Frequently Asked Questions

When and where will the 2016 GCI Tech Conference be held?

April 11 – 12, 2016


Carolina Golf Club
2415 Old Steele Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28208

The organizer of the GCI Tech Conference is Golf Course Industry magazine. GCI’s mix of thought-leading, expert columnists, business-driven features, customer-focused case studies and original research reports has built industry’s leading coverage. Visit the website at for more information.

The event will be hosted by Matthew Wharton, CGCS, at Carolina Golf Club.

The event starts with a golf outing to benefit the Wee One Foundation on Monday, April 11 (the day after the Masters concludes) on the club’s remarkable Donald Ross course (registration begins at 11:00 a.m.) followed by a full day of presentations and interaction. Registration for the presentations will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12th.

GCI’s own Pat Jones will emcee the event but more importantly you’ll hear from experts like:
Henry DeLozier, the driving force of Global Golf Advisors on where he believes the business of golf and club operations is heading;
Tim Moraghan, consultant and employment expert extraordinaire, on how you can manage your career for the years ahead;
Dana Lonn, the genius behind The Toro Co.’s technology, on how GPS, mapping and other technologies will change the way we manage courses;
Dr. Lane Tredway, one of Syngenta’s leading turf experts, on emerging plant health strategies;
Ken Mangum, the legendary former Atlanta Athletic Club superintendent, on what he learned from his long career and how he thinks the profession will evolve;
Tim Hiers, the profession’s brilliant champion of common-sense sustainability, on how you can meet the expectations of your members without breaking the bank.

Additionally, leading superintendents will be there for panel discussions on how they’re managing key responsibilities today for success a decade from now.

  1. Online: Click here
  2. By Phone: Call 800.456.0707 (or 216.393.0300) and ask to register for the GCI Tech Conference
  3. By Mail: Complete a registration form and mail with payment (checks made payable to GIE Media, Inc.) to 5811 Canal Road Valley View, OH 44125.
  4. By Fax: Complete a registration form and fax with credit card information to 216.525.0515.

Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. Bring this confirmation letter with you to the conference.

GIE Media accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. Checks and money orders (made payable to GIE Media, Inc.) are also accepted. Please do not send cash with mail in registrations. Checks must be drawn in U.S. dollars and from a U.S. bank.

Yes. Onsite registrations are accepted on a space available basis. Please check with us to confirm the conference is not in a sold-out situation. Contact a conference representative at 800.456.0707 or

All cancellations must be made in writing and either faxed or e-mailed to Attn: GCI Tech Conference. Voice mails will not be accepted. Cancellations received prior to 5 business days prior to the event will receive a full refund minus a $10 administrative processing fee. Please see your confirmation e-mail for further information. The GCI Tech Conference reserves the right to cancel a program due to insufficient registration or instructor emergency. A full refund of registration fees only will be issued if this occurs.

A full refund will be issued if the cancellation is received within 5 business days of the event. No refunds will be issued this time or for no shows. A full refund of registration fees only will be issued if the forum is cancelled due to insufficient registrations or instructor emergency.

Attendees can notify the show at any time that another individual will attend the conference in their place.

Name badge and show materials will be available for pick up at the forum registration desk.

GCI Tech Conference attendees will receive .75 GCSAA education points!