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STMA reveals details for 29th annual conference & exhibition

January 11, 2018

Sports Turf Managers Association released details for its 29th annual Conference & Exhibition, which will be held Jan. 16-19 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Close to 50 educational sessions and panel discussions will include sports turf managers along with academic and commercial representatives from schools, colleges and universities, parks and recreational facilities and professional sports stadiums. With eight educational tracks, topics include turfgrass management, professional development, synthetic, pest management, industry developments, renovation, facility management and soil science.

Along with educational sessions, a new networking event has been added to the 2018 Conference slate. The SAFE Foundation – STMA’s charitable arm enriching communities by championing safe, sustainable sports and recreational fields – will replace their annual golf tournament with a Topgolf outing. The outing will take place at Fort Worth’s newest Topgolf location and all proceeds will benefit the SAFE scholarships and educational outreach programs.

Returning for 2018, event participants will also enjoy the wildly popular “Seminar on Wheels” tours. There are two “Seminar on Wheels” tours this year, with the first taking place on Tuesday, Jan. 16 and the second occurring Friday, Jan. 19. Facility visits on Tuesday include, AT&T Stadium, Ford Center at The Star, Toyota Stadium and Toyota Soccer Center and Dr Pepper Ball Park. Friday’s tour will feature Globe Life Park and Texas Christian University.


Continuing education units (CEUs) will be offered at the STMA Conference this year. Earn up to 1.5 CEUs through STMA. In addition to STMA, the following professional organizations have agreed to provide CEUs for attending education sessions at the conference:

American Sports Builders Association (ASBA)
National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP)
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)
Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS)
Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA)
Texas Turfgrass Association (TTA)

The following states are providing Pesticide Recertification Credits:

*Pesticide Recertification credits will only be available for Texas. If you are attending from another state and need pesticide recertification credits, you are responsible for contacting your state’s Department of Agriculture for approval.

Visit STMA’s Conference and Exhibition page for a detailed listing of education sessions that qualify for CEUs and recertification credits.

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