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.
Registration Information (Hotel Deadline-May 25)
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 Get There
You have several options on getting to Ft. Lauderdale. The Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood airport is about 20 minutes away from the hotel if you want to fly. Amtrak has a Tri-Rail station that connects the entire southeast coast of Florida, and to parts north, including Tampa, Lakeland, Orlando and more. The new Brightline train is an incredible way to travel (so we hear) if you are more or less local to the venue. If you want to drive, I-95 and the Florida Turnpike are nearby as well. Lastly, if you have a boat or yacht, there are docks all over Ft. Lauderdale that make it easy to port and attend the conference, too.
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.
How to Conduct Successful On-Farm Research/Demonstration Trials. This session will include an extension luncheon at the Renaissance Hotel that includes an invited presentation on how to succeed in Experimental Research by Dr. Edzard van Santen, Director of Statistical Consulting at the UF Agronomy Department. Following the luncheon, attendees will drive to the Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center for the Special Session. More info…
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