Summer Conference


The IAA is pleased to announce, that for the first time in three years will be having the 2022 IAA Summer Conference in person and on site in Bloomington, Illinois. 

The focus on the conference will be Tree Health with an emphasis on procedures and practices on how to keep trees healthy, how to diagnose problems in the field, and the use of an air spade to alleviate soil compaction and promote a good rooting environment.  

We have a great line up of topics and speakers for the conference starting on Wednesday evening, 13 July with a series of a meal function and a time to catch up with friend, colleagues and to network.  Following, there will be informal roundtable discussions centering on soil nutrition, the use if plant growth regulators (PGRs), and a field test for diagnosing Phytophthora.  These sessions are designed to give everyone a chance to review and build on their arboriculture knowledge, discuss current PHC issues, and do some brain-storming.  

On Thursday morning, the 14th, we will head to the field (ISU arboretum) and have a rotating program where you will have field,-hands on demonstrations and discussion on soil health and nutrient management, disease diagnostics and how to use a field test kit, how can we make better use of PGRs to help improve tree health, and “dirty” air spade demonstration.  Right after lunch, we will return the field and have an introduction to the Illinois FAST program and a mock tree hazard assessment demonstration.  The program will conclude with a time of reflection on alternative arboriculture careers and 25 years of service to the profession.

For details on the conference schedule, topics and speakers, please refer to the conference program below. 

 *ISA CEUs will be available for all sessions.

I hope to see all of you in Bloomington on July 13 and 14, 2022!

Best regards,
Fredric Miller
IAA Program Director

Wednesday and Thursday – July 13-14, 2022
Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway Avenue,Normal, USA, Illinois 61761

Questions? Contact April by calling: 877-617-8887 or email at: