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American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators

Protecting Human Health and the Environment through Education

Upcoming Events

    • Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    • Thursday, June 07, 2018
    • Knoxville, TN
    Dear AAPSE Members & Other Interested Parties,
    The American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators (AAPSE) Southern Region invites you to join us at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 401 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37902 on June 6, 2018 from 8:00am and is scheduled to conclude at 5:30pm the following day (June 7th).

    The room rate is $129.00 per night, and the cut-off date for reservations is May 6, 2018. We have limited number of rooms in the AAPSE room block so early reservations are recommended.

    Hotel information and reservations can be made by calling (865) 522-2600 and mention Group Code (EPP).

    The website for the hotel is located here Crowne Plaza however rates may be higher than the conference rates so consider calling for your reservations. 

    For attendees traveling by air, your destination is Knoxville's McGhee Tyson airport (TYS). It is approximately 13 miles to downtown Knoxville, with a drive time of 30 minutes. For those electing to rent a car, here are the directions from the airport to Crowne Plaza:

    From the Airport, head north on US-129/TN115 (Alcoa Hwy.), travel 11.29 miles, then take I-40 East ramp towards I-275N/Ashville Lexington (travel 0.11 miles) and keep rigth to take the ramp toward TN-62/17th Street/Western Ave., stay straight go onto Dale Ave., turn right onto Western Ave./TN62,(travel 0.47miles), this will turn into W. Summit Hill Drive, U-turn in front of Hotel (401 W. Summit Hill Drive). 

    For those electing to use taxi service see:
    The local airport is McGhee Tyson (TYS)

    Transportation: Click here
    an Excel spreadsheet listing is available here: Download list

    A tour of Knoxville's zoo is planned during our conference to see what methods of pest control have been put in place to help reduce the spread of common pests.

    If you plan to bring a guest and they would like to attend any of the events, please include their information when registering!!!

    Click here to register for the meeting: Payment online
    Individuals paying by check, make payment to:
    University of Tennessee
    2505 E.J. Chapman Drive, 370 PBB
    Knoxville, TN 37996-4560
    Registration fee is $200 for attendees
    Guest attendence of Wednesday night's event is $25
    Guest attendence of Thursday's tour is $25

    A registration form is available here: Registration Form
    Registration or other payments may be made via check or by credit card, see above form
    Individuals who arrive at the airport between 8:00am and 4:30pm on June 5th and would like a ride to the hotel, we are planning to have a van available, however you will need to contact the PSEP Office asap with your name, flight number, cell phone number, and time of expected arrival, so we may make arrangements for you to ride to the hotel. 

    The "DRAFT" agenda for the meeting: Meeting Agenda

    We are excited to be hosting the meeting in Knoxville and look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Thank you.

    University of Tennnessee, Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP)
    Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
    2505 E.J. Chapman Drive, 370PBB
    Knoxville, TN 37996-4560

    PHONE and Email:
    phone = 865-974-1286
    email =

    UT PSEP's Website:
    Email Darrell Hensley, Tennessee's PSEP Program Coordinator
    • Monday, August 20, 2018
    • Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    • San Antonio, TX

    Dear PSEP Educators and Stakeholders,                                   

    I am pleased to announce that the National Pesticide Applicator Certification and Safety Education Workshop will be held August 20 – 21, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. NPSEC is pleased to cooperate with ASPCRO to hold this National Workshop on the front end of their Annual Meeting, which runs until August 24, 2018

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    This will provide PSEP educators, SLA’s, EPA and other federal agencies, and other stakeholders an opportunity to join in the ASPCRO educational program immediately following the National Workshop, making for an exciting week of education, action and networking. 

    I want to apologize for the confusion when we announced the tentative date for the PACT meeting for the prior week in August. A number of factors caused us to go back to the drawing board to reschedule and re-configure this meeting. Thanks to the support of the ASPCRO leadership and board of directors, and with input from a number of other stakeholders and collaborators, NPSEC is very excited and pleased to be able to provide the coordination for this new National Pesticide Applicator Certification and Safety Education Workshop. I want to stress the word coordination, because NPSEC will be working with a diverse planning committee to lead collaboration efforts on important topics and issues at this National Workshop. We hope this will be a new model for PACT reinvented. 

    Please hold this date - meeting agenda, hotel, registration and other details will be available shortly.   Plan to arrive no later than Sunday, August 19. As always, don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments you may have.


    Tom Smith

    Executive Director



    • Thursday, November 01, 2018
    • Burlington, VT

    Our bi-annual Northeast Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training Conference will be held in Burlington, Vermont in November 2018. The Planning Committee requests your input on finalizing the date, topics, and speakers. Please respond to a brief survey on the Conference at: 

    The deadline for your response to the survey is two weeks, Friday April 20, 2018.

    Our goal is to design a robust agenda of topics and speakers that provides you with cutting edge tools and information to protect human health and the environment. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Thank you.

    The Planning Committee

    Patricia D. Hastings
    Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP)  Coordinator for New Jersey
    Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
    Cooperative Extension Pest Management Office
    Thompson Hall, Room 104
    96 Lipman Drive
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8525
    848-932-0176; 7 732-932-9751

Past Events

Sunday, July 23, 2017 2017 AAPSE National Workshop
Monday, October 24, 2016 2016 Northeast C&T Workshop
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 2016 AAPSE NATIONAL WORKSHOP (AAPSE 25th Anniversary)
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 2016 North Central C&T Workshop
Monday, August 03, 2015 2015 EPA PACT Workshop
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 PSEP Business Planning Tool Hands-On Workshop
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 National Manual Development Workshop
Thursday, September 18, 2014 2014 AAPSE National Workshop
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