Registration Information

The online registration form is being developed and will soon be open. In the meantime, please budget to attend the Short Course based on the estimated Registration Fee Schedule below.


The registration fee provides each attendee the educational program, a Book of Presentations, morning, mid-day, and afternoon refreshments, and the Tuesday evening Welcome Reception.

Registration Fees

Registration Category Deadline Fee

Early Reduced Registration

By February 26, 2016


Regular Registration

By April 8, 2016


Late Registration

After April 8, 2016


Student Registration



NOTE: Student attendees must fax or email a copy of their Student ID to the UF/IFAS Office of Conferences & Institutes to register.

Fax: 352-392-4044, Email:

Before beginning the online registration process, we recommend that you have payment information on-hand, such as credit card, check, or purchase order number.


Refund Policy: Requests for registration refunds will be honored if written notice of cancellation is received by the University of Florida IFAS Office of Conferences & Institutes on or before Friday, April 8, 2016. A $50.00 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be honored for cancellations after Friday, April 8, 2016.


Substitution Policy: If you would like to have your registration replaced with a substitute attendee, email Short Course registrar, Kimberly Brand, with your information and the name & full contact information of the person substituting for you, including their affiliation, address, phone number, and email address. Include their t-shirt size and special dietary needs as well. All substitutions are subject to a $25 administrative fee, plus any additional fees due to a difference in registration categories.


Special Needs: Special needs (such as visual, hearing, or walking impairments) of registered attendees can be reasonably accommodated if they contact the University of Florida IFAS Office of Conferences & Institutes at least 10 working days prior to the Short Course. We can be reached by phone at (352) 392-5930, by fax at (352) 392-4044, or by email at If calling from within the State of Florida, the office can be reached at 1-800-955-8771 (TDD).


Online Registration Coming Soon!


Previous Short Course Photos

Important Deadlines

April 10, 2016
Hotel Reservation Deadline

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