2018 Conference Info/Registration

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

Location:

Omni La Mansión del Rio
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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 CEU credits for attending.

Call for Presentations

Deadline for abstract submissions is September 15, 2018. You are invited to give a presentation at the 2018 TAPMS Annual Conference. Fifteen-minute presentations (20 minutes including questions) covering all aspects of aquatic resource management: including the biology of aquatic plants, ecology of aquatic habitats, effects of aquatic habitats on fish and wildlife, biological and chemical control of aquatic plants, and management and restoration of aquatic and wetland ecosystems. Presentations should not be used to advertise a specific product, brand, or service- but rather provide relevant, timely information for attendees. If you would like to inquire about being a presenter, please contact the President-elect and Program Chair Monica McGarrity at monica.mcgarrity@tpwd.texas.gov.

•  Submit an abstract online (Click to submit; deadline for submissions is September 15, 2018)

•  Student Incentives (See student flyer PDF)

•  Free TAPMS student membership

•  Complimentary conference registration (includes most meals)

•  Prize money for best in group student presenters

• Full student travel reimbursal (i.e., mileage or flights, hotel, meals not included with registration), courtesy of the Aquatic Ecosystem Research Foundation (www.aquatics.org)

Call for Papers (See PDF)

Meals included in conference registration: Continental breakfast both days, AM &PM breaks, and banquet dinner. 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 you receive the accommodations you desire.

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Room Reservations:

    Phone: (210) 518-1000

Online: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-antonio-la-mansion-del-rio/meetings/tapms-2018

 

Omni La Mansion del Rio

112 COLLEGE STREET
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78205

 

TAPMS Memberships

Individual 2018 TAPMS Memberships are FREE with paid conference registration, so please do not add memberships to your cart when registering for the conference. Corporate memberships are a way to represent your business at TAPMS, and corporate membership dues are used to support non-event-specific conference services that are vital to the success of the conference such as facility deposits, programs, placards, advertisement, sound system rentals, plagues, office supplies, etc.  – all the little things that make the conference happen. Corporate members will be recognized as conference sponsors.

Conference Registration

Student Registration

Premium Conference Sponsorships

Conference Exhibitors and Sponsorships

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)

TAPMS 2018 – Golf Tournament

TAPMS would like to update the TAPMS 2018 Conference with information about this years golf tournament at the Quarry on November 25th with a 1pm start time.  The cost is $90.00, includes 18 holes, cart and a box lunch.


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