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Exhibitors & Sponsors

FLMS 31st Annual Technical Symposium

August 25-28, 2020

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point

5001 Coconut Road

Bonita Springs, Florida

Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration is OPEN!!!


The Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration Form download will be available here in January.


View our Prospectus of Opportunity for more about FLMS!


It’s time to reserve your exhibit space for the 31st Annual Technical Symposium at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in beautiful Bonita Springs, Florida!

 Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your business, services and products to a unique group of lake professionals and enthusiasts.


Who Will Attend?

FLMS’ Annual Symposium attracts diverse audiences of approximately 200- 250  lake management professionals and lake lovers from all over the State of Florida. Throughout the course of the 2 ½ -day symposium, you will have the opportunity to meet with:

  • Lake management consultants;
  • Representatives from local, state, provincial and federal water quality agencies;
  • Educators and researchers; and
  • Citizens concerned about the management of their lakes.

What's Included in the Fee?

  • Full registration package for two (2) people. Includes admission to all technical sessions, meals, breaks and Exhibitor Reception.
  • All Refreshment Breaks. Total of five (5) refreshment breaks (all held on the exhibit floor).
  • Luncheons. Two (2) luncheons for all participants and guests.
  • Evening Social.  Wednesday evening Exhibitors Social in the Exhibit Hall providing you with additional opportunities for interaction with attendees.
  • Exhibition Space. A single (8’ × 10’) or double (8’ × 20’) or larger exhibition space.
  • Table. One or two, depending on booth size, 6’ skirted table for your exhibition space.
  • Chairs. Two or more, depending on exhibition space.
  • Program Listing. Your company’s contact information printed in the Exhibitor section of the Symposium final program.
  • Revolving PowerPoint.  Your company’s logo and contact information playing in Exhibit Hall during all breaks and Exhibitor Social.
  • Website Listing. A link to your company’s website on the conference website.
  • Delegate List. An electronic file of the final Symposium attendee list emailed to you following the Symposium, upon request.
  • Sponsorships.  A variety of sponsorships are available to suit your company’s needs.


Exhibit Schedule

Exhibitor Set-up: Tuesday, August 25, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open: Wednesday, August 26 – Friday, August 28

Exhibitor Take-down: Friday, August 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm


Exhibit Booth Rates










$750 $1,500



$700 $1,400

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your support will help make this symposium a successful educational opportunity for our state’s water resource managers. In addition to supporting FLMS as an exhibitor, the following sponsorship opportunities are available. FLMS has tried to create options for every level of support, from door prizes at the exhibitor social to platinum sponsorship of the Society. Below is a table of sponsorship opportunities.

Level Amount
Platinum $5,000

Gold $2,500

















  Become a sponsor today!

Exhibitor/Sponsor Cancellation Policy

1) No refunds will be issued for sponsorships.

2) Full refunds will be issued to exhibitors through June 15, 2020.

3) 50% refunds will be issued to exhibitors June 16 to July 15, 2020.

4) No refunds will be issued after July 15, 2020.


Online Registration open in January


Thank you to all our wonderful exhibitors!

We couldn't do it without you!


For exhibitor and sponsor questions,

please contact Maryann Krisovitch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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Our 2019 Sponsorship

Platinum Sponsor

SOlitude Lake Management

Gold Sponsor
Flatwoods Consulting
Gold Sponsor
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Gold Sponsor

Gator Aquatic Technologies

Gold Sponsor
Break Sponsor



T-Shirt Sponsor
Workshop Sponsor
      Session Sponsors
BioSafe Systems     Xylem
UPL Aquatics

Field Trip Sponsors
UPL Aquatics
Raffle Sponsors
Hyatt Regency   
SOlitude Lake Management
Flatwoods Consulting





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Our 2019 Exhibitors

FLMS thanks all our Exhibitors for their generous contribution to this symposium!


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Flatwoods Consulting


Gator Aquatic Technologies

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lakeandwetland logo

Nutrien Solutions

SOLitude Lake Management

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UF IFAS Extension Manatee County 
UPL Aquatics




Annual Conference


FLMS 31st Annual Technical Symposium 


August 25-28, 2020

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida


Symposium Information

Tuesday, August 25
Technical Workshops

Wednesday - Friday, August 26-28

General Sessions

(DACS Aquatics CEUS and Engineering PDHs available!)


