This coming year’s 131st Annual FSHS Conference from Sunday, June 10, 2018 to Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida!
Our annual conference is where you can get the latest information on Florida horticulture. Like our parent organization, the American Society for Horticultural Science, we bring together science, industry, academics, government and students to cultivate ideas and share new techniques. Our meeting features technical sessions, poster presentations, keynote speakers and workshops.
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the next FSHS 131st Annual Conference from June 10 to 12, 2018 promises to be one of our best!
Renaissance Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel
1617 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Rate – $109 Single/Double
Triple – $129
Quad – $149
*Complimentary self-parking if staying at hotel
*Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
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. L. G. Albrigo at [email protected] for an explanatory letter. See more info on our Sponsors Page.
Special Programs and In-Service Training
CEUs for Florida Pesticide Licenses and CCAs will be available for almost every section. Networking and other opportunities will be available at our receptions. Check back here later for more information about these and other special programs.
GENERAL REGISTRATION FEES 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.
- On or before April 15 = Full refund less a $20 processing fee
- April 16 through May 10 = 75% refund less a $20 processing fee
- May 11 through May 31= 50% refund less a $20 processing fee
- On or After June 1 = No refund