October 20-23, 2019

Embassy Suites
Lake Buena Vista South
Kissimmee, Florida

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Agenda-at-a-Glance

Sunday, October 20, 2019
12:30pm-4:30pm Optional field trips
4:30pm-6:30pm Registration open; Silent auction donation check-in
Monday, October 21, 2019
6:30am-9:30am Breakfast for hotel guests only
7:00am Registration open; Silent auction donation check-in
8:00am-8:15am Welcome and opening announcements
8:15am-9:00am Keynote speaker
9:15am-10:15am Concurrent sessions
10:15am-10:45am Coffee break; IFAS Bookstore opens
10:45am-11:45am Concurrent sessions
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch and Service Awards
1:00pm-1:45pm Keynote speaker
2:00pm-3:00pm Concurrent sessions
3:00pm-3:30pm Coffee break; Silent auction opens
3:30pm-4:30pm Concurrent sessions
4:30pm-6:00pm Welcome social
5:30pm-7:30pm Embassy Suites evening reception for hotel guests only
(Dinner on own)
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
7:00am Registration opens; Bookstore opens; Silent auction opens
8:45am-9:45am Keynote speaker
9:45am-10:15am Coffee break
10:15am-11:15am Concurrent sessions
11:30am-1:15pm Lunch with Awards of Excellence followed by Industry Updates
1:30pm-2:30pm Concurrent sessions
2:30pm-3:00pm Coffee break; last call for silent auction bids
3:00pm-4:00pm Keynote speaker
4:00pm-5:30pm Silent auction check out
4:00pm-6:00pm Plant ID & Judging Contest
5:30pm-7:30pm Embassy Suites evening reception for hotel guests only
(Dinner on own)
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
8:00am Registration opens; Bookstore opens
8:30am-9:30am Keynote speaker
9:30am-10:30am Closing keynote speaker
10:30am-11:30am Closing remarks; conference concludes

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