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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:

June 2021

Date: Jun 10, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Date: Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 16, 2021
Venue: Virtual
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: Conference cancelled.
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: Virtual
Date: Jun 21, 2021 to Jun 27, 2021
Sponsor: Pollinator Partnership
Venue: Nationwide
Notes: Pollinator Week is an annual event celebrated internationally in support of pollinator health. It's a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. Pollinating animals, including bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and others, are vital to our delicate ecosystem, supporting terrestrial wildlife, providing healthy watershed, and more.
Date: Jun 23, 2021 to Jun 24, 2021
Sponsor: St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM)
Venue: Virtual
Date: Jun 26, 2021 to Jul 04, 2021
Sponsor: Great Lakes Commission
Notes: The Great Lakes AIS "Landing Blitz" events take place over a two-week period, emphasizing the need to Clean, Drain, Dry boats whenever they come out of the water, and Dispose of any unwanted bait in the trash. Local volunteers partner with state and provincial agencies to deliver consistent messaging about preventing the introduction and spread of AIS from the movement of watercraft and equipment between water bodies. Information on these events, including educational materials, locations and volunteer opportunities are posted on this page as they become available.
Date: Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 01, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Phone: +39 011 2446911
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021.
Date: Jun 28, 2021 to Jun 30, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Date: Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 01, 2021
Sponsor: International Plant Protection Convention
Venue: Paasitorni Conference Centre
Location: Helsinki,  Finland
Contact: Ralf Lopian
Notes: Conference cancelled. May be rescheduled in 2022. 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.

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 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 15, 2021 to Aug 19, 2021
Venue: Big Sky Resort
Location: Big Sky, Montana 
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021.

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: Hybrid (in person and virtual); Robert N. Hasenyager Great Salt Lake Nature Reserve
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah 
Notes: Currently, this meeting will be in-person but limited to voting WRP Members with a robust virtual option.
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 22, 2021 to Sep 24, 2021
Sponsor: CAB International.
Location: The Hague,  Netherlands
Notes: Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. PHAB 2021 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 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 05, 2021 to Oct 07, 2021
Venue: TBD
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 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 03, 2021
Sponsor: Entomological Society of America
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Location: Denver, Colorado 
Date: Oct 31, 2021 to Nov 05, 2021
Sponsor: Arab Society for Plant Protection
Venue: Le Royal Hotels and Resorts
Location: Hammamat,  Tunisia

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 18, 2021
Venue: Omni Oklahoma City Hotel
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
Phone: 608-233-2836
Date: Nov 15, 2021 to Nov 17, 2021
Venue: The Stella Hotel
Location: Bryan, Texas 
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 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 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 23, 2022
Venue: Eugenides Foundation
Location: Athens,  Greece
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 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.

September 2022

Date: Sep 06, 2022 to Sep 08, 2022
Sponsor: Natural Areas Association
Location: Duluth, Minnesota 
Notes: Postponed from 2021.
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.