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Registration opens for 2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show

Golf course management’s biggest event returns to an in-person format Feb. 5-10 in San Diego

Lawrence, Kan. (Nov. 2, 2021) -- Members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and others can now register for the 2022 Golf Conference and Trade Show, which will take place Feb. 5-10 in San Diego at the San Diego Convention Center.

Known as the Golf Industry Show from 2005-2021, the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show will continue to offer a dynamic week of unparalleled education, networking opportunities and access to golf course and facility management solutions for golf industry professionals.

The event is produced by GCSAA along with presenting partners, the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) and American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) and participating partners, the United States Golf Association (USGA), National Golf Course Owners Association of America (NGCOA) and National Golf Foundation (NGF).

“We are excited to return to an in-person event after the 2021 virtual show, and San Diego is a fitting place as it is consistently a favorite conference city among our attendees and exhibitors,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “It will be a beautiful backdrop as attendees reconnect with friends and take part in the unparalleled education, networking and trade show opportunities that make the GCSAA Conference a can’t miss event.”

The event will kick off with the GCSAA Golf Championships Feb. 5-7 in San Diego and will include play at Torrey Pines, site of the 2021 U.S. Men’s Open. The conference portion will begin with a Welcome Reception on Monday night aboard the U.S.S. Midway. The bulk of education and the trade show will be condensed to Tuesday through Thursday in order to offer attendees the full event experience while requiring fewer days away from work and home. In addition, a virtual learning component will be offered Feb. 23 and 24 for those who want to take additional education or for those who were unable to attend in person.

The new schedule in San Diego will also offer concurrent education sessions and trade show time. The GCSAA Conference will include 83 seminars and 28 Power Hours of education with 15 tracks of specialized education relevant to a particular group or topic. In addition, the post-show virtual conference will have 32 sessions of education for the entire facility. Attendees may purchase an all-access package that includes unlimited access to all the in-person and virtual education for one price, and other packages are also available to purchase additional education a la carte.

To learn more about the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show or to register, visit

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 19,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at or find us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at

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