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Conferences and Events

Provides upcoming Conferences and Events related to invasive species. The calendar displays events for previous years (by selecting dates) which can be helpful in finding relevant experts and papers.

See also: Calendars and Meetings for invasive species-related conference calendars on other Web sites, and Public Awareness Campaigns for additional awareness-related events; current events are listed below.

Please Note: If you would like to suggest an invasive species-related conference or event for inclusion on our calendar, please Contact Us.

Public Awareness Events

  • The Great Chesapeake Invasives Count

    • Coastal Conservation Association Maryland.

    • Report your catch of invasive fish species (northern snakehead, blue catfish, flathead catfish) in the Chesapeake Watershed for a chance to win great prizes! The Great Chesapeake Invasives Count is an annual angling-based effort (April 1, 2024-March 31, 2025)  to provide important data to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, USFWS, and other management agencies on what you're seeing on the water. Information related to the number of fish you catch during a given time, as well as the length and weight of the fish you catch is important to fishery managers. It is also vital to investigate the feeding habits of invasive fish to help understand the short and long-term impacts that their existence may cause on native species. It is important that the public recognizes the impacts that these species can have on our natural ecosystems, and does not continue the spread of these fish.

  • Don't Move Firewood - Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week Toolkit

    • Nature Conservancy.

    •  Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week is in May each year. Provides outreach materials for EAB EAB Awareness Week.

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  • 2024 National Conference on Urban Entomology & Invasive Pest Ant Conference

    • Date
      May 19, 2024 - May 22, 2024
    • Venue
      Renaissance Riverview
    • Location
      Mobile, Alabama
    • Notes

      The conference aims to bring "scientists and industry, academia, and government together to open channels of communication and information and to foster interest and research in the general area of urban and structural entomology.

  • IAGLR 2024: 67th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research

    • Date
      May 20, 2024 - May 24, 2024
    • Sponsor

      Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research

    • Venue
      Caesars Windsor
    • Location
      Windsor, Ontario
    • Notes

      Theme:  Shared Lakes: One Water, One Health.

  • 2024 75th International Symposium on Crop Protection

    • Date
      May 21, 2024
    • Venue
      Ghent University
    • Location
      Ghent, Belgium
    • Phone
      +32(0)9 264 61 42
  • 2024 6th Annual PlayCleanGo Awareness Week

    • Date
      Jun 01, 2024 - Jun 08, 2024
    • Location
      Nationwide
    • Notes

      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!

  • 3rd National Workshop on Marine eDNA (biennial)

    • Date
      Jun 03, 2024 - Jun 05, 2024
    • Sponsor

      Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian)

    • Venue
      Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
    • Location
      Laurel, Maryland
    • Notes

      The biennial National Workshop on Marine Environmental DNA (eDNA) convenes researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to discuss the state of eDNA science and opportunities for its adoption as a natural resource management technology. The 2024 workshop will highlight a new National eDNA Strategy.

  • 2024 Great Lakes Fishery Commission Annual Meeting

    • Date
      Jun 05, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    • Sponsor

      Great Lakes Fishery Commission

    • Location
      Ottawa, 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.

  • Botany 2024

    • Date
      Jun 15, 2024 - Jun 19, 2024
    • Sponsor

      Botanical Society of America

    • Venue
      Amway Grand Hotel and DeVos Place
    • Location
      Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • Notes

      Theme:  Resilience in a Changing World

  • 2024 World Biodiversity Forum

    • Date
      Jun 16, 2024 - Jun 21, 2024
    • Venue
      Davos Congress Center
    • Location
      Davos, Switzerland
    • Contact
      info@worldbiodiversityforum.org
  • 2024 Pollinator Week - Vision 2040: Thriving Ecosystems, Economies, and Agriculture

    • Date
      Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 23, 2024
    • Sponsor

      Pollinator Partnership

    • Location
      Nationwide
    • Notes

      Pollinator Week is an annual celebration in support of pollinator health that was initiated and is managed by Pollinator Partnership.   This year's event urges us to envision a future where pollinators not only survive but thrive. These essential creatures, including bees, butterflies, moths, bats, beetles, and hummingbirds, are the unsung heroes behind the food we enjoy and the beauty that surrounds us. As we reflect on the interconnectedness of our world, let's unite in a collective effort to protect and preserve these crucial pollinators. 

  • 2024 15th International Congress on the Biology of Fish

    • Date
      Jun 23, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    • Venue
      Michigan Union at the University of Michigan
    • Location
      Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Notes

      Organized by The Physiology Section of the American Fisheries Society and Michigan Sea Grant, in collaboration with associates from the U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center, the 15th ICBF meeting will provide an opportunity for researchers and scientists from all over the world to share and collaborate on developments and findings in fish physiology.

      The range of topics will reflect current research in fish conservation physiology, environmental physiology, evolutionary physiology, use of fishes in biomedical research, and other emerging issues.