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. 

Registration Rates

Early Registration (through August 31, 2023)  

Professional Full Conference –  $449, members $400
Professional One Day –  $249, members $209
Student Full – $275
Student One Day – $125 

Agenda Add-Ons

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Late Registration (starts September 1, 2023)

Professional Full Conference – $575, members $525
Professional One Day – $290, members $255
Student Full – $345
Student One Day –  $155

Member rate is applied during check-out. Join today to enjoy this discount and many other member benefits.

Refund Policy: requests for registration refunds must be made prior to 9/13/2023.

Cancellation and COVID Policy

Conference registration can be reimbursed up to two weeks prior to the start of the event. The event will follow the COVID policies of the hosting hotel. Please visit the hotel page for information on hotel cancellation and COVID policy.

Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

In 2020 NAISMA formed an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee and created the organization’s first Diversity and Inclusion statement. The committee guides and contributes to the integration of opportunities to improve diversity and inclusion throughout programs, committee charters, and operations. More on NAISMA IDEA

A Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship to attend the Annual Conference was launched in 2020 and will continue for the conference hosted in Nebraska 2023. This scholarship aims to serve an under-represented potential member in support of NAISMA conference attendance. In addition to the conference, successful applicants will be offered an annual membership to explore all that NAISMA has to offer year-round. NAISMA membership is for professional agriculture or natural resource managers and students of invasive species management, or any person who is interested in education, regulatory directions, professional improvement, and environmental awareness to preserve and protect North America’s land and water from invasive species. More benefits to membership can be found here

Help spread the word! The Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship could support your attendance, covering a NAISMA 2023 membership and conference registration. Apply today!

Applications for the 2023 Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship should be directed to with the subject line “2023 Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship” and include the following items:

  1. Organization:
  2. Applicant Name:
  3. Applicant Email:
  4. Position Title:
  5. Why are you interested in attending the NAISMA Annual Conference?
  6. What are your career aspirations in invasive species prevention, research, and/or management?
  7. What unique perspectives would you like to bring to the invasive species management community?

Application Deadline July 31, 2023.

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Diversity and Equity Scholarship

NAISMA supports a culture of inclusion through all of our programs, communications, and work to improve biodiversity every day.

Past environment and conservation leaders have not always created equitable opportunities for people who are Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color (BIPOC), 2SLGBTQIA+, or other marginalized persons. Addressing the challenges of invasive species now and in the future will require multidisciplinary and multicultural collaboration to the fullest extent possible. To that end, NAISMA aims to connect its support for invasive species managers alongside civil rights. 

NAISMA’s Annual Conference Diversity and Equity Scholarship was founded to foster more inclusive exchanges among invasive species managers, outreach professionals, researchers and other professionals who work with invasive species, as well as provide professional development opportunities for emerging natural resource leaders who come from historically marginalized communities.

The Scholarship Provides:

• Base registration fee for the NAISMA Annual Conference
• A complimentary 1-year membership to NAISMA

Nomination Criteria:

• Nominate a person, from any qualifying group, who is interested in attending the meeting.

• Self-nomination is accepted

• Applicants do not have to be current NAISMA members

• Applicants may be invited to discuss how NAISMA can support more diversity and inclusion in invasive species management

The NAISMA IDEA Committee will review the applications on the fourth Thursdays of each month and will accept applications until they are filled. Application acceptance will be based on the evidence of applicants’ efforts put into responses to the prompts below.