The Dallas Irrigation Association is putting together the final touches on the 2023 Expo. This coming year’s Expo will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at the Plano Event Center for Dallas and Fort Worth area irrigation professionals. As in last year’s Expo, the DIA will be offering three tracts of classes giving each attendee eight hours of TCEQ approved CEU hours. As in recent years, irrigation, technician, inspector, and backflow licensees will be eligible for CEU hours.
In addition to offering CEU hours, the DIA has one of the largest vendor fairs in the area. In 2022, there were over 40 tables occupied by some of the industry’s top manufacturers, reps for new products, and non-profit organizations. Vendors come well equipped with product and printed materials and are ready to answer questions and provide solutions to the needs of DFW industry professionals.
1 hour classes offered in the Irrigator/Technician class tracts:
- Pressure Reduction/Regulation
- Controller Scheduling
- Backflow for Irrigators
- Backflow Troubleshooting
- The Future of Water in Texas
- Optimising Irrigation to Improve Plant Health
- Efficient Irrigation & Best Management Practices
- Profitable Business Practices
- Updates in Turfgrass Science & Implications for Irrigation Scheduling
- Eliminating Concrete Thrust Blocks by Using Joint Restraints
- Safety Challenges & Issues Irrigators Face
- Two Wire Troubleshooting
- Electrical Troubleshooting
8 hour dual credit class offered for the Backflow class tract:
- Confined Space Safety & Awareness
What types of registration does the DIA offer? The DIA offers both online (pre-registration) and registration the day of at the door. A price break is given to online registrants along with this year’s featured DIA promotional item*.
What are the advantages to registering online? Attendees who register online will be able to skip to the preregistered tables, receive pre-printed badge and certificate, and will receive DIA’s online registrant promo item (see below).
How much does the Expo cost for attendees? Individual attendees can register online for $150 while groups of five or more can register for $135 each. Registration fees at the door for both individuals and groups are $165 each.
At what time do the doors open and what time does class start? The doors are open by 7:30 a.m. and class begins at 8:00 a.m. sharp.
How do I received my CEUs? Attendees sign in when they arrive and after attending the 8 hours of classes, attendees sign out on the official sign out sheet and receive their completion certificate. Attendees may NOT have a substitute sign out for them or collect their certificate. Any discrepancies in receiving hours will be checked against sign in/out sheets and certification pickup.
Do I have to attend the entire day to receive TCEQ approved CEUs? Attendees must attend for the entire 8 hours in order to receive TCEQ CEUs. Classes offered in the irrigator and technician tracts can be mixed and attendees can choose the class they would like to attend during the hour at which it’s scheduled. Attendees who are in the back flow class tract must be in that class the entire day to receive BPAT CEUs.
At what time are attendees able to visit vendor booths? Per TCEQ class time requirements, the vendor room is open before classes begin in the morning, during class breaks and during lunch.
Will you be serving food? Coffee and breakfast pastries are served in the morning, a hot plate with chicken fried chicken and sides are served at lunch, and cookies are served as a snack in the afternoon.
Online registrants will receive a pebble grain ultra bond pad folio embossed with DIA’s logo (see below). The pad folio includes an 8.5″ x 11″ writing pad with an interior featuring business card pockets, documents pocket, and an elastic pen loop. Padfolios will only be distributed to attendees who register online. Online registration ends on January 9, 2023.
All attendees will receive an imprinted multi-tool pen and reusable shopper tote.