Conferences and Events

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June 2015

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

Washington Invasive Species Council Meeting (June 2015)

Date: Jun 18, 2015
Venue: Natural Resources Building
Location: Olympia, Washington
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: Jun 30, 2015 to Jul 02, 2015
Sponsor: American Phytopathological Society / USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Venue: Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
Location: Washington, D.C.

July 2015

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 10, 2015
Venue: Yunnan Dianchi Garden Resort Hotel & Spa
Notes: Theme - Parasitic plants: the good, the bad, and the mysterious
Date: Jul 05, 2015 to Jul 10, 2015
Venue: Portland Hilton
Location: Portland, Oregon
Date: Jul 05, 2015 to Jul 08, 2015
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 14, 2015
Sponsor: British Ecological Society
Venue: Penryn Campus, University of Exeter
Contact: Dan Bebber
Date: Jul 13, 2015 to Jul 16, 2015
Sponsor: Athens Institute for Education and Research
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 29, 2015
Venue: Edmonton
Date: Jul 24, 2015 to Jul 26, 2015
Venue: Bergamo Conference Center
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Date: Jul 25, 2015 to Jul 29, 2015
Venue: Shaw Conference Centre
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Notes: Canadian Phytopathological Society is meeting with Plant Canada and other plant societies at Botany 2015, with the theme "Science and Plants for People." See
Date: Jul 26, 2015 to Jul 30, 2015
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date: Jul 26, 2015 to Jul 29, 2015
Venue: Sheraton Four Seasons
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
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

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
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 28, 2015
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service / Occhio Particle Analysis / Hettich Lab Technology
Venue: Hotel "Les Portes de Sologne Golf and Spa"
Date: Aug 23, 2015 to Aug 27, 2015
Location: Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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: Aug 24, 2015 to Aug 26, 2015
Sponsor: OMICS Group
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

September 2015

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 01, 2015 to Sep 06, 2015
Sponsor: Kastamonu University Symposiums
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
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
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 18, 2015
Venue: Playfair Library in the Old College, South Bridge
Notes: Thematic session dedicated to the management of invasive species
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: Sep 24, 2015
Location:  Washington

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 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 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
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 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: 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

December 2015

Date: Dec 03, 2015
Venue: Washington
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 19, 2016 to Jan 21, 2016
Venue: The Menzies Sydney Hotel
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 20, 2016 to Feb 27, 2016
Date: Feb 29, 2016 to Mar 03, 2016
Location: Newport Beach, California

March 2016

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

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
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

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

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

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