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April 2018

Date: Apr 04, 2018 to Apr 06, 2018
Sponsor: Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council
Venue: Crowne Plaza Melbourne - Oceanfront
Location: Melbourne, Florida 
Notes: Theme: Winds of Change - Adaptive Management under Changing Conditions
Date: Apr 11, 2018 to Apr 14, 2018
Sponsor: Salmonid Restoration Federation
Venue: River Lodge Conference Center
Location: Fortuna, California 
Date: Apr 13, 2018 to Apr 15, 2018
Sponsor: Arkansas Native Plant Society
Venue: LaQuinta Inn and Suites
Location: Russellville, Arkansas 
Contact: Donna Hanke
Phone: 479-967-5717
Date: Apr 15, 2018 to Apr 17, 2018
Venue: Hilton Burlington Hotel
Location: Burlington, Vermont 
Date: Apr 15, 2018 to Apr 19, 2018
Venue: Skirvin Hotel
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
Notes: "The International Wild Pig Conference is the only forum in the world that provides federal, state, and private stakeholders a venue to discuss biological, financial, and social implications specific to wild pig subsistence in our ecosystems."
Date: Apr 16, 2018 to Apr 18, 2018
Sponsor: Entomological Society of America
Venue: Online
Notes: "This new event will feature three days of video and virtual poster presentations focused on three primary topic areas: Invasive Species, Integrated Pest Management, and Science Communication."
Date: Apr 20, 2018 to Apr 22, 2018
Sponsor: Society for Ecological Restoration - Midwest-Great Lakes Chapter
Venue: Holiday Inn Stevens Point-Convention Center
Location: Stevens Point, Wisconsin 
Date: Apr 25, 2018 to Apr 27, 2018
Venue: International University of Sarajevo
Location: Sarajevo ,  Bosnia and Herzegovina

May 2018

Date: May 04, 2018 to May 05, 2018
Venue: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center
Location: Lake George, New York 
Notes: Theme: Protecting Lakes for 35 Years - Our Past, Present and Future. Includes session on Aquatic Invasive Species
Date: May 09, 2018 to May 11, 2018
Sponsor: California Society for Ecological Restoration
Venue: Marina Village
Location: San Diego, California 
Date: May 14, 2018 to May 16, 2018
Sponsor: Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Chinese Society of Plant Protection (CSPP) and International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC)
Venue: Beijing Friendship Hotel and Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Location: Beijing,  China
Contact: Dewen Qiu or Yulin Gao
Notes: See also, IOBC Website:
Date: May 20, 2018 to May 23, 2018
Venue: Embassy Suites
Location: Cary, North Carolina 
Notes: In 2018, the "National Conference on Urban Entomology" will be held jointly with the "Annual Invasive and Pest Ant Conference" (formerly called the "Imported Fire Ant and other Invasive Ants Conference.")
Date: May 22, 2018
Venue: Ghent University
Location: Ghent,  Belgium
Date: May 29, 2018 to Jun 01, 2018
Sponsor: Society of Wetland Scientists
Venue: Hilton Denver City Center
Location: Denver, Colorado 

June 2018

Date: Jun 03, 2018 to Jun 07, 2018
Sponsor: Society for Economic Botany and the Society of Ethnobiology
Location: Madison, Wisconsin 
Notes: 2018 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany. Economic Botany 2018.
Date: Jun 10, 2018 to Jun 13, 2018
Sponsor: Entomological Society of America
Venue: Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Location: Reno, Nevada 
Date: Jun 11, 2018 to Jun 15, 2018
Sponsor:  Invasive Plant Management Section of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and University of Florida
Venue: University of Florida. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.
Location: Gainesville, Florida 
Notes: This 5-day workshop "is designed for teachers interested in learning more about the 130-plus invasive plant species invading Florida’s natural areas and neighborhoods as well as the native flora and fauna..."
Date: Jun 18, 2018 to Jun 24, 2018
Notes: Eleven 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.
Date: Jun 21, 2018
Sponsor: Washington Invasive Species Council
Venue: Natural Resources Building, Room 172
Location: Olympia, Washington 
Notes: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Date: Jun 26, 2018 to Jun 29, 2018
Sponsor: Forest Landowners Association
Venue: Ritz Carlton (Reynolds, Lake Oconee)
Location: Greensboro, Georgia 

July 2018

Date: Jul 12, 2018 to Jul 13, 2018
Location: Paris,  France
Date: Jul 12, 2018 to Jul 17, 2018
Venue: Hilton Eugene
Location: Eugene, Oregon 
Phone: 208-331-9431
Date: Jul 15, 2018 to Jul 18, 2018
Sponsor: Aquatic Plant Management Society
Venue: Hyatt Regency
Location: Buffalo, New York 
Date: Jul 21, 2018 to Jul 25, 2018
Sponsor: Botanical Society of America
Venue: Rochester Civic Center
Location: Rochester, Minnesota 
Date: Jul 26, 2018 to Jul 27, 2018
Location: Melbourne,  Australia
Date: Jul 29, 2018 to Aug 03, 2018
Sponsor: The American Phytopathological Society / The International Society for Plant Pathology
Venue: Hynes Convention Center
Location: Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Theme - Plant Health in a Global Economy

August 2018

Date: Aug 05, 2018 to Aug 10, 2018
Venue: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana 
Date: Aug 07, 2018 to Aug 10, 2018
Venue: Goeldi Museum and the Federal University of Pará
Location: Belém do Pará,  Brazil
Notes: Theme: Belém+30: Reflecting on the Declaration of Belém across three decades. "The congress aims to assess the lasting impacts that the field of ethnobiology has brought to our understandings and appreciation of traditional knowledge about the environment, while also identifying ongoing challenges to global sociobiodiversity."
Date: Aug 19, 2018 to Aug 24, 2018
Sponsor: International Association for Plant Biotechnology
Venue: Convention Centre Dublin
Location: Dublin,  Ireland
Date: Aug 20, 2018 to Aug 24, 2018
Sponsor: Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials
Venue: Hyatt Regency Riverwalk
Location: San Antonio, Texas 
Date: Aug 22, 2018 to Aug 24, 2018
Venue: Jekyll Island Convention Center
Location: Jekyll Island, Georgia 
Contact: Dr. Jill Geraghty, Sr. Program Manager
Phone: 678-630-3275
Date: Aug 25, 2018 to Sep 01, 2018
Venue: Otago Museum and the University of Otago
Location: Dunedin,  New Zealand
Notes: 2018 annual conference held jointly with the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC).
Date: Aug 26, 2018 to Aug 31, 2018
Location: Engelberg,  Switzerland
Notes: The XV ISBCW is aiming to bring together practitioners, scientists and regulators working in the field of weed biological control to share their experiences, network, foster collaborations, and discuss emerging issues that affect invasive plant management.
Date: Aug 26, 2018 to Aug 30, 2018
Venue: New Orleans Marriott
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana 
Date: Aug 27, 2018 to Aug 31, 2018
Sponsor: European Wildlife Disease Association
Venue: University of Thessaly
Location: Larissa,  Greece

September 2018

Date: Sep 04, 2018 to Sep 07, 2018
Venue: Royal Marine Hotel
Location: Dun Laoghaire, Dublin,  Ireland
Date: Sep 04, 2018 to Sep 07, 2018
Venue: National Wine Centre of Australia
Location: Adelaide,  South Australia
Date: Sep 05, 2018 to Sep 06, 2018
Sponsor:  Weed Research & Information Center - UC Davis
Venue: UC Davis. Bowley Plant Science Teaching Center.
Location: Davis, California 
Phone: 530-752-1748
Notes: "The Aquatic Weed School 2018 is an intensive two-day course focusing on issues associated with developing weed management strategies in a variety of aquatic ecosystems."
Date: Sep 05, 2018 to Sep 09, 2018
Sponsor: Romanian Limnogeographical Association; German Limnological Society; Polish Limnological Society; Danube Delta National Institute; and Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority
Venue: "Delta" Hotel in Tulcea, Romania
Location: Tulcea,  Romania
Date: Sep 06, 2018 to Sep 09, 2018
Sponsor: Native Plant Society of New Mexico
Venue: Western New Mexico University
Location: Silver City, New Mexico 
Date: Sep 06, 2018
Sponsor: Washington Invasive Species Council
Venue: Natural Resources Building, Room 172
Location: Olympia, Washington 
Date: Sep 09, 2018 to Sep 12, 2018
Sponsor: Weed Society of New South Wales
Venue: Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
Location: Manly,  Australia
Date: Sep 09, 2018 to Sep 13, 2018
Sponsor: Society for Ecological Restoration
Venue: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
Location: Reykjavik,  Iceland
Notes: The conference location and scheduled field trips address the consequences of unsustainable land use and use of invasive alien species.
Date: Sep 09, 2018 to Sep 12, 2018
Venue: Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Location: Tampa, Florida 
Date: Sep 12, 2018 to Sep 14, 2018
Location: Cambridge,  United Kingdom
Date: Sep 17, 2018 to Sep 19, 2018
Venue: Bayfront Convention Center
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania 
Date: Sep 23, 2018 to Sep 26, 2018
Sponsor: Australian Entomological Society
Location: Alice Springs, Northern Territory Australia

October 2018

Date: Oct 02, 2018 to Oct 03, 2018
Sponsor: Great Lakes Commission
Venue: The Conrad Hotel
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana 
Contact: Beth Wanamaker
Date: Oct 04, 2018 to Oct 07, 2018
Venue: Termag Hotel Jahorina
Location: Johorina mountain,  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Contact: Dr. Sinisa Berjan
Date: Oct 04, 2018
Sponsor: Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group
Venue: University of Connecticut Student Union
Location: Storrs, Connecticut 
Phone: 860-486-6448
Date: Oct 07, 2018 to Oct 11, 2018
Sponsor: The Wildlife Society
Location: Cleveland, Ohio 
Phone: 301-897-9770
Date: Oct 08, 2018 to Oct 11, 2018
Sponsor: Society for Vector Ecology
Venue: Tenaya Lodge
Location: Yosemite National Park, California 
Date: Oct 12, 2018 to Oct 17, 2018
Sponsor: Association of Biosafety and Biosecurity
Venue: Charleston Convention Center
Location: Charleston, South Carolina 
Date: Oct 15, 2018 to Oct 19, 2018
Venue: Tsukuba International Congress Center
Location: Lake Kasumigaura, Ibaraki Prefecture,  Japan
Notes: Theme: Harmonious Coexistence of Humans and Lakes - Towards Sustainable Ecosystems Services
Date: Oct 15, 2018 to Oct 18, 2018
Venue: Mayo Civic Center
Location: Rochester, Minnesota 
Date: Oct 16, 2018 to Oct 18, 2018
Sponsor: Society for the Study of Marine Bioinvasions and the Grupo de Ecología en Ambientes Costeros
Location: Puerto Madryn (Patagonia),  Argentina
Date: Oct 16, 2018 to Oct 17, 2018
Sponsor: Great Lakes Coalition
Location: Detroit, Michigan 
Date: Oct 22, 2018 to Oct 24, 2018
Venue: Congress Center Basel
Location: Basel,  Switzerland
Date: Oct 22, 2018 to Oct 25, 2018
Venue: Couvent des Jacobins
Location: Rennes,  France
Date: Oct 23, 2018 to Oct 26, 2018
Sponsor: Texas Invasive Plant & Pest Council, and Texas Invasive Species Insitute
Venue: UT-Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Location: Austin, Texas 
Date: Oct 23, 2018 to Oct 25, 2018
Sponsor: Natural Areas Association
Venue: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana 
Date: Oct 23, 2018 to Oct 26, 2018
Sponsor: National Pest Management Association
Venue: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
Location: Orlando, Florida 
Date: Oct 23, 2018 to Oct 26, 2018
Sponsor: World Aquaculture Society
Venue: Agora Bogota Convention Center
Location: Bogota,  Colombia
Date: Oct 24, 2018 to Oct 26, 2018
Venue: American Museum of Natural History
Location: New York, New York 
Date: Oct 28, 2018 to Oct 30, 2018
Sponsor: Utah Mosquito Abatement Association
Venue: Ogden Eccles Conference Center ​
Location: Ogden, Utah 
Date: Oct 29, 2018 to Oct 31, 2018
Location: San Diego, California 

November 2018

Date: Nov 02, 2018 to Nov 03, 2018
Venue: Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
Location: State College, Pennsylvania 
Date: Nov 05, 2018 to Nov 06, 2018
Venue: Hotel Irvine
Location: Irvine, California 
Date: Nov 07, 2018 to Nov 10, 2018
Venue: Monterey Hyatt Regency
Location: Monterey, California 
Phone: 510-843-3902
Date: Nov 09, 2018 to Nov 12, 2018
Location: Vienna,  Austria
Date: Nov 10, 2018
Sponsor: The Entomological Society of America (ESA), the Entomological Society of Canada (ESC), and the Entomological Society of British Columbia (ESBC)
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Notes: The purpose of the summit is to explore key aspects of the invasive arthropod crisis, learn what existing initiatives and funding organizations are already active in this area, and identify the best opportunities for the entomological community to make a meaningful and lasting contribution. All entomological societies, related federal agencies, and corporate interests are encouraged to send a representative to the summit.
Date: Nov 11, 2018 to Nov 14, 2018
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Notes: Entomology 2018
Date: Nov 13, 2018 to Nov 15, 2018
Sponsor: Alaska Committee for Noxious and Invasive Pest Management
Venue: Lands End Resort
Location: Homer, Alaska 
Date: Nov 13, 2018 to Nov 14, 2018
Sponsor: British Crop Protection Council
Venue: Hilton Brighton Metropole
Location: Brighton,  United Kingdom
Date: Nov 19, 2018 to Nov 22, 2018
Sponsor: Canadian Weed Science Society
Venue: Marriott on the Falls
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada
Date: Nov 25, 2018 to Nov 30, 2018
Venue: Stellenbosch University
Location: Stellenbosch,  South Africa

December 2018

Date: Dec 03, 2018 to Dec 07, 2018
Sponsor: University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Venue: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel
Location: Washington, DC 
Contact: Kristin Zupancic
Phone: (352) 294-3582
Date: Dec 04, 2018 to Dec 06, 2018
Sponsor: Oregon Department of Agriculture
Venue: LaSells Stewart Center
Location: Corvallis, Oregon 
Date: Dec 04, 2018 to Dec 06, 2018
Sponsor: Native Plant Society of New Mexico
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis
Location: Corvallis, Oregon 
Contact: Tristen Berg
Phone: 503-986-4622
Date: Dec 08, 2018 to Dec 13, 2018
Sponsor: Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) and the Coastal States Organization (CSO)
Venue: Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
Location: Long Beach, California 
Contact: Courtney Lewis
Phone: 703-524-0248 ext. 5
Date: Dec 12, 2018 to Dec 14, 2018
Venue: Gaylord Opryland Hotel
Location: Nashville, Tennessee 
Contact: Steven Manning
Phone: 615-969-1309
Date: Dec 13, 2018
Sponsor: Washington Invasive Species Council
Venue: Natural Resources Building, Room 172
Location: Olympia, Washington 
Notes: 9:00am - 3:00pm

January 2019

2019 83rd Annual Purdue University Pest Management Conference

Date: Jan 07, 2019 to Jan 09, 2019
Sponsor: Purdue University
Location: Lafayette, Indiana 
Notes: Details forthcoming
Date: Jan 08, 2019 to Jan 10, 2019
Sponsor: Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society
Venue: The Desmond
Location: Albany, New York 
Date: Jan 08, 2019 to Jan 10, 2019
Venue: Delta Hotels Baltimore
Location: Hunt Valley, Maryland 
Notes: See also:
Date: Jan 08, 2019
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service - Northern Research Station
Venue: Loews Annapolis Hotel
Location: Annapolis, Maryland 
Date: Jan 23, 2019 to Jan 25, 2019
Sponsor: California Weed Science Society
Venue: Hyatt Regency
Location: Sacremento, California 
Date: Jan 30, 2019 to Jan 31, 2019
Sponsor: Michigan Mosquito Control Association
Venue: Radisson Lansing Hotel at the Capitol
Location: Bay City, Michigan 
Phone: 989-894-4555

February 2019

Date: Feb 05, 2019 to Feb 07, 2019
Venue: Tan-Tar-A Resort
Location: Osage Beach, Missouri 
Date: Feb 05, 2019 to Aug 07, 2019
Sponsor: River Restoration Northwest
Venue: Skamania Lodge Resort
Location: Stevenson, Washington 
Date: Feb 05, 2019 to Feb 07, 2019
Sponsor: Tamarisk Coalition and the Desert Botanical Garden
Venue: Desert Botanical Garden
Location: Phoenix, Arizona 
Phone: 970-256-7400
Date: Feb 11, 2019 to Feb 15, 2019
Location: Rottnest Island,  Western Australia
Contact: Derek Ball
Notes: Theme: Finding the Balance
Date: Feb 11, 2019 to Feb 15, 2019
Venue: Dena'ina Center
Location: Anchorage, Alaska 
Date: Feb 19, 2019 to Feb 21, 2019
Sponsor: Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan
Venue: Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba,  Canada

March 2019

Date: Mar 06, 2019 to Mar 10, 2019
Sponsor: World Aquaculture Society
Venue: Marriott New Orleans
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana 
Date: Mar 06, 2019 to Mar 07, 2019
Sponsor: Ecological Landscape Association
Venue: To be determined
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts 
Date: Mar 11, 2019 to Mar 14, 2019
Sponsor: Western Society of Weed Science
Venue: Grand Hyatt Denver
Location: Denver, Colorado 

April 2019

Date: Apr 28, 2019 to May 01, 2019
Sponsor: European Society for Virology
Location: Rotterdam,  Netherlands

July 2019

Date: Jul 01, 2019
Venue: Kruger National Park
Notes: Dates to be determined. Facebook:
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 13, 2019 to Jul 19, 2019
Venue: Double Tree Hilton Hotel
Location: San Diego, California 
Date: Jul 27, 2019 to Jul 31, 2019
Sponsor: Botanical Society of America
Location: Tucson, Arizona 
Notes: Venue to be determined

August 2019

Date: Aug 04, 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:
Date: Sep 29, 2019 to Oct 03, 2019
Sponsor: The Wildlife Society
Venue: To be determined
Location: Reno, Nevada 
Phone: 301-897-9770

October 2019

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 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

November 2019

Date: Nov 17, 2019 to Nov 20, 2019
Sponsor: Entomological Society of America
Venue: To be determined
Location: St. Louis, Missouri 

January 2020

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
Sponsor: Society for Range Management
Venue: To be determined
Location: Denver, Colorado 

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 

October 2020

Date: Oct 19, 2020 to Oct 21, 2020
Venue: Congress Center Basel
Location: Basel,  Switzerland
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 

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