2014 Conference

Thank you for attending the 2014 STMA Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas! 

Create a certificate of attendance to validate your participation at the conference.  Prepare a trip report to help share your "take-aways" with your employer and your crew. it can help pave the way for your attendance at next year's conference.

STMA's Annual Conference & Exhibition allows members to share information with other successful members of the sports turf industry. In addition to educational seminars, hands-on workshops and the latest technology on display, conference attendees are able to tour professional, college and municipal facitilities that offer a range of insights to take back home.

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The 2014 STMA Conference & Exhibition was held in San Antonio, Texas, January 21-24.

View the digital conference brochure to see all of the education and activities that will be held!  You can also view the brochure in a PDF file.


** SAFE 5K Run/Walk Cancelled **

Please note that the SAFE 5K Run/Walk scheduled for this year's conference in San Antonio has been cancelled.

If you have already signed up, please contact us at 800.323.3875 so that we may reimburse you for the cost of the event.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Conference Education

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

Golf for a Great Cause!

Tues., Jan. 21, 9 am – 4 pm

The SAFE Golf Tournament will be held at The Republic Golf Club, 10 minutes from the STMA host hotel. The course routing follows Salado Creek as it winds through heavily wooded areas, making each hole completely secluded. The terrain is mostly flat and has player-friendly features such as wide fairways with generous landing areas and open approaches. Republic has four sets of tees that allow players to adjust the game to their skill level. Transportation, lunch, hole-in-one and other prizes are included. Rental clubs are available. Pre-registration is required.

Fees are donations to The SAFE Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) charity of the Sports Turf Managers Association. Proceeds from the tournament go directly to fund scholarships and educational outreach.

Learn more here

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) 
Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA) 
National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
Irrigation Association (IA)
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
Texas Turfgrass Association (TTA)
National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA)
Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)
Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS)

The following states are providing Pesticide Recertification Credits:
South Carolina

To see which sessions qualify for CEUs, CLICK HERE.  See 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.

Conference Mobile Apps for your Smartphone and Tablet

Access various conference features including the schedule, exhibitor list, speaker list, education session information, maps, and sponsors. Create your own personalized schedule to make sure you attend all the conference has to offer.  Build your own profile and connect with other attendees and exhibitors to boost your professional contacts.  Download the STMA conference app to your smart phone or tablet now by going to the App Store.  Search for Zwoor Event and install – it’s FREE!  Once the App has installed on your smart device, search for the STMA Conference by entering Meeting Code STMA2014.  Connect and share with others about the education sessions you are attending, new products and services on the trade show floor, and the various networking opportunities!

Evaluate education sessions using STMA’s survey app on your mobile device.  We need your feedback regarding this year’s educational sessions as well as suggestions for education topics for 2015.  Go to the app store and download Zwoor Survey for free.  Enter the survey code “STMA2014Survey” and click Validate Code.  Enter your feedback, and click Submit.  Click Take Survey Again to evaluate all of the education sessions you attend.

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