2018 Conference Wrap-up

The 28th Annual PALMS Conference was held March 7 & 8, 2018 at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center State College, PA. Despite the winter storms in eastern Pennsylvania, PALMS hosted another successful annual conference! There were over 100 registered attendees, 17 exhibitors, and 20 knowledgeable speakers including Keynote Speakers Lisa Borre, and Craig Williamson. PALMS is grateful for the support of our conference sponsors and exhibitors.

Keynote Speakers 

Lisa Borre - Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and NALMS Regional Director presented the Keynote Address on Wednesday titled, "Managing Lakes in a Changing World: Think Global, Act Local". 

Craig Williamson - Miami University presented the Keynote Address on Thursday titled, "Why Are Lakes Turning Browner and Why Does it Matter?".

Board of Directors - Election Results

President Elect - Nick Spinelli
Treasurer - Gretchen Schatschneider
Eastern Regional Director - Josh Burnside
Central Regional Director - Nick Decker
Western Regional Director - Tim Hummel

For a complete list of board members please see our Board of Directors page.

Travel Scholarship Recipients

Jim Hugar was the recipient of the PALMS Travel Scholarship Award for the 2018 PALMS Conference. This scholarship is made possible by the generous donations made each year at the PALMS Conference through the silent auction event.

Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2018 Photo Contest Winners!  
Each winner received a gift certificate to Mpix.

1st Place
‘Kayak Dog’
by Colleen Campion

1st Kayak Dog Campion adjust

2nd Place
‘Reflections of a Latonka Summer’
by Kevin Brown

2nd Reflections of a Latonka Summer Brown

3rd Place
‘Hunter Run Fall’
by Rachel Eckman

3rd Hunter Run Fall Eckman