The APMS Board continues a concerted effort to keep registration costs at a reasonable level. Registration fees this year are the same as 2017—$300.00 for a delegate and $130.00 for a guest (spouse, partner, child over 12 years of age) if received by June 15, 2018. After this date, registration fees at the door will be $375.00 for a delegate and $155.00 for a guest. The meeting registration fee for a student competing in the student paper contest (oral or poster) is waived and the registration fee for a student not competing is $75.00. Delegate and student registration includes all technical sessions, President’s Reception, refreshment breaks, Poster Reception, and Awards Reception and Banquet. Guest registration includes President’s Reception, refreshment breaks, Poster Reception, and Awards Reception and Banquet. Non-registered guests may purchase individual tickets for these events.

The 2018 Annual Meeting will begin with the President’s Reception on Sunday evening. As the official welcoming event of the meeting, this reception is an excellent time to re-acquaint with colleagues, meet new friends, and just relax. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and your favorite beverages will be served. All students registered for the conference will have an opportunity to meet one another and become familiar with the conference format at the Student Meet-and-Greet scheduled an hour prior to the President’s Reception.

The Program will commence at 8:00 am Monday and adjourn at noon on Wednesday. The 2018 Annual Meeting site lies within the boundaries of the Northeast APMS Regional Chapter and we encourage researchers and program managers to attend and share your latest findings or operational strategies via oral or poster presentations.

The Monday Poster Reception is scheduled for early in the evening with all poster presenters in attendance explaining their work and answering questions. The Poster Reception is held in the Exhibit hall to enhance networking among vendors and sponsors along with researchers. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. There is sufficient time afterwards to further discuss research or business on site or at a local restaurant.

The APMS Reception and Awards Banquet on Tuesday evening will be another memorable event where we will recognize those who have served and contributed to our Society, welcome new officers and directors, and present student paper and other awards. These special events are open to all registered delegates, students, and guests. Non-registered guests may purchase individual tickets for these events at the registration desk.

Please make your reservations early. When making your reservations by phone, be sure to mention that you are part of the Aquatic Plant Management Society. The cutoff date for reservations at the special group rate is June 24, 2018. Our special APMS guest room rate is $159.00 for single and double occupancy per night plus applicable tax. These group rates are available three days prior to the conference and three days post conference subject to availability. Check in time is 4:00 pm and checkout time is 12:00 pm. If you choose to depart earlier than your reserved departure date, the hotel will charge one-night room and tax.

We hope to see you and family in Buffalo as we celebrate the 58th Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society!