Each year, NAISMA hosts an annual conference connecting terrestrial and aquatic invasive species management, research, policy, and outreach initiatives and opportunities across North America.

2020 NAISMA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

October 6-8, 2020: Whitefish, Montana

co-hosted by the Montana Invasive Species Council
 

The 2020 NAISMA Annual Conference will be held at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake in Whitefish, Montana, October 6-8, 2020. Whitefish is at the doorstep to stunning Glacier National Park. Field trips will include a tour of Glacier National Park, local naturalist hikes with plant identification around Whitefish Lake, aquatic and terrestrial invasive species management strategies and concerns between Whitefish and Flathead Lake, unique tribal partnerships, and more. 

Agenda details are in development and will be released as soon as they are available.

A call for abstracts will be released by late January 2020 and abstract submissions will be due by April 3, 2020.

Hotel accommodations are described below.

The only invasive species management conference to…

Bridge geographic divides

between West and East, North and South, land and water

Connect science to action

through research, policy, and outreach initiatives and opportunities across North America

Trans-boundary Cooperation

Our 2020 Conference will feature successful cross-boundary collaborations in this unique area known as the “Crown of the Continent” including state, tribal, national, and international regional partnerships.

What to Expect

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Presentations, workshops, tours, and special symposia will highlight successful initiatives. Expect internationally renowned speakers, a packed exhibit hall, and special tours.

What’s Different

Unparalleled breadth. Expert insight. Compelling content that bridges all corners of North America and all disciplines within invasive species management.

Conference Location

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake is a 4 Diamond resort hotel and conference center.

Book your room now at the Lodge or the sister property in town, the Firebrand Hotel. All conference sessions will be held at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake with a possible in-town reception near the Firebrand Hotel. More details to come.

Hotel Accommodations

Lodge at Whitefish Lake
The Lodge at Whitefish Lake is a 4 Diamond resort hotel and conference center. Unparalleled, spacious rooms feature fireplaces in every room, and there are a variety of room types to choose from.

Call 877-887-4026 for individual room reservations before Friday, September 04, 2020. Identify yourself as being with the NAISMA – MISC Joint Conference 2020 in order to receive the group rate. 

Early reservations are recommended. Call the number below or click on the link for online reservations. One night’s room and tax will be collected at the time of booking to guarantee the reservation. 

On-Line Reservations: 
Click here to book online.

Group ID is: NAISMA20 
Group PASSWORD is: LODGE 

The Lodge offers a free shuttle from the Kalispell (FCA) airport. Call in advance to the hotel to arrange your airport pick up when you have made your flight arrangements.
The Firebrand Hotel (1.5 miles from main conference hotel) is right in the heart of Whitefish. Featuring a more modern setting, rooftop deck with fire pit and hot tub, fantastic lounge and restaurant on site, walking distance to restaurants, bars, and shops, the Firebrand is a fun place to stay. A free shuttle to the main conference hotel 1.5 miles away and Kalispell (FCA) airport will be available throughout the conference. Call in advance to the hotel to arrange your airport pick up when you have made your flight arrangements.

Early reservations are recommended. Call the number below or click on the link for online reservations.

Call 406.863.4055 or toll free 877.887.4026 before Friday, September 04, 2020. Mention you are with the NAISMA – MISC Joint Conference 2020 in order to receive the contracted group rates. 

The first night’s room and tax will be collected at the time of booking to guarantee the reservation. 

On-Line Reservations: 
Guests may book from the group room block online by utilizing the groups login here.
Group ID is: NAISMA20 
Group PASSWORD is: FIREBRAND 

Book your room now at the Lodge or the sister property in town, the Firebrand Hotel. All conference sessions will be held at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake with a possible in-town reception near the Firebrand Hotel. More details to come.

The Lodge offers a free shuttle from the Kalispell (FCA) airport. Call in advance to the hotel to arrange your airport pick up when you have made your flight arrangements.

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