Student Experience

Rise to Shine with 4 action-packed, interactive days for students to discover, learn, test, demo, connect and grow.

Don't miss all the ways the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show can make you and your future shine.

See the full schedule for more details on events.

FREE registration

GCSAA Student members receive a FREE Full Pack registration.


Rise to Shine: Igniting Transformation

Awaken your potential at the journey's start with classroom and hands-on education. Get a jump start on your career with education from industry leaders.

Connect with peers and experts from around the world:


Rise to Shine: Expanding Horizons

Innovate your future, dive into knowledge, and forge relationships.

And, continue to expand your network:

  • TUESDAY DEDICATED EXHIBITOR EVENTS: Spend time with the industry partners who provide the products and services that will be key to your career.


Rise to Shine: Exploring what is NEW

Discover more ways to be efficient and effective.

Stop by the trade show before the excitement of the Turf Bowl. Plus, start your day off with the Sunrise Celebration.


Rise to Shine: The Ultimate Celebration of YOU

A spectacular celebration of achievements and friendship to springboard your success for the coming year!

  • DEMO exhibitors' products and services that you will use in the future.
  • WIN BIG with giveaways of products and other prizes. 
  • EVEN MORE opportunities and education on the Trade Show Floor. 
  • VISIT GOLF’S SUSTAINABILITY SHOWCASE this interactive area will feature a tee box, fairway and green with a variety of interactive stations outside the Phoenix Convention Center at Canyon on Third.
  • GCSAA SEND-OFF CELEBRATION, presented in partnership with John Deere, this can't-miss finale features the GCSAA Collegiate Turf Bowl champions and more.

Special events

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