Fall Conference

Pre-Registration is CLOSED, please register for the conference on site!


The UPMA Fall Conference is taking place at the SHOW BARN at the WATER TOWER CAMPUS at Thanksgiving Point. The address for the Show Barn is different from the main address for Thanksgiving Point.

November 7-8, 2019


The Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point

Water Tower Campus
2476 W Sycamore Lane
Lehi, UT 840

Click here for a map with directions.


CEU approvals by state are as follows:
Utah - 8 credits total (1 credit per session, except management sessions #8 and #10) 
Arizona - 8 credits total (1 credit per session, except management sessions #8 and #10) 
Colorado - 8 credits total (1 credit in public safety; 1 credit in Cat.304 for each session #2, #3, #5, and #7; 1 credit in Cat.110 for session #4; 1 credit in Cat.302 for session #6; 1 credit in Use of Pesticides for session #9.)   
Idaho - 9 credits total (1 credit per session, except management session #10) 
Nevada - 8 credits total (1 credit per session, except management sessions #8 and #10) 
New Mexico - 8 credits in categories 00-General, PRAP, PRRO  
Wyoming - 8 credits total (1 credit per session, except management sessions #8 and #10) 

Click here to download the complete program.

Thursday - Technician Day
Session # / Time / Title & Description
1. 8:30 AM   "World History & Pest Control" presented by Jed Coombs, Edge Pest Control & Lawn Care
2. 9:30 AM   "Cockroach Behavior and Biology - What the PMP Needs to Know" presented by Dallin Ashby, All States Lawn & Pest
3. 11:00 AM   "Filth Flies" presented by Mike Goza, PestWest USA
4. 1:00 PM   "Mosquito Surveillance & Control" presented by Ary Faraji, Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District
5. 2:00 PM   "The Future of Rodent Control" presented by James Rodriguez, JT Eaton
6. 3:30 PM   "Bird and Bat Control: Understanding Nesting Pressure " presented by Mike Gallion, Bird Barrier
7. 4:30 PM   "Stinging Pests with Focus on Bees & Wasps," presented by Gary Braness, PhD, Yosemite Environmental Services; Sponsored by Bayer CropScience

Friday - Management Day
Session # / Time / Title & Description

8. 9:00 AM   "Office Communication & Connectivity" presented by Jake Dupaix, Edge Pest Control & Lawn Care
9. 10:00 AM   "The Science of Pest Management in Food Facilities" presented by Kevin Thorn, Thorn Pest Solutions
10. 11:30 AM   "Presenting a Unified Brand" presented by Daniel O'Donnal, Edge Pest Control & Lawn Care
  12:30 PM   Closing Remarks


7:00 AM 7:30 AM   Exhibitor Setup
7:30 AM 8:30 AM   Breakfast & Exhibits
10:30 AM 11:00 AM   Refreshment Break & Exhibits
12:00 PM 1:00 PM   Lunch & Exhibits
3:00 PM 3:30 PM   Refreshment Break & Exhibits
7:00 AM 8:00 AM   Exhibitor Setup
8:00 AM 9:00 AM   Breakfast & Exhibits
11:00 AM 11:30 AM   Refreshment Break & Exhibits
11:00 AM 12:00 PM   Exhibitor Tear Down


The Utah Pest Management Association works to deliver an education experience unlike any other in the Utah area.  Why? Because you deserve it!  That's why we are proud to announce our 2019 Fall Conference will be held at Thanksgiving Point, teeming with real world opportunities to learn, explore.  and have fun!  Located at the heart of Thanksgiving Point's Butterfly Biosphere is "The Conservatory," a nearly 10,000 square foot USDA glass containment facitiliy, housing insects from all over the world.  We invite you to visit their website, and see all the wonderful experience that Thanksgiving Point has to offer.

Thank You Sponsors!

Key Sponsors




Luncheon Sponsors



Breakfast Sponsors






Refreshment Break Sponsors



Friends of the UPMA

Pelgar USA


Meetings and Schedule

UPMA Fall Conference
November 7-8, 2019
Lehi, UT

Technology Summit 2019
December 4-6, 2019

Atlanta, GA

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