Thursday,October 5, 2017 at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, O’ahu

Healthy Landscapes for a Healthy Hawaii
Explore the interactions between human and ecological systems and so much more at this year’s Conference!

Each year, LICH brings together landscape industry participants from every island to network, build alliances, study, and share advances in every field of our industry. Don’t miss thus opportunity to hear great speakers and attend our fabulous Trade Show.

2017 Conference Payment Schedule and how to save as much as $50 by registering early!
**Early Bird Registration now through September 1st:
   2017 LICH Member @ $125 / Non-Member @ $155
**After Early Bird Registration, September 2nd through September 30th:
   2017 LICH Member @ $150 . Non-Member $180
**October 1: Online registration not available
   At the Door Registration: 2017 LICH Member: $175 / Non-Member $205

Early Bird Registration available now through September 1, 2017:
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LICH 2017 member: $125 ($150 after September 1st)
LICH 2017 non-member: $155 ($180 after September 1st)

Paper Registration Form (download and mail) click here
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Students with ID: $25 at the door.

There will be no 2nd Day Tour this year.
Instead on Friday, October 6th at 8 AM, there will be the opportunity to take the Landscape Industry Certified- Manager Exam. To find out more about this exam, how to order study materials and how to register, click here.

Booth Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities are Now Open!

For complete information on set up and take down at the Tradeshow, floor plan for booths, contact numbers etc. download the paper version. Payment by credit card is available now, see below.

Click here for paper version of Tradeshow booth registration & sponsorship (payment by checks only)

Click here for online Tradeshow booth registration & sponsorship (to pay by credit card)

Conference Schedule and list of speakers

Track Time Topic / Title Speaker
7:00 am to 7:55 am Registration
General 8:00 am – 8:010 am Welcome and Thanks President Garrett Webb
General 8:05 am – 8:30 am  President’s Speech
General 8:30 am – 9:10 am  Keynote: Judith StilgenbauerIn response to the environmental and social design challenges of our time, in recent decades, the built environment professions have focused increasingly on sustainable urban ecological design practices. It is in this context that the School of Architecture at UH Manoa is planning a Master of Landscape Architecture program.  Judith Stilgenbauer, ASLA, is an Associate Professor of landscape architecture at the University of Hawaii School of Architecture, where she serves as director-designate of the school’s planned MLA program.
9:15 am to 10:15 am Session One  
T1 Arborist / Contractor  Maui County Planning Plan, An Invasive Species-Free Plan
 Ernie Resentz, Professor Emeritus Agriculture, University of Hawaii / MCC, is a Certified Arborist, and a American Society of Consulting Arborists Registered Consulting Arborist. Resentz received the International Society of Arboriculture’s True Professionals of Arboriculture Award in 2015.
T2 Pests & Pest Management  HDOA Pesticides Branch Updates  Cheyenne Barela
T3 Nursery & Design  Product Pricing: An Industry Perspective  Kelly Greenwell is the owner of Hawaiian Gardens in Kona, a statewide wholesale nursery and landscape contractor.
T4  Vendor/30 min  
T5  Vendor/30 min  

TSF 10:15 am to 11:00 am Break 1 Trade Show Opens & Research Posters, Tradeshow activities – demonstrations
11:00 am to 12: pm Session Two
T1 Arborist / Contractor
Revisions to the City’s Water Quality Rules: Overview of major revisions to 2012 rules with an in depth discussion of mandatory Low Impact Development implementation, certification and maintenance.

Randall Wakumoto has 20 years of engineering work experience with the City and County of Honolulu and is currently the branch head for the Storm Water Quality Branch under the Department of Facility Maintenance.
T2 Pests & Pest Management  Research Updates on Management of Several Important Landscape and Turfgrass Pests in Hawaii
 Dr. Zhiqiang Cheng
T3 Nursery & Design  The Emerging Practice of Functional Design
An introduction to building luxury landscapes with 75% less long term resource use.
 Micah Barker runs the conservation landscape company Bio-Scape Hawaii, is a Principal at Sustainable Land Company, and a Director at Hawaii Island Landscape Association.
T4  Vendor/30 min  
T5 Vendor/30 min  
TSF 12 pm to 1:00 pm    
  1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Session Three
T1 Arborist / Contractor  Tree Care
 Jay Zambo
T2 Pests & Pest Management  Low / No Pesticide Techniques
 Christopher McCullough
T3 Nursery & Design  Heat Island Effect & Need for Urban Forestry
 Dr. Camillo Moora
T4 Vendor/30 min  
T5 Vendor/30 min  
TSF 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Break 3 Trade Show & Research Posters, Tradeshow activities – demonstrations  
  2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Session Four
T1 Arborist / Contractor   Roots  Dr. Richard Criley
T2 Pests & Pest Management Incorporating goose grass weed control with the renovation of seashore paspalum greens.
 Dr. DeFrank is a weed scientist with 34 years of experience at University of Hawaii-Manoa. He conducts weed science research and pesticide awareness training on a variety of crops and landscape management settings.
T3 Nursery & Design  Turning a New leaf: Engaging Industries in Policy Decision-Making for the Prevention of Invasive Plant Introductions
 Chelsea Arnott is a Graduate Student in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has worked in the conservation field for over a decade controlling invasive species and protecting Hawai’i’s watershed.
T4  Vendor/30 min  
T5 Vendor/30 min
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Session Five  
T1 Arborist / Contractor  Tree Preservation & Construction
 Steve Nimz is a Certified Arborist and owner of Steve Nimz and Associates Inc. He will be assisted by Matt Lyum, founder of Performance Landscapes.
T2 Pests & Pest Management  
T3 Nursery & Production Establishing a trial garden for underutilized native Hawaiian plants at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Varney Circle
 Dr. Orville C. Baldos is an assistant researcher/professor in sustainable ornamental production at the Department of Tropical Plant Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa. His research interest include: 1) native Hawaiian plant materials development for landscape and ornamental use; 2) screening and selection of non-invasive ornamental species and 3) development of sustainable ornamental plant production and landscape management practices.
T4 Vendor/30 min  
T5 Vendor/30 min
General 4:35pm to 5:00pm
TSF 5:00pm to 6:30pm Mixer / Food and Drink / Door Prizes

 And a great Big MAHALO! to all of our fine 2016 sponsors!