Conferences and Events

Provides information for conferences and events related to invasive species. We maintain past conferences as they can be helpful in finding relevant experts and papers. The Education for Professionals section explores opportunities related to continuing education for invasive species management professionals.

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Date: May 01, 2015
Venue: University of California, Richmond Field Station
Location: Berkeley, California


Date: May 01, 2015
Location:  Illinois
Notes: Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month is a statewide effort held each May to educate and inform citizens of Illinois about the threat of invasive species. This year's theme is 'Preserving Illinois' Wild Side'. The goal of May 2015 Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month (ISAM) is to provide resources and opportunities to help stop the spread of invasive species in Illinois.


Date: May 04, 2015 to May 10, 2015
Venue: Nationwide


Date: May 05, 2015 to May 06, 2015
Venue: St. Lawrence College
Location: Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Notes: Theme - Change is the New Normal: Identifying Environmental Challenges and Strategies for a Changing St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes Ecosystem


Date: May 06, 2015 to May 09, 2015
Venue: University of California, Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara, California


Date: May 06, 2015 to May 10, 2015
Sponsor: International Society for Horticultural Science
Venue: Istanbul Renaissance Polat Hotel


Date: May 06, 2015 to May 08, 2015
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Date: May 07, 2015
Sponsor: Alabama Invasive Plant Council
Venue: Wind Creek Hotel
Location: Atmore, Alabama
Contact: Nancy Loewenstein
Phone: (334) 844-1061


Date: May 07, 2015 to May 09, 2015
Venue: Gettysburg Wyndham
Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania


Date: May 09, 2015
Sponsor: Honey and Pollination Center and Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis
Venue: Robert Mondavi Institute
Location: Davis, California
Contact: Amina Harris
Phone: (530) 754-9301


Date: May 16, 2015 to May 20, 2015
Sponsor: University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Venue: Asilomar Conference Grounds
Location: Pacific Grove, California
Contact: Michelle Early


Date: May 17, 2015 to May 23, 2015
Venue: Nationwide
Notes: First initiated in 2004 by APHIS' Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program and the Michigan Department of Agriculture, Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Awareness Week was designed to increase public awareness regarding the risk associated with moving firewood and the spread of EAB.


Date: May 19, 2015
Venue: Ghent University
Notes: Special session on Emerging Pests and Diseases


Date: May 20, 2015 to May 22, 2015
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland


Date: May 21, 2015
Venue: National Agricultural Library
Location: Beltsville, Maryland


Date: May 22, 2015 to May 27, 2015
Sponsor: Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia
Venue: Green School in the Botanic Garden
Notes: The conference will cover areas like In Contrast, Research on the Biology of Species and Populations, such as Pollination Biology, Dispersal Ecology, Demography or Population Genetics, Is Expanding Rapidly.


Date: May 24, 2015 to May 29, 2015
Sponsor: International Academy, Research , and Industry Association
Venue: H10 Roma Citta
Contact: Petra Dini


Date: May 25, 2015 to May 29, 2015
Venue: University of Vermont
Location: Burlington, Vermont


Date: May 25, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Sponsor: The Environment and Agriculture Research Unit of Atiner


Date: May 26, 2015 to May 30, 2015
Venue: Jeju Exhibition and Convention Center


Date: May 26, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Date: May 27, 2015 to May 29, 2015
Sponsor: University of Missouri Interdisciplary Plant Group
Venue: Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Phone: (573) 884-9320


Date: May 28, 2015
Venue: University of Illinois Extension Office (Champaign County)
Location: Champaign, Illinois
Notes: The Illinois Invasive Species Symposium is a one-day, all-taxa symposium that features talks on current and emerging issues surrounding invasive plants, diseases, insects, and animals in Illinois. Featured as the culmination of the 2015 Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month, the event also includes the ceremony for this year's Invasive Species Awareness Month Awards.


Date: May 28, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Sponsor: Florida Native Plant Society, Magnolia Chapter
Venue: Challenger Learning Center
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Phone: (321) 271-6702
Notes: Theme - Born to Burn: Conservation, Preservation & Restoration on Public & Private Land


Date: May 29, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Sponsor: The Mid-Columbia Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon
Location: Hood River, Oregon
Contact: Sara Wu


Date: May 30, 2015 to Jun 01, 2015
Sponsor: University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine and the Global Ranavirus Consortium
Venue: Hilton University of Florida Gainesville Hotel and Conference Center
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Contact: Patrick Thompson


Date: May 31, 2015 to Jun 04, 2015
Sponsor: Society of Wetland Scientists
Venue: Rhode Island Convention Center
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Notes: Theme - Changing Climate, Changing Wetlands


Date: Jun 02, 2015 to Jun 04, 2015
Sponsor: University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine - Aquatic Animal Health
Venue: Hilton University of Florida Gainesville Hotel and Conference Center
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Contact: Rachael Dailey


Date: Jun 05, 2015
Sponsor: University of Arizona - UA Cooperative Extension - School of Plant Sciences
Venue: JW Marriott Starr Pass
Location: Tucson, Arizona


Date: Jun 07, 2015 to Jun 11, 2015
Venue: Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Notes: Theme - Reclamation Opportunities for a Sustainable Future


Date: Jun 10, 2015 to Jun 13, 2015
Venue: University of Bologna, School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine of the Alma Mater Studiorum


Date: Jun 15, 2015 to Jun 21, 2015
Venue: Nationwide


Date: Jun 16, 2015 to Jun 18, 2015
Venue: Marriott Coral Springs
Location: Coral Springs, Florida


Date: Jun 17, 2015 to Jun 19, 2015
Venue: Kansas State University
Location:  Kansas


Date: Jun 23, 2015 to Jun 26, 2015
Venue: Montpellier SupAgro


Date: Jun 26, 2015 to Jul 01, 2015
Sponsor: International Union of Forest Research Organizations
Venue: Damyang Cultural Center


Date: Jun 29, 2015 to Jul 02, 2015
Sponsor: Rain Bird
Venue: Augsburg Agricultural School Hall and NG Gemeente Clanwilliam Hall
Notes: Theme - Global Vision on Indigenous Plants and Economic Botany


Date: Jun 29, 2015 to Aug 03, 2015
Sponsor: International Society of Chemical Ecology
Venue: Aula Magna - Stockholm University Campus
Contact: David Gotthold


Date: Jul 03, 2015 to Jul 06, 2015
Sponsor: Kyoto University
Venue: Science Seminar House of Faculty of Science
Contact: Tokitaka Oyama


Date: Jul 05, 2015 to Jul 08, 2015


Date: Jul 05, 2015 to Jul 10, 2015
Venue: Portland Hilton
Location: Portland, Oregon


Date: Jul 05, 2015 to Jul 10, 2015
Venue: Yunnan Dianchi Garden Resort Hotel & Spa
Notes: Theme - Parasitic plants: the good, the bad, and the mysterious


Date: Jul 12, 2015 to Jul 15, 2015
Venue: Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort
Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


Date: Jul 12, 2015 to Jul 16, 2015
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Notes: Theme - Resilience of Island Systems in the Context of Climate Change: Challenges for Biological and Cultural Diversity and Conservation


Date: Jul 12, 2015 to Jul 18, 2015
Venue: Orthodox Academy of Crete


Date: Jul 13, 2015 to Jul 16, 2015
Sponsor: Athens Institute for Education and Research


Date: Jul 13, 2015 to Jul 14, 2015
Sponsor: British Ecological Society
Venue: Penryn Campus, University of Exeter
Contact: Dan Bebber


Date: Jul 15, 2015 to Jul 19, 2015
Location: Reno, Nevada


Date: Jul 16, 2015 to Jul 19, 2015
Sponsor: The San Juan Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico
Venue: Fort Lewis College Campus
Location: Durango, New Mexico
Contact: Al Schneider
Phone: (980) 882-4647


Date: Jul 17, 2015 to Jul 24, 2015
Sponsor: Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Venue: Shenandoah University
Location: Winchester, Virginia
Contact: Mark Saari
Phone: (304) 535-6331


