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September 2016

Date: 
Sep 01, 2016 to Sep 10, 2016
Sponsor: Hosted by the State of Hawaiʻi, led by the Department of Land and Natural Resources with the support of the Department of State of the USA.
Venue: Hawaiʻi Convention Center
Location: Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 
Notes: Theme - Planet at the crossroads. Held every four years, the Congress brings together leaders from government, the public sector, non-governmental organizations, business, UN agencies and indigenous and grass-roots organizations to discuss and decide on solutions to the world’s most pressing environment and development challenges. This will be the first time the World Conservation Congress will be hosted by the USA, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the United States National Park Service."
Date: 
Sep 04, 2016 to Sep 08, 2016
Sponsor: Biogard/Shinetsu, Agrotypos.gr, Anthesis
Venue: Porto Palace Hotel
Location: Thessaloniki,  Greece
Date: 
Sep 05, 2016 to Sep 09, 2016
Sponsor: Carlsberg Foundation and Unisense Measuring Systems
Venue: Konventum
Location: Elsinore,  Denmark
Notes: Theme: Plants in action - coping with low oxygen
Date: 
Sep 05, 2016 to Sep 09, 2016
Sponsor: Microsoft Research, CNRS, Google, IBM
Venue: Toulouse Business School
Location: Toulouse,  France
Notes: The conference includes a Computational Sustainability Track which addresses Natural resources and Ecosystems issues
Date: 
Sep 07, 2016 to Sep 09, 2016
Sponsor: The Association of Applied Biologists
Venue: University of Greenwich
Location: Greenwich,  United Kingdom
Date: 
Sep 07, 2016 to Sep 08, 2016
Sponsor: Weed Research & Information Center - UC Davis
Venue: Plant Science Bowley Teaching Center
Location: Davis, California 
Date: 
Sep 07, 2016 to Sep 09, 2016
Venue: Estonian University of Life Sciences - Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Location: Tartu,  Estonia
Notes: Theme: Prospects and progress for sustainable oilseed crop production
Date: 
Sep 08, 2016 to Sep 10, 2016
Sponsor: MDS Electric, OTT Hydromet, Beta Analytic Ltd, and Beia Consult International
Venue: "Delta" Hotel Tulcea
Location: Tulcea,  Romania
Date: 
Sep 11, 2016 to Sep 15, 2016
Venue: Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Date: 
Sep 11, 2016 to Sep 15, 2016
Venue: Anchorage Sheraton
Location: Anchorage, Alaska 
Date: 
Sep 12, 2016 to Sep 15, 2016
Venue: Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin
Location: Berlin,  Germany
Date: Sep 12, 2016
Venue: Department of Agriculture, Room G8-A
Location: Harttford, Connecticut 
Date: 
Sep 13, 2016 to Sep 15, 2016
Venue: Auditorium of the Louvre Museum
Location: Paris,  France
Date: Sep 13, 2016
Sponsor: Oregon Invasive Species Council
Venue: Chemeketa Eola Viticulture Center
Location: Salem, Oregon 
Notes: Theme: Protecting Oregon from Invasive Species
Date: 
Sep 14, 2016 to Sep 16, 2016
Venue: Kings College
Location: Cambridge,  United Kingdom
Date: 
Sep 14, 2016 to Sep 16, 2016
Venue: Cultural Centre Larei
Location: Vianden,  Luxembourg
Notes: Theme: Biological Invasions: Interactions with Environmental Change
Date: 
Sep 15, 2016 to Sep 20, 2016
Sponsor: Regional Centre for Ant Research
Location: Kelaniya,  Sri Lanka
Date: Sep 15, 2016
Sponsor: Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
Venue: TBD
Location: Helena, Montana 
Contact: Stephanie Hester
Phone: 406-444-0547
Date: 
Sep 18, 2016 to Sep 23, 2016
Venue: Mabu Thermas & Resort
Location: Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná Brazil
Notes: Theme: Sustainable Citriculture: the role of applied knowledge
Date: 
Sep 19, 2016 to Sep 23, 2016
Venue: University of Antwerp
Location: Antwerp,  Belgium
Date: 
Sep 19, 2016 to Sep 24, 2016
Venue: Nanjing University
Location: Changshu,  China
Notes: Theme: Hotspots of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services under Global Changes
Date: 
Sep 19, 2016 to Sep 22, 2016
Venue: Palais de Papes
Location: Avignon,  France
Notes: Theme: Models for plant growth, environment control and farming management in protected cultivation
Date: 
Sep 20, 2016 to Sep 22, 2016
Venue: Cedar Point Conference Center
Location: Sandusky, Ohio 
Date: 
Sep 21, 2016 to Sep 23, 2016
Location: Bethesda, Maryland 
Notes: Topics to be discussed include biotechnology applications and policy issues associated with emerging infectious diseases, animal models of human diseases, food safety, biodefense, agricultural productivity, biodiversity conservation, and animal health and welfare.
Date: Sep 22, 2016
Venue: Luke Jensen Sports Park, Bud Van Cleve Community Meeting Room
Location: Vancouver, Washington 
Date: 
Sep 22, 2016 to Sep 25, 2016
Sponsor: Native Plant Society of New Mexico
Venue: Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico 
Date: 
Sep 23, 2016 to Sep 25, 2016
Sponsor: Arkansas Native Plant Society
Venue: Rich Mountain Community College
Location: Mena, Arkansas 
Date: 
Sep 24, 2016 to Oct 05, 2016
Venue: Sandton Convention Center
Location: Johannesburg,  South Africa
Date: 
Sep 25, 2016 to Sep 30, 2016
Venue: Orange County Convention Center
Location: Orlando, Florida 
Date: 
Sep 25, 2016 to Sep 29, 2016
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah 
Date: 
Sep 28, 2016 to Sep 30, 2016
Sponsor: International Alliance for Biological Standardization
Venue: Danubius Hotel Flamenco
Location: Budapest,  Hungary
Date: 
Sep 28, 2016 to Sep 29, 2016
Sponsor: Bayer CropScience
Location: Riga,  Latvia
Date: 
Sep 30, 2016 to Oct 05, 2016
Sponsor: Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation
Venue: Gaylord Texan
Location: Grapevine, Texas 

