January 23, 2018

Session 1 (1:00pm-3:00pm)
Lake Beautification/Water Quality

  • Knowing your fountains and your customers and how it can result in a fountain sale every time!
  • Bio-Augmentation: A first look into bacteria and algae interaction
  • Mitigating Harmful Algae Blooms (HAB’s) using Phosphorus Sequestering Technologies
  • Alternate methods of managing small earth-bottom ponds

Session 2 (4:30pm-5:45pm)
Lake Construction

  • Keys to Proper Lake Construction
  • Hydraulic Dredging vs. Mechanical Dredging

Socializing and Networking

January 24, 2018

Session 3 (8:00am-9:00am)
Student Presentations

Session 4 (9:00am-11:30pm)
Fish Management

  • Bass Genetics the ever moving target of what to stock
  • Engines of Life (Turn phosphorus into fish)
  • Panel Discussion on Regulations – National Aquaculture Advocacy: Speaking for all who possess, stock, haul, raise, or sell aquatics
  • Panel Discussion on Trophy Bass Strategies

Lunch (12:45pm-2:00pm)

Session 5 (2:00pm-5:45pm)
Business Operations and Growth

  • Effective Communications – Client Conversations
  • Tools Within Salesforce
  • Business Relations – How to Determine Quality Clients and Keep Them
  • Why common sense is not common practice in today’s business environment
  • Managing Growth as an Employee of a Growing Company
  • Social Media and Online Marketing – what you are not doing correctly
  • Mini Pond yet another business opportunity
  • A look inside a water garden contractor’s operations. can these companies help us as Lake managers?

Banquet (7:00pm-9:00pm)

January 25, 2018

Session 6 (9:30am-12:00pm)
Aquatic Vegetation

  • Classifying common aquatic plants using hyperspectral data to identify optimal spectral bands for species mapping using a small unmanned aerial system – a case study
  • How to Combat Chemical Resistance

Roundtable Topics
These will happen each day throughout the course of the conference.

  • Lake Habitat Design and Mapping
  • Hauling Fish- Tricks of the Trade
  • Urban Lake Management
  • Fish Management in Stormwater Ponds