Special Events

Monday, October 17


LDG Gives Back

Join NPMA’s Leadership Development Group as they host a volunteer project within the Seattle community. 

Unable to make the LDG Gives Back event at Mary’s Place on Monday during PestWorld but still want to make a difference?

Mary’s Place, a shelter for women and children in Seattle, is looking for donations.  Please see below for a list of donations items which can be dropped off at the NPMA Registration Desk throughout the week of PestWorld.



Tuesday, October 18


Annual PestWorld Golf Tournament

The Golf Club at Newcastle | Fee $150/person
Designed by acclaimed golf course architect Robert E. Cupp in consultation with Masters Champion Fred Couples, the courses at the Golf Club at Newcastle feature challenging fairways and greens, an all-weather driving range offering heated stalls, an 18-hole bent-grass putting course, and a private grass practice tee including three holes for pitching, putting and chipping. Capping 350 expansive, hilltop acres, your golfing experiences will be framed by stunning, panoramic views of Lake Washington, Mt. Rainier, the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, and the Seattle skyline.

Hosted by


PestWorld Opening Ceremony

Featuring The World Famous Fish Throwers from Pike Place Market
The World Famous Pike Place Fish Company wasn’t always world famous. Owner John Yokoyama’s company was on the verge of bankruptcy when he decided to figure out what he needed to do differently to turn things around.

John and his team will share their business insights around cultural transformation, customer service and employee empowerment - tenets that turned around their business and made Pike Place Fish truly World Famous.

Sponsored by


Wednesday, October 19


Opening General Session Featuring Jim “The Rookie” Morris

More than a Cinderella story, Jim Morris' journey is testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life. A fast-track minor league player, Morris' dreams were derailed by serious arm injuries. Eleven years later, he was a high school baseball coach, who unexpectedly learned a life-changing lesson from his team. Now a role model to millions, Morris' memoir, The Rookie, was made into major motion picture in which Dennis Quaid portrayed him. A schoolteacher by trade, Morris is a loveable storyteller whose miracle story captivates and inspires audiences to never give up on a dream.

Sponsored by 



Technician’s Day Luncheon – Pride and Professionalism

Phil Koehler, Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

As a pest management practitioner do you see yourself standing shoulder to shoulder with doctors and nurses as pillars of the community?  This session will discuss the importance of pest control in the society as well as identify YOU as a professional in an industry that continues to grow on a yearly basis. We are proud to rid our communities of pests as a group we need to identify ourselves as professionals. You will leave this session with a newfound pride in the important work you do every day as a pest management professional.

Sponsored by


Thursday, October 20


Industry Awards and General Session Featuring Keynote Robbie Bach, CEO of Microsoft Xbox

Robbie Bach joined Microsoft in 1988 and over the next 22 years worked in various marketing, general management and business leadership roles within the company. In 1999, he led the creation and development of the highly successful Xbox video game business. During this presentation, he will share successful approaches for effective strategic development and will help you identify how to capitalize on the opportunities presented by change – rather than viewing them as obstacles.

Sponsored by 


In the Mix Reception

Join us for the first-ever “In the Mix” reception, where you will have the opportunity to learn about NPMA’s committees  – including the Leadership Development Group, Professional Women in Pest Management, PestVets and the Diversity Committee. This is a great opportunity to meet other PMPs who share your interests.

Sponsored by 


Friday, October 21


PWIPM 5K Fun Run/walk for Breast Cancer Awareness

Organized by the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM)—All Welcome

Friday, October 21 | Race starts at 7:00 AM at the Waterfront Park (0.5 mile away)—Shuttle provided

New this year: an off-site course allows you to see the sights of Seattle!

The 7th annual PWIPM 5K Run/Walk is held during Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year, with your help, we hope to raise $7,000 for the Avon Foundation for Women through the 5K registration fees. Complete a waiver and pick up your race packet at the Tours & Tickets desk by registration. Each registration includes a PWIPM Empowerment Grant raffle ticket that was entered into the daily drawings for you. Day-of sign up for this event begins at 6 AM near the shuttle pick-up at the corner of 6th & Union.

Sponsored by FMC, Dow, Arrow Exterminators, Gardex, PestWest, and ServicePro



Final Night Party & Entertainment
Sponsored by BASF