Call for Abstracts Deadlines: 

Short abstract & Bio - March 31, 2020

Full abstract - May 10, 2020


Program Agenda

Click here to view or download a printable agenda



Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration is Open

Register Here


Individual Registration Information

Individual Registration is Open!


  Early Bird (ends 8/1/20) Regular Rates (8/2-8/28/20)
3 day symposium $260 $310
Tuesday 1/2 day workshop $50 $75
Tuesday full day workshop $100 $125
Wednesday or Thursday only $125 each $175 each
Friday only $85 $110

Payment fee notice

A registration fee applies to all registrations.
A processing fee applies to credit card users.

Neither of these fees is TAX.  FLMS does not charge tax.  Both are user fees charged by the registration and credit card companies.  To avoid the credit card fee, you may select pay by check at the end of your registration process and mail a check to the address above.

Checks for registration should be mailed to FLMS, 6701 Lake Kirkland Drive, Clermont, FL 34714


Hotel Information: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point

Our room block fills fast and we mean fast!!!  This year the room rate for FLMS attendees is $159/night.  The cut off date for this rate is August 4, 2020.  Included in this rate are self parking, WiFi, ferry to hotel's secluded island, 2 bottles of water daily in your room, beach chairs & umbrellas on the hotel's beach, resort trolley, rock climbing wall and DVD rentals.  Wow!

To reserve your room, call the hotel at 888-421-1442.  Be sure to note you are with FLMS to get the special room rate.  The room rate is also available based on room availability 3 day pre and post symposium.

New to the Florida Lake Management Society? View our Prospectus here!


The 2019 Symposium


                        Poster Session                                             Outgoing President Rob Burnes (R) passes the gavel to
                                                                                incoming President Robbin Huffines (L)

Dr. Harvey Harper (L) receives the Marjorie Carr Award, the Society's highest award for lifetime achievement, from FLMS President Robbin Huffines.

Student scholarship fundraiser after hours field trip to Key West




The 2017 Symposium 

Marjorie Carr Award Recipient
Dr. Jim Griffin - Marjorie Carr Award Recipient
L-R FLMS President Ron Hart, Nella Griffin, Jim Griffin, FLMS Treasurer Lance Lumbard
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Dr. Dana Stephens (L) presenting the
Young Professionals Award to Nia Wellendorf

Judy Ott
Judy Ott, recipient of the Edward Deevey, Jr. Award



The 2016 Symposium

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Fish ID Workshop                                                             General Session

student meet greet            poster session
Student/Board Meet & Greet                                                         Poster Session

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Dana Stephens Receives Young Professional Award              Sergio Duarte Gives Love Your Lake Grant Update

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 Annual Business Luncheon                                                      Ann Shortelle Receives the Edward Deevey, Jr. Award

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Dr. Daniel Canfield Volunteerism Award is Given to LAKEWATCH             Colin, Jeff & Chris win the Golf Tourney - Again!

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Kevin McCann Memorial Scholarship Fund Putt Putt Tourney Gang!

 presidents award           student award
John Walkinshaw Presents Todd Olson with 2016's President's Award                      Chao Xiong Wins Student Poster Award

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Awesome Putt Putt Players!!



A Look Back at 2015!

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Pre-Symposium Workshop - SOPs of Surface Water Sampling presented by FDEP staff.

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Pre-Symposium Workshop - Macroinvertebrate surveys

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Pre-Symposium Workshop - Using climate data in lake management

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(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

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General session and panel discussions

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Tuesday Guest Luncheon Speaker - Beacham Furse - Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Tuesday evening Exhibitors' Social & Poster Session

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(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

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)

winning golf team  

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)

golf team 2   golf team 3

Second and third place golf teams

(L-R Robert Criste, Steve Beeman, John Selby, Andy Chapman, Ron Hart, Matt & Todd Olson, Lance Lumbard)

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Maryann post-symposium!


Remembering 2014!


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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!

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Annual Conference

Upcoming Events

Short Abstract Due
March 31, 2020

FLMS Board Meeting
April 3, 2020

Full Abstract Due
May 10, 2020

Pre-symposium Workshops
August 25, 2020

31st Annual Symposium
August 26-28, 2020


Career Opportunities

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Contact: Maryann Krisovitch . . Address: PO Box 345, Apopka, FL 32704

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