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The 2014 STMA Conference and Exhibition will be taking place in San Antonio, Texas from January 21-24! 


Important Deadlines:
 

January 17, 2014: Educational handouts and PowerPoint presentations due
Please send your presentation materials (outlines, an article closely related to your presentation, or your PowerPoint presentation) to me prior to the conference. All of your information will be secured to prevent plagiarism. These materials will be available to attendees on the STMA website prior, during and after the conference. They will also be included on the recordings if your session is being recorded. Materials can be sent to me via email, kalthouse@stma.org; however, my inbox only accepts up to 10 MB.  For larger files, please upload to Dropbox.  Click this link - www.dropbox.com.  Enter Username - kalthouse@stma.org and Password - stma2014.  Click the upload button to add your presentation.

Transportation from the Airport
STMA has a group rate for shuttle transportation to and from the San Antonio airport. Rates are $17.25 for one way or $30.50 round trip. Taxis are also available to downtown for about $29. 
Click here to make your shuttle reservations.


Hotel Accomodations

STMA will be making your entire hotel reservation.  STMA will pay for the number of nights indicated on your speaking contract.  You may stay as many additional nights as you wish at your own expense.

If you are arriving Sunday, Jan. 19 or Monday, Jan. 20, you will be staying in the Marriot.  You will be transferring to the Grand Hyatt San Antonio on Wednesday, Jan. 22 for the remainder of your stay.
Marriot Rivercenter/Riverwalk Hotels
101 Bowie St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Speakers arriving Tuesday, Jan. 21 or later will be staying at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.
Grand Hyatt San Antonio  
600 E Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205



Non-Commercial Policy
Speakers will not be allowed under any circumstances to promote any product, company, or service within the presentation or handouts. It is both STMA's and the speaker's responsibility to present unbiased, honest information to attendees. STMA will NOT tolerate the following:

- Use of company or university logos. For example, company and university logos cannot appear on your slides.
- Use of brand or trade names. For example, when discussing pesticides, only the common name should be mentioned.
- Biased research results or data that positively reflect your company, product, or service and all competitors negatively. If your presentation requires inclusion of a product, company, or service, comprehensive data should be presented. For example, when discussing effectiveness of pesticides, the results of various pesticides should be presented instead of promoting the positive effects of one.
- Product, company, or service promotion. Individual promotion of products, companies, or services will not be allowed. The education session "New Trends and Technology in Sports Turf" has been specifically designated for promotion of company products and services. If you are not presenting during this presentation, please comply with STMA's policy.
STMA will be monitoring presentations to ensure compliance. If you have any questions on what can and cannot be included in your presentation, please contact Kristen Althouse, kalthouse@stma.org.

Pictures Needed!
Please send a picture of yourself for STMA to use for electronic marketing of your presentation.


Resources:
If you are presenting your topic using PowerPoint, please be advised that text only slides should make up no more than 25% of your presentation. It is important that you stay within the time allotted for your presentation. You can estimate to spend 1-3 minutes on each slide. A one hour presentation should contain 20-40 slides. Please refer to PowerPoint Presentation Guidelines for additional assitance in building an engaging presentation.


For any questions or concerns, please contact Kristen Althouse, STMA Education Manager:
Email: kalthouse@stma.org
Phone: 785-542-9243

 

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