2019 Conference Info/Registration

Texas Aquatic Plant Management Society
Annual Conference
November 18 – 20, 2019


The Stella Hotel

Bryan, Texas

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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 for the 2019 TAPMS Annual Conference is now open. View the TAPMS 2018 Conference Agenda for more information on past presentations, including abstracts. Please contact President-elect and Program Chair, Kristy Kollaus (kkollaus@edwardsaquifer.org) with any questions.

Submit an abstract
Download the call for presentations.

Information for Student Presenters

Student presenters at the 2019 TAPMS Annual Conference have the opportunity to share their research with a broad audience of professionals. View and download student flyer. Best student presenter will receive an award and prize. The TAPMS also offers a $1,500 scholarship to a deserving college student who attends the 2019 conference and submits an application–presentation is not required but recommended. Registration for student presenters is free and student attendees will receive free TAPMS student membership. The Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation will provide full reimbursal (no advance payments) of 2019 travel costs for the first ten student applicants; partial reimbursal may be available for later applicants. For more information on student scholarships, presentation awards and judging criteria, and travel reimbursal see below:

  2019 TAPMS Student Scholarship Information & Application

 Student Oral & Poster Presentation Awards – Information & Criteria

  Student Presenter Travel Reimbursal Information & Request Form

Conference Registration

Information for 2019 registration coming soon. Individual 2019 TAPMS memberships will be FREE with paid conference registration.

Room Reservations

TAPMS has reserved guest room at a discounted group block rate of $115.00 for the dates of the conference.

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Location details:

The Stella Hotel

BRYAN, TX 77807
(979) 421-4000

Guest Room Booking link for the attendees to make their reservations:
TAPMS 2019 Conference
Attendees can also call the hotel directly at 979-421-4000 and ask to book a room in the TAPMS 2019 Conference” block or they can go to www.thestellahotel.com and use the Group Code: TAPMS1119. However, the booking link is the easiest and most reliable booking method.

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.

Exhibitor Booth
High visibility booth location
Approximately 3’ x 15’’ table and up to two chairs
Electric power available upon request
Exhibitors must provide their own self-supporting or table-mounted display boards


Conference Special for Exhibitors

Details for 2019 coming soon.