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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.
STMA has set its Annual Meeting for Thurs., Jan. 15, 11a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (includes Keynote address by Karl Mecklenburg and lunch). The meeting will take place at the Denver Convention Center, Denver, Colo., in the Four Seasons Ballroom 3 & 4.
Since 1992, STMA’s Field of the Year Award is given to members who manage baseball, football, soccer, softball and other sporting grounds at the professional, collegiate or schools (K-12) and parks and recreation level. The 2014 winners are listed below:
STMA's Information Outreach Committee has updated the Guide to Synthetic and Natural Turfgrass for Sports Fields – Selection, Construction, and Maintenance Considerations. The guide provides information on field construction, field management, necessary equipment, health and safety concerns, warranties, and more. Click here to access the guide.
Volunteer for an STMA Committee! Throughout January, the link to volunteer for committee service will be posted at STMA.org. If you are currently serving you will need to sign up again for the 2015 year. To view the full committee list of committees that were engaged for this year, click here.
The SAFE Foundation, which is STMA's charity, is seeking items for its auction and raffles. SAFE raises more than 80 percent of its funds during the events it holds at the annual STMA Conference. Please donate team gear, products, equipment, tickets to sporting events, gift cards, sports memorabilia...just about anything will be most appreciated. You can ship items to STMA's headquarters by Dec. 15, or bring it to the conference and drop it off at registration.
Each 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!