Special Events

NEW!  Let NPMA Buy You a Cup of Coffee!

Share your thoughts and ideas about NPMA at one of several focus groups at PestWorld and let us buy you a cup of coffee! 

A professional facilitator will lead various discussion groups and share aggregated feedback with NPMA's Board of Directors so they can assess what members most need and want from their industry association in the coming year - and in the coming years - as part of our new Strategic Plan. 

Without the collective voice of our members - new ones...seasoned veterans...small companies...large ones...and of course, those from all parts of the globe...our plan will not be representative of the industry. 

Please help us create our collective future by giving just an hour of your time.  Please select the one hour slot below that will be most convenient for you.  Note: Each session is limited to 20 attendees. Sign Up Today!


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With thousands of pest management industry members at PestWorld, you can't just go back to your hotel room after the breakouts end. Beyond the education sessions and keynote presentations, there is a whole series of exciting special events at PestWorld 2011!


PWIPM 2011 Fun Run/Walk

The Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) is pleased to host its second annual PWIPM Fun Run - a 5K run/walk that will take place in conjunction with PestWorld 2011. In honor of October being breast cancer awareness month, our goal is to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Part of the registration fee as well as any additional donations will go to the Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure. We welcome everyone to participate and look forward to seeing you there!  Sign up on the registration form.


Opening Ceremony

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Everybody knows that Mardi Gras is a time to frolic and have fun, to cut loose — to throw down, as they say in the Big Easy. So prepare yourself for a grand opening that will celebrate the joie de vivre that is quintessentially New Orleans.  You will be tapping your feet, clapping your hands, and getting ready to welcome PestWorld 2011!


Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Welcome Reception

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Wine & Cheese Open House

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Join your industry colleagues and fellow attendees for a Wine & Cheese Open House.  This is a special opportunity for all attendees to help welcome PestWorld first time attendees and new NPMA members.  Share ideas with one another about ways to make the most of the PestWorld experience and discuss ways to maximize the NPMA member benefits.


The Big Event in the Big Easy

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Since the pleasure-loving French founded a city on the Delta in 1718, music and dance have been the heart and soul of New Orleans.  Have fun with your fellow attendees and celebrate PestWorld 2011 with the sights and sounds of New Orleans.  Plan to dine and have fun with your fellow attendees to celebrate the sights, sounds, and flavors of New Orleans.

Showcasing the talent of one of the most established groups on the forefront of New Orleans’ music scene you’ll quickly learn why they are touted as consistently bringing the “straight, raw party.”  There is no better way to close PestWorld 2011 than with Big Sam’s Funky Nation’s masterful blend of a rock, jazz and a horn-heavy front section that's the hallmark of funk.