Theme: Evolution of an Industry: 40 Years of Innovation

JANUARY 23 – 26, 2023Fellow Lake Managers & Business Owners,

The Board of Directors at SLMP is excited to continue with enhancements to the format for the upcoming summit.  Based on feedback from our attendees, you have indicated that sharing information is extremely valuable to you and your organization.

You spoke, we listened!  Rather than the usual PowerPoint presentations for two and a half days, we will be having multiple interactive round-table Socratic discussions on a variety of topics that you told us are meaningful to you.

What are we talking about?!  YOU will be part of the program every step of the way.  Less lecture, more participation!  More collaboration and problem solving on issues affecting YOU!

This format will need some additional involvement from more members in the form of Table Group Leaders. We will be rotating Table Group Leaders and having some fill-ins so leaders can take a break too!  But I don’t know how to lead a group discussion, you say.  It’s not as hard as you think, especially since SLMP will provide you with all the guidance you need.  Check out this info from Trent on Table Group Leaders.  You CAN do it!

See you at the world’s most famous beach!!

Your SLMP Board of Directors


Due to facility capacity, we have nearly reached our occupancy limit.  Please register via the wait-list option for your category. You will be moved over to the attendee list the same day while spaces last.  Do not wait, however, to make your hotel reservations.  The Rolex 24 is in town later that same week and rooms are becoming scarce.  You can always cancel in advance with little to no penalty.

SLMP has made it more cost effective for you to bring more of your staff to the summit.  The more staff you bring, the better the individual registration fee gets!

Only 1 or 2 coming from your organization?  The fee is $395 per person
3 to 6 people on your registration? The fee is $325 per person

Need to add more people after you’ve made your initial registration?  If it puts you into a better registration fee category, we will adjust your fee accordingly, just email Maryann.

You will renew your organization’s membership for 2023 along with your summit registration. Your one annual membership fee is for your entire organization so you only pay that once no matter how many staff you bring. If you are new to the organization, select the membership option that best fits you this year.  Not sure which option to choose, just ask!

Registration waitlist, click here!!



Best Western Plus Daytona Inn Seabreeze
730 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, Florida

Our room block is full and the Hard Rock Hotel is currently sold out.  We have secured a second block of 25 rooms at the Best Western Plus Daytona Inn Seabreeze.  It is a 4 minute walk from the Hard Rock. Call 386-255-5491. Be Sure to mention you are with SLMP to get into the block!

Reservations must be made no later than December 30, 2022.
Rates are available Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday nights and two days pre and post depending on availability.

Cancellations must be made by 6pm 2 days in advance of arrival date or a 1 night cancellation fee will be charged.

Check in time is 4pm or later and check out time is 11am. Parking, WiFi and breakfast are included with the Best Western rooms.

Our room block normally sells out early so it is advisable to make reservations as soon as you are able. Please ensure your room selection and rate are correct.



All exhibit spaces have been filled!  We have added a special sponsor option for $695. This option includes 1 attendee and the ability to hand out material to Summit attendees in lieu of having a booth.

SLMP has multiple options available for you to help us promote our mission throughout the year by sponsoring at various levels. There are only a limited number of high-level sponsorships available so choose quickly!

What’s the difference between a Vendor and an Exhibitor? A Vendor is a membership category.  An Exhibitor is an organization that has a booth at the Summit.

Registration is open! Click here!



(subject to modification)

Monday, January 23, 2023

Registration open 10am
Fish Farm Tour: Mid-morning departure time 11am – 4pm
Exhibit booth set up: 2pm – 6pm
President’s Welcome Reception: 5:30pm – 7pm on the Avalon Terrace at the Hard Rock.


Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Breakfast 7am – 8am
Registration open 7:00am
Morning session 8:00am – 11:45am
Keynote Speaker, Vendor Talks, Table Group Discussions: Employee Recruitment & Retention, Door Prizes
Lunch – on your own – take a client or new member out to lunch!
Afternoon session 1:30pm – 5:00pm
HAB Technical Talks, Vendor Talks, Old Coots Panel, Student Presentations, Door Prizes
Off-site Evening Social 6pm: Sloppy Joe’s Daytona Beach


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Devotional 6:30am
Breakfast 7am – 8am
Registration open 7:00am
Morning session  8:00am – 11:45am
Student Presentations, Table Group Discussions: Financial Success, Herbicides Technical Talk, Vendor Talks,Door Prizes
Lunch – on your own – take a client or new member out to lunch!
Afternoon session 1:45pm – 5:00pm
Fisheries Panel Discussion, Technical Talks:  Field Ops – Proper Training, Innovations in Equipment & Enhancements, Door Prizes
Cocktail Party, Auction & Awards Presentation 6pm:  Hard Rock Live Stage


Thursday, January 26, 2023

Devotional 6:30am
Breakfast 7am – 8am
Registration open 7:00am
Morning session 8:00am – 12:00pm
Fisheries Panel Discussion Part 2, Technical Talks: Public Works-What you need to know, Young Bucks Panel
Summit close 12:00pm
SLMP Board Meeting 12:30pm
Afternoon Field Trip: Fishing Charter Advance sign up and payment required.  Contact to sign up.