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August 2015

Date: Aug 01, 2015 to Aug 05, 2015
Location: Pasadena, California 
Date: Aug 02, 2015 to Aug 06, 2015
Sponsor: Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) / Agropolis international / French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB)
Venue: The Corum Conferences Center
Location: Montpellier,  France
Date: Aug 02, 2015 to Aug 06, 2015
Venue: Poco Diablo Resort
Location: Sedona, Arizona 
Date: Aug 04, 2015 to Aug 07, 2015
Venue: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana 
Date: Aug 04, 2015 to Aug 05, 2015
Venue: Juniata College
Location: Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 
Notes: Join researchers and invasive plant managers as they come together to discuss the latest invasive plant research and how it can be used to increase the effectiveness of invasive plant management strategies.
Date: Aug 05, 2015 to Aug 06, 2015
Sponsor: Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (CBEES)
Venue: Mercure Paris Velizy
Location: Paris,  France
Contact: Ms. Flora Feng
Phone: (206) 456-6022
Date: Aug 08, 2015 to Aug 10, 2015
Venue: University of Massachusetts
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts 
Date: Aug 09, 2015 to Aug 14, 2015
Sponsor: Ecological Society of America
Venue: Baltimore Convention Center
Location: Baltimore, Maryland 
Contact: Ecological Society of America
Phone: (202) 833-8773
Date: Aug 11, 2015 to Aug 13, 2015
Sponsor: New Zealand Plant Protection Society
Location: Christchurch,  New Zealand
Date: Aug 23, 2015 to Aug 27, 2015
Location: Manchester, England United Kingdom
Date: Aug 23, 2015 to Aug 28, 2015
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service / Occhio Particle Analysis / Hettich Lab Technology
Venue: Hotel "Les Portes de Sologne Golf and Spa"
Location: Orléans,  France
Date: Aug 24, 2015 to Aug 26, 2015
Sponsor: OMICS Group
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Date: Aug 24, 2015 to Aug 27, 2015
Sponsor: International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS)
Venue: Henry Ford Building
Location: Berlin,  Germany
Contact: Mandy Wagner

September 2015

Date: Sep 01, 2015 to Sep 04, 2015
Sponsor: International Union of Forest Research Organizations
Venue: Bariloche Eventos & Convenciones (BEC)
Location: Bariloche,  Argentina
Contact: Juan Corley
Date: Sep 01, 2015 to Sep 06, 2015
Sponsor: Kastamonu University Symposiums
Location: Kastamonu,  Turkey
Notes: The aim of the symposium will be to provide a synoptic overview over the latest observations in beech ecosystem dynamics, recent threats and suitable management concept.
Date: Sep 02, 2015 to Sep 04, 2015
Sponsor: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
Venue: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
Location: South Lake Tahoe, California 
Contact: Leah Elwell
Phone: (406) 222-7270
Date: Sep 07, 2015 to Sep 08, 2015
Sponsor: Association of Applied Biologists
Venue: Harper Adams University
Location: Newport, Shropshire United Kingdom
Date: Sep 07, 2015 to Sep 11, 2015
Sponsor: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations / South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Venue: Alvert Luthuli ICC Complex
Location: Durban,  South Africa
Contact: Trevor Abrahams, WFC2015 Congress Secretariat
Notes: Theme - Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future
Date: Sep 14, 2015 to Sep 16, 2015
Sponsor: Rothamsted Research
Venue: Conference Centre at Rothamsted Research
Location: Harpenden,  England
Date: Sep 14, 2015 to Sep 18, 2015
Venue: Playfair Library in the Old College, South Bridge
Location: Edinburgh,  Scotland
Notes: Thematic session dedicated to the management of invasive species
Date: Sep 14, 2015 to Sep 16, 2015
Sponsor: Grains Research & Development Corporation
Venue: The Esplanade Hotel
Location: Fremantle, Western Australia Australia
Contact: Conference Logistics
Phone: 02 6281 6624
Date: Sep 17, 2015
Venue: National Agricultural Library
Location: Beltsville, Maryland 
Date: Sep 17, 2015
Venue: Natural Resources Building
Location: Olympia, Washington 
Date: Sep 19, 2015
Venue: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Field Station
Location: Saukville, Wisconsin 
Date: Sep 20, 2015 to Sep 24, 2015
Venue: Waikoloa Beach Marriott
Location: Big Island, Hawaii 
Notes: In collaboration with University of Hawaii, Hilo Conference Center
Date: Sep 21, 2015 to Sep 25, 2015
Location: Sevilla,  Spain
Date: Sep 24, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015
Sponsor: The Latin American Section - Wildlife Disease Association
Location: Bogota,  Colombia
Date: Sep 24, 2015
Date: Sep 28, 2015 to Sep 29, 2015
Venue: The Drake Hotel
Location: Chicago, Illinois 

