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2024 Annual Meeting

November 12-14, 2024
New Braunfels, Texas

Photo Courtesy of Edwards Aquifer Authority


Who Should attend

Along with all TAPMS members; those interested in aquatic plant management, restoration and management of water and wetland resources are invited to attend. Regardless of your role in public or private sectors, varying from aquatic weed management to water resource manager, the TAPMS conference will provide useful and the latest information from professionals in the industry.

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

  • TAPMS business

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

Early Registration for the 2024 Annual Meeting is open now until October 1st. Registration will then increase to regular prices beginning October 2 through November 12. Sponsors must be registered by October 15, 2024 to guarantee recognition on printed meeting materials.

Sponsorship information can be found HERE

Abstract submission is now open through October 1, 2024! You are invited to submit an abstract for an oral presentation related to aquatic vegetation management and preservation of natural aquatic environments. Presentations often include topics on the control of invasive aquatic plants (hydrilla, HAB, water hyacinth etc.), conservation and propagation of native aquatic plant species. Presentations should be 15 minutes with an expected 5 minute Q&A period. For previous TAPMS presentations, please visit our Archives


Because student presentations and participation offer a valuable contribution to support this mission, The Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation (AERF) is offering full reimbursement for travel costs associated with delivering conference presentations and attendance of the 2024 Texas Aquatic Plant Management Society Annual Conference in New Braunfels, Texas. Travel funding is offered on a reimbursement basis only for costs of airfare, 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 October 1, 2024, but early submissions are preferred.

TAPMS is seeking deserving college students enrolled in relevant academic programs in the state of Texas. 
The 2024 David Allen Bass Scholarship is a $1500.00 scholarship to be awarded during the TAPMS banquet on November 13, 2024 in New Braunfels, 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 current students at the time of the scholarship award (November 2024) and be registered for the 2024 conference to apply for a scholarship; presentation is preferred but not required.

Scholarship applications must be received by October 15, 2024 and should be submitted via email to the Scholarship Committee at  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. Scroll down to select the ticket option for Student Registration and then “Checkout”.


There are several hotels available in New Braunfels. A list of recommendations is coming soon!


Agenda at a glance coming soon!

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