PNW-ISA Annual Training Conference

PNW-ISA Annual Training Conference 2017: "People and Trees: Adapting to Change"

A Message from Ian Scott, Planning Committee Chair:
I am pleased to announce our theme for this year's conference - "People and Trees: Adapting to Change." Conference attendees can look forward to hearing from the best of our membership and beyond as we develop a program that is most meaningful to the PNW chapter. See you in Lynnwood!

Request for Proposals

We are actively seeking proposals to speak at the conference in support of this year's theme.

View the RFP or view the PDF version.

PNW-ISA Annual Training Conference 2016: “Connect, Cultivate, Grow!”

Thank You

The Boise 2016 Annual Training Conference planning committee would like to thank all of you who attended, exhibited, sponsored and volunteered to make this year's conference a success. As your hosts, it was our goal to make your experience fun and educational while coming together to connect, cultivate and grow as colleagues and professionals from all fields of arboriculture.

Over the course of the week, from the Tree Climbing Championship on through field day and classroom sessions, we truly enjoyed sharing our City of Trees with you. In return, we gained a stronger appreciation for the innovative work you all do in our field and the relationships that we together share through PNW-ISA.

The 37th Annual Training Conference took place in Boise, Idaho from September 16–19, 2016. The program booklet is available in PDF format.

Event Highlights

  • Local and National Arboriculture expertise, in the classroom and in the field:
    • Tree Academies from Julian Dunster, Jim Flott and James Komen
    • Field Day activities, including: an air-spade excavation of trees planted over 8 years ago, a full-day Arbormaster program, a look into using drones in the field of tree care, and much more.
    • Opening conference session from Paul Ries that launched us toward a Collective Impact, a way for our industry to “Connect, Cultivate and Grow” together.
    • Ed Gilman, James Urban and John Ball, and a high-energy closing session by Tim Womick
  • Throughout the week, conference attendees experienced a real-time downtown revitalization, focused on building a vibrant downtown complete with innovative green streetscapes. This work is the result of city forestry, leadership and partnerships like the Treasure Valley Canopy Network who shared their story on the closing day of the conference.

See You in Washington in 2017!

It's not too early to start thinking about next year's conference! ATC 2017 will be taking place in Lynnwood, Washington on September 24–27.

Lynnwood offers an abundance of activities. Excursions and tour options include river rafting, float trips, whale watching, and hot air ballooning. Other attractions include fine dining, antique, outlet and specialty craft shopping, and a wide variety of performing and visual arts. Technical tours include the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour – where you can view the production of Boeing airplanes in the largest building in the world and learn about the future of aviation.