National Monitoring Conference

9th National Monitoring Conference

Join us this spring on the banks of the Ohio River!

NALMS is excited to present the 9th National Monitoring Conference – Working Together for Clean Water on April 28 – May 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

NALMS helps pan and administer this biennial conference in coordination with the National Water Quality Monitoring Council. The 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.

We’ll 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 Cincinnati!

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Registration Information

 
Registration Fees
Individual Registration Fees Early Bird by 2/28 Regular by 4/18 On-Site after 4/18
Attendee Registration $ 430 $ 480 $ 555
Oral or Poster Presenter Registration $ 380 $ 430 N/A
One-day Registration $ 190 $ 240 $ 315
Exhibitor Registration Fees Fee
Regular Booth (includes 2 staff registrations) $ 1,995
Double Booth (includes 4 staff registrations) $ 2,995
Additional Exhibit Staff (each) $ 300












Hotel Information

The conference has specially-priced room blocks available at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and the Millennium Hotel Cincinnati. All three are easy walking distance from the Duke Energy Convention Center and are offering all conference attendees the special rate of $127 for single occupancy rooms (the same rate as the 2014 GSA Per Diem). A map showing the locations of the hotels and convention center is available here.
 
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 579 1234
cincinnati.hyatt.com
Link to group reservations: Click here

THE ROOM BLOCK AT THE HYATT IS FULL
  • Room rates are $127 for single occupancy plus tax, $152 for double occupancy plus tax.
  • Reservations for group block rate close March 28.
  • 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.
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio
513 421 9100
Link to Group Reservations: Click here.
Phone Reservations: 800 445 8667
  • Room rates are $127 for single occupancy plus tax, $152 for double occupancy plus tax.
  • Please mention the National Water Quality Monitoring Council and the group code NWQ when making reservations by phone.
  • Reservations for group block rate close March 27.
  • 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.
   
 Millennium Hotel Cincinnati
150 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio
513 352 2100
www.millenniumhotels.com/usa/millenniumcincinnati/
Link to Group Reservations: Click here.
Phone Reservations: 800 876 2100
  • Room rates are $127 for single or double occupancy plus tax.
  • Please mention the National Water Quality Monitoring Council when making reservations by phone.
  • Reservations for group block rate close March 29.
  • 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 Cincinnati 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 longest-running is the Elizabeth Jester Fellows Award, 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_award2.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_award2.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_award2.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.
 
Cathy Tate, cmtate@usgs.gov • Jeff Schloss, jeff.schloss@unh.edu • Alice Mayio, Mayio.Alice@epa.gov
2014 National Monitoring Conference Co-chairs