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Conferences and Events

Provides invasive species conferences and events. 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:

May 2020

Date: May 01, 2020 to May 02, 2020
Venue: Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center
Location: Lake George, New York 
Notes: 2020 conference canceled.
Date: May 04, 2020 to May 08, 2020
Sponsor: University of Florida; Taiwan Entomological Society
Venue: National Chung Hsing University
Location: Taichung,  Taiwan
Contact: Jiri Hulcr
Date: May 13, 2020 to May 15, 2020
Sponsor: European Weed Research Society
Location: Prague,  Czech Republic
Date: May 16, 2020 to May 23, 2020
Venue: Nationwide
Notes: Press release toolkit, Action toolkit, and information about local events.
Date: May 19, 2020 to May 21, 2020
Location: Kenosha, Wisconsin 
Contact: Beth Wanamaker
Notes: Meeting canceled.
Date: May 27, 2020 to May 28, 2020
Location: Niagara on the Lake, Ontario Canada
Contact: Dr. Marc Gaden
Phone: 734-669-3012
Notes: 2020 meeting canceled.

June 2020

Date: Jun 03, 2020
Venue: Great Wolf Lodge Water Park
Location: Grand Mound, Washington 
Notes: **The 2020 Scotch Broom Symposium has been changed to an entirely Web-based event.** The purpose of this symposium is to bring natural resource managers, scientists, and researchers together in order to discuss new and best practices of scotch broom management.
Date: Jun 06, 2020 to Jun 13, 2020
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!
Date: Jun 08, 2020 to Jun 12, 2020
Sponsor: International Association for Great Lakes Research
Venue: RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Notes: In-person conference canceled, but a virtual conference may be held. Details TBD.
Date: Jun 16, 2020 to Jun 17, 2020
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada
Date: Jun 20, 2020 to Jun 23, 2020
Venue: University of Campinas
Location: Campinas City, São Paulo Brazil
Notes: CONFERENCE POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 (TBD). Grants for early career researchers will be available.
Date: Jun 22, 2020 to Jun 28, 2020
Notes: National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. 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. It's not too early to start thinking about an event at your school, garden, church, store, etc. Pollinators positively affect all our lives, supporting wildlife, healthy watershed and more - let's SAVE and CELEBRATE them!
Date: Jun 28, 2020 to Jul 03, 2020
Location: Lisbon,  Portugal
Notes: Conference canceled.

July 2020

Date: Jul 17, 2020 to Jul 19, 2020
Sponsor: Midwest Native Plant Society
Venue: Bergamo Center
Location: Dayton, Ohio 
Notes: 2020 conference canceled.
Date: Jul 19, 2020 to Jul 22, 2020
Venue: Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
Location: San Antonio, Texas 
Notes: 2020 meeting canceled.

August 2020

Date: Aug 02, 2020 to Aug 06, 2020
Sponsor: Society for Ecological Restoration; University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Venue: Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach
Location: Portland, Oregon 
Phone: (352) 392-5930
Notes: Conference postponed until 2021. Exact dates TBD.
Date: Aug 02, 2020 to Aug 07, 2020
Sponsor: Ecological Society of America
Notes: Meeting will be held virtually.
Date: Aug 08, 2020 to Aug 12, 2020
Venue: Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel
Location: Denver, Colorado 
Date: Aug 09, 2020 to Aug 11, 2020
Sponsor: Virginia’s United Land Trusts
Venue: The Hotel Madison
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia 
Contact: Sarah Richardson
Phone: (804) 225-2048
Notes: Rescheduled from April 2020. Suggested proposal topics include working with landowners to manage their lands for invasive species control.
Date: Aug 09, 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
Notes: Conference postponed until the first quarter of 2021. Exact dates TBD. TAAO Website:
Date: Aug 25, 2020 to Aug 28, 2020
Sponsor: Institute of Horticulture, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies in cooperation with Latvian Malacological Society
Location: Riga,  Latvia
Contact: Arturs Stalažs
Phone: +371-26 71 14 11
Notes: Conference canceled.
Date: Aug 30, 2020 to Sep 05, 2020
Sponsor: Joint conference with the European Wildlife Disease Association.
Location: Cuenca,  Spain
Notes: Conference postponed. New dates TBD.
Date: Aug 31, 2020 to Sep 03, 2020
Sponsor: International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC)
Venue: Le Quartz
Location: Brest,  France
Contact: Laure Dreux
Notes: Conference postponed until 2021. New dates TBD.

September 2020

Date: Sep 09, 2020 to Sep 11, 2020
Sponsor: CAB International.
Location: The Hague,  Netherlands
Notes: PHAB 2020 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.
Date: Sep 15, 2020 to Sep 17, 2020
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania 
Contact: Tom Crane
Date: Sep 15, 2020 to Sep 18, 2020
Venue: Tsukuba International Congress Center
Location: Ibaraki,  Japan
Notes: Conference canceled.
Date: Sep 15, 2020 to Sep 18, 2020
Sponsor: European Group on Biological Invasions
Venue: Olympia Vodice Hotel
Location: Vodice,  Croatia
Contact: Sven Jelaska
Date: Sep 16, 2020 to Sep 18, 2020
Venue: Hotel Captain Cook
Location: Anchorage, Alaska 
Contact: Mason Parker
Date: Sep 27, 2020 to Oct 01, 2020
Venue: Galt House Hotel
Location: Louisville, Kentucky 
Date: Sep 30, 2020 to Oct 02, 2020
Venue: Ocean Drive Beach and Golf Resort
Location: North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 

October 2020

Date: Oct 04, 2020 to Oct 08, 2020
Location: La Grande Motte,  France
Contact: Marc De Meyer, TEAM Chari
Date: Oct 05, 2020 to Oct 08, 2020
Sponsor: International Plant Protection Convention
Venue: Paasitorni Conference Centre
Location: Helsinki,  Finland
Contact: Ralf Lopian
Notes: 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.
Date: Oct 06, 2020 to Oct 08, 2020
Venue: Conference will be held virtually
Date: Oct 07, 2020 to Oct 08, 2020
Sponsor: Great Lakes Coalition
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
Date: Oct 12, 2020 to Oct 14, 2020
Venue: Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center
Location: Duluth, Minnesota 
Phone: 414-967-1350
Date: Oct 13, 2020 to Oct 16, 2020
Sponsor: Natural Areas Association
Venue: Grand Sierra Resort
Location: Reno, Nevada 
Notes: Topics include "Invasive species management - new and effective approaches"
Date: Oct 13, 2020 to Oct 16, 2020
Sponsor: National Pest Management Association
Location: Nashville, Tennessee 
Date: Oct 13, 2020 to Oct 15, 2020
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Tucson-Reid Park
Location: Tuscon, Arizona 
Contact: Cory Greer
Date: Oct 18, 2020 to Oct 23, 2020
Sponsor: INTECOL Wetland Working Group (WWG)
Venue: Te Pae, the Christchurch Convention Centre
Location: Christchurch,  New Zealand
Notes: Conference theme: Traditional knowledge and innovative science in wetland research and management.
Date: Oct 19, 2020 to Oct 21, 2020
Venue: Congress Center Basel
Location: Basel,  Switzerland
Date: Oct 20, 2020 to Oct 22, 2020
Venue: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
Location: Washington, DC 
Date: Oct 24, 2020 to Oct 31, 2020
Location: Nationwide,  U.S.
Notes: Bat Week is an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature.
Date: Oct 25, 2020 to Oct 28, 2020
Sponsor: Weed Management Society of South Australia
Venue: Adelaide Oval
Location: Adelaide,  Australia
Contact: Loren Revell-Karutz
Phone: 08 8332 3277
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 27, 2020 to Oct 30, 2020
Venue: California State University
Location: Chico, California 
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 03, 2020 to Nov 07, 2020
Location: Montevideo,  Uruguay
Date: Nov 03, 2020 to Nov 05, 2020
Sponsor: National Gypsy Moth Management Board
Venue: Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Date: Nov 08, 2020 to Nov 13, 2020
Sponsor: International Society of Citriculture
Venue: Yenisehir Ataturk Cultural and Congress Center
Location: Mersin,  Turkey
Date: Nov 14, 2020 to Nov 15, 2020
Sponsor: Entomological Society of America
Location: Orlando, Florida 
Notes: This summit will focus on the successes and implementation gaps associated with ISPM15, the inspection protocol for wood pallets and other packaging.
Date: Nov 15, 2020 to Nov 18, 2020
Sponsor: Entomological Society of America
Venue: Rosen Shingle Creek
Location: Orlando, Florida 
Date: Nov 16, 2020 to Nov 19, 2020
Location: Merida, Yucatan Mexico
Date: Nov 17, 2020 to Nov 20, 2020
Venue: Saint Raphael Hotel and Resort
Location: Limassol,  Cyprus
Contact: Dimitris Tsaltas
Phone: (+357) 25 002 545
Date: Nov 18, 2020 to Nov 19, 2020
Sponsor: Entomological Society of America
Location: Orlando, Florida 
Notes: This field tour will be held following the 2020 ESA meeting in Orlando, FL. Attendees will learn about various topics including invasive species interception at both the Orlando International Airport and invasive pest management and ongoing challenges in citrus.
Date: Nov 24, 2020 to Nov 27, 2020
Sponsor: Australasian Plant Pathology Society
Venue: Hilton Hotel
Location: Cairns, Queensland Australia

