Dates & Times

Wednesday, February 1

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday, February 2

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Seminars

February 1–2

8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Location

L.A. Convention Center South Hall

1201 S. Figueroa Street

Los Angeles CA 90015

 

Seminars

Seminar Prices
  • 1 seminar: $40
  • 2 seminars: $70
  • 3 seminars: $90
  • All you can see seminars: $120
Water Management Certification Test Review Session
  • CLCA Members: $40
  • Non-Members: $80
Water Management Certification Test
  • CLCA Members Full Test: $60
  • Non-Members Full Test: $120
  • CLCA Members Retake: $50
  • Non-Members Retake: $100
  • Student: $20*
  • *with valid CLCA Student Membership

Landscape Industry Certified Technician Test
(formerly CLT)

Member/Non-Member

  • New Written Test: $160/$320
  • 1 Retake Problem: $85/$170
  • 2 Retake Problems: $110/$220
  • 3 Retake Problems: $135/$270

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to register for this test.

Business Opportunities In Sustainable Landscaping?
Owen Dell Owen Dell & Associates When it comes to business, green is red hot. See how to make money in developing profit centers such as ecoroofs, pervious paving, watershed friendly landscaping, integrated pest management, alternative building methods and a lot more.

February 1, 2012 | 1–3 p.m.

Offers 2 CEUs


Construction Details — Concealing Things You Need, But Don't Want To See
Paolo Benedetti Aquatic Technology Pool & Spa As projects become more complex, concealing the "architectural uglies" (required items that you don't want to see) is becoming more difficult. Learn some simple techniques to "clean up the visual clutter," such as deck drains and stair tread lighting.

February 2, 2012 | 1–3 p.m.

Offers 2 CEUs


Construction Math Seminar — (combined English & Spanish)
CLCA State Certification Committee Master the basic landscape math and plan reading skills needed to move from laborer to manager. Find areas, calculate volumes, convert fractions to decimals, and read an architect's scale.

February 1, 2012 | 8:30–11:30 a.m.

Offers 3 CEUs


Design Interviews For High-end Clients — Gaining Intimate Knowledge To Design For Their Lifestyle
Paolo Benedetti Aquatic Technology Pool & Spa To gain the confidence — and personal referrals — of top-tier clients seeking creating custom outdoor environments, you must understand their lifestyle and language and know what "pushes their buttons." Learn how.

February 1, 2012 | 1–3 p.m.

Offers 2 CEUs


Hands-On Financial Workshop To Improve And Protect Your Business
Matt Garrett TGG Accounting Better cash management / forecasting, budgeting and administrative cost controls can improve your bottom line, without adding new projects or clients. Learn how.

February 1, 2012 | 1–3 p.m.

February 2, 2012 | 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Offers 2 CEUs


How Much Water Does A Landscape Really Need?
Dennis Pittenger University of California Cooperative Extension Explore the science behind practical, efficient and effective landscape water use. Gain an understanding of WUCOLS, reference ET, crop coefficients and plant factors and how to effectively use research data.

February 1, 2012 | 8:30– 10:30 a.m.

Offers 2 CEUs


Intro To Social Media For Landscape Professionals
Kelly Dixon Your clients and future clients are using Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter — and you should be, too. Learn the fundamentals, including how to protect privacy and grow contacts and social net worth.

February 2, 2012 | 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Offers 2 CEUs


Introduction To Green Wall Systems, Design And Installation
Dean Hill GreenScreen Learn how to successfully incorporate green wall facade technology into your projects to better save energy, increase vegetative cover and manage stormwater. Sponsored by ASLA.

February 1, 2012 | 8:30–10:30 a.m.

February 2, 2012 | 1–3 p.m.

Offers 2 CEUs

Sponsored by


Pesticide Application Technology
Robert Shortell, Ph.D. California Polytechnic State University Master the techniques to efficiently and effectively deliver pesticides to target pests, thus increasing efficacy and often times decreasing chemical usage and the need for reapplications.

February 1, 2012 | 1–3 p.m.

Offers 2 CEUs

Offers 2 CEUs


Professional Selling Skills For The Landscape Contractor
John Binkele Ewing Irrigation Products Join us for a comprehensive look into a business development tackle box designed to help you land a profitable catch! We’ll explore creative ideas on how to bait your marketing and sales hooks.

February 1, 2012 | 8:30–10:30 a.m.

February 2, 2012 | 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Offers 2 CEUs

Sponsored by


Student Seminar: The Why’s And How’s Of Earning A ‘Masters’
Jon Singley CLT Blue Spruce Landscape & Construction Speak with some of the green industry’s brightest and best about your future, and how work experience with the right firm can earn you a ‘Masters’ in the green industry. Free seminar with College ID

February 2, 2012 | noon–1 p.m.


Talking Dirt: Can You Dig It? 2.0
ASLA/CLCA LA/SGV Chapter — Bob Wade CLP, CLIA, CLCA and Andy Bowden, ASLA

This is a FREE Seminar Landscape Contractors and Landscape Architects will explore how to better communicate with each other and with clients to create successful projects that maintain the integrity of the original design throughout the construction process.

February 1, 2012 | 1–3 p.m.

Offers 2 CEUs

Sponsored by


The Check Is Not In The Mail
Len Sklar In tough economic times, customers can more easily justify slowing down payment for your services. This workshop will demonstrate the latest technical and psychological methods to speed up your cash flow.

February 2, 2012 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Offers 2 CEUs


The Use Of Fruit Crops In Edible Landscapes
Ed Laivo Devil Mountain Nursery
Explore the utilization of fruit crops in an edible landscape.

February 2, 2012 | 1–3 p.m.

Offers 2 CEUs


Turfgrass Update
Jason Lewis, Ph.D. California Polytechnic State University We'll cover what's new in the turfgrass industry, especially as it affects the landscape industry. The scope includes what new chemicals, management strategies and grass cultivars are available

February 2, 2012 | 1–3 p.m.

Offers 2 CEUs


Valve Troubleshooting Seminar — (combined English & Spanish)
CLCA State Certification Committee Learn how an irrigation valve works, troubleshooting valves, wiring and controllers, and using a Volt/Ohm meter. Stop by the Landscape Industry Certified booth on the show flow after the seminar for a hands-on learning opportunity and to ask any remaining questions.

February 2, 2012 | 8:30–11:30 a.m.

Offers 3 CEUs


Wanted: Sustainable Landscape Services For Savvy Consumers
Billy Goodnick Garden Wise Guy Customers increasingly want gardens that are earth-friendly and low maintenance, yet beautiful year round. Explore how to remodel your company to meet that demand.

February 1, 2012 | 8:30–10:30 a.m.

February 2, 2012 | 1–3 p.m.

Offers 2 CEUs


Water Efficient Landscaping: Integrating Design With Water Budgets And Maintenance
Bob Perry This seminar summarizes recommended steps and actions to design and maintain landscapes to meet current state standards for water efficient landscaping. Covers the calculation of water budgets using climate-based criteria and the organization of the landscape into hydrozones.

February 1, 2012 | 1–3 p.m.

Offers 2 CEUs


Watershed — Friendly Landscaping
Owen Dell Owen Dell & Associates Get up to speed on cutting edge techniques to treat rainwater as a valuable resource, not a waste product. Tactics include rainwater harvesting, eco-roofs, permeable paving, dry streambeds and bioswales.

February 1, 2012 | 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Offers 2 CEUs



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