Prior Events


ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services represents a dynamic and growing assembly of professionals, researchers, and policy makers involved with ecosystem services. The ACES Conference brings together this community in partnership with Ecosystem Markets and the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), providing an open forum to share experiences, methods, and tools, for assessing and incorporating ecosystem services into public and private decisions.

December 12-15, 2022

December 7-9, 2021

December 16-17, 2020

December 3-6, 2018

December 5-9, 2016

December 8-12, 2014

America’s Watershed Initiative (AWI) is a collaboration that seeks solutions for meeting the multiple demands placed on the vast and complex Mississippi watershed system by integrating issues, partners and ideas at the full watershed scale. AWI seeks to build and implement a vision based on collaboration and mutually beneficial outcomes in contrast to single purpose advocacy.

September 30 - October 2, 2014

The Florida ecosystem faces many of the global challenges affecting aquatic ecosystems worldwide, such as population growth, rising temperatures, ocean acidification, chemical contamination of surface waters and more. Furthermore, significant disease epizootics in freshwater habitats, including ranavirus infections in amphibians, have been increasingly documented. This joint Ranavirus – Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference provided a forum for Marine Mammal and Ranavirus experts to address the complexity of global aquatic ecosystem health in a broad perspective.

May 30 - June 4, 2015 (Joint Conference)


The objective of this international symposium is to provide a framework for scientists to share technical information on various topics related to biogeochemical cycling of nutrients and other contaminants, as related soil, water, and air quality in freshwater and estuarine wetlands.

March 22-25, 2021

April 23-26, 2018


The Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture and Natural Resources brings together statisticians and researchers from academia, industry and government to discuss ideas and advancements in the application of statistics to solve agricultural and biological problems.

May 17-20, 2021

This meeting brings together scientists from 16 nations across four continents for in-depth exploration of new frontiers in cucurbit research and development.

October 30 - November 2, 2022


Diseases of Warmwater Fish is a graduate level course in fish disease diagnostics and fish health management that has been taught at the University of Florida since 1988. The class is designed to provide instruction in the methodology of diagnosis, treatment and management of parasitic, bacterial, viral, nutritional, and environmental diseases of warm water food fish and aquarium species.

July 27-31, 2015


The purpose of this conference is to address issues bearing on the health and well being of the four principal species of wild marine mammals found in Florida waters: manatees, bottlenose dolphins, pygmy sperm whales and Northern right whales, as well as captive marine mammals at theme parks, aquariums, and zoos. This conference will provide a forum for people working on issues affecting these and other marine mammal species, and provide an opportunity to review their current health status, discuss future directions of investigation, and determine actions likely to produce benefits to their health and survival.

March 28-30, 2018

May 30 - June 4, 2015

The Florida Master Gardener Program is a volunteer-driven program that benefits UF/IFAS Extension and the citizens of Florida. The program relies on dedicated volunteers who have an interest in gardening and in giving back to their communities.

October 16-19, 2022

October 20-23, 2019

October 15-18, 2017

October 18-21, 2015

October 20-23, 2013


GEER provides a valuable forum for scientists and engineers to showcase and communicate the latest scientific developments about everglades ecosystem restoration. Its goal is to facilitate information exchange that builds shared understanding among federal, state, local, and tribal scientists and decision-makers, academia, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and private citizens.

April 17-20, 2023

April 19-22, 2021 & April 26-29, 2021

April 22-25, 2019

April 17-20, 2017

April 21-23, 2015

GGAA, the International Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference, is the primary venue for scientists to present their novel work to colleagues and learn the latest research on greenhouse gas emissions in the field of animal agriculture.

June 5-9, 2022


This conference focuses on key issues facing our industry, and spans the topics of global juice and beverage technology to the marketing of new and innovative products. Please join us for discussions on the impact of new regulations, particularly FSMA, on our industry, advances in quality and consumer testing, technology in the processing plants, and interesting new research and consumer insights regarding the beverage category.

September 19-22, 2023

September 20-23, 2022

September 21-23, 2021

September 10-13, 2019

September 18-21, 2018

September 12-15, 2017

September 20-23, 2016

The International Forage & Turfgrass Breeding Conference (IFTBC) is a joint meeting of the Molecular Breeding of Forages and Turf Conference (MBFT) and the International Symposium of Forage Breeding (ISFB). Participants experience the transition in species composition from cool to warm season in North and Central Florida. Participants will also enjoy Florida’s delightful weather at this time of year. The IFTBC believes forage and turfgrass improvement research is on the precipice of revolutionary developments and this conference offers a unique opportunity for worldwide showcase and collaboration.

March 24-27, 2019

In recent years, interest and demand for peppers has increased dramatically worldwide and peppers are no longer considered a minor crop in the global market. The International Pepper Conference has attracted prominent scientists, researchers, breeders, horticulturists, pathologists, entomologists, geneticists, physiologists, virologists, extension agents, seed and chemical company representatives, major processors, growers, and chile aficionados from around the world and is now recognized as the premier venue for the dissemination and exchange of information on Capsicum.

November 4-6, 2018

The main goals of the ISBM Congress are to emphasize the importance of traditional morphometric techniques in the field of bone research and to make attendees aware of new technologies that result in refinements and advances in bone morphometric analyses.

September 23-26, 2019

Widespread die-offs have sparked a diversity of research programs addressing the ecology and evolution of ranavirus-host interactions, potential reservoirs and transmission dynamics, molecular techniques for identifying and characterizing ranaviruses, immunological and histopathological responses to infection, hypothesized causes for emergence, and potential conservation strategies to control emergence.

