NAISMA hosts the only conference to bridge geographic divides across North America in invasive species management. Network with natural resource managers, researchers, and leaders in the invasive species field.
Agenda at a Glance
We look forward to showcasing the latest in invasive species management with four plenaries and eight concurrent sessions, as well as at least four field trips and special networking events.
All conference sessions take place at, and all field trips depart from, the Sanibel Harbour Mariott.
Times and topics are subject to change. Check back often for updated agenda details!
Concurrent Session topics include invasive species work in these fields:
The NAISMA board of directors, staff, and planning committee are thrilled to bring our high quality conference agenda to Florida, a state with unparalleled invasive species concerns.
Join us for these keynote presentations featuring leading state, national, and international experts. Check back soon for keynote descriptions and more!
Click here for details on these four fabulous field trips!
- Monday, November 7th, 1:30 pm – 4:30pm: Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Ft. Myers
- Tuesday, November 8 — 12:00 – 4:30 pm: Conservancy of Southwest Florida; Naples
- Wednesday, November 9 — 10:00 – 3:30 pm: J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge; Sanibel Island
- Wednesday, November 9 — 10:00 am – 2:30 pm: Koreshan and Estero Bay State Parks; Ft. Myers
- Thursday, November 10, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary; Naples
All field trips will include a boxed lunch.
The NAISMA Annual Conference is more than concurrent sessions. Plan to attend these special events to make friends with NAISMA and FISC members and experience Ft. Myers!
So Nice to See You! A Meet & Greet for First-time and Rusty Conference-goers
A casual welcome reception. NAISMA and FISC veterans will share their organizations’ stories and traditions, guide you through the can’t-miss conference highlights, and kick off a wagon-wheel icebreaker. You’ll leave with a solid plan for this week AND a few new friends, guaranteed!
Poster Presentations and Reception
Learn about the latest invasive species research from the researchers themselves!
Out & About: Networking Dinners in Ft. Myers
Sign up at the registration table for dinner with fellow attendees in one of Ft. Myers’ or Sanibel Island’s many stellar restaurants, breweries, a yacht experience, and maybe even a board game lair! Dinner and transportation is on your own; transportation may be coordinated by dinner organizers.
Not a Banquet and Awards Dinner
What’s in a name? Not “banquet,” that’s for sure! Somewhere in NAISMA’s history we eschewed a fancy title in favor of a friendly gathering, complete with a cocktail hour, wholesome food and good conversation. Help us congratulate our NAISMA annual awards winners in (casual) style!