2020 Conference Info

Texas Aquatic Plant Management Society
Annual Conference
November 16 – 18, 2020


The Stella Hotel

Bryan, Texas

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Education, Networking, Exhibitors, and TDA CEUs

The TAPMS board will continue to follow the COVID-19 situation. We understand certain precautionary actions may be required at the meeting to protect attendees against the potential spread of the virus. As the meeting draws closer, the TAPMS board will work with the Stella Hotel to develop safety guidelines to follow during the meeting. We will do our best to practice social distancing while still providing TAPMS members the opportunity to share and discuss new aquatic plant management and conservation approaches, accomplishments, and advancements!

Who should attend: All TAPMS members and others who are interested in aquatic plant management, biology or ecology, or who are involved in the protection, management and restoration of water and wetland resources, are invited to attend. Whether you work in the public or private sector, as an aquatic weed management professional, water resource manager, researcher, or regulatory official, the TAPMS annual conference delivers up to date information.

Topics covered: Aquatic plant management tools and techniques, recent technological advances, new research relevant to your work, environmental laws and regulations, public outreach initiatives, business development, and TAPMS business.


Arrangements are well underway for the meeting and registration information will be available soon! Abstract submission for the 2020 TAPMS Annual Conference is now open and abstracts are due on August 31, 2020. For more information on past presentations, including abstracts please contact President-elect and Program Chair, Jason Chapman (jchapman@lochowranch.com) with any questions.

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Conference Registration

Information for 2020 registration coming soon. Individual 2020 TAPMS memberships will be FREE with paid conference registration. The 2020 Draft agenda is located at the bottom of this page.

Room Reservations

TAPMS has reserved guest rooms at a discounted group block rate of $109.00 for the dates of the conference. The last day to reserve a room under the TAPMS conference rate is October 30, 2020.

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Information for Student Presenters

Student presenters at the 2020 TAPMS Annual Conference have the opportunity to share their research with a broad audience of professionals (see student flyer). The best student presenter will receive an award. Registration for student presenters is free and student attendees will receive free TAPMS student membership. If the 2020 meeting is held in person, the Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation will provide full reimbursal (no advance payments) of 2020 travel costs. For more information on presentation awards and judging criteria and travel reimbursal see below:

Student Presentation Awards Information & Criteria 

Student Presenter Travel Reimbursal Information & Request Form


Agenda (tenative) 

Monday – November 16, 2020

TAPMS Pre-Conference Board of Directors Meeting & Work Session
Golf Tournament
Exhibits Setup
Conference Check-In and Onsite Registration
Presidents’ Reception

Tuesday – November 17, 2020
Conference Check-In and Onsite Registration
Meeting Opens –General Session
General Session (Adjourns – 5:00 p.m.)
Women of Aquatics Meeting
Awards Banquet – TAPMS Awards Presentations & Election Results
Closing Cocktail Hour

Wednesday – November 18, 2020
Conference Check-In and Onsite Registration
General Session (Adjourns – 11:50am)
Pesticide Applicators Receive CEU Certificates
Post-Conference Board Meeting