October 2015

Date: Oct 05, 2015 to Oct 08, 2015
Sponsor: Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society
Venue: Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa
Location: Lake Buena Vista, Florida 
Contact: Jennifer Myers
Phone: (863) 533-8882
Date: Oct 11, 2015 to Oct 12, 2015
Sponsor: Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES)
Venue: New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott
Location: New York City, New York 
Notes: This is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of Sustainable Environment and Agriculture. It also serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in improving Sustainable Environment and Agriculture related techniques.
Date: Oct 12, 2015 to Oct 14, 2015
Venue: Tapatio Springs Resort & Spa
Location: Boerne, Texas 
Date: Oct 13, 2015 to Oct 14, 2015
Sponsor: Michigan State University
Venue: Kanuga Conference Center
Location: Hendersonville, North Carolina 
Contact: Heidi Wollaeger
Date: Oct 13, 2015 to Oct 16, 2015
Sponsor: Indian Society of Weed Science, Directorate of Weed Science Research, Ranga Agricultural University, Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Venue: Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University
Location: Hyderabad,  India
Contact: Dr. N. T. Yaduraju
Date: Oct 15, 2015 to Oct 18, 2015
Sponsor: Native Plant Society of Texas
Venue: Airport Hilton
Location: Austin, Texas 
Contact: Pam Middleton
Phone: (830) 997-9272
Date: Oct 18, 2015 to Oct 21, 2015
Sponsor: North American Invasive Species Management Association
Venue: Coast Hotel
Location: Vancouver,  Canada
Contact: Phil Banks
Phone: (575) 649-7157
Date: Oct 19, 2015 to Oct 22, 2015
Venue: Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Date: Oct 19, 2015 to Oct 21, 2015
Venue: Congress Center Basel
Location: Basel,  Switzerland
Date: Oct 21, 2015 to Oct 23, 2015
Sponsor: World Oyster Society / Watanabe Oyster Laboratory Co., Ltd. / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, et al.
Venue: Lillie Auditorium - Marine Biological Laboratory
Location: Woods Hole, Massachusetts 
Date: Oct 21, 2015 to Oct 22, 2015
Location: Rotterdam, South Holland The Netherlands
Date: Oct 22, 2015
Venue: U.S. Department of the Interior, South Interior Building
Location: Washington, D.C. 
Date: Oct 28, 2015 to Oct 31, 2015
Sponsor: California Invasive Plant Council
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Location: San Diego, California 
Phone: (510) 843-3902

November 2015

Date: Nov 02, 2015 to Nov 04, 2015
Sponsor: Vedic & Scientific Research Foundation / Century Foundation - Bangalore
Venue: Hotel Galadari
Location: Colombo,  Sri Lanka
Notes: The major objective of the 3nd Global Conference on Entomology is to showcase recent advances in research and development in the insect world.
Date: Nov 03, 2015
Venue: Confluence Technology Center
Location: Wenatchee, Washington 
Notes: This public hearing will be held 1-3 pm and can be attended in person or online.
Date: Nov 03, 2015 to Nov 05, 2015
Venue: Little Rock Marriott
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas 
Date: Nov 04, 2015
Venue: Confluence Technology Center
Location: Wenatchee, Washington 
Notes: The meeting can be attended in person or online.
Date: Nov 04, 2015 to Nov 05, 2015
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland 
Contact: David Hoskins
Date: Nov 14, 2015 to Nov 18, 2015
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Notes: (co-located with ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting: American Society of Agronomy-Crop Science Society of America-Soil Science Society of America)
Date: Nov 15, 2015 to Nov 18, 2015
Sponsor: America
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Notes: Theme - Synergy in Science: Partnering for Solutions
Date: Nov 15, 2015 to Nov 19, 2015
Sponsor: International Society of Zoological Sciences
Venue: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
Location: Okinawa,  Japan
Date: Nov 16, 2015 to Nov 20, 2015
Sponsor: Association for Fire Ecology
Venue: Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel
Location: San Antonio, Texas 
Notes: This Fire Congress is the sixth in a series that AFE has hosted every third year starting in 2000. These Fire Congresses are the largest, most comprehensive meetings on the research and management of wildland fire that are held anywhere in the world.
Date: Nov 19, 2015
Venue: National Agricultural Library
Location: Beltsville, Maryland 
Date: Nov 20, 2015 to Nov 24, 2015
Sponsor: Rangeland Management Society of India and Indian Grassland & Fodder Research Institute
Location: New Delhi,  India
Notes: Theme - Sustainable use of grassland resources for forage production, biodiversity and environmental protection
Date: Nov 23, 2015 to Nov 24, 2015
Sponsor: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization / International Organization for Biological Control / International Biocontrol Manufacturers' Association / Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International / The Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary
Location: Budapest,  Hungary

