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Registration for the 2019 Annual Conference is Now Open!

'Shoot for the Moon, Mitigation is Limitless: Creative ways Georgia is Flood Ready'

GAFM is pleased to announce that registration for its 13th Annual Technical Conference is now open! The Conference is being hosted in Athens at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. The Annual Golf Outing will be held on Tuesday the 5th with the conference itself taking place from Wednesday the 6th to Friday the 8th. Be sure to register before the Early Bird Deadline which is February 20, 2019. Please use the link below to register for the conference.

More information about the conference including field trips and sponsoring the conference, can be found below! Details regarding conference schedule, booking your hotel room, registering for the CFM exam, and much more are coming soon, please check back!

Sponsor level memberships are available to select during registration and include a number of additional benefits that are broken down below. Thank you in advance to our 2019 sponsors! We ask that if you select to sponsor this year's conference, please complete the following form to apply your points. Forms can be emailed to

Sponsor Level Membership Form

 Sponsor the 2019 Conference!
 Each level includes mention at all events, logo on website at sponsorship level, and logo on   PowerPoint at conference. 
Sponsorship Levels  Points Earned:
 Silver - $300  25
 Gold - $550  50
 Platinum - $1100  100
 Diamond - $1600  150
 What you can get for your points?   Point Cost:
 Display booth (includes 1 member and 1 attendance at conference)  50
 Individual Membership  10
 Day Pass Conference Attendance (early bird   rate)  15
 Break Sponsor *included in Platinum Sponsorship  20
 Full Conference Attendance (early bird rate)  25
 Badge Sponsor  100
 Awards Sponsor  50
 Lunch Sponsor  75
 Reception Sponsor ** Included in Diamond Sponsorship  100

Conference Fees 


Registration Fees 
 Member  $265.00
         After 2/20/2019  $365.00
 Member Day Pass   $210.00
          After 2/20/2019  $310.00
 Non-Member  $380.00
          After 2/20/2019  $480.00
 Non-Member Day Pass   $320.00
          After 2/20/2019  $420.00
 Student  $25.00
 Exhibitor  $600.00
 Diamond Sponsor  $1600.00
 Platinum Sponsor  $1100.00
 Gold Sponsor  $550.00
Silver Sponsor  $300.00


Hotel Rates for Conference Attendees 

GAFM attendees will have the opportunity to book hotel rooms at the University of Georgia Hotel at discounted rates based on the hotel's availability.  The rates are as follows: 

Room Type Price:
Classic Room With one queen or king bed $119
Classic Room with two custom(4'x6.5') beds; each bed accommodates one $119
Select Room with two queen or two double beds $159

To book, please go to: University of Georgia Hotel



CFM Exam

The CFM Exam will be offered following the conference on the afternoon of Friday the 8th.  Anyone wishing to take the exam MUST register through ASFPM- selecting that you will be taking the CFM Exam in the conference registration is not sufficient. All exam applications must be received by ASFPM two weeks prior to the exam date. please see the following link for additional details: 

CFM Exam

Field Trips 

Hosted by staff from the Athens-Clarke County Sustainability Office, this field trip will provide participants the opportunity to tour a portion of the linear park system along the North Oconee River, just north of the heart of downtown Athens. The section of interest lies within the Special Flood Hazard Area and is undergoing habitat restoration, demonstrating natural and beneficial floodplain functions. The Greenway serves as a testament to how floodprone areas can be utilized as a community amenity, providing outdoor recreation, transportation, and educational opportunities to citizens.

In July 2018, a century-old hydroelectric power dam was removed from the Middle Oconee River, approximately 5 miles south of Athens. No longer operating, the dam had fallen into disrepair, leaving a constriction that increased flow velocities which prohibited the safe passage of both aquatic life and recreational users. Staff from UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources will explain the years-long process of the dam’s removal, highlighting historic preservation, wildlife, and hydraulic considerations, as well as the coordination required for a project of this magnitude.