Innovations in Invasive Species Management

We invite you to join us for the second annual Innovations in Invasive Species Management Training and Workshop to be held in Nashville, TN December 12th-14th, 2018 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.

2017 was a great success with land managers coming together from throughout the US and overseas. Be ready for some exciting new topics and demonstrations in 2018 as we have already confirmed several new tools that will be demonstrated in 2018 including remote controlled mulching machines and a demo of UAV spray tools.
Check out the Conference Program.

As we prepare the 2018 Website and program please consider presenting at the 2018 meeting. If you would like to present an oral presentation or a poster, demonstrate equipment or reserve a vendor space, please see below for directions. Otherwise if you have any questions please give Steven Manning a call at 615-969-1309 or send an email at

Gaylord Opryland Hotel
2800 Opryland Dr
Nashville, TN 37214

Invasive Plant Control, Inc.
PO Box 50556
Nashville, TN 37205
P: 615.385.4319


Conference Program


Early/early registration $150 (no refunds) First fifty to register before June 1st
Early registration $200 Register before August 1st
Regular Registration $250 After August 1st

Registration is open and lodging at the discount rate is now available

Click here to Register for the Innovations Training and Workshop

Hotel and Training Location

Click here for Directions and Parking Information

If the room block is full when you try to make your reservation,  you can go to the hotel website and reserve a room at the federal  per diem rate which is the same as the conference rate of $179.  Once reserved,  you can send Steven Manning ( the confirmation number and he will get you set up with the hotel as part of the conference.  This way if you are not a government agency the hotel will still honor your rate.  The hotels website is
Experience the finest in Southern hospitality at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Our premier Opryland hotel offers guests an unforgettable getaway with all the excitement and energy of Music City under one spectacular roof. Located only 10 minutes from the airport and featuring an extraordinary selection of dining, shopping, recreational activities and entertainment, there’s never a shortage of things to do at our resort. After unwinding at Relâche Spa & Salon, practice your swing at Gaylord Springs Golf Links, make a splash at our indoor or outdoor pool, hit the gym at our state-of-the-art fitness center, or explore our nine acres of lush, indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls.

Reservations for the Opryland Hotel at the Per Diem Rate can be made by clicking here

If you try to reserve a room and the hotel shows the room block is full, please contact Steven Manning at or 615-969-1309 as there is still space for us to increase our room block if required.


Read below for exhibit options.

All Table and Nonprofit will receive the following benefits:

Logo placement on website
Name and logo displayed in program
Display table space
One full registration
Logo placement on website

Table Exhibitor: $700

One clothed and draped 8’ table plus 2 chairs

Nonprofit Exhibitor: $300

Same benefits as regular Table Exhibitor


All Annual Meeting Sponsors receive the following benefits:

Logo placement on announcements, publications and website with a link to your website
Logo displayed in program
Logo displayed on prominent signage at the event
Exhibit space
Sponsor ribbons on name badges to recognize your company’s contribution

Additional benefits per tiered sponsor level include:

Concurrent Session Sponsor: $1,500

Receive 2 complimentary full registrations
Your company will be recognized as a sponsor of a concurrent session
Your company logo will appear on signage outside the session room

Break Sponsors: $3,000

Receive 4 complimentary full registrations
Your company will sponsor a morning or afternoon break during which all attendees will see your logo prominently displayed at the refreshment area
Quarter-page ad in program

Exhibitor Reception Sponsor: $5,000

Receive 6 complimentary full registrations
Your company will sponsor the one of the Exhibitor Receptions
All attendees will see your company name in several locations during lunch
Half-page ad in program

Evening Reception Sponsor: $7,500

Receive 8 complimentary full registrations
Your company will sponsor the Thursday evening Dinner
All attendees will recognize your company name in several locations around the buffet area; speaking opportunity at the general session
Full page ad in program

Additional or partial sponsorship opportunities are available such as sponsoring the tour, a break, special session, reception, or other marketing opportunity.

For more information please contact Steven Manning at 615-969-1309 or




We will have two submission deadlines for this workshop.

Deadline for submission of Oral Presentation Abstracts has passed.
Deadline for submission of Field Demonstration and Poster Presentation Abstracts is November 5th, 2018

Field Demonstration and Poster Presentation

Poster Presentations will be displayed throughout the workshop in the main Ballroom. We ask that you be present during the session to present your poster and answer questions. Posters should be no larger than 4×4 ft.
Outdoor Equipment Demonstrations will occur on Friday December 14th on the Opryland Grounds and at local parks in the hotel vicinity. If you are interested in offering an equipment demonstration please contact Steven Manning