2018 Conference Info/Registration

Texas Aquatic Plant Management Society
Annual Conference
November 26-27, 2018


Omni La Mansión del Rio

San Antonio, Texas


Education, Networking, Exhibitors, TDA CEU’s, Food, and Golf.

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 2018 conference will deliver up to date information.

Topics covered: Aquatic plant management tools and techniques, recent technological advances, research results that are relevant to your work, environmental laws and regulations, public outreach initiatives, Business Development, and TAPMS business. All TDA certified aquatic pesticide applicators will receive up to 5 CEU credits for attending.


The deadline for abstract submissions for the 2018 TAPMS Annual Conference has passed. View the TAPMS 2018 Conference Agenda for more information on the schedule of talks. Please contact the President-elect and Program Chair, Monica McGarrity (monica.mcgarrity@tpwd.texas.gov) with any questions and to provide a copy of your PowerPoint presentation. You will also receive emails regarding your scheduled time/date and arrangements for submitting presentation files.

Information for Student Presenters

Student presenters at the 2018 TAPMS Annual Conference will have the opportunity to share their research and win an award/prize for best student presenter. The TAPMS is also offering a $1,500 scholarship to a deserving college student (presentation not required but recommended). Registration for student presenters is free and all student attendees will receive free TAPMS student membership. The Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation is sponsoring full reimbursal (no advance payments) for travel costs for student presenters. For more information on student scholarships, presentation awards and judging criteria, and travel reimbursal see below:

•  2018 TAPMS Student Scholarship Information & Application

•  Student Oral & Poster Presentation Awards – Information & Criteria

•  Student Presenter Travel Reimbursal Information & Request Form



Conference Registration

Early Bird registration for the conference ends October 26, 2018. Individual 2018 TAPMS Memberships are FREE with paid conference registration, so please do not add memberships to your cart when registering for the conference. Conference registration includes most meals — Continental breakfasts, AM &PM breaks, and banquet dinner.



Room Reservations

TAPMS currently has rooms blocked at a discounted price of $165/ night for the nights of November 26-27. Government employees will receive the prevailing government per diem rate. Please contact Omni La Mansion del Rio using the information provided below to make your reservations in advance to ensure availability.



Sponsors and Exhibitors

Corporate memberships are a way to represent your business at TAPMS and be recognized as a conference sponsor. Corporate membership dues are used to support non-event-specific conference services that are vital to the success of the event such as facility deposits, programs, placards, advertisement, sound system rentals, plaques, office supplies, and all the little things that make the conference happen. Sponsorships are available at levels from Bronze to Diamond, for conference events, and for student support. Sponsors will be recognized at the conference and in the program. For a full list of sponsorship benefits at each level, see the PDF table here: 2018 TAPMS Sponsor Information Table.



Exhibitor Booth
Approximately 15’ wide by 3’ deep (45 ft2)
Approximately 3’ x 15’’ front table and up to two chairs Electric power available upon request
Exhibitors must provide their own self-supporting or table-mounted display boards
Exhibitors are permitted to bring their own additional tables or chairs
Conference Special for Exhibitors
Includes 1 booth, 1 conference registration, 1 2018 individual membership, and 1 business card sized advertisement in the newsletter if you purchase by November 1 (save $80)


2018 TAPMS Golf Tournament

The 2018 TAPMS golf tournament will take place at the Quarry on Sunday, November 25th with a 1pm start time.  The $90.00 registration fee includes 18 holes, cart, and a box lunch.

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