Conference Details

All seminars and events will take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center unless otherwise noted.



Pre-conference Workshops
7:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Specialty Training


6:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration
7:30 - 9:45 am
10:00 am Trade Show Floor Opens
4:00 pm Trade Show Floor Closes
4:15 - 5:30 pm Sessions
6:00 - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception


7:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration
8:00 - 9:00 am
9:00 am Trade Show Floor Opens
9:15 - 10:30 am Sessions
4:00 pm Trade Show Floor Closes
3:00 - 5:30 pm Sessions


7:30 am - 1:00 pm Registration
8:00 - 10:15 am
9:00 am Trade Show Floor Opens
1:00 pm Trade Show Floor Closes



Education PictureInvesting in your team by providing them with the opportunity to earn valuable CEUs is an excellent investment in the long-term health, profitability and competitiveness of your business.

Select from our three main tracks: Safety, Business and Arboriculture, our extended sessions, as well as a variety of forums, info sessions and networking opportunities.

NEW this year is our Training track. Intended for crew leaders and managers, the Training track offers specialized processes in crew management, rigging training, aerial rescue training and climbing-gear inspection. If it's time to step it up, then clock in at these sessions.

Use the interactive schedule tool to read session descriptions and browse speaker bios.

Pre-conference Workshops

Pre-conference WorkshopsDon’t forget, we also offer a selection of intensive pre-conference workshops for a beyond-the-basics learning experience before the trade show opens.

TCI EXPO 2019 Welcome Reception

  • Thursday, Nov. 7, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Panthers

TCIA & Vermeer invite all registered TCI EXPO attendees and exhibitors to enjoy complimentary hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tour the FedEx Great Hall, home to Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Pittsburgh memorabilia and Hall of Fame artifacts!

Wear your TCI EXPO name badge for admittance. Shuttles will be provided from the convention center to Heinz Field – it is a 5-minute ride.

Skills Arena

Skills ArenaJoin TCIA and North American Training Solutions (NATS) for an exciting, competitive arena right on the trade show floor! Participants will receive instruction, demonstration and hands-on experience, all under the eye of the NATS safety team. Teams of 3-4 people compete in a variety of skill set games including chain saw use, climbing, rigging and aerial rescue, with the winning team receiving a prize bundle of some incredible arborist gear.

LIVE Unboxing Experience

NEW this year is TCIA’s Unboxing Ring. Here’s your chance to see the newest climbing and rigging gear right out of the box and in action! We’re not just opening packaging – we’re actually bringing in industry training experts and using an overhead truss system to show you what these amazing products are capable of! Get to booth #3001 early for the best viewing spot and bring your questions for the creators of these unique components.

Thursday Nov. 7

11:15 – 11:30 am Ronin – Lift Power Ascender
2:45 – 3:00 pm All Gear, Inc. – Soft Rig and Rope Chain Slings
3:30 – 3:45 pm Teufelberger – treeMOTION EVO

Friday Nov. 8

10:30 – 10:45 am Pelican Rope – Easy Move Adjustable Rope Lanyard
11:15 – 11:30 am Samson Rope – Mercury SRT/SRS Static Climbing Line
3:00 – 3:15 pm LogOX – LogOX Forester Package
3:45 – 4:00 pm Petzl – Secret Reveal!

Bring the Family!

Bring the Family!Did you know that TCI EXPO is kid friendly? After all, the future of arboriculture is in the hands of today’s children, and TCI EXPO is an excellent place to let them learn!

Children under 17 are free when accompanied by an adult.

We know many tree care businesses are family businesses, so we hope you’ll bring the whole family to explore everything the trade show floor has to offer.

(We know your furry, four-legged friends are family – they’re ours, too! However, we are only able to accommodate certified service dogs. Please leave any other pets at home.)