10th National Monitoring Conference

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Join us for the National Water Quality Monitoring Council’s 10th National Monitoring Conference – Working Together for Clean Water on May 2 – 6, 2016 in Tampa, Florida.

This biennial conference is planned and organized by the National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC) and co-sponsored and facilitated by NALMS. The National Monitoring Conference is the place to be to mingle with your fellow water-quality monitoring professionals! The conference is a showcase for new findings on the quality of the Nation's waters. You'll also learn about the newest innovations and cutting-edge tools in water-quality monitoring, assessment, and reporting; and have a great time doing it.

You will have numerous influential speakers, hundreds of presentations and exhibits, and dozens of workshops and field trips to choose from.

We hope you join us in Tampa!


Registration Fees


Individual Registration Fees

Early
Register By 3/4

Regular
Register By 4/22

On-Site
After 4/22

Attendee Registration

$ 475

$ 525

$ 595

One-day Registrations*

$ 200

$ 250

$ 320

*One-day registrations may not be combined to create multi-day registrations.


Presenter Registration Fees

Early
Register By 3/4

Regular
Register By 3/18

On-Site

Oral or Poster Presenter Registration

$ 420

$ 475

N/A


Exhibitor Registration Fees

Single Booth

Double Booth

Exhibition Space

$ 1,995

$ 2,995

Additional Exhibit Staff (each)

$ 350




Conference Hotels

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center (Headquarters Hotel)
513 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida
813-769-8300
Hotel website
Link to Group Reservations

  • Room rates are $106 for single occupancy plus tax, $126 for double occupancy plus tax.
  • Rate includes daily breakfast and evening reception.
  • All suites.
  • Reservations for group block rate close April 8.
  • Complimentary basic high speed wireless internet in all guest rooms.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel or change your reservation, you must do so at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid cancellation fees.

Hilton Tampa Downtown
211 North Tampa Street
Tampa, Florida
813-204-3000
Hotel website
Link to Group Reservations

  • Room rates are $106 for single or double occupancy plus tax.
  • Farthest Distance to Convention Center (4 Blocks).
  • Reservations for group block rate close March 31.
  • Complimentary internet in guest rooms.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel or change your reservation, you must do so at least 48 hours prior to arrival. Failure to do so will result in a charge for one night’s room and tax.

The Westin Tampa Harbour Island
725 South Harbour Island Blvd
Tampa, Florida
813-229-5000 | Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8158
Hotel website
Link to Group Reservations

  • Room rates are $106 for single or double occupancy plus tax.
  • Across Channel from Convention Center (short walk over bridge).
  • Best views of water.
  • Reservations for group block rate close April 8.
  • Complimentary internet in guest rooms.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel or change your reservation, you must do so at least 48 hours prior to arrival. Failure to do so will result in a charge for one night’s room and tax.

Awards

Do you know an individual or group whose efforts have made an outstanding contribution to the water quality monitoring world? If so, consider nominating them for one of the Council’s awards, to be presented in conjunction with the conference. Past winners love to receive these awards because they come from their peers in a field they pour their professional hearts into.

There are three awards given at the Conference:

The Elizabeth Jester Fellows Award is given to an individual whose outstanding achievement, exemplary service, and distinguished leadership in water quality carry on in Elizabeth’s spirit of public service and commitment to environmental protection (http://acwi.gov/monitoring/conference/ejf_award.html).

The Vision Award is presented to a monitoring council or other group that has demonstrated extraordinary vision and cooperation in the field of water quality monitoring (http://acwi.gov/monitoring/conference/vision_award.html).

Finally, the Barry A. Long Award honors an individual who has demonstrated exceptional perseverance, positive spirit, and significant contributions to water resource protection (http://acwi.gov/monitoring/conference/bal_award.html).

If you know someone or a group who you feel deserves special recognition, consider nominating them today! Contact Dan Sullivan (djsulliv@usgs.gov; phone 608-821-3869) with questions.


Candice Hopkins, chopkins@usgs.govJeff Schloss, jeff.schloss@unh.edu