The Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference is a professional level meeting including keynotes, concurrent sessions, posters, and symposia designed to serve scientists, land managers, state and federal agencies, local governments, and other professionals with an interest in Texas' invasive species.
The January 15, 2014 deadline for submitting abstracts has passed. CLICK HERE to view the submitted abstracts for the 2014 Texas Invasive Plant & Pest Conference.
Online registration for the Texas Invasive Plant & Pest Conference is closed. Walk-in registration opens on February 26th at 8AM in the foyer of the Auditorium at the Marine Science Institute.
To encourage student participation in the statewide Invasive Species Conference, the following awards will be made at the Banquet and Awards Ceremony on Thursday evening February 27, 2014. All student presentations are automatically included in the Awards competition. Student Travel Grants require an application.
Port Aransas Beach Club
Larger groups may want to consider staying at the Port Aransas Beach Club. All four properties have similar floorplans with 10 bedrooms, large bbq pits, gourmet kitchens and large dining areas - all in the heart of downtown and a 2 block walk to the beach. The Port Aransas Beach Club is offering a special $500 night discount (normally $700) for conference attendees. That's only $50 a night if you have 10 friends! Reserve your house now by contacting Port A Escapes and be sure to mention you are attending the Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference.
Marine Science Institute Dormitory
Dormitory style accomodations are available on the Marine Science Institute campus for $16/night. Bring your own bedding (pillow and mattress provided) and towels. Be open to making new friends as the dormitory accomodates 2-4 people per room. To make a dormitory reservation, contact Lynn Ulch at email@example.com.
Port Aransas Hotels
Blocks of rooms have been specially discounted for conference attendees at the following Port Aransas hotels.
Hampton Inn (20 rooms)
2208 Hwy 361, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Call: (361) 749-8888
Standard Room (2 queens) $85/night
Incl: Hot Breakfast buffet
½ mile from the beach
2.4 miles to UT Marine Science Institute
The code for Hampton Inn is Invasives Conference.
Holiday Inn Express (15 rooms)
727 S. 11th Street, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Call: (361) 749-5222
Standard Room (2 queens or 1 king) $79/night
Incl: Hot Breakfast buffet
1.5 blocks from the beach
1.5 miles to UT Marine Science Institute
The code for Holiday Inn is ARC.
Tarpon Inn (12 rooms)
200 E. Cotter, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Call: (361) 749-5555
(1 Full or 2 twin) $89/night
Breakfast not available
½ mile to beach
½ mile to UT Marine Science Institute
The code for Tarpon Inn is Invasives Conference.