May 30 - June 1, 2015


Laurel wilt is one of the most damaging invasive exotic tree diseases to affect forests in North America. Current estimates show that hundreds of millions of trees have died, with multiple significant radiating effects on ecosystem structure and function, endangered species and cultural impacts. The disease continues to expand into new areas affecting diverse resources (sassafras in Louisiana and the swamp bay tree islands of the Everglades, for example). A concerted effort between the research community, agencies, and land and natural resource managers is needed to address this rapidly expanding threat.

June 16-18, 2015


MMM is a series of international conferences focused on understanding, conservation, and sustainable use of mangrove ecosystems worldwide. These meetings were initiated in 2000 to raise awareness about the plight of mangroves, which remains one of the most threatened ecosystems on Earth. The MMM conferences are convened by mangrove scientists at 4-6 year intervals in locations around the world where mangroves form a major component of the coastal landscape.

July 18-22, 2016 (MMM4)

The purpose of this conference is to address issues bearing on the health and well being of the four principal species of wild marine mammals found in Florida waters: manatees, bottlenose dolphins, pygmy sperm whales and Northern right whales, as well as captive marine mammals at theme parks, aquariums, and zoos. This conference will provide a forum for people working on issues affecting these and other marine mammal species, and provide an opportunity to review their current health status, discuss future directions of investigation, and determine actions likely to produce benefits to their health and survival.

March 28-30, 2018

May 30 - June 4, 2015

The main objectives of this workshop were as follows: 1) to address methods and procedures that can be used to create gene-based models; and 2) to promote collaboration between crop modelers and plant geneticists and breeders. Individuals involved in these fields have the common objective of predicting phenotypes of crops, but using different approaches. We drew from our experiences in a project aiming to construct a gene-based model.

July 19-25, 2015

This course is intended for research scientists from the private sector and public institutions interested in learning the foundations of different prediction frameworks considering the integration of multiple omics of information (or layers) with applications in plant and animal breeding.

July 10-14, 2023


NCER is an interdisciplinary conference on large scale ecosystem restoration presenting state-of-the art science and engineering, planning and policy in a partnership environment.

April 14-19, 2024

July 26 - 29 & August 2 - 5, 2021

August 26 - 30, 2018

April 18 - 22, 2016

July 29 - August 2, 2013

The National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) is a nationally distributed system of plant diagnostic laboratories at land grant universities, plant industries, and state departments of agriculture (Fig. 1) (Cardwell and Hoffman, 2008; Stack, 2010; Stack and Baldwin, 2008). Over 100 NPDN laboratories within five regional networks execute diagnostics locally and upload diagnostic data records into the NPDN National Data Repository at Purdue University. NPDN facilitates early detection of plant pests and disease through operational laboratory services that reach almost every county in the U.S. Additionally, NPDN provides laboratory triage and surge support to regulatory and extension programs during plant disease outbreaks and arthropod pest infestations. NPDN has an established partnership with plant industries, extension and among federal, state, and local plant protection agencies (Stack et al., 2014).

March 8-12, 2016

The National Working Waterfronts & Waterways Symposium is the crown jewel of the National Working Waterfront Network. People from across the United States attend the symposium to connect with one another and showcase (and initiate) innovative solutions to their waterfront issues. The ultimate goal of the symposium, and the Network, is to increase the capacity of saltwater- and freshwater-based coastal communities and for stakeholders to make informed decisions, balance diverse uses, ensure access, and plan for the future of their working waterfronts.

November 16-19, 2015


This unique course offers a complete review of all technical aspects of structural fumigation, instruction by a team of over 15 qualified and experienced professionals, manufacturer reps and University of Florida faculty, a combination of classroom and field demonstrations, and much more.

February 19-23, 2024

SeaVet Clinical Training is an intensive nine day course designed to teach veterinary medical students and veterinarians through didactic lecture, case-based problem-solving and practical experience. The program also features an educational and interactive hands-on training.

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Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference (SFTIC) has met biannually for decades to exchange information and to discuss research and future needs for forest tree breeding. The UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation and the Cooperative Forest Genetics Research Program, in cooperation with the Southern Forest Tree Improvement Committee, are proud hosts of the SFTIC Conference.

June 19-22, 2017


This event will allow anyone in the pest control industry, from the PMPs, to sales reps and technical staffs, to gain a new understanding of what termites are, beyond their pest aspects. This 24 hours workshop will include extensive seminars provided by guest speakers. If you work in the industry, and you want to increase your knowledge about these remarkable foes, this course is for you.

January 29-31, 2024


The University of Florida Water Institute and Duke Energy partner to host the 7th biennial UF Water Institute Symposium. The Symposium will bring together individuals from a broad range of disciplines and organizations to explore complex water challenges from multiple perspectives.

February 20-21, 2024

February 22-23, 2022

February 25-26, 2020

The USDA National Food Safety Outreach Program (FSOP) invites you to participate in the 2023 National Project Directors' Meeting. Over the two-day program, the Lead Regional Coordination Center (LRCC) and four regional centers (Southern (SC), North Central (NC), Northeast (NECAFS), and the Western (WC) will host FSOP grant awardees from around the country, both virtually and in person, as they discuss their accomplishments and success stories.

May 31-June 1, 2023


This conference provides an interdisciplinary setting for wildlife health, conservation and management experts and practitioners from around the world to exchange ideas, share best practices and give formal presentations on the latest in wildlife health management and conservation. WDA includes many different professional specialties and you do not need to be a WDA member to participate.

August 5 - 10, 2018