(LAWRENCE, Kan.) – Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional organization for 2,600 men and women managing sports fields worldwide who are critical to the safety of athletes and coaches – today announces Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. as the location for its 2020 Conference & Exhibition.
Originally opening in January 2004, the venue boasts 350,000 square feet of meeting space including a 100,000 square-foot exhibit hall, 22,000 square-foot ballroom and 21,000 square feet of breakout space into 19 rooms. This will be ideal for the more than 1,200 attendees and 600-plus exhibitors planning to participate.
Also convening in Florida, STMA will host its 28th annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando on January 24-27, 2017. Hotel registration is open for interested attendees and potential exhibitors. The 2017 Call for Presentations is closed and a committee is currently reviewing applications.
““West Palm Beach has the ideal convention center size and layout, hotels within walking distance and a rich entertainment district nearby. The weather in January should be a great respite for our attendees from the north, too," says Kim Heck, CEO of STMA. “The Conference & Exhibition continues to be the leading sports turf management industry event in the world, providing a wide variety of educational and networking sessions.”
Registration for the 2017 event will open October 1, 2016. New, national members are eligible for complimentary conference registration.
STMA is the not-for-profit, professional association for men and women who manage sports fields worldwide. Since 1981, the association and its 34 local chapters have been providing education, information and sharing practical knowledge in the art and science of sports field management. Its more than 2,600 members oversee sports fields and facilities at schools, colleges and universities, parks and recreational facilities, and professional sports stadiums.