FLMS 28th Annual Technical Symposium
June 6-9 2017
South Seas Island Resort, Captiva, Florida
Early Bird Rates End at 11:45pm on May 25!
(DACS Aquatics CEUS and Engineering PDHs available!)
Full 3 day registration $260 (includes a free FLMS Membership!)
Single day registration:
Tuesday Workshops $50/half day, $100 full day (includes lunch)
Wednesday or Thursday single days $125
Friday single day $85
Spouse Registration $175
Hotel Information: South Seas Island resort
Our original room block and first addition are full. FLMS has been able to secure the last remaining rooms at the South Seas. These are two-bedroom villas at a rate of $219/night. The villa has a king bed in one bedroom and two twins in the other, plus a pull out queen sleeper in the living room.
Rooms prior to and post symposium may only be available at the discretion of the hotel at this rate.
Hotel website: http://www.southseas.com/ and use the registration code RW8V95. To make reservations call the Hotel at 800-282-3402 and identify yourself as a part of the FLMS Symposium. Please ensure your room selection and rate is correct.
The 2016 Symposium
Fish ID Workshop General Session
Student/Board Meet & Greet Poster Session
Dana Stephens Receives Young Professional Award Sergio Duarte Gives Love Your Lake Grant Update
Annual Business Luncheon Ann Shortelle Receives the Edward Deevey, Jr. Award
Dr. Daniel Canfield Volunteerism Award is Given to LAKEWATCH Colin, Jeff & Chris win the Golf Tourney - Again!
Kevin McCann Memorial Scholarship Fund Putt Putt Tourney Gang!
John Walkinshaw Presents Todd Olson with 2016's President's Award Chao Xiong Wins Student Poster Award
Awesome Putt Putt Players!!
A Look Back at 2015!
Pre-Symposium Workshop - SOPs of Surface Water Sampling presented by FDEP staff.
Pre-Symposium Workshop - Macroinvertebrate surveys
Pre-Symposium Workshop - Using climate data in lake management
(L) Tuesday Welcome address by Vice President & Program Co-Chair John Walkinshaw and Conference Chair Ron Hart
(R) Keynote Speaker - Judy Ott of Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
General session and panel discussions
Tuesday Guest Luncheon Speaker - Beacham Furse - Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Tuesday evening Exhibitors' Social & Poster Session
(L) Wednesday Keynote Speaker Mark Hoyer - University of Florida/LAKEWATCH
(R) NALMS President Reed Green, Incoming FLMS President John Walkinshaw & NALMS Treasurer Mike Perry
Passing the gavel - Past-president Jennifer Sagan and Incoming President John Walkinshaw
This year's Kevin McCann Memorial Scholarship Recipients with FLMS Admin Maryann
(L-R Molly Klinepeter, Mriganka De, Maryann Krisovitch & Rob Sierzega)
The winning team for the 6th Annual Kevin McCann Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament.
This year's tournament raised $600 for the fund!
(L-R Jeremy Slade, Craig Smith, Troy Knowlton, Colin Kirk)
Second and third place golf teams
(L-R Robert Criste, Steve Beeman, John Selby, Andy Chapman, Ron Hart, Matt & Todd Olson, Lance Lumbard)
As we close the book on another successful technical symposium, let's take a look back at the 2014 event!
Wednesday's Incredible Race Student Fundraiser Event was held at the Florida Oceanographic Society's Coastal Center. The winners of the event were Danielle Marshall & Sam Arden, Dana Dettmar & Mark Lucius and Serge and Barb Thomas.
Both events raised a combined $900 to support the Kevin McCann Student Scholarship Fund which provides travel funding for students to attend the FLMS symposium.
Following a humorous look back at FLMS over the past 25 years with Board President Jennifer Sagan, this year's keynote speaker at the opening session was long-time FLMS and NALMS member and supporter, Marty Kelly of Atkins North America. Marty provided his perspective on water quality and water quantity issues affecting Florida over the past 25 years.
Tuesday evening ended with our poster session and Exhibitors Social. Many thanks go out to our exhibitors and sponsors who make this event financially possible. Please visit our exhibitors page for a full listing.
Wednesday's morning keynote speaker was Julie Espy of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Julie's presentation focused on restoration and protection efforts throughout Florida.
Our annual business meeting and banquet special lunch speaker was Florida Senator Charlie Dean who spoke on his life-long history in Florida and his love of our environment and the need for its protection.
Following Senator Dean, FLMS honored its long-time Treasurer, Mike Perry. Mike has served on the FLMS Board for the past 12 years and has been Treasurer for the past ten years. He currently serves as the Treasurer for NALMS. We say a BIG THANK YOU to Mike for his dedication!