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The on-line form to sign up for a 2015 committee is now available. Please click here to view a list of the committees, their purpose and approximate amount of time you will be asked to commit to serve. All of the STMA Committees meet via conference calls; some hold a call just once a year; others meet almost monthly.
STMA’s SAFE live and silent auctions will have something for everyone in Denver! For those looking to bid on great grounds crew apparel items and tickets, be sure to visit the silent auction at STMA’s trade show; the silent auction will be held Friday, January 16 from 10 am – 12:30 pm.
Each month speakers presenting at the 2015 National STMA Conference and Exhibition in Denver, Colorado will be featured. Don't miss the educational opportunities offered at the conference!
On Friday, January 16, four short Innovative Sessions will be presented on the Trade Show Floor.
STMA is committed to providing current, relevant education to every member. STMA is partnering with IntelliQuest Media again to audio record educational sessions at the 2015 conference. These recordings will benefit conference attendees unable to make it to concurrent sessions as well as those unable to attend the conference.
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!
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:
Make sure to visit STMA's Conference Handout page to access presentation materials for the education sessions. STMA will not be providing handouts during the conference, so be sure to print out the materials for the sessions you plan to attend. These materials will be available on the website prior, during, and after the conference.
Early bird registration – and pricing – ends Dec. 15! Prices jump from the early bird rate of $350 to $450 (Dec. 15-31), and then to $525 (After Dec. 31 & on-site). A digital version of the brochure is available online here. To help expedite the registration process, STMA is asking that all attendees register online (instructions and links on stma.org homepage).
The Hyatt, STMA's host hotel for the 2015 conference, is filling up fast; Wednesday, January 14, is already sold out. The overflow hotel is the Sheraton Denver Downtown, with info below. Please note to use the "STMA Sub-Block" phrase when making your reservation.
Give to @SAFEFields! We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Today, Tuesday, December 2, 2014, is the day the world comes together for a common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.