2018 Conference

The 2018 STMA Conference and Exhibition will be taking place January 16-19 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Learn more about Fort Worth here

2018 Conf Brochure CoverConference registration is now open! 

Click here for the 2018 Digital Conference Brochure, or you can access the PDF here.  If you need a hard copy of the registration form, you can find it here.

Tradeshow and Exhibition

Click here for a look at the 2018 Fort Worth booth and floor plan!

If you'd like to exhibit at STMA's 2018 Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, please call 866-847-8623 or send an email to David or Rachelle at davidnewportevents@gmail.com or rachelle@newportevents.com

Hotel Accomodations

STMA has secured two host hotels in Fort Worth -- the Omni and the Sheraton. Omni's single or double rate is $189 per night and the Sheraton is offering a $169 single or double. 

Omni Fort Worth - Reserve Now! 
Click here to reserve your room now! For direct assistance from the hotel, please call 817-535-6664.

Fairfield Inn & Suites - Reserve Now!
Click here to reserve your room now! For direct assistance from the hotel, pelase call 817-529-9200.

Help Support the SAFE Foundation!

There are four ways that we ask you to consider supporting SAFE: 

1)     Donate a valuable item for the live auction.  In return, the STMA will feature the item and your company in several promotions to the membership as well as signage at the live auction event.  The items in the live auction normally retail for $1,500 or more.

2)     Donate something of value for the raffles.  Successful items in previous years have been the latest electronic gadgets (Kindle, iPad, etc.), travel vouchers and other experience packages, gift cards, vendor products, etc.

3)     Donate team gear or memorabilia to the silent auction. Donations in the past have included team gear and logo items such as shirts, hats and jackets. Large and Extra Large sizes have been most popular in the past. Women’s items are also desired.

4)     Make a cash donation to The SAFE Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.

To donate, please fill out the attached donation form and mail, email or fax it to STMA headquarters.  If you plan to send items to STMA Headquarters, we must receive them no later than December 26 at 805 New Hampshire, Ste. E, Lawrence, KS. 66044

Seminar on Wheels 

Full Day: Tues. Jan. 16, 7:00 am - 4:15 pm
Half Day: Fri. Jan. 19, 12:45 - 5:00 pm

SAFE's Topgolf Event - NEW!
SAFE is excited to announce the introduction of Topgolf to the STMA 2018 Annual Conference in Fort Worth! Topgolf will be replacing the traditional golf tournament setting.

Be sure to sign up while you register! For more information on the event, click here

Conference Education

Speaker presentations and handouts will be available prior, during, and after the conference for attendees to reference.  Access all of the educational materials.

CEUs and Pesticide Recertification Credits

Increase your professionalism by taking advantage of the continuing education units (CEUs) being offered at the STMA Conference this year.  Earn up to 1.5 CEUs through STMA.  In addition to STMA, the following professional organizations have agreed to provide CEUs for attending education sessions at the conference:

American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) 

National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) 
National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP)
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)
Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS)
Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA)
Texas Turfgrass Association (TTA)

The following states are providing Pesticide Recertification Credits:


*Pesticide Recertification credits will only be available for Texas.  If you are attending from another state and are in need of pesticide recertification credits, you are responsible for contacting your state’s Department of Agriculture for approval.

See which sessions qualify for CEUsSee the onsite brochure for a detailed listing of education sessions that qualify for CEUs and recertification credits.  Be sure to sign in using the appropriate form during the education sessions.

Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations has closed.  Please consider submitting a presentation for our 2019 conference.  The call will open March 2018.


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