October 2016

Date: 
Oct 02, 2016 to Oct 07, 2016
Sponsor: University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Venue: UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center
Location: Lake Alfred, Florida 
Date: 
Oct 02, 2016 to Oct 07, 2016
Venue: The Wow Topkapi Palace
Location: Antalya,  Turkey
Date: 
Oct 02, 2016 to Oct 04, 2016
Venue: Zermatt Resort
Location: Midway, Utah 
Date: 
Oct 03, 2016 to Oct 07, 2016
Venue: Ventura Beach Marriott
Location: Ventura, California 
Date: 
Oct 04, 2016 to Oct 05, 2016
Venue: Hilton Metropole Hotel
Location: Brighton,  United Kingdom
Date: 
Oct 05, 2016 to Oct 06, 2016
Sponsor: Initiative Foundation, Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates, and Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts
Venue: River's Edge Convention Center
Location: St. Cloud, Minnesota 
Date: 
Oct 06, 2016 to Oct 07, 2016
Venue: Fairmont Royal York
Location: Toronto,  Canada
Date: 
Oct 06, 2016 to Oct 09, 2016
Venue: Termag Hotel
Location: Jahorina,  Boznia and Herzegovina
Date: Oct 11, 2016
Venue: University of Connecticut Student Union
Location: Storrs, Connecticut 
Date: 
Oct 15, 2016 to Oct 19, 2016
Sponsor: The Wildlife Society
Venue: Raleigh Convention Center
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina 
Date: 
Oct 16, 2016 to Oct 19, 2016
Sponsor: Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin / Midwest Invasive Plant Network / Minnesota Invasive Species Advisory Council / Wisconsin Invasive Species Council
Venue: La Crosse Center
Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin 
Date: 
Oct 17, 2016 to Oct 19, 2016
Sponsor: Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin, Midwest Invasive Plant Network, Minnesota Invasive Species Advisory Council, and the Wisconsin Invasive Species Council.
Venue: La Crosse Center
Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin 
Notes: Fourth biennial multi-state conference. The goal of UMISC is to strengthen management of invasive species, especially prevention, control, and containment. Expected audience includes: researchers, land managers, natural resource professionals, university personnel, landscape and nursery professionals, agriculture and forestry employees, environmental specialists, lake association members, land owners, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and anyone interested in managing the spread of invasive species in the Upper Midwest.
Date: 
Oct 17, 2016 to Oct 20, 2016
Venue: Boise Centre
Location: Boise, Idaho 
Date: 
Oct 18, 2016 to Oct 21, 2016
Venue: UC - Davis Conference Center
Location: Davis, California 
Date: 
Oct 18, 2016 to Oct 21, 2016
Sponsor: National Pest Management Association
Venue: Washington State Convention Center
Location: Seattle, Washington 
Date: 
Oct 19, 2016 to Oct 21, 2016
Sponsor: Society for Ecological Restoration
Venue: University of Florida/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center
Location: Quincy, Florida 
Date: 
Oct 19, 2016 to Oct 21, 2016
Venue: Snow King Hotel
Location: Jackson, Wyoming 
Date: 
Oct 19, 2016 to Oct 20, 2016
Sponsor: European Scientific Counsel for Companion Animal Parasites
Venue: Palacio de Congresos de Granada
Location: Granada,  Spain
Date: 
Oct 19, 2016 to Oct 22, 2016
Sponsor: European Society for Virology / Heinrich Pette Institute
Venue: Congress Center Hamburg
Location: Hamburg,  Germany
Date: Oct 19, 2016
Venue: Delaware Agriculture Museum
Location: Dover, Delaware 
Date: 
Oct 20, 2016 to Oct 22, 2016
Sponsor: American Museum of Natural History - Center for Biodiversity and Conservation
Venue: American Museum of Natural History
Location: New York City, New York 
Date: 
Oct 24, 2016 to Oct 26, 2016
Venue: Congress Center Basel
Location: Basel,  Switzerland
Date: 
Oct 24, 2016 to Oct 28, 2016
Venue: Pharo Congress Center
Location: Marseille,  France
Notes: Includes symposia on Biological Invasions
Date: 
Oct 24, 2016 to Oct 31, 2016
Sponsor: Organized from representatives from Bat Conservation International, U.S. Forest Service, Organization for Bat Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Save Lucy Campaign, Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative, Parks Canada Agency, etc.
Location: Nationwide,  U.S.
Notes: During Bat Week, October 25-31, we invite you to host an invasive plant pull to help improve habitat and food for bats and other wildlife. Bats that feed on insects can have a harder time finding healthy food when invasive plants move in. By hosting a “Pulling for Bats” event, you can keep your weed warriors engaged this fall and help out bats!
Date: 
Oct 24, 2016 to Oct 27, 2016
Sponsor: Global Land Project, Future Earth
Venue: China National Convention Center
Location: Beijing,  China
Date: 
Oct 25, 2016 to Oct 27, 2016
Venue: Wedgwood Resort
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska 
Date: Oct 26, 2016
Venue: USDA Whitten Building, APHIS Administrators Conference Room
Location: Washington, D.C. 
Notes: 10 am - noon
Date: 
Oct 28, 2016 to Oct 29, 2016
Sponsor: Tamalpais Lands Collaborative
Venue: Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center
Location: Sausalito, California 

November 2016

Date: 
Nov 04, 2016 to Nov 07, 2016
Sponsor: Metabiota
Venue: Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark
Location: Vienna,  Austria
Date: 
Nov 07, 2016 to Nov 11, 2016
Sponsor: International Lake Environment Committee Foundation
Venue: Udayana University
Location: Jimbaran, Bali,  Indonesia
Date: 
Nov 08, 2016 to Nov 12, 2016
Venue: HIlton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico 
Date: 
Nov 14, 2016 to Nov 16, 2016
Venue: Courtyard Marriott Carolina Beach
Location: Carolina Beach, North Carolina 
Date: Nov 14, 2016
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana 
Date: 
Nov 14, 2016 to Nov 17, 2016
Venue: Heritage Hanmer Springs
Location: North Canterbury,  New Zealand
Date: Nov 15, 2016
Venue: Department of Agriculture, Room G8-A
Location: Harttford, Connecticut 
Date: 
Nov 18, 2016 to Nov 19, 2016
Venue: The Penn Stater Hotel Conference Center
Location: State College, Pennsylvania 
Date: 
Nov 20, 2016 to Nov 25, 2016
Sponsor: Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery
Venue: The Banff Centre
Location: Banff,  Canada
Date: 
Nov 22, 2016 to Nov 24, 2016
Venue: Delta Beauséjour
Location: Moncton, New Brunswick,  Canada
Date: 
Nov 27, 2016 to Nov 30, 2016
Sponsor: La Trobe University
Venue: Rydges on Swanston
Location: Melbourne,  Australia
Notes: Theme: Understanding and managing insects for our mutual benefit
Date: 
Nov 28, 2016 to Dec 01, 2016
Venue: Sheraton Convention Centre
Location: Lima,  Peru

December 2016

Date: Dec 01, 2016
Venue: Natural Resources Building Room 172
Location: Olympia, Washington 
Date: 
Dec 03, 2016 to Dec 07, 2016
Sponsor: One Health Congress and the International Association for Ecology and Health
Venue: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Location: Melbourne,  Australia
Notes: The 4th International One Health Congress & 6th Biennial Congress of the International Association for Ecology and Health
Date: 
Dec 05, 2016 to Dec 09, 2016
Venue: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Location: Jacksonville, Florida 
Date: 
Dec 05, 2016 to Dec 09, 2016
Venue: CTEC ( Technology Transfer Center )
Location: Santa Clara de San Carlos,  Costa Rica
Notes: Theme: Standards Supporting Innovation in Biodiversity Research and Conservation
Date: 
Dec 05, 2016 to Dec 08, 2016
Venue: Ascot Park Invercargill
Location: Invercargill,  New Zealand
Date: 
Dec 06, 2016 to Dec 08, 2016
Sponsor: Oregon Department of Agriculture
Venue: LaSells Stewart Center
Location: Corvallis, Oregon 
Date: 
Dec 10, 2016 to Dec 15, 2016
Sponsor: Restoring America's Estuaries and The Coastal Society
Venue: Hilton New Orleans
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana 

January 2017

Date: 
Jan 31, 2017 to Feb 02, 2017
Venue: Marriott Newport News at City Center
Location: Newport News, Virginia 

February 2017

Date: 
Feb 05, 2017 to Feb 08, 2017
Venue: Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska 
Date: 
Feb 06, 2017 to Feb 09, 2017
Venue: Hilton El Conquistador
Location: Tucson, Arizona 
Date: 
Feb 07, 2017 to Feb 08, 2017
Venue: Pacific Gateway Hotel
Location: Richmond, British Columbia Canada
Date: 
Feb 19, 2017 to Feb 22, 2017
Venue: San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
Location: San Antonio, Texas 

March 2017

Date: 
Mar 13, 2017 to Mar 16, 2017
Venue: The Coeur d'Alene Hotel
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 
Date: 
Mar 15, 2017 to Mar 17, 2017
Venue: Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center
Location: Orlando, Florida 
Date: 
Mar 28, 2017 to Mar 31, 2017
Sponsor: Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias / Comite del Kiwi
Venue: Best Western Premier Marina Las Condes
Location: Santiago de Chile,  Chile
Date: 
Mar 28, 2017 to Mar 30, 2017
Sponsor: Anastasia Mosquito Control District, USDA/Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, Northeast 1443 Regional Project
Venue: Anastasia Mosquito Control District Base Station Complex
Location: St. Augustine, Florida 
Notes: To exchange and share information about mosquito-borne disease and vector mosquito population surveillance data, review recent developed techniques for surveillance and control of mosquitoes, and provide training for professional employees.

