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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-October 31, 2023)  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.

      Monthly drawings for prizes are based on your catches reported. Every invasive you catch-photo-enter (via the iAngler app) earns you a chance of winning.

  • Don't Move Firewood

    • Nature Conservancy.

    • The Don’t Move Firewood campaign is an outreach partnership managed by The Nature Conservancy. The overarching goal of the campaign is to protect trees and forests all across North America from invasive insects and diseases that can travel in or on contaminated firewood. The central tenet of the Don’t Move Firewood campaign is that everyone has a role to play in slowing the spread of invasive tree killing insects and diseases, through making better informed firewood choices. For more information on how you can do your part, please see Frequently Asked Questions.

      • Firewood Month Toolkit -- During Firewood Month (October), reduce firewood movement to slow the spread of forest pests and diseases via the firewood pathway.
      • Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Weed Toolkit -- During Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week (May 22-28, 2023) everyone is encouraged to take a few minutes to learn about the signs and symptoms of emerald ash borer infestation on ash trees so that the infestations can be better managed by local tree professionals and foresters.

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  • 2023 Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species (NEANS) Panel - Fall Meeting

    • Date
      Nov 03, 2023
    • Sponsor

      Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species (NEANS) Panel

    • Location
      Virtual
    • Contact
      https://www.northeastans.org/index.php/home/contact-us/
    • Notes

      The Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel’s next meeting will be convened online November 3, 2023. Subscribe to the Panel's listserve to receive further information and announcements.

      End date not yet confirmed.

  • 2023 30th Annual Wildlife Society Conference

    • Date
      Nov 05, 2023 - Nov 09, 2023
    • Venue
      The Galt House Hotel
    • Location
      Louisville, Kentucky
  • Entomology 2023 - Insects and Influence: Advancing Entomology's Impact on People and Policy

    • Date
      Nov 05, 2023 - Nov 08, 2023
    • Sponsor

      Entomological Society of America

    • Venue
      Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
    • Location
      National Harbor, MD
  • 2023 Annual Alaska Invasive Species Workshop: Invaders on the Edge

    • Date
      Nov 07, 2023 - Nov 09, 2023
    • Sponsor

      Alaska Invasive Species Partnership and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service

    • Location
      Sitka, Alaska
  • 2023 11th European Mosquito Control Association Conference

    • Date
      Nov 07, 2023 - Nov 10, 2023
    • Venue
      University of Balearic Islands (UIB)
    • Location
      Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    • Notes

      Theme:  Shaping the Future of Vector Control in Europe.  The 4th EMCA Training Course on laboratory activities with two parts “A- IDENTIFICATION OF NON TARGET FAUNA IN TRAPPING; B- MOSQUITO REARING AND REPELLENT TESTING” will precede the Conference on the 6th November 2023. 

  • 2023 Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) - North America 44th Annual Meeting

    • Date
      Nov 12, 2023 - Nov 16, 2023
    • Venue
      Kentucky International Convention Center / virtual
    • Location
      Louisville, Kentucky
  • 2023 16th International Symposium on Aquatic Plants

    • Date
      Nov 13, 2023 - Nov 17, 2023
    • Sponsor

      International Aquatic Plants Group

    • Venue
      Hof van Liere building
    • Location
      Antwerp, Belgium
    • Notes

      Conferences are scheduled every 2-3 years to share scientific advances with our community and to continue to promote a collegiate atmosphere that facilitates discussion, debate and collaboration. See previous conferