Special Events

First-Timers Lunch

Monday, December 9

12:05 pm–1:05 pm

For attendees who are new to the Annual Conference, ASCA hosts a First-Timers Lunch. On Monday, you’ll have an opportunity to meet ASCA’s board of directors as well as other first-time attendees. ASCA’s president, John Leffingwell, will talk about the association’s current focus areas and how you can make the most of your time at the conference

Networking Reception

Monday, December 9

5:45 pm–7:15 pm

A casual setting with great food and drinks is a perfect way to end the day. This event allows you to get to know your fellow conference attendees on a more personal level.

Roundtable Discussions

Tuesday, December 10

5:30 pm–6:30 pm

Join the speakers from the Annual Conference to delve into their topics and areas of expertise. Take advantage of the experience and knowledge available at the conference by participating in the roundtable discussions focused on topics of interest to Consulting Arborists.

Steamboat Dinner Jazz Cruise (Optional Event)

Tuesday, December 10

6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Boarding will begin at 6:00 pm; cruise will depart promptly at 7:00 pm.

You can't experience New Orleans without climbing aboard the Natchez paddlewheel steamboat for a cruise down the Mississippi. You'll take in all the sights and sounds of the riverfront and the shipping trade that has made New Orleans one of the busiest ports in the world. You'll enjoy a beautiful view of the New Orleans skyline at night.

When you 're ready, you can move inside to partake of an exquisite creole buffet dinner with background live jazz music by the Dukes of Dixieland.

Price includes dinner, open bar, and live music.

View photos on the website.