April 2017

Date: 
Apr 09, 2017 to Apr 11, 2017
Venue: Norfolk Marriott Waterside
Location: Norfolk, Virginia 
Date: 
Apr 18, 2017 to Apr 21, 2017
Venue: Vigyan Bhavan Convention Centre
Location: New Delhi,  India

May 2017

Date: 
May 01, 2017 to May 04, 2017
Venue: Hotel Realm
Location: Canberra,  Australia
Date: 
May 07, 2017 to May 10, 2017
Venue:  Porto Conte Ricerche (Science and Technology Park of Sardinia)
Location: Alghero, Sardinia,  Italy
Date: 
May 09, 2017 to May 11, 2017
Location: Savannah, Georgia 
Notes: The North American Invasive Species Forum is a biennial conference encompassing the interests of professionals and organizations involved in invasive species management, research, and regulation in North America.
Date: 
May 14, 2017 to May 18, 2017
Venue: Hyatt Regency Downtown
Location: Denver, Colorado 

June 2017

Date: 
Jun 04, 2017 to Jun 09, 2017
Venue: Instituto Politécnico de Bragança
Location: Bragança,  Portugal
Notes: Theme: Living in a global world: ethnobotany, local knowledge and sustainability
Date: 
Jun 04, 2017 to Jun 08, 2017
Sponsor: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
Venue: Spanish Research Council
Location: Madrid,  Spain
Notes: Theme: From sub-cellular hemipteran-host-plant-pathogen interactions to pest/disease management
Date: 
Jun 05, 2017 to Jun 09, 2017
Venue: Yamagata TERRSA
Location: Yamagata,  Japan
Date: 
Jun 25, 2017 to Jun 30, 2017
Sponsor: The International Parasitic Plant Society
Venue: Asilomar Conference Grounds
Location: Pacifice Grove, California 

July 2017

Date: 
Jul 09, 2017 to Jul 12, 2017
Venue: University of Aston
Location: Birmingham,  United Kingdom
Date: 
Jul 10, 2017 to Jul 14, 2017
Sponsor: Hosted by the University of Dundee and the South Georgia Heritage Trust
Venue: University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building
Location: Dundee,  Scotland
Notes: This will be the third in a series of international conferences focussed on invasive alien species (IAS) on islands, their impact and management. It follows those held in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2001 and 2010. The Dundee conference will therefore be the first such meeting for seven years, and the first to be held in the northern hemisphere.
Date: 
Jul 23, 2017 to Jul 29, 2017
Venue: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
Location: Shenzhen,  China

August 2017

Date: 
Aug 06, 2017 to Aug 11, 2017
Venue: Oregon Convention Center
Location: Portland, Oregon 
Date: 
Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017
Venue: China National Convention Center
Location: Beijing,  China
Notes: Theme: Ecology and Civilization in a Changing World

September 2017

Date: 
Sep 04, 2017 to Sep 08, 2017
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Location: Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia
Notes: Theme: Combating Zoonoses: Strength in East-West Partnerships
Date: 
Sep 19, 2017 to Sep 22, 2017
Venue: Kyoto Research Park
Location: Kyoto,  Japan
Date: 
Sep 25, 2017 to Sep 27, 2017
Sponsor: Australasian Plant Pathology Society
Venue: Bribane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Location: Brisbane,  Australia

October 2017

Date: Oct 01, 2017
Venue: University of New England
Location: Armidale, New South Wales Australia
Date: 
Oct 23, 2017 to Oct 27, 2017
Venue: Anchorage Beach Resort
Location: Lautoka,  Fiji

November 2017

Date: 
Nov 05, 2017 to Nov 08, 2017
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Location: Denver, Colorado 

July 2018

Date: 
Jul 29, 2018 to Aug 03, 2018
Sponsor: The American Phytopathological Society / The International Society for Plant Pathology
Location: Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Theme - Plant Health in a Global Economy

August 2018

Date: 
Aug 05, 2018 to Aug 10, 2018
Venue: Kentucky International Convention Center
Location: Louisville, Kentucky 
Date: 
Aug 19, 2018 to Aug 24, 2018
Sponsor: International Association for Plant Biotechnology
Venue: Convention Centre Dublin
Location: Dublin,  Ireland

November 2018

Date: 
Nov 25, 2018 to Nov 30, 2018
Venue: Stellenbosch University
Location: Stellenbosch,  South Africa