Sports Turf Managers Association Conference and Exhibition

  • 24 Jan 2017
  • 27 Jan 2017
  • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL

The 2017 STMA Conference and Exhibition will take place in Orlando Florida from January 24-27, 2017.

Registration for STMA's 2017 Conference is now open!

Register online
 for the lowest registration rates!  If you need a copy of the registration form, click here.

Click here
to view the STMA 2017 Digital Conference Brochure 

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Room Block is Now Open for Reservations.

Make your reservations now to insure that your hotel accommodations at Disney’s Coronado Springs Hotel are available. Room Rate: $154 per night. Extend your stay or come in early to take advantage of all that Disney offersThis exclusive room rate is available to participants beginning Jan. 18 through Feb. 2. 

Information about the student hotel can be found on the Student Challenge page.

Exhibitor Information

If you'd like to exhibit at STMA's 2017 Conference in Lake Buena Vista, FL, please contact our Show Manager David Rosenberg at 866-847-8623 or or Karen Kosoff at  

Trade Show Floor Plan can be found here!

Eligibility for a Free Conference Registration
If you are a new member, national member (have never been a member since 2000) you are eligible to receive a free conference registration to be used within three (3) years.  Registration opens October 1.  

Conference Education

Speaker presentations and handouts will be available prior, during, and after the conference for attendees to reference.  Access all of the educational materials.

CEUs and Pesticide Recertification Credits

Increase your professionalism by taking advantage of the continuing education units (CEUs) being 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)

The following states are providing Pesticide Recertification Credits:


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

See which sessions qualify for CEUs.  See the onsite brochure for a detailed listing of education sessions that qualify for CEUs and recertification credits.  Be sure to sign in using the appropriate form during the education sessions.

2017 Call for Presentations

The 2017 Call for Presentations is closed.  Please direct any questions or concerns about conference education to Kristen Althouse, STMA Education Manager – 785-542-9243 or

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