Maryland Water Monitoring Council Annual Conference

ANNOUNCING! MWMC 25th Annual Conference - December 6, 2019

The 2018 ConferenceThe Maryland Water Monitoring Council will hold its 25th Annual Conference at the Maritime Conference Center in North Linthicum, Maryland, on Friday, December 6, 2019. Registration will begin at 7:30 AM and the conference will adjourn at 4:30 PM. The conference will include a plenary session, several concurrent breakout sessions, posters, exhibitor tables, plenty of snacks, and, of course, the famous Maritime Center’s all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. You’ll also have plenty of time to network and catch up with old friends and colleagues during breaks and at the post-meeting social (location TBA).

As we look back over the past decades, we ask ourselves - are Maryland waters getting better or worse? Are we holding the line in protecting our waterways? Are restoration efforts working? Should we be optimistic looking into the future? The theme of the 2019 MWMC conference is The 25th Annual MWMC Conference – Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going. Concurrent sessions will include Climate Resiliency, Invasive Species, Remote Sensing and the Bay, Stream Restoration Monitoring, Chesapeake Bay Submerged Aquatic Vegetation, Fish Disease, Working with Big Data, Harmful Algal Blooms, Trends in Stream Health and more!

The morning plenary session will feature a presentation by former Chesapeake Bay Program Director Nick DiPasquale. So come join your friends and colleagues in celebrating a quarter century of the MWMC!

Click HERE for a draft agenda
 (subject to change)

REGISTRATION

Registration Type Before Nov. 18 After Nov. 18
Non-presenter $75 $80
Presenter $65 $80
Full-time student $45 $65
Member/staff - Non-profit Organization [501(c)3] $45 $65

 

All fees include lunch, breaks, and conference materials. Discounts for full-time students and members/staff of non-profit organizations [501(c)3] are also available on a first come, first served basis (full time faculty are not eligible). To register via credit card, click HERE.

Click HERE to download, print and mail a pay-by-check form. All registration will close on November 25 at noon. Registration is on a first come-first served basis. The past few conferences have sold out. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted.

The 2018 ConferenceCALL FOR SPEAKERS AND POSTER PRESENTERS

Are you interested in giving a talk or presenting a poster? Click HERE for an abstract submission form (student poster abstract form is below). ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE – October 25, 2019. See the guidelines for speakers and poster presenters.

CARL WEBER AWARDS

This year, we will present the 13th Annual Carl S. Weber Award presented to an individual (or individuals) involved in water monitoring in Maryland. In addition to the traditional award, the MWMC will again offer the Above and Beyond Award to recognize contributions of an up-and-coming member of Maryland’s environmental community who has volunteered time and energy toward the monitoring of Maryland’s waters or has made a significant contribution to increasing watershed awareness, advocacy, education, and stewardship. A Nomination Form can be found HERE. Nominations must be submitted by October 25, 2019.

STUDENT POSTER AWARD

The 8th MWMC Student Poster Award will be offered this year and is open to junior high, high school and college undergraduate students. Winners will be awarded $200 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place. Click HERE for a student poster abstract submission form and HERE for a flier and poster scoring criteria. Photos from the past few conferences can be found HERE.

The 2018 ConferenceSTUDENT-PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING SESSION

This free (with conference registration) 1.5 hour session will begin with a panel of environmental and water quality professionals from industry, government, non-profit, and education discussing their career paths and advice. Students will have the opportunity to interact with the panelists to ask questions about careers in water quality and environmental fields. The session will be followed by the opportunity to continue conversations over lunch. Contact Joel Moore for more information (moore@towson.edu).

For information about the Maritime Institute, follow this link for directions and a parking lot map.

Vendors and sponsors – see the MWMC Vendor and Sponsor Registration Form.

Many thanks to the 2018 MWMC Annual Conference vendors and sponsors.

If your organization or agency wishes to reserve a display table at no additional charge (while supplies last), email dan.boward@maryland.gov with your request.

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