Our NEXT conference will be October 18 to 20, 2020 in Sarasota, Florida! Check back here for updates about the conference and its activities!
Register for the 2020 Conference!
Here is the link for you to register for your hotel in advance for the 2020 conference. To make your reservations, please click here:
The hotel registration deadline for the group rate is September 28, 2020. If you need additional assistance, please contact us at 877-803-7534. If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.
Please visit our Meeting Planner Portal https://www.hyatt.com/planner-portal/landing and log in using your World of Hyatt username and password. From here, you have access to run reports and see various information about any of your Hyatt bookings.
Register for the Conference
FSHS Registration fees are paid through the ASHS (American Society for Horticultural Science) website. When registering, if you are not an ASHS member, please click on “Continue as Guest”.
Meeting Registration Fee Table
|Early Bird||8/21/20||On Site|
|Member Full (includes 2 meals)||$300||$350||$375|
|Non-Member Full (includes 2 meals)||$400||$450||$500|
Early Bird prices for registration will now end Friday, Aug 21, 2020. Refund structure:
- On or before September 4 = Full refund less a $20 processing fee
- September 5 through September 18 = 75% refund less a $20 processing fee
- September 19 through October 9 = 50% refund less a $20 processing fee
- On or After October 10 = No refund
Members who have already registered for the June meeting will be refunded if they are unable to attend the October meeting. Contact: [email protected]. Requests for refunds must be received by May 31.
- Hyatt Regency Sarasota
- 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236
- (941) 953-1234
Please note: The resort fee is complimentary for FSHS, however the system will show that there is a $24 resort fee. This will be deducted for individuals making reservations through the group link above or calling in and booking in the group block of rooms upon your arrival. Also included is complimentary self-parking, complimentary WIFI in the guest rooms and complimentary WIFI in the meeting space during the conference dates
If you need additional assistance, please contact us at 877-803-7534 or click here to find contact information by Region.
If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.
How to Sponsor the FSHS
Sponsor our organization and network with other horticultural professionals in Florida! The FSHS welcomes sponsors for it’s annual meeting. If you’re interested in being an FSHS sponsor, please contact Dr. Gene McAvoy at [email protected] for an explanatory letter. See more info on our Sponsors Page.
General Conference Registration Fee and Information
*Facility Usage Fee
The Florida State Horticultural Society continues to make every effort to keep costs at a minimum for those attending the FSHS Annual Conference. One way this is done is to make a commitment to the conference hotel that a specified number of hotel rooms will be occupied by our conference attendees. In exchange for the hotel room occupation, the property provides FSHS with complimentary meeting space.
In each of the last four years, FSHS has been in jeopardy of facing hefty penalty fees for not filling its committed number of sleeping rooms. Individuals who choose to stay at non-host hotels receive the benefit of the conference facilities, but do not contribute to the necessary commitments that allow the Society to use meeting space on a complimentary basis. Therefore, the FSHS Board of Directors has instituted a “Facilities Usage Fee” for those who attend the conference, but choose not to stay in the host hotel.
The $150 Facilities Usage Fee will apply only to those who register (including exhibitors, speakers, students, etc.) for the conference, but choose not to stay at the host hotel. For attendees that live within 50 miles of the conference location, this fee will be waived.
We encourage all conference attendees to avoid this Facilities Usage Fee and stay at the host hotel. Please be aware that if you are sharing a room with another delegate, both names must appear on the room reservation by the hotel reservation cut-off date, otherwise you will be assessed this fee and obligated to pay it in order to pick up your registration credentials.
Staying at the host hotel makes it easy to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow FSHS members inside and outside of scheduled activities. Just imagine – no commuting time to conference activities; additional networking time with colleagues; and amenities, such as complimentary internet in the sleeping room, complimentary parking, room service, safes, exercise facilities, and restaurants/shops – everything in one convenient location.
It certainly is your choice as to where you desire to stay during the conference, but please understand that FSHS does have contractual commitments that we must honor, and we must do all we can to assure that there are no negative financial implications to the Society and the FSHS Membership.