Date: Jul 19, 2015 to Jul 24, 2015
Venue: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing, Michigan


Date: Jul 19, 2015 to Jul 24, 2015
Sponsor: Austrian Entomological Society
Venue: Castle of Seggau
Contact: Werner Holzinger/ Astrid Leitner


Date: Jul 24, 2015 to Jul 26, 2015
Venue: Bergamo Conference Center
Location: Dayton, Ohio


Date: Jul 24, 2015 to Jul 29, 2015
Venue: Edmonton


Date: Jul 25, 2015 to Jul 29, 2015
Venue: Shaw Conference Centre
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Notes: Theme - Science and Plants for People


Date: Jul 26, 2015 to Jul 29, 2015
Venue: Sheraton Four Seasons
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina


Date: Jul 26, 2015 to Jul 30, 2015
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota


Date: Jul 26, 2015 to Jul 30, 2015
Sponsor: Mammal Society of Japan (MSJ) and The Wildlife Society (TWS)
Venue: Sapporo Convention Center


Date: Jul 26, 2015 to Jul 30, 2015
Sponsor: The Australasian Section of the Wildlife Disease Association
Venue: Novotel Twin Waters Resort


Date: Jul 28, 2015 to Aug 02, 2015
Venue: Purdue University
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana


Date: Jul 30, 2015 to Aug 01, 2015
Sponsor: National Trappers Association
Venue: Fairgrounds Event Center
Location: Hamburg, New York
Phone: (812) 277-9670


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


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: Theme - Research Applied in Invasive Plant Management. 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
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


Date: Aug 23, 2015 to Aug 27, 2015
Location: Manchester, England, United Kingdom


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
Contact: Mandy Wagner


Date: Sep 01, 2015 to Sep 04, 2015
Sponsor: International Union of Forest Research Organizations
Venue: Bariloche Eventos & Convenciones (BEC)
Contact: Juan Corley


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 11, 2015
Sponsor: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations / South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Venue: Alvert Luthuli ICC Complex
Contact: Trevor Abrahams, WFC2015 Congress Secretariat
Notes: Theme - Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future


Date: Sep 07, 2015 to Sep 08, 2015
Sponsor: Association of Applied Biologists
Venue: Harper Adams University
Location: Newport, Shropshire, United Kingdom


Date: Sep 14, 2015 to Sep 18, 2015
Venue: Playfair Library in the Old College, South Bridge
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 14, 2015 to Sep 16, 2015
Sponsor: Rothamsted Research
Venue: Conference Centre at Rothamsted Research


Date: Sep 17, 2015
Venue: National Agricultural Library
Location: Beltsville, Maryland


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


Date: Sep 24, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015
Sponsor: The Latin American Section - Wildlife Disease Association


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 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
Contact: Dr. N. T. Yaduraju


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 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
Contact: Phil Banks
Phone: (575) 649-7157


Date: Oct 21, 2015 to Oct 22, 2015


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 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


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 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
Notes: Theme - Sustainable use of grassland resources for forage production, biodiversity and environmental protection


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


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 29, 2016 to Feb 06, 2016
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas


Date: Feb 09, 2016 to Feb 11, 2016
Venue: Colorado Mesa University
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado


Date: Feb 20, 2016 to Feb 27, 2016


Date: Feb 29, 2016 to Mar 03, 2016
Location: Newport Beach, California


Date: Mar 14, 2016 to Mar 18, 2016
Venue: Wyndham Hotel
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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


Date: Jun 06, 2016 to Jun 10, 2016
Sponsor: International Committee for Plant Virus Epidemiology
Venue: University of Avignon


Date: Jun 19, 2016 to Jun 25, 2016
Venue: Clarion Congress Hotel Prague


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: 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


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


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


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


Date: Aug 05, 2018 to Aug 10, 2018
Venue: Kentucky International Convention Center
Location: Louisville, Kentucky


Date: Nov 25, 2018 to Nov 30, 2018
Venue: Stellenbosch University