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Innovative Award Changes Provide More Recognition

Commercial companies that are exhibiting at STMA's annual conference and exhibition now have the opportunity to gain recognition for their new products at the STMA show. By submitting an entry into the Innovative Awards Program, that entry will automatically be promoted as a new product.

Denver Host Hotel Now Accepting Reservations

The Denver Hyatt Regency, STMA's host hotel for the 2015 conference, has opened up room reservations for our event. Simply visit their web page here and select "ATTENDEE" to make your reservation.

Featured Speakers of the Month

Glenn GrayEach month two 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!

CSFM Numbers Continue to Rise

STMA's Certified Sports Field Managers program continues grow with 177 members achieving the designation. The program began in 2000 and a total of six people attained the designation that year.

Beware Hotel Scammers!

It is important to note that all conference attendees must book their reservations directly with the Hyatt. There are companies already contacting individuals, claiming to be STMA's booking agent. It is a scam. The Hyatt will not have any record of your reservation.

Check Out the New Educational Bulletin on Sod Installation!

Installing sod can be the most effective way to establish turfgrass on an athletic field due to both the quick establishment and the flexibility to install anytime during the year. Click here to learn about site preparation, choosing the best sod, successful installation, post-installation care, and additional considerations.

2014-2015 Membership Directory Complete

Later this month you will receive a copy of the printed STMA Sourcebook, which contains a current membership roster. All members, and especially those who have opted out of receiving a printed copy, can continue to access the real-time membership directory from the members only section of the website. If you are receiving the hard copy and decide that you would rather go online in the future, please contact us at stmainfo@stma.org. Thank you!

STMA Locks in Low Conference Registration Pricing for Denver

STMA will once again be offering low registration rates to all those interested in attending our 2015 Conference in Denver. The early bird rate – $375 for national members – is locked in if registration is received prior to December 15; after December 15, the price goes up to $450. Student national members may register at their special rate of $100 prior to December 15; after that date, the price goes up to $125.

Field of the Year Application is Online.

The 2014 Field of the Year application is on line and ready for you to fill out. The only major change from previous years processes concerns how the information from the Playing Conditions Index (PCI) is reported. Four PCIs are still required (one conducted out-of-season and three conducted in-season). The scores from each of the assessments need only to be transferred to the application.

Irrigation Association to Present Academy at STMA’s 2015 Conference

The Irrigation Association will present a high level academy class at the STMA 2015 Conference in Denver. The session will focus on water reduction strategies and will be held on Tues., Jan. 13, 2:30 - 5 p.m. The pre-conference Academy sessions are included in the overall full conference registration package.

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