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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.

  • Lionfish Challenge

  • Play Clean Go: Stop Invasive Species in Your Tracks

    • North American Invasive Species Management Association.

    • The annual PlayCleanGo Awareness Week (June 1-8, 2024) will be held 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.

      PlayCleanGo is an education and outreach campaign for outdoor recreationalists in North America. The goal is to encourage outdoor recreation while protecting valuable natural resources. The objective is to slow or stop the spread of terrestrial invasive species (those that occur on land) through changes in public behavior. See how you can take action and stop invasive species in your tracks.
      See also: 2023 PlayCleanGo Awareness Week National Press Release [PDF, 63 KB]

  • California Invasive Species Action Week

    • California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    • The goals of the California Invasive Species Action Week (June 1-9, 2024),  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.

      Prevention is the most effective strategy in managing invasive species. However, hundreds of invasive plants and animals have already established in California and are rapidly spreading each year. These invaders are negatively impacting our waters, our native plants and animals (some of them rare, threatened, or endangered), our agriculture, our health, our economy, and our favorite recreational places. Help us celebrate California's Invasive Species Action Week, and more importantly, help stop the spread of invasive species, by volunteering to take action.

      Learn how invasive species are affecting California, with Invasive Species Action Week Lunchtime Talks. Webinars are part of California Invasive Species Action Week, organized by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife. Webinars were recorded and available for viewing.

  • New York Invasive Species Awareness Week

    • New York Invasive Species Information.

    • The mission of the New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (June 3-9, 2024) 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. This annual education campaign is comprised of various outreach initiatives and events led by partner organizations statewide. Activities include interpretive hikes, invasive plant removal, and restoration projects, displays, webinars, radio and television programming, and more.

  • Alaska Invasive Species Awareness Week

    • Jun 9, 2024
    • Alaska Office of Governor (Mike Dunleavy).

    • Mike Dunleavy, Governor of the State of Alaska, proclaimed Alaska Invasive Species Awareness Week (June 9-15, 2024), encouraging all Alaskans and visitors to learn about, prevent, report, and contribute to control of invasive species in the state.
      See also: Alaska Invasive Species Awareness Materials (Alaska Invasive Species Partnership)

  • Pollinator Week

    • Pollinator Partnership.

    • National Pollinator Week (June 17-23, 2024) is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. In 2007, 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 2024 is a celebration of the vital role that pollinators play in our ecosystems, economies, and agriculture. Under the inspiring theme "Vision 2040: Thriving ecosystems, economies, and agriculture," 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.
      See also: USDA Recognizes National Pollinator Week (Jun 17, 2024)

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  • 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. 

  • IUFRO 2024 World Congress: Forests and Society Towards 2050

    • Date
      Jun 23, 2024 - Jun 29, 2024
    • Location
      Stockholm, Sweden
    • Notes

      The IUFRO World Congress is one of the largest global forest events, held every five years since 1893.  The congress gives a unique opportunity to gather worldwide leading scientists and top leaders to contribute and co-create for a sustainable future within Forestry, Climate and Society – aligned with the UN´s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the future ahead.

  • 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. 

  • 2023 Third International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC3)

    • Date
      Jun 24, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    • Sponsor

      International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) and CAB International (CABI)

    • Location
      San José, Costa Rica
    • Notes

      [T]his congress is unique in serving as a meeting point for scientists and practitioners from universities, research institutes, governmental, non-governmental and private-sector organizations who are working on a wide breadth of biological control targets including insect pests, plant and animal diseases, weeds and invasive vertebrates whether they use importation, augmentation or conservation as approaches and whether they are interested in basic science related to biological control or in improving its application.

  • Washington Invasive Species Council Meeting (Jun 2024)

    • Date
      Jun 27, 2024
    • Venue
      Hybrid - Virtual (Zoom) and in person
    • Location
      Walla Walla, Washington
    • Phone
      (360) 704-0973
    • Notes


      Phone Option: (669) 900-6833 - Meeting ID: 894 9146 2276

  • 2024 XX International Plant Protection Congress: Healthy Plants Support Human Welfare

    • Date
      Jul 01, 2024 - Jul 05, 2024
    • Venue
      Megaron Athens International Conference Centre
    • Location
      Athens, Greece
  • 2024 9th International Weed Science Congress

    • Date
      Jul 07, 2024 - Jul 11, 2024
    • Sponsor

      International Weed Science Society

    • Venue
      Hotel Ramada Jerusalem
    • Location
      Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2024 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

    • Date
      Jul 14, 2024 - Jul 18, 2024
    • Sponsor

      Host: University of Rwanda

    • Venue
      Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (KCEV)
    • Location
      Kigali, Rwanda
    • Notes

      Theme: Achieving Inclusive Science for Effective Conservation, Adaptation, and Resilience in the Tropics