2022 IA Show Guide

The Irrigation Show and Education Week (IA Show) is a great place to connect with other irrigation industry professionals and sharpen your skills. The 2022 event in Las Vegas from December 5-9 offers many great opportunities.

Here’s your Rain Bird Guide to the 2022 IA Show!

Getting Started

If it’s your first time at the IA Show or you’re a relatively new attendee, the First-Timers Roundtable on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 6 is where you can learn how to get the most from your time at the show.

Pro Tip: Take your IA Show badge everywhere. With events taking place across several venues, your badge will be required for entry.

Check the RSVP: In addition to showing your badge, many courses or events require an RSVP. You can book both your show registration and your event RSVPs at irrigation.org/2022show.


People in classroom at Rain Bird hosted courses at IA Show

Rain Bird Courses

There are many opportunities for education during the IA Show. Here are a few we want to highlight:

Free Math Tutorial
Tuesday, Dec. 6 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Rick Malkin (Project Manager, Commercial Division, Controls) from Rain Bird will be one of the instructors for the free Math Tutorial on Tuesday evening. The course is a “two-hour intensive review of the most common calculations and formulas used in irrigation system design, installation, audits and maintenance.”

Landscape Irrigation Auditor
Day 1  |  Monday, Dec. 5  |  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Day 2  |  Tuesday, Dec. 6  |  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This intermediate-level, two-day Landscape Irrigation Auditor course taught by Rick Malkin from Rain Bird and Eric Olson with the City of Fort Collins (Colo.) Parks, teaches students how to assess irrigation system performance. It is a recommended review for the certified landscape irrigation auditor exam.


Visit Rain Bird at Booth #501

Want to take your irrigation business to the next level? Take the lead with products from Rain Bird. Stop by booth #501 to learn about current technologies, connect with irrigation professionals, get expert advice on improving your own methods and so much more. Come check out these featured products at our booth:

ESP-LXME2 | The Next Generation in Control for Traditionally Wired Irrigation Systems

The popular Rain Bird® LXME Series Commercial Controllers have been upgraded and now offer 40 programs, a large backlit LCD screen and simplified programming. The LXME2 is a fully modular controller allowing the user to customize station capacity from 12 to 48 stations.

Ultrasonic Series Flow Sensors | Best in Flow-Sensing Technology for Irrigation

Rain Bird® Ultrasonic Flow Sensors (UFS) represent the best in flow-sensing technology for irrigation, sending flow data to central control or standalone controller systems for precise and accurate flow monitoring. Use Rain Bird flow sensors with Rain Bird Maxicom², SiteControl and IQ™ Central Control applications, or in standalone systems using Rain Bird® ESP-LXD, ESP-LXME2 Pro and ESP-LXMEF Controllers.

RC2 | The Complete Smart Control Solution

With the new Rain Bird® RC2 Smart Irrigation Control Solution you can help your homeowner customers manage their systems from anywhere. Take advantage of seamless set-up using Quick Pair Technology. With this technology, you’re able to get real-time alerts and automatic weather adjustments when connected to WiFi, which can save water and money. No WiFi? No problem. Get controller access without WiFi or through the Rain Bird mobile app.

ESP-LXIVM | 2-Wire Controller with Smart Valve Technology

Rain Bird’s newest 2-Wire Controller has many powerful new features like the Integrated Valve Module that stays in constant communication with the controller to provide efficient irrigation and advanced diagnostics. The ESP-LXIVM supports up to 60 stations standard. Up to four 2-Wire paths can be connected, plus flow sensing and advanced flow management tools that set new industry standards for state-of-the-art water management.

We’ll also have the following on display:

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Irrigation Show in Las Vegas from December 5-9. When you invest a few days now — it will pay dividends all year long!

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