December 2015

Date: Dec 03, 2015
Date: Dec 07, 2015 to Dec 10, 2015
Sponsor: North Central Weed Science Society, Inc.
Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana 
Contact: Phil Banks
Phone: (575) 527-1888

January 2016

Date: Jan 02, 2016
Sponsor: Makerere University, in collaboration with Uganda National Council for Science and Technology and Buganda Kingdom
Notes: Dates of conference - to be determined
Date: Jan 05, 2016 to Jan 08, 2016
Sponsor: Northeastern Weed Science Society
Venue: Sheraton Society Hills Hotel
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Date: Jan 05, 2016 to Jan 07, 2016
Sponsor: North Dakota Weed Control Association
Venue: Baymont Inn
Location: Mandan, North Dakota 
Date: Jan 12, 2016 to Jan 16, 2016
Sponsor: Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society
Venue: Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa
Location: Saratoga Springs, New York 
Date: Jan 19, 2016 to Jan 21, 2016
Venue: The Menzies Sydney Hotel
Location: Sydney,  Australia
Date: Jan 29, 2016 to Feb 06, 2016
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas 

February 2016

Date: Feb 09, 2016 to Feb 11, 2016
Venue: Colorado Mesa University
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado 
Date: Feb 17, 2016 to Feb 18, 2016
Sponsor: Utah Weed Control Association
Location: Vernal (tentative), Utah 
Date: Feb 20, 2016 to Feb 27, 2016
Location: Norfolk Islands,  Australia
Date: Feb 20, 2016 to Feb 22, 2016
Sponsor: American Phytopathological Society - Southern Division Annual
Venue: Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
Location: Balm, Florida 
Date: Feb 29, 2016 to Mar 03, 2016
Location: Newport Beach, California 

March 2016

Date: Mar 07, 2016 to Mar 10, 2016
Venue: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico 
Date: Mar 14, 2016 to Mar 18, 2016
Venue: Wyndham Hotel
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Date: Mar 14, 2016 to Mar 18, 2016
Sponsor: National Military Fish & Wildlife Association
Venue: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Notes: The National Military Fish and Wildlife Association will hold its annual training workshop in conjunction with the 81st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. This event provides a unique and valuable training opportunity for Department of Defense (DoD) natural resources professionals.
Date: Mar 23, 2016 to Mar 25, 2016
Sponsor: APS Potomac Division
Venue: Omni Hotel
Location: Richmond, Virginia 
Date: Mar 30, 2016 to Apr 01, 2016
Venue: Holiday Inn and Convention Center
Location: Stevens Point, Wisconsin 

May 2016

Date: May 19, 2016 to May 21, 2016
Sponsor: Florida Native Plant Society - Paw Paw Chapter
Venue: Daytona Beach Resort
Location: Daytona, Florida 
Date: May 22, 2016 to May 25, 2016
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico 

June 2016

Date: Jun 06, 2016 to Jun 10, 2016
Sponsor: International Committee for Plant Virus Epidemiology
Venue: University of Avignon
Location: Avignon,  France
Date: Jun 19, 2016 to Jun 23, 2016
Venue: Le Corum, Montpellier
Notes: Theme - Tropical Ecology and Society: Reconciling Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity
Date: Jun 19, 2016 to Jun 25, 2016
Venue: Clarion Congress Hotel Prague
Location: Prague,  Czech Republic

July 2016

Date: Jul 09, 2016 to Jul 13, 2016
Location: Austin, Texas 
Date: Jul 17, 2016 to Jul 20, 2016
Sponsor: Wisconsin Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology
Venue: Monona Terrace Convention Center
Location: Madison, Wisconsin 
Date: Jul 24, 2016 to Jul 27, 2016
Venue: Galt House Hotel
Location: Louisville, Kentucky 
Date: Jul 30, 2016 to Aug 03, 2016
Location: Tampa, Florida 

August 2016

Date: Aug 07, 2016 to Aug 12, 2016
Venue: Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
Date: Aug 08, 2016 to Aug 11, 2016
Venue: Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Location: Atlanta, Georgia 
Date: Aug 29, 2016 to Sep 02, 2016
Venue: The Corum Convention Centre
Location: Montpellier,  France

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 25, 2016 to Sep 30, 2016
Venue: Orange County Convention Center
Location: Orlando, Florida 

October 2016

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.

August 2017

Date: Aug 06, 2017 to Aug 11, 2017
Venue: Oregon Convention Center
Location: Portland, Oregon 

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 

November 2018

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