to Agronomics - Bill Kreuser, Ph.D.
  • Communicate Like a Pro and Save Time - Bruce Mayhew
  • If Organic is So Good, Why am I Tearing Up my Greens to Get Rid of It? - Roch Gaussoin, Ph.D.
  • Tuning Up the Tees on Your Golf Course and Driving Range - Aaron Patton, Ph.D.
  • Difficult Conversations - Bruce Mayhew
  • Getting the Right People for the Right Job - People Analytics - Jodie Cunningham
  • Renovation for Tournament Success - A Collaboration Between Architect and Superintendent - Eric Ruhs and Micheal Hurdzan, Ph.D.
  • Stories from the Greens and Traits for Longevity in the Business - Michael Hurdzan, Ph.D.
  • Lessons from the Trenches of Project Management - Paul Robertson, Steve Rabideau and others
  • Giving Effective Feedback - Jodie Cunningham

Specialized Learning Workshop Opportunities*

These workshops offer an intense look into the topic allowing for the topics to be more fully explored.

Workshops titles:

  • Understanding and Managing Organic Matter Accumulation in Cool-Season Greens, Roch Gaussoin, Ph.D.
  • Soil Testing and Factors Affecting Growth Rate and Fertility, Bill Kreuser, Ph.D.
  • Decision Maker:  Stepping into a Leadership Role (directed to Assistant Superintendents), Aaron Patton, Ph.D. and Ryan Cummings
  • Managing Cross Generational Teams, Bruce Mayhew

*Continuing Education and Pesticide Re-certification Credit Applications are underway. Session titles and presenters subject to change.

The Location - Quebec City
Quebec City is a location of diversity combining the old with the new.  Old Quebec is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Treasure, its highly walkable and safe.  You'll have the opportunity to stroll the only fortified city north of Mexico and its cobblestone streets.  Quebec City is also known for its exquisite food with quaint restaurants lining the main streets in Old Quebec.  And then you'll have the modern hotel and convention centre that will host the event in comfort and style.  For more information on the city and region click here.

The Facilities
The conference will take place at the Hilton Quebec Hotel.  The Trade Show will take place in the Quebec City Convention Centre.  The convention centre is located across a promenade from the Hilton.  It can be accessed by walking outside or underground. 

Specially negotiated rates are available for The Canadian delegates at the Hilton Quebec Hotel.  Rates are $139 for downtown City and Parliament View or $149 for Old Quebec River Views.  Upgrades to the Executive Floors are available for $189 or $209 depending on your choice of view.

To book your accommodation online please click here.  If you would prefer to book via telephone please call the Hilton Quebec at 418-647-2411 and advise you are booking for The Canadian Golf Course Management Conference.

Register Today for your All Access Pass and Receive a FREE Toque

While out and about in Quebec City or on the course back home stay warm with your The Canadian toque!

The All Access Pass is being offered at the same rates as the 2017 event.

What's included in your All Access Pass?  All education sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Trade Show access on Tuesday and Wednesday, the SociALL on Tuesday, trade show lunch on Wednesday and the Awards Dinner on Wednesday.

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