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

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:

July 2021

Date: Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 14, 2021
Venue: Riverside Hilton
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana 
Date: Jul 22, 2021 to Jul 24, 2021
Venue: Bergamo Center
Location: Dayton, Ohio 
Date: Jul 26, 2021 to Aug 05, 2021
Sponsor: Society for Ecological Restoration; University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Venue: Virtual
Phone: (352) 392-5930
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020.
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: Virtual
Date: Aug 02, 2021 to Aug 06, 2021
Sponsor: American Phytopathological Society
Venue: Virtual
Notes: Join us Plant Health 2021 Online​ as we ​explore major shifts in bacterial, viral, nematode, ​and fungal pathosystems to help you ​anticipate and deflect future shifts in disease risk.
Date: Aug 15, 2021 to Aug 19, 2021
Venue: Big Sky Resort
Location: Big Sky, Montana 
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. Virtual/In-Person Hybrid Event.
Date: Aug 31, 2021 to Sep 02, 2021
Sponsor: Joint conference with the European Wildlife Disease Association.
Venue: Virtual
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020.

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 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
Venue: Virtual
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 27, 2021 to Sep 30, 2021
Sponsor: Co-hosted by North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) and the Montana Invasive Species Council.
Venue: Hybrid (in person and virtual)
Location: Missoula, Montana 
Notes: Our 2021 Conference will feature topics with national, and international reach and impact; case studies of regional partnerships; and technical updates. The conference will be broad in geographic scope, covering challenges and successes that impact and can influence all of North America including aquatic and terrestrial plants, animals, insects, pests, and pathogens. The conference’s purpose is to improve management, prevention, control and mitigation of invasive species.

October 2021

Date: Oct 03, 2021 to Oct 07, 2021
Location: Vienna,  Austria
Phone: +43 50 555-25201
Date: Oct 05, 2021 to Oct 07, 2021
Venue: Ellington Hall Auditorium, Reelfoot Lake State Park
Location: Tiptonville, Tennessee 
Date: Oct 06, 2021 to Oct 08, 2021
Venue: Ocean Drive Beach and Golf Resort
Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 
Date: Oct 06, 2021 to Oct 07, 2021
Sponsor: Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
Venue: Virtual
Date: Oct 06, 2021 to Oct 07, 2021
Sponsor: Great Lakes Coalition
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
Contact: Celia Haven
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020.
Date: Oct 10, 2021 to Oct 15, 2021
Sponsor: INTECOL Wetland Working Group (WWG)
Venue: Te Pae, the Christchurch Convention Centre
Location: Christchurch,  New Zealand
Contact: Charlotte Emery
Phone: 64 3 974 1195
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020.
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 26, 2021 to Oct 29, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Notes: Connect with colleagues from across the state – and beyond – to get the latest updates on effective tools, relevant research, and strategic management approaches.
Date: Oct 31, 2021 to Nov 05, 2021
Sponsor: Arab Society for Plant Protection
Venue: Le Royal Hotels and Resorts
Location: Hammamat,  Tunisia
Date: Oct 31, 2021 to Nov 03, 2021
Sponsor: Entomological Society of America
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Location: Denver, Colorado 
Notes: Entomology 2021 will be a hybrid meeting with both in-person and virtual presentations as part of our scientific program.

November 2021

Date: Nov 03, 2021 to Nov 05, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Date: Nov 03, 2021 to Nov 04, 2021
Venue: Hybrid (in person and virtual)
Location: Anchorage, Alaska 
Date: Nov 15, 2021 to Nov 17, 2021
Venue: The Stella Hotel
Location: Bryan, Texas 
Date: Nov 15, 2021 to Nov 18, 2021
Venue: Omni Oklahoma City Hotel
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
Phone: 608-233-2836
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 01, 2021 to Dec 03, 2021
Venue: Royal Pines Resort
Location: Benowa, Queensland Australia
Notes: The Symposium will once again focus on biosecurity prevention and provide the opportunity to share research and innovation, explore outside-of-the-box thinking and exchange knowledge and ideas across the biosecurity collective – agriculture (animals and plants), pest animals, weeds, wildlife, aquatics, humans and the environment.
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.
Date: Dec 07, 2021 to Dec 10, 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.

February 2022

Date: Feb 08, 2022 to Feb 10, 2022
Sponsor: River Restoration Northwest
Venue: Skamania Lodge
Location: Stevenson, Washington 
Notes: Rescheduled from 2021.
Date: Feb 21, 2022 to Feb 24, 2022
Sponsor: Organized jointly between the Weed Science Society of America and the Canadian Weed Science Society.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Date: Feb 23, 2022 to Feb 25, 2022
Sponsor: RiversEdge West (formerly known as the Tamarisk Coalition)
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado 
Date: Feb 27, 2022 to Mar 03, 2022
Venue: Grand Geneva Resort and Spa
Location: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 
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

March 2022

Date: Mar 07, 2022 to Mar 11, 2022
Venue: DoubleTree Reid Park
Location: Tucson, Arizona 
Contact: Doug Kleweno

April 2022

Date: Apr 04, 2022 to Apr 08, 2022
Venue: Saint Raphael Hotel and Resort
Location: Limassol,  Cyprus
Contact: Dimitris Tsaltas
Phone: (+357) 25 002 545
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020.
Date: Apr 04, 2022 to Apr 07, 2022
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 2022.
Date: Apr 18, 2022 to Apr 22, 2022
Venue: Thermae Palace Hotel
Location: Oostende,  Belgium
Contact: Elizabeth Muckle-Jeffs
Phone: 800-868-8776
Notes: The International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species (ICAIS) is the most comprehensive international forum to address new and emerging issues related to aquatic invasive species in freshwater, marine and estuarine environments. ICAIS provides an international platform for the presentation of aquatic invasive species research that pertains to species biology, risk assessment, prevention, management and control methods, ecological and ecosystem impacts and restoration, outreach and policy.

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
Date: Jun 26, 2022 to Jul 01, 2022
Sponsor: International Union of Forest Research Organizations
Venue: University of New Hampshire
Location: Durham, New Hampshire 
Date: Jun 28, 2022 to Jul 01, 2022
Venue: Corum Conference Centre
Location: Montpellier,  France
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2022. Includes a session on "The Physiology and Control of Invasive Species".

July 2022

Date: Jul 03, 2022 to Jul 08, 2022
Location: Assisi,  Italy
Phone: +39 075 5856465
Notes: Rescheduled to 2022.
Date: Jul 17, 2022 to Jul 22, 2022
Location: Helsinki,  Finland
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2022. Includes sections on "Biological Control And Insect Pathology" and "Invasive Species And Regulatory Entomology".

August 2022

Date: Aug 01, 2022 to Aug 03, 2022
Sponsor: Resource Institute, Inc.
Venue: Gaylord Opryland Resort
Location: Nashville, Tennessee 
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2022.
Date: Aug 06, 2022 to Aug 10, 2022
Sponsor: American Phytopathological Society
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Notes: The 2022 annual meeting theme is "Warming Up to Change," which​ will explore the profound changes in plant health research, education, and engagement driven by transformations in climate, technology, and society.

September 2022

Date: Sep 06, 2022 to Sep 08, 2022
Sponsor: Natural Areas Association
Location: Duluth, Minnesota 
Notes: Postponed from 2021.
Date: Sep 14, 2022 to Sep 16, 2022
Sponsor: CAB International.
Location: The Hague,  Netherlands
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2022. The PHAB conference 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 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.

August 2023

Date: Aug 28, 2023 to Aug 31, 2023
Sponsor: International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC)
Location: Brest,  France
Contact: Laure Dreux
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020.