Who Should Attend

The conference is designed to bring together scientists and engineers, policy makers, planners and partners actively involved in or affected by all aspects of Everglades ecosystem restoration. Participants will interact in an interdisciplinary setting to summarize and review state-of-the-art planning, management activities and science in Everglades restoration.

Attendees will include:

  • Federal, state and local agency personnel
  • Academic faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students
  • Tribal governments and members
  • Educators and outreach practitioners
  • Scientists
  • Engineers
  • Hydrologists
  • Modelers
  • Managers
  • Planners
  • Policy Makers
  • Politicians
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Natural Resource Managers
  • Environmental Groups
  • Industry Groups
  • Hunters and Fisherman
  • Private Citizens

Given the success of GEER 2017, the high attendance, and the wonderful support of our partners and sponsors, GEER 2019 will continue the three-day agenda, plus a pre-conference workshop, in a south Florida location to keep costs for participants as low as possible. The conference organizers have worked hard to provide an excellent location and conference venue, cutting-edge plenary and contributed sessions, and opportunities for valuable interaction – all while minimizing travel, lodging, and meeting costs. Come join us at GEER 2019 and be part of the dialogue to better understand and inform Everglades restoration!

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible. While extending into every community of the state, UF/IFAS has developed a national and international reputation for its accomplishments in teaching, research and Extension.


OCI stands for the Office of Conferences & Institutes. It is a full service conference planning agency at the University of Florida. OCI was created to support the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) mission to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and to make that knowledge available to people to sustain and enhance the quality of life.

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