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Conferences and Events

Provides conferences and events information related to invasive species. The calendar displays events for the previous two years as they can be helpful in finding relevant experts and papers.

Please Note: If you would like to suggest an invasive species related conference or event to be included on our calendar, please Contact Us.
Events from this date forward:

June 2019

Date: Jun 01, 2019 to Jun 09, 2019
Location: State-wide, California 
Notes: The goals of the California Invasive Species Action Week (CISAW) are to increase public awareness of invasive species issues and promote public participation in the fight against California's invasive species and their impacts on our natural resources.
Date: Jun 01, 2019 to Jun 08, 2019
Notes: PlayCleanGo Awareness Week takes place June 1–8, 2019 across North America. The goal of the campaign is to show outdoor enthusiasts how they can stop invasive plants and pests from spreading — while enjoying the great outdoors! Dozens of free materials are available on this webpage to help you spread the word and Stop Invasive Species In Your Tracks!
Date: Jun 03, 2019 to Jun 05, 2019
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts 
Date: Jun 10, 2019 to Jun 14, 2019
Venue: College at Brockport, State University of New York
Location: Brockport, New York 
Date: Jun 10, 2019 to Jun 14, 2019
Venue: College of Brockport, State University of New York
Location: Brockport, New York 
Date: Jun 12, 2019 to Jun 13, 2019
Venue: Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland Australia
Notes: The Symposium theme is preventative biosecurity practices and will focus on research and innovation, outside-of-the-box thinking and the exchange of knowledge and ideas across the biosecurity collective – agriculture (animals and plants), pest animals, weeds, wildlife, aquatics and the environment.
Date: Jun 17, 2019 to Jun 20, 2019
Venue: Asilomar Conference Grounds
Location: Asilomar, California 
Date: Jun 17, 2019 to Jun 23, 2019
Notes: Twelve years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown into an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.

July 2019

Date: Jul 01, 2019 to Jul 06, 2019
Sponsor: Society for Island Biology (SIB)
Location: La Rénion / Mascarene Islands,  
Notes: Date is tentative. Session topics to be announced.
Date: Jul 01, 2019 to Jul 05, 2019
Venue: Joyden Hall
Location: Singapore,  Singapore / Southeast Asia
Contact: Dr Dan Friess (Mangrove Lab, National University of Singapore)
Phone: See: https://twitter.com/danfriess
Date: Jul 07, 2019 to Jul 11, 2019
Sponsor: World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology
Venue: Monona Terrace
Location: Madison, Wisconsin 
Date: Jul 07, 2019 to Jul 13, 2019
Location: State-wide, New York 
Notes: The mission of the New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) is to promote knowledge and understanding of invasive species and the harm they can cause by engaging citizens in a wide range of activities across the state, and empowering them to take action to help stop the spread.
Date: Jul 14, 2019 to Jul 18, 2019
Venue: To be determined
Location: Glasgow,  Scotland
Date: Jul 14, 2019 to Jul 17, 2019
Venue: DoubleTree San Diego Mission Valley
Location: San Diego, California 
Date: Jul 15, 2019 to Jul 19, 2019
Sponsor: Institute of Microbiology of the San Francisco de Quito University (USFQ) in cooperation with the USFQ’s Galapagos Academic Institute for the Arts and the Sciences (GAIAS).
Venue: Conventions Center Charles Darwin
Location: San Cristobal island - Galapagos Archipelago,  Ecuador
Notes: The program will address the topics of modern tools for sandflies studies, ecology and epidemiology, systematics and phylogeny, vector and parasite interactions, and sandflies control.
Date: Jul 21, 2019 to Jul 25, 2019
Sponsor: Society for Conservation Biology
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Location: Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia
Notes: Conference theme: "Conservation Beyond Boundaries: Connecting Biodiversity with Communities, Governments and Stakeholders."
Date: Jul 22, 2019 to Jul 25, 2019
Venue: The Tropicana Las Vegas
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada 
Date: Jul 22, 2019 to Jul 26, 2019
Venue: Kruger National Park
Date: Jul 27, 2019 to Jul 31, 2019
Sponsor: Botanical Society of America
Location: Tucson, Arizona 
Notes: Venue to be determined
Date: Jul 28, 2019 to Jul 31, 2019
Venue: To be announced
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Date: Jul 28, 2019 to Aug 01, 2019
Sponsor: Society for Invertebrate Pathology
Venue: To be announced
Location: Valencia,  Spain
Contact: Juan Ferre
Date: Jul 28, 2019 to Jul 31, 2019
Venue: To be determined
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

August 2019

Date: Aug 03, 2019 to Aug 07, 2019
Sponsor: American Phytopathological Society
Location: Cleveland, Ohio 
Phone: 651-454-7250
Date: Aug 11, 2019 to Aug 16, 2019
Venue: Kentucky International Convention Center
Location: Louisville, Kentucky 

September 2019

Date: Sep 16, 2019 to Sep 20, 2019
Sponsor: Scientific Committee of Aphidophaga; International Organization of Biological Control (IOBC)
Venue: University of Quebec at Montreal
Location: Montreal,  Canada
Phone: +1-514-987-3000 ext. 3367#
Notes: See also: http://www.aphidophaga.org/
Date: Sep 29, 2019 to Oct 03, 2019
Sponsor: The Wildlife Society
Venue: To be determined
Location: Reno, Nevada 
Phone: 301-897-9770
Date: Sep 30, 2019 to Oct 03, 2019
Sponsor: North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) Venue: Hilton Saratoga
Venue: Hilton Saratoga Springs (foothills of the Adirondacks)
Location: Saratoga Springs, New York 
Notes: The 2019 NAISMA Annual Conference is a joint conference with the New York Invasive Species Research Institute from Cornell University (NYISRI)

October 2019

Date: Oct 01, 2019
Venue: To be announced
Location: Beijing,  China
Notes: To be held late 2019. "Harnessing the power of cross-sector collaboration, the World Wilderness Congress involves leaders and citizens from government, business and finance, science, Indigenous and contemporary communities, culture and communications, the humanities, and the arts. With China as the 11th Congresses host, WILD11 promises to broaden interest and engagement in the conservation of wilderness and spark new opportunities for solutions that sustain nature and strengthen human well-being well into the future."
Date: Oct 08, 2019 to Oct 10, 2019
Sponsor: Natural Areas Association and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Venue: Pittsburgh Sheraton
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Date: Oct 09, 2019 to Oct 11, 2019
Sponsor: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Venue: Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown
Location: Missoula, Montana 
Date: Oct 11, 2019 to Oct 16, 2019
Sponsor: Association of Biosafety and Biosecurity
Venue: Memphis Convention Center
Location: Memphis, Tennessee 
Date: Oct 21, 2019 to Oct 23, 2019
Venue: Congress Center Basel
Location: Basel,  Switzerland
Date: Oct 24, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019
Sponsor: Organized by representatives from Bat Conservation International, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. National Park Service, Organization for Bat Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Lubee Bat Conservancy, Canadian Wildlife Federation, Parks Canada Agency
Location: Nationwide,  U.S.
Notes: When invasive plants move in, they push out native plants. Remove non-native invasive plants, and plant a native bat garden that will attract insects that bats like to eat.
Date: Oct 27, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019
Venue: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal
Location: Montreal , Quebec Canada
Phone: 800-868-8776 (North America)

November 2019

Date: Nov 03, 2019 to Nov 07, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Notes: Special Session: Invasive and Vertebrate Pest Species Control: Hazard and Risk to Non-target Species and Innovations on the Horizon
Date: Nov 10, 2019 to Nov 14, 2019
Sponsor: International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS)
Location: Hyderabad, Telangana India
Notes: Climate change thematic area includes sessions on invasive species and emerging pests.
Date: Nov 17, 2019 to Nov 20, 2019
Sponsor: Entomological Society of America
Venue: To be determined
Location: St. Louis, Missouri 
Date: Nov 18, 2019 to Nov 22, 2019
Venue: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Location: Tucson, Arizona 

December 2019

Date: Dec 10, 2019 to Dec 12, 2019
Sponsor: Conference is being hosted by the Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council (https://www.pnw-ipc.org/), the Northern Rockies Invasive Plant Council (http://www.nripc.org/) and Invasive Plant Control, Inc. (www.invasiveplantcontrol.com).
Venue: Coeur d'Alene Resort
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 

January 2020

Date: Jan 01, 2020
Sponsor: International Weed Science Society
Location: Bangkok,  Thailand
Notes: Dates and venue to be determined.
Date: Jan 01, 2020
Sponsor: International Society of Citriculture
Venue: Yenisehir Ataturk Cultural and Congress Center
Notes: Dates to be determined.
Date: Jan 01, 2020
Contact: William H. Robinson
Notes: Date and details to be announced.
Date: Jan 05, 2020 to Jan 08, 2020
Venue: Hyatt Regency
Location: Greenville, South Carolina 
Date: Jan 22, 2020 to Jan 24, 2020
Sponsor: California Weed Science Society
Venue: Portola Hotel and Spa
Location: Monterey, California 

February 2020

Date: Feb 09, 2020 to Feb 20, 2020
Sponsor: World Aquaculture Society
Venue: Hawaii Convention Center
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii 
Date: Feb 16, 2020 to Feb 21, 2020
Location: San Diego, California 
Date: Feb 16, 2020 to Feb 21, 2020
Sponsor: Society for Range Management
Venue: To be determined
Location: Denver, Colorado 

March 2020

Date: Mar 16, 2020 to Mar 20, 2020
Location: Botota,  Colombia
Contact: Teresa Vera
Notes: Select 10th Issue under "TWWH"
Date: Mar 23, 2020 to Mar 26, 2020
Venue: Banff Centre
Location: Banff, Alberta Canada
Date: Mar 25, 2020 to Mar 28, 2020
Location: Jacksonville, Florida 

May 2020

Date: May 03, 2020 to May 08, 2020
Sponsor: Organized by the European Society of Nematology
Venue: Conference Centre of Antibes Juan-les-Pins
Location: Antibes Juan-les-Pins,  France
Notes: Theme: "Crossing borders: a world of nematode diversity and impact to discover"
Date: May 13, 2020 to May 16, 2020
Sponsor: Society of Ethnobiology
Venue: Southern Utah University
Location: Cedar City, Utah 
Date: May 20, 2020 to May 22, 2020
Sponsor: International Society for Horticultural Science
Venue: To be announced
Location: Torino,  Italy

June 2020

Date: Jun 11, 2020 to Jun 19, 2020
Sponsor: The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature
Venue: Marseille’s Parc Chanot
Location: Marseille,  France
Contact: Goska Bonnaveira
Phone: +41 79 276 01 85
Notes: Hosted every four years. Program and topics to be announced. "The IUCN Congress will be central in mobilising the international community ahead of critical decisions to be taken later that year regarding global efforts to tackle biodiversity loss and climate change."

July 2020

Date: Jul 19, 2020 to Jul 24, 2020
Sponsor: International Congress of Zoology
Venue: Century City Convention Centre
Location: Cape Town,  South Africa
Contact: Liza Monteiro
Date: Jul 19, 2020 to Jul 22, 2020
Venue: Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
Location: San Antonio, Texas 

August 2020

Date: Aug 02, 2020 to Aug 07, 2020
Sponsor: Ecological Society of America
Venue: Salt Palace Convention Center
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah 
Date: Aug 10, 2020 to Aug 13, 2020
Venue: Rosen Plaza Hotel
Location: Orlando, Florida 
Date: Aug 18, 2020 to Aug 21, 2020
Location: Beijing,  China
Contact: Alvin Hee, TAAO Chair

September 2020

Date: Sep 01, 2020
Sponsor: INTECOL Wetland Working Group (WWG)
Location: Christchurch,  New Zealand
Notes: Dates and venue to be determined. Tentative conference theme: Traditional knowledge and innovative science in wetland research and management.

October 2020

Date: Oct 04, 2020 to Oct 08, 2020
Location: La Grande Motte,  France
Contact: Marc De Meyer, TEAM Chari
Date: Oct 19, 2020 to Oct 21, 2020
Venue: Congress Center Basel
Location: Basel,  Switzerland
Date: Oct 25, 2020 to Oct 30, 2020
Sponsor: Organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; and Animal Production Society of Kenya
Location: Nairobi,  Kenya
Contact: Kenya Agricultural and Research Livestock Organization
Notes: Congress theme: “Sustainable Use of Grassland and Rangeland Resources for Improved Livelihoods."
Date: Oct 30, 2020 to Nov 04, 2020
Sponsor: Association of Biosafety and Biosecurity
Venue: J.W. Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Location: Phoenix, Arizona 

November 2020

Date: Nov 15, 2020 to Nov 18, 2020
Sponsor: Entomological Society of America
Venue: To be determined
Location: Orlando, Florida 

December 2020

Date: Dec 13, 2020 to Dec 16, 2020
Venue: University of Auckland
Location: Auckland,  New Zealand
Notes: Details forthcoming.

March 2021

Date: Mar 24, 2021 to Mar 27, 2021
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee 

October 2021

Date: Oct 18, 2021 to Oct 21, 2021
Venue: Congress Center Basel
Location: Basel,  Switzerland

November 2021

Date: Nov 14, 2021 to Nov 17, 2021
Sponsor: Entomological Society of America
Venue: To be determined
Location: Denver, Colorado