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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. See Calendars and Meetings for links to invasive species-related conference calendars on other Web sites.

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Events from this date forward:

February 2021

Date: Feb 02, 2021 to Feb 04, 2021
Sponsor: River Restoration Northwest
Venue: Skamania Lodge
Location: Stevenson, Washington 
Contact: Peggy McCormick
Phone: 541-994-4252
Notes: Conference postponed until February 2022. New dates and detailed TBA.
Date: Feb 09, 2021 to Feb 11, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Notes: The INVASIVES Annual Forum & AGM is an exciting opportunity for non-profit organizations, government staff, Indigenous leaders, industry, stewardship groups, academics and more from across the Pacific Northwest region and beyond, to network and share their knowledge and expertise about invasive species.
Date: Feb 15, 2021 to Feb 19, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Date: Feb 16, 2021 to Feb 26, 2021
Sponsor: This conference will be hosted by RiversEdge West, The Wildlife Society, and The Ruth Hutchins Water Center at Colorado Mesa University
Venue: Virtual
Date: Feb 22, 2021 to Feb 25, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Date: Feb 22, 2021 to Feb 26, 2021
Venue: Nationwide; virtual
Notes: NISAW is an international event to raise awareness about invasive species, the threat that they pose, and what can be done to prevent their spread. Representatives from local, state, federal, and regional organizations discuss legislation, policies, and improvements that can be made to prevent and manage invasive species via webinars.
Date: Feb 25, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Phone: 503-210-6015
Notes: This event is designed to provide information on invasive species management to professionals and the interested public. It will be co-hosted by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the Washington Invasive Species Council, Washington State University Extension, Skamania County Noxious Weed Control Program, and the Columbia Gorge Cooperative Weed Management Area.

March 2021

Date: Mar 01, 2021 to Mar 04, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Date: Mar 02, 2021 to Mar 05, 2021
Sponsor: International Society for Horticultural Science
Venue: Virtual
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. Held in conjunction with the VIII International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture (
Date: Mar 02, 2021 to Mar 05, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Date: Mar 04, 2021
Sponsor: Co-hosted by: University of Washington Botanic Gardens and the University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum
Venue: Virtual
Notes: An extensive network of professional, academic, and amateur botanists are actively engaged in the conservation, management, and study of Washington’s diverse flora. Their expertise ranges from how best to manage biodiversity, to understanding climate change impacts on plant communities, to naming and classifying the flora’s rare, common, and invasive elements.
Date: Mar 09, 2021 to Mar 11, 2021
Sponsor: International Association for Great Lakes Research
Venue: Virtual
Contact: Ed Verhamme
Phone: (734) 681-0577
Notes: Includes sessions on invasive species management.
Date: Mar 15, 2021 to Mar 31, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Notes: The meeting is an opportunity for researchers in the field of science of biodiversity to present their research and exchange ideas with colleagues. This is an electronic conference, removing the need to travel and eliminating participation expenses.
Date: Mar 16, 2021 to Mar 28, 2021
Sponsor: USDA. Forest Service; Mississippi State University.
Venue: Virtual
Notes: Presentations emphasize research on silvicultural topics such as: carbon management, competition control, ecology, economics, fire behavior, forest health, genetics/tree improvement, growth and yield, harvesting, history, invasive species spread and control, natural and artificial regeneration, nutritional amendments, pine silviculture, restoration, site preparation, stand dynamics, water and soil quality, and wildlife ecology and habitat management.
Date: Mar 24, 2021 to Mar 27, 2021
Venue: Virtual

April 2021

Date: Apr 20, 2021 to Apr 22, 2021
Venue: Saint Raphael Hotel and Resort
Location: Limassol,  Cyprus
Contact: Dimitris Tsaltas
Phone: (+357) 25 002 545
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020.
Date: Apr 26, 2021 to Apr 28, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Notes: Topics will include: Insect Plant and Plant Host Interactions; Invasive Species; General Posters
Date: Apr 26, 2021 to Apr 30, 2021
Sponsor: International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) and CAB International (CABI)
Venue: Congress Center Davos
Location: Davos,  Switzerland

May 2021

Date: May 12, 2021 to May 15, 2021
Sponsor: Society of Ethnobiology
Venue: Virtual
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021.
Date: May 14, 2021 to May 16, 2021
Sponsor: University of Minnesota
Location: Two Harbors, Minnesota 
Notes: The conference is hosted jointly by University of Minnesota Extension program teams for Citizen Science, Invasive Species, and the Minnesota Master Naturalist program.
Date: May 15, 2021 to May 16, 2021
Sponsor: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Location: Destin, Florida 
Date: May 15, 2021 to May 22, 2021
Venue: Nationwide
Notes: Press release toolkit, Action toolkit, and information about local events.
Date: May 17, 2021 to May 21, 2021
Sponsor: International Association for Great Lakes Research
Venue: Virtual
Notes: Fellow researchers from around the world will gather online for IAGLR's 64th annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. The virtual conference will feature four days of scientific sessions and speakers focusing on our theme Bridging: Knowledges • Seven Generations • Land-to-Lake.
Date: May 18, 2021
Sponsor: Ghent University
Venue: Virtual
Phone: +32(0)9 264 61 42
Notes: Includes special session on "Plant health: quarantine and emerging pests, diseases and weeds"
Date: May 18, 2021 to May 20, 2021
Sponsor: The Canadian Council on Invasive Species is hosting this Forum with the support of, and guidance from, an international steering committee representing the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
Venue: Virtual
Notes: The North American Invasive Species Forum is an international event encompassing the interests of professionals and organizations involved in invasive species management, research, and regulation across North American. The forum will build on the previous Forum held in 2017.
Date: May 23, 2021 to May 26, 2021
Venue: Renaissance Riverview
Location: Mobile, Alabama 
Date: May 25, 2021 to May 27, 2021
Sponsor: Centre for Invasive Species Solutions in partnership with Agriculture Victoria
Venue: Virtual
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. Theme: "Feral Futures 2051".
Date: May 26, 2021 to May 27, 2021
Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Canada
Notes: At this meeting, the public can learn about and discuss developments in the Great Lakes fishery. Commissioners and the U.S. and Canadian Committees of Advisors will hold meetings here as well.

June 2021

Date: Jun 01, 2021
Sponsor: St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM)
Venue: TBD
Notes: The next symposium will be held in June of 2021, exact date TBD. Due to COVID, presenters should be prepared for both an in-person and webinar presentation.
Date: Jun 19, 2021 to Jun 24, 2021
Sponsor: Joint conference of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA), the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), and the Society of Wetland Scientists.
Location: Québec,  Canada
Phone: +1 418 522 8182
Notes: Conference cancelled.
Date: Jun 20, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
Venue: University of Idaho Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem
Location: Moscow, Idaho 
Date: Jun 21, 2021 to Jun 24, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Date: Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 01, 2021
Venue: Centro Congressi Lingotto
Location: Turin,  Italy
Phone: +39 011 2446911
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021.
Date: Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 01, 2021
Sponsor: International Plant Protection Convention
Venue: Paasitorni Conference Centre
Location: Helsinki,  Finland
Contact: Ralf Lopian
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020. Hosted by the government of Finland, the International Plant Health Conference will be one of the key events of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020. The objective of the conference is to provide for the first time a forum to discuss global scientific, technical and regulatory plant health issues in a conference setting and at the same time advocate plant health to the media and general public. The following four themes will be discussed daily in workshops, scientific and regulatory symposia and side events: plant health and international trade; the potential of plant health to contribute to a hunger-free world; plant health’s contribution to climate action and preserving life on land; development and plant health.

July 2021

Date: Jul 06, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
Venue: Corum Conference Centre
Location: Montpellier,  France
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. Includes a session on "The Physiology and Control of Invasive Species".
Date: Jul 18, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Location: Helsinki,  Finland
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. Includes sections on "Biological Control And Insect Pathology" and "Invasive Species And Regulatory Entomology".
Date: Jul 22, 2021 to Jul 24, 2021
Venue: Bergamo Center
Location: Dayton, Ohio 
Date: Jul 31, 2021 to Aug 04, 2021
Sponsor: American Phytopathological Society
Venue: Virtual
Notes: We are excited to announce Plant Health 2021 Online, a virtual event that will be held August 2-6, 2021! This year's timely theme is, "Seismic Shifts in Disease Risk," which will explore major shifts in bacterial, viral, nematode, ​and fungal pathosystems to help pathologists anticipate and deflect future shifts in disease risk.

August 2021

Date: Aug 01, 2021 to Aug 05, 2021
Venue: Boardwalk Hotel
Location: Port Elizabeth,  South Africa
Date: Aug 09, 2021 to Aug 13, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Notes: Postponed to November 2021. New dates TBD. Held in conjunction with the North American Safeguarding Conference, which was rescheduled to 2021.
Date: Aug 15, 2021 to Aug 19, 2021
Venue: Big Sky Resort
Location: Big Sky, Montana 
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021.
Date: Aug 23, 2021 to Aug 25, 2021
Sponsor: Resource Institute, Inc.
Venue: Renaissance Baltimore Harbor Place
Location: Baltimore, Maryland 
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021.

September 2021

Date: Sep 03, 2021 to Sep 11, 2021
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
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. Hosted every four years. "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."
Date: Sep 06, 2021 to Sep 09, 2021
Sponsor: International Organisation for Biological Control; University of Sheffield. Institute for Sustainable Food.
Venue: Endcliffe Village
Location: Sheffield,  United Kingdom
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021.
Date: Sep 13, 2021 to Sep 15, 2021
Venue: Pompeu Fabra University
Location: Barcelona,  Spain
Contact: William H. Robinson
Date: Sep 20, 2021 to Sep 24, 2021
Sponsor: International Union Of Forest Research Organizations
Venue: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Location: Prague,  Czech Republic
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. Joint meeting of IUFRO Working Groups: 7.03.12 - Alien Invasive Species and International Trade, 7.03.07 - Population Dynamics of Forest Insects, and 8.02.04 - Ecology of Alien Invasives.
Date: Sep 22, 2021 to Sep 24, 2021
Sponsor: CAB International.
Location: The Hague,  Netherlands
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. PHAB 2021 will foster growth in plant health innovation and sustainability by driving collaborations, business opportunities, investments, and knowledge. It is the ultimate platform for connecting academics and researchers, business leaders and investors, global policymakers, governmental, foundation, and philanthropic funders. An emerging hotspot for agri-tech, ecological and environmental focused companies, the Netherlands is the place to be for the movers and shakers of the plant-health field.

October 2021

Date: Oct 18, 2021 to Oct 20, 2021
Venue: Congress Center Basel
Location: Basel,  Switzerland
Date: Oct 23, 2021 to Oct 29, 2021
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: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. Congress theme: “Sustainable Use of Grassland and Rangeland Resources for Improved Livelihoods."
Date: Oct 30, 2021 to Oct 31, 2021
Sponsor: Entomological Society of America
Location: Denver, Colorado 
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. This summit will focus on the successes and implementation gaps associated with ISPM15, the inspection protocol for wood pallets and other packaging.
Date: Oct 31, 2021 to Nov 05, 2021
Sponsor: Arab Society for Plant Protection
Venue: Le Royal Hotels and Resorts
Location: Hammamat,  Tunisia

November 2021

Date: Nov 14, 2021 to Nov 17, 2021
Sponsor: Entomological Society of America
Venue: To be determined
Location: Denver, Colorado 
Date: Nov 21, 2021 to Nov 25, 2021
Sponsor: International Congress of Zoology
Venue: Century City Convention Centre
Location: Cape Town,  South Africa
Contact: Liza Monteiro

December 2021

Date: Dec 05, 2021 to Dec 10, 2021
Sponsor: International Weed Science Society
Venue: Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park
Location: Bangkok,  Thailand
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021.
Date: Dec 06, 2021 to Dec 08, 2021
Venue: University of Birmingham
Location: Birmingham,  United Kingdom
Notes: In partnership with the European Foundation for Plant Pathology (EFPP). To reflect that 2020 is International year of Plant Health and with the objective raising of awareness of the importance of plant health in addressing issues of global concern, including hunger, poverty and threats to the environment.

February 2022

Date: Feb 28, 2022 to Mar 03, 2022
Venue: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Location: Denver, Colorado 
Contact: Michelle Marquart
Phone: 217-244-8174
Notes: Postponed until 2022. Theme: Implementing IPM Across Borders and Disciplines

May 2022

Date: May 01, 2022 to May 06, 2022
Sponsor: Organized by the European Society of Nematology
Venue: Palais des Congrès
Location: Antibes Juan-les-Pins,  France
Notes: Rescheduled from 2021 to 2022. Theme: "Crossing borders: a world of nematode diversity and impact to discover"
Date: May 15, 2022 to May 19, 2022
Sponsor: Hosted by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s Marine Invasions Lab
Location: Annapolis, Maryland 

June 2022

Date: Jun 13, 2022 to Jun 17, 2022
Sponsor: International Aquatic Plants Group
Venue: Aarhus University
Location: Aarhus,  Denmark
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2022.
Date: Jun 20, 2022 to Jun 26, 2022
Venue: Hotel Štekl
Location: Hluboká nad Vltavou,  Czech Republic
Notes: Rescheduled to 2022. Keynote Speaker: Advancing invasion ecology using crayfish as model alien species
Date: Jun 20, 2022 to Jun 23, 2022
Venue: Eugenides Foundation
Location: Athens,  Greece

July 2022

Date: Jul 03, 2022 to Jul 08, 2022
Location: Assisi,  Italy
Phone: +39 075 5856465
Notes: Rescheduled to 2022.

September 2022

Date: Sep 06, 2022 to Sep 08, 2022
Sponsor: Natural Areas Association
Location: Duluth, Minnesota 
Notes: Postponed from 2021.
Date: Sep 25, 2022 to Sep 29, 2022
Sponsor: Weed Management Society of South Australia
Venue: Adelaide Oval
Location: Adelaide,  Australia
Contact: Loren Revell-Karutz
Phone: 08 8332 3277
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2022.