Western Aquatic Plant Management Society

Upcoming events

    • January 31, 2018
    • 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    • Online Submission

    The Western Aquatic Plant Management Society will be hosting it’s 37th annual meeting on March 26-28, 2018, at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada.  This call for papers is an invitation for all members to participate in the program by presenting a paper or poster.

    Oral presentations will be limited to 20 minutes in length, which includes 3-5 minutes to respond to questions from the audience.  You can submit your abstract online at www.wapms.org until January 31, 2018.  

    Abstract Requirements: Please submit abstracts ready for publication according to the guidelines below.  No edits will be made by WAPMS.

    • All abstracts should be no more than 400 words or 3,000 characters whichever is less.
    • Use only the active ingredient (a.i.) for herbicides and avoid the use of trade names.
    • Use common names, as well as Latin names, of weeds and other plants.  No abbreviations, please.
    • You must include the presentation title, author(s) name, author(s) affiliation, and email(s). 

    Oral Presentation Requirements:

    • Oral presentations should be created in PowerPoint for MS Windows.  Please limit the size of your presentation to less than 10 MB.
    • Audio/Video clips should be short in length and total no more than 60 seconds per presentation.  
    • All pictures must be compressed.  
    • Oral presentations will be allotted a 20-minute time slot, which includes 3-5 minutes for questions from the audience. 
    • Multiple presentations by an author can be accommodated if the program schedule allows.
    • All oral presenters must register to attend the meeting.  Registration information can be found at 2018 WAPMS Conference.

    Poster Requirements:

    • Each poster should fit within 48 inches by 48 inches of display board space.
    • Titles, headings, regular text, graphs, and tables on the poster should be easily read from a distance of 5 to 6 feet.
    • Poster set up will occur on Monday evening, March 26, 2018, beginning at 4pm, in or near the exhibit hall.
    • Posters must be removed from display by noon on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. 
    • WAPMS will not be responsible for the removal or shipping of any materials or posters that are not claimed by the close of the conference on March 28, 2018.

    Presentation Submission:

    • Presentations will be downloaded directly to session computers at the annual meeting. 
    • Your session moderator will be responsible to assist you with this process.  Please coordinate with your moderator or the program chair 24-48 hours prior to your scheduled presentation time to assure adequate time for file downloading. 
    • MS PowerPoint (.PPS file) is the required file format.

    Please direct all questions to your program chair:

    Andrea Sealock

    Cell: 1-810-348-5171


    • March 26, 2018
    • March 28, 2018
    • Reno, Nevada

    The 37th Annual Conference of the Western Aquatic Plant Management Society will be held in Reno, Nevada, on March 26 – 28, 2018, at the Grand Sierra Resort.  Register Today!

    Program begins with the President's Reception on Monday the 26th, with talks on the 27th and 28th.   Be sure to attend Tuesday's banquet which is included in most registrations.  Single day registrants can easily add the banquet and/or the President's Reception to their event during registration.  Guests too can be added for these functions to any of the registrations during the sign up process.  Just click Register to begin!

    Interested in exhibiting and sponsoring the conference?  Be sure to see all the opportunities including Platinum, Gold, and Silver which include three, two, or one full registrations to the conference including invites to the President's Reception and banquet.  These three upper most levels of sponsorship also include an exhibitor space and recognition during the meeting, in the program, and throughout the year on the WAPMS website providing the best valued outreach for your organization.   

    Looking for something different in sponsorship?  We also have Bronze and Refreshment Break categories for those seeking sponsorship alternatives without the conference attendance built-in or with an exhibition booth.  Of course, you are encouraged and welcomed to sign up to attend the conference as a regular registrant.  For a cross comparison of all the Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities check out the summary matrix below.

    Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities, available through March 9, 2018 for inclusion in printed materials and on signage, or until space is full. 

      The board of directors has made further improvements to our sponsorship levels!  Please view the matrix to select the best fit for your organization.  You can also contact Doug Kleweno for more details: dkleweno@cygnetenterprises.com or by phone(509) 263-0027. 

      Sponsorship Level











      Three (3) conference registrations (including the banquet and reception)






      Two (2) conferences registrations (including the banquet and reception)






      One (1) conference registration (including the banquet and reception)






      Exhibitor Space, includes one (1) 6 foot table in area of refreshment breaks






      Meeting Recognition:

      ·  Listing on event signage at the banquet, reception, and reception breaks

      ·  Verbal recognition during the meeting






      Website Recognition

      ·  Listing on WAPMS’s  sponsor page (including logo)

      ·  Direct link to sponsor’s website






      Program Recognition

      ·   Prominent listing in event program (including logo)







      Refreshment Break Recognition

      ·   Listing on break signage (including logo)






      Early Registration* due by February 28, 2018.

      • Current Members**, $180
      • Non-Members, $200

      Regular Registration* begins March 1, 2018.

      • Current Members**, $200
      • Non-Members, $225

          *Early and Regular Registrations include access to all sessions on March 27 and 28, as well as access to the President’s Reception the evening of March 26 and the dinner banquet the evening of March 27. Breakfast and refreshments during break times are included as well. (Lunch on March 27 and 28 will be on your own.)

          Single Day Registration 

          • Current Members**, $80
          • Non-Members, $100

          Available for March 27 or March 28 only. Single day registrations include access to all sessions, breakfast, and refreshment breaks for date of registration only. For access to the President’s Reception and/or Banquet, please purchase a separate reception guest or banquet guest registration.

          Honorary Member Registration  - Free /  No Charge

          Available to WAPMS Honorary Members.  Same benefits and access as Early or Regular registration.   

          **Current Members are those that attended the 2017 WAPMS meeting in Couer d’Alene, ID or that have paid dues since that time.


          • President's Reception Guest, $35  ~ Allows a guest access to the President’s Reception on the evening of March 26.

          • Banquet Guest,  $65 ~ Allows a guest access to the dinner banquet on the evening of March 27.     

          ***Add-ons are only required for anyone who did not purchase an early or regular registration (such as a spouse or a single-day registrant), but wishes to attend one or both of the functions.

          Call for Papers

          Interested in presenting or having a poster at the conference?  Submit an Abstract for review through the Call for Papers page on our website.  The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018.  The conference organizers will be reviewing all the submissions and will be contacting applicants soon after the close of the  submission period.    

          2018 WAPMS Conference Hotel:

          Make your room reservations today at the newly renovated Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada! The nightly rate is $64.00 for a Grand King/Queen and $84.00 for a Summit King/2 Queens.

          WAPMS Reservation Link: https://aws.passkey.com/event/49107198/owner/16854/home

          The resort offers a complimentary airport shuttle from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport between the hours of 4:15am and 12:00am. You can catch the shuttle daily every 15 minutes at the far end of the baggage claim or at the front entrance of the hotel. For more information on everything the Grand Sierra has to offer, please visit www.grandsierraresort.com

          We look forward to seeing you in Reno!

          Questions? Contact Andrea Sealock: 

          • July 13, 2019
          • July 19, 2019
          • San Diego, CA

          A joint meet of the Western Aquatic Plant Management Society and the national Aquatic Plant Management Society will be held in sunny San Diego, California in 2019.

          DoubleTree Hilton San Diego Mission Valley Hotel
          7450 Hazard Center Drive
          San Diego, CA 92108

          FMI:  https://www.apms.org/annual-meeting/2019-annual-meeting/

        Past events

        July 16, 2017 2017 APMS Annual Meeting
        March 13, 2017 2017 Joint Meeting of WAPMS and WSWS

        Contact Us:  WestAPMS@Gmail.com

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        Western Aquatic Plant Management Society (WAPMS) is a 501(c)(5) non-profit organization.   Copyright 2017.

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