FLMS 31st Annual Technical Symposium Update!
FLMS has added a FREE session to the end of the technical series! Join us on Friday, March 12, 2021 for a panel discussion on the Current State of Aquatic Plant Management in Florida. View the session schedule page for a list of panelists. If you are already registered for the technical session series, you do not need to re-register, you will automatically receive the link as you have with all other sessions. If you are not registered, click the GREEN button below!
Individual registration is half of our usual in-person rate so we hope you will have more co-workers join these educational sessions. For the very low rate of $130, you will have access to the entire series of 10 technical sessions. Workshops will also be at a reduced rate of $25 or $50 depending upon the workshop length.
You’ll be able to participate live or view the recorded session on demand for a period of time. Once you register, you’ll receive your very own personal link to the event along with a one year FLMS membership plus cool and timely FLMS swag including our ever-popular FLMS long-sleeve T-shirt! This year’s shirt sponsors are UPL Aquatics and DMC Engineers & Scientists!
Did you sign up after this event? Good news! When you register for ALL SESSIONS, you will receive the link to any you have already missed.
We also have new sponsorship opportunities for our much valued vendors. Visit our Sponsor Page for your options.
We are finalizing the dates for each of the speakers now and are updating the confirmed schedule regularly. Check out the Session Schedule page for details. Stay tuned for details and thank you for your support! We can’t do it without YOU!
Where’s My Session Link?!
Be sure to check your spam folder for the zoom link email! Links for each session will be sent out at the beginning of the week for that week’s session. Following the close of each session, you will receive a link to the recorded webinar. Still can’t find your link, text your name and email address to Maryann at 352-434-5025 and she will send it to you!
Remember when we used to meet face to face? We do!
The 2019 Symposium at Hawks Cay
The 2017 Symposium
The 2016 Symposium
A Look Back at 2015!
Pre-Symposium Workshop – SOPs of Surface Water Sampling presented by FDEP staff.
Pre-Symposium Workshop – Macroinvertebrate surveys
(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!