December 2020

Date: Dec 07, 2020 to Dec 12, 2020
Sponsor: International Weed Science Society
Venue: Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park
Location: Bangkok,  Thailand
Date: Dec 07, 2020 to Dec 09, 2020
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.
Date: Dec 13, 2020 to Dec 16, 2020
Venue: University of Auckland
Location: Auckland,  New Zealand
Contact: Melissa Burnett

January 2021

Date: Jan 07, 2021 to Jan 15, 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
Contact: Goska Bonnaveira
Phone: +41 79 276 01 85
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. 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."
Date: Jan 21, 2021 to Jan 22, 2021
Venue: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Location: East Lansing, Michigan 

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
Date: Feb 16, 2021 to Feb 19, 2021
Sponsor: This conference will be hosted by RiversEdge West, The Wildlife Society, and The Ruth Hutchins Water Center at Colorado Mesa University
Venue: University Center at Colorado Mesa University
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado 

March 2021

Date: Mar 02, 2021 to Mar 05, 2021
Sponsor: International Society for Horticultural Science
Venue: RADICEPURA Horticultural Park
Location: Giarre,  Italy
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. Held in conjunction with the VIII International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture (
Date: Mar 15, 2021 to Mar 18, 2021
Venue: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Location: Denver, Colorado 
Contact: Michelle Marquart
Phone: 217-244-8174
Notes: Theme: Implementing IPM Across Borders and Disciplines
Date: Mar 24, 2021 to Mar 27, 2021
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee 

April 2021

Date: Apr 25, 2021 to Apr 30, 2021
Sponsor: Organized by the European Society of Nematology
Venue: Palais des Congrès
Location: Antibes Juan-les-Pins,  France
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. Theme: "Crossing borders: a world of nematode diversity and impact to discover"
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
Location: Cedar City, Utah 
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 18, 2021
Venue: Ghent University
Location: Ghent,  Belgium
Phone: +32(0)9 264 61 42
Notes: Includes special session on "Plant health: quarantine and emerging pests, diseases and weeds"
Date: May 23, 2021 to May 26, 2021
Venue: Renaissance Riverview
Location: Mobile, Alabama 
Date: May 24, 2021 to May 27, 2021
Sponsor: Centre for Invasive Species Solutions in partnership with Agriculture Victoria
Venue: Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
Location: Melbourne,  Australia
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. Theme: "Feral Futures 2051".
Date: May 31, 2021 to Jun 04, 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.

June 2021

Date: Jun 02, 2021 to Jun 03, 2021
Location: Traverse City, Michigan 
Date: Jun 06, 2021 to Jun 11, 2021
Location: Assisi,  Italy
Phone: +39 075 5856465
Date: Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 18, 2021
Sponsor: International Aquatic Plants Group
Venue: Aarhus University
Location: Aarhus,  Denmark
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021.
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: The proposed theme of the conference is “From Reclaiming to Restoring and Rewilding”. It aims to stimulate discussions about the range of environmental management approaches advocated by the three hosting societies.
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: The Eugenides Foundation
Location: Athens,  Greece
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.

July 2021

Date: Jul 06, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
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 

August 2021

Date: Aug 01, 2021 to Aug 05, 2021
Venue: Boardwalk Hotel
Location: Port Elizabeth,  South Africa
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 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 23, 2021
Sponsor: Natural Areas Association
Location: Duluth, Minnesota 

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 
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