STMA Call for Presentations for the 2016 Conference is now open

Be a part of STMA’s 2016 annual conference from January 19-22 in San Diego. Share your ideas and expertise by being a presenter for the education sessions. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to share your experience and increase your visibility within the sports turf management profession. All submissions are due electronically to STMA by March 16, 2015. Please call Kristen Althouse at 785-542-9243 or email,, if you have any questions about presenting or problems with the electronic form.
Why should you submit?
□   You have experience, expertise and ideas to share that would benefit your peers and/or constituents.
□   You would like to take your communication and presentation skills to the next level.
□   You would like to increase your visibility within the sports turf management profession.
□   You may earn 1 industry service point, per presentation, towards CSFM recertification.
What are the criteria for selection?
Successful submittals will:
□   be relevant to the sports turf management profession.
□   include a clear and concise description of the presentation.
□   include a detailed outline of the presentation.
□   include clearly defined and detailed learning objectives .
□   feature a qualified presenter.
Commercial members are encouraged to submit presentations.  However, to be successful in the selection process, please consider the following:
□   These education sessions are not to be used to promote particular products, services or companies.
□   Providing a complete and detailed description and outline of your presentation is highly recommended.  The Conference Education Committee completes a thorough review to be sure the presentation is not promoting products, services, or companies.
□   We encourage you to submit presentations on new technologies and innovations that will benefit the sports turf industry.
For 2016 conference presentation ideas, CLICK HERE to view the topics requested by attendees at the 2015 conference.  (These suggestions were taken from attendee evaluations and the post-conference attendee survey.)
A few things you should know:
□   The conference takes place January 19-22 in San Diego, California. The exact time and length of each program will be determined at a later date.
□   All selected presenters will be required to sign a speaker contract.
□   All selected presenters will receive complimentary conference registration. Other benefits, such as travel, lodging, and an honorarium, will be defined in the subsequent speaker contract.
□   STMA reserves the right to limit the number of speakers for presentations depending on session duration.
□   STMA may audio and/or video record conference programs. Presenters will not receive any compensation for any eventual sales of the recordings, but may receive a complimentary recording of their program upon request.  Presenters may not opt out of recording unless the presentation contains sensitive information.
□   Presenters are expected to provide PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and any related articles to STMA prior to the conference.  STMA posts materials on the website for conference attendees to use as supplements for furthering their education.  STMA will secure all information in an effort to protect speaker materials.
□   Submittals will be reviewed by the STMA Conference Education Committee and notification of selection will take place in early June.
Please direct any questions or concerns to Kristen Althouse, STMA Education Manager – 785-542-9243 or