The Florida Lake Management Society Board of Directors welcomes you to the 33rd Annual Symposium!  Here are a few things to keep in mind while you are packing.
 
1.  The Conference Registration Desk will be in the Calusa Ballroom Foyer beginning Monday afternoon. Please stop by to pick up your registration items after you check into your room. 
 
2.  If you registered for a workshop on Tuesday, you’ll find them in the Captiva, Great Egret and Blue Heron ballrooms.  Check your program for the location of yours. Signs will also be located at each door.  If you’re in the Algal workshop, please bring a microscope if you can.  (We’ll have extras just in case).  Those taking the R workshop should bring their laptop and have the previously sent files already downloaded. Breakfast is not included Tuesday, but a beverage station will be out for everyone all day and box lunch is for full day workshop attendees.
 
3.  Breakfast for conference attendees will be available Wednesday, Thursday & Friday mornings starting at 7am in the Calusa Ballroom/Exhibit Hall. 
 
4. Lunch for all attendees will be in the Calusa Ballroom/Exhibit Hall on Wednesday & Thursday.  Your name badge is your entry into the meals.
 
5.  Our Exhibitor Social will be held in the Calusa Ballroom/Exhibit Hall during the Wednesday Poster Session from 6pm to 8pm.  Enjoy live steel drum music by Steely Pan! The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point is sponsoring the first hour of our social so all drinks are FREE without the use of a drink ticket!  During the second hour, you can use the drink ticket in your name badge for another FREE drink.

6. The Wednesday hospitality suite will be in Great Egret immediately following the Exhibitors social.  Stop by for more free drinks and snacks!
 
7.  This year’s student FUNdraiser is Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm(ish) in the Cypress Courtyard near the fountain pool. Teams will compete in the H2O-lympics for prestigious awards. Yes, very prestigious!  The entry fee is $10 per person.  You can bring your own team of 4 or just be assigned to one.  Pack your wet shoes and a pair of clothes you don’t mind getting wet!  A cash bar will be available. A separate email with details will come out on this shortly. Registration will be at Maryann’s desk beginning Monday afternoon.
 
8. As usual, the temperature in the session & exhibit rooms can be variable.  Bring a sweater or jacket with you, just in case!
 
9. DACS Aquatics CEUs are available for several sessions.  These are posted on the website CEU page.  Your session moderator will have the forms available for you immediately following the session.
 
10. Each of you will receive an attendee list a few days after the close of the symposium so you can continue networking throughout the year!

11. The Hyatt is offering a 10% spa discount to all attendees (and family) so be sure to book your treatment and mention you are with FLMS!

12. Attention Students, Advisors, and  FLMS current & Past Board Members Only:  Meet Tuesday at 7:30pm at the Tarpon Bay Fire Pit outside the Tarpon Bay Restaurant.  We’re having our Student Meet & Greet with food & refreshments.  This is a chance for our students to meet a smaller group of us before meeting 150 FLMS members the next day!

13. Attention Tax-exempt Organizations:  Upon check in, you will be asked to provide an Attestation form in order to use your tax-exempt status at the Hyatt.  Please fill this form out in advance to avoid delays at check in.
 
14. Don’t forget to pack your hat and sunscreen!  It’s a long drive so pop some Jimmy Buffett in the player and get into an island mood!