Mountain Creeks to Metro Canals

River Management Symposium
New dates: May 18-21, 2021 

presented by 
The River Management Society,  in partnership with
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and Virginia Commonwealth University 

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Virginia's Scenic Rivers Program

RMS welcomes you as a river manager, scientist, planner, legal expert or river conservation and recreation advocate!  Brush up skills as you grow your network of outdoor resource students and professionals.  Richmond, Virginia (RVA) is our host city, on and around the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University and blossoming amidst the excitement of a resurgent James River.  Providing power for iron works and a thoroughfare for commerce; suffering decades of untold levels of misuse as the regions dumping vessel; the James is redefining the City as its environmental,economic and cultural centerpiece.  You will delight in the discovery of RVA's vibrant businesses, innovative programs and exciting events held against a backdrop of our nation's founding history and the river.


Registration fees 

These full week prices include continental breakfast Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; Tuesday lunch and opening poster reception; Wednesday box lunch and movie night; and Thursday closing dinner. There is an extra fee for a few select river/field training workshops Wednesday.
Early registration, through March 31, 2020
Members - $375
Non-members - $475
Regular registration, after March 31, 2020
Members - $475
Non-members - $575
Students - all week - $250
One Day - $225
Social (meals, no programs or river/field trips) - $150

Register here by 3/31/2020 if you'd like to have your registration roll forward to 2021!

Program Information (will be updated fall 2020)

Travel and Lodging Information (will be updated fall 2020)

Support us as a 2021 Symposium Sponsor! (updates will be posted by May 2020)
Meet new partners by showcasing your products, programs and services! Learn about sponsorship opportunities HERE.


The 2021 River Management Symposium is possible only through the efforts of many.  
We thank our partners and sponsors for their in-kind and financial support!



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