2022 Annual Meeting

Texas Aquatic Plant Management Society
Annual Conference
November 7-9, 2022

Location:

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel Conference Center & Spa

San Marcos, Texas

Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel, Spa & Conference Center, San Marcos – Updated 2022 Prices

Education, Networking, Exhibitors, and TDA CEUs

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. All TDA certified aquatic pesticide applicators can receive up to 5 CEU credits.


Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now open HERE! You are invited to submit an abstract for an oral presentation related to aquatic vegetation management and preservation of natural aquatic environments, including control of invasive aquatic plant species and conservation and propagation of native aquatic plant species including rare or threatened species. Presentations should be 12 minutes with an expected 3 minute Q&A period. For previous TAPMS presentations please visit our Conference Agendas page under the Resources Tab.

Because student presentations and participation offer a valuable contribution to support this mission, The Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation (AERF) is offering full reimbursal for travel costs associated with delivering conference presentations and attendance of the 2022 Texas Aquatic Plant Management Society Annual Conference in San Marcos, Texas. Travel funding is offered on a reimbursement basis only for costs of airfare and for lodging, and meals incurred during the conference, as outlined HERE. Outstanding Student Presentation Awards will be given following the award criteria found HERE.

Abstract submission deadline is September 30, 2022, but early submissions are preferred.

David Allen Bass Scholarship

TAPMS is seeking deserving college students currently enrolled in relevant academic programs and who are interested in applying for a $1,500 scholarship. The 2022 David Allen Bass Scholarship will be awarded during the TAPMS banquet on November 8, 2022 in San Marcos, Texas; applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence, professional and extracurricular activities, career goals, and contributions to aquatic plant science and management or contributions relevant to the TAPMS focus in the fields of biology and ecology. Applicants must be registered for the 2022 conference to apply for a scholarship; presentation is preferred but not required.

Scholarship applications must be received by September 1, 2022 and should be submitted via email to Kristina Tolman at ktolman@edwardsaquifer.org. Please prepare your application as a PDF or Microsoft Word document in the format outlined HERE.

Registration for students is free and now open HERE. Click “Tickets” and scroll down to the bottom to select the ticket option for Student Registration and then “Checkout”.


Agenda at a Glance

 

MONDAY – NOVEMBER 7, 2022

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Pre-Conference Board Meeting/Work Session (Placido Boardroom)

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Conference Early Check-In and Onsite Registration (Veramendi G & H Hallway)

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Exhibits Set-up (Veramendi G & H Hallway)

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM: Women of Aquatics Happy Hour (TBD)

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM: President’s Reception (Spring Lake Salon A)

 

TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 8, 2022

6:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Exhibits Set-up (Veramendi G & H Hallway)

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Conference Check-In and Onsite Registration (Veramendi G & H Hallway)

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Continental Breakfast (Spring Lake Salon A)

8:30 AM – 10:20 AM: President’s Welcome & CEU Session (Veramendi G & H)

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM: Morning Refreshment Break and Raffle (Veramendi G & H Hallway)

10:40 AM – 11:30 AM: CEU Session Continued (Veramendi G & H)

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Boxed Lunch (Option to go to local parks or eat boxed lunch in Spring Lake Salon C)

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: CEU Session (Veramendi G & H)

3:30 PM – 3:50 PM: Afternoon Refreshment Break

CEU applicators must complete TDA sign in (Veramendi G & H Hallway)

3:50 PM – 4:20 PM: Student Presentations & Judging (Veramendi G & H)

4:20 PM – 5:00 PM: General Session and Closing remarks (Veramendi G & H)

5:15 PM – 5:30 PM: Pesticide Applicators Receive CEU Certificates (Spring Lake Salon C)

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM: Annual TAPMS Business Meeting (Spring Lake Salon C)

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Banquet Dinner & Awards (Spring Lake Salon C)

 

WEDNESDAY – NOVEMBER 9, 2022

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Conference Check-In and Onsite Registration (Veramendi G & H Hallway)

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Continental Breakfast (Spring Lake Salon A)

8:30 AM – 10:05 AM: President’s Announcements and General Session (Veramendi G & H)

10:05 AM – 10:30 PM: Morning Refreshment Break and Raffle (Veramendi G & H Hallway)

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM: General Session Continued (Veramendi G & H)

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Closing remarks (Veramendi G & H)

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Exhibitor Break Down (Veramendi G & H Hallway)

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Post-Conference Board Meeting (Placido Boardroom)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Glass bottom boat tours (2:00 PM – 2:30 pm; 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM)

 


 

Conference Registration

2022 “Early Bird” registration is now open and will run until September 30th. Registration will then increase to regular prices.

Register HERE

Sponsorship information can be found HERE

Room Reservations

TAPMS has reserved guest room at a discounted group block rate of $159.00 for the dates of the conference until October 14, 2022.

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Location details:

Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel, Spa & Conference Center

1001 E McCarty Ln

San Marcos, TX 78666

(512) 392-6450

Guest Room Booking link for the attendees to make their reservations:
TAPMS 2022 Conference
Attendees can also call the hotel directly at 512-392-6450 and ask to book a room in the “TAPMS 2022 November Conference” block or they can go to the Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel Website and use the Group Code: TAM. However, the booking link is the easiest and most reliable booking method.