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2024 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show bringing interactive experiences to Phoenix

Interactive education, industry innovations to be showcased at golf course management’s biggest event

Lawrence, Kan. (Sept. 19, 2023) – The GCSAA Conference and Trade Show will take place in Phoenix for the first time in more than 30 years Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2024, with an interactive experience you won’t find anywhere else. The conference will be preceded by the annual GCSAA Golf Championships presented by Toro Jan 27-29, 2024. 

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and presenting partners, the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA), American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) and United States Golf Association (USGA), will offer a week of interactive education, hands-on experiences, golf events and assembly of the golf course management industry. 

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The 2024 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center, and the GCSAA Golf Championships will be played at Talking Stick Golf Club, Camelback Golf Club and Whirlwind Golf Club. After four golf events where GCSAA, GCBAA and ASGCA members have an opportunity to have fun, meet others and compete, the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show will offer unparalleled professional development and networking opportunities for those who manage, own and build golf facilities as well as those companies that cater to golf facilities. 

“We have great momentum coming off of the 2023 show, and we’re hearing from attendees and exhibitors that they are very excited to come to Phoenix for the first time since 1987,” said Rhett Evans, GCSAA CEO. “The 2024 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show will offer something for everyone in the industry with a full lineup of education, interactive experiences, golf events and opportunities to source products and services.” 

In addition to dedicated education and show time, each day of the GCSAA Conference will feature a special theme and corresponding events. 

  • Monday, Jan. 29 Rise to Shine: Igniting TransformationThe first day gives attendees the opportunity to awaken their potential with hands-on education seminars, Power Hours and Interactive Facility Tours plus reconnecting with industry friends at the Welcome Reception, presented in partnership with Syngenta, at Canyon on Third just outside the convention center entrance. 
  • Tuesday, Jan. 30. Rise to Shine: Expanding HorizonsDay two is designed to help attendees innovate the future, dive into knowledge and forge relationships through even more education, including education journeys related to the biggest challenges golf operations face. 
  • Wednesday, Jan. 31Rise to Shine: Exploring What’s NewThe GCSAA Sunrise Celebration, presented in partnership with Syngenta, starts off this day, which focuses on discovering more ways to be effective and efficient. Then the action moves to the trade show for the latest innovation in products and services. Plus, attendees can visit Golf’s Sustainability Showcase, a joint effort of GCBAA, GCSAA, USGA and ASGCA featuring a tee box, fairway and green with a variety of interactive stations showcasing sustainable practices located at Canyon on Third. Wednesday night features events hosted by GCSAA-affiliated chapters.
  • Thursday, Feb. 1Rise to Shine: The Ultimate Celebration of YouThe final day is a celebration of achievements and friendships that will springboard your success for the coming year, which includes even more interactive opportunities on the trade show floor with the chance to demo products and in win prizes. Events will continue on Golf’s Sustainability Showcase, and everyone will end the day with the GCSAA Send-Off Celebration, presented in partnership with John Deere, featuring award winners, the 2024 GCSAA Board of Directors, the GCSAA Collegiate Turf Bowl champions, additional giveaways and more. 

Attendees can secure their spot at the best price by registering at during Early Bird registration through Oct. 8. 


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 more than 19,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and improve communities through 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

The GCSAA Foundation is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to secure funding and support to strengthen advocacy, education, and research that advances the work of golf course management professionals. Visit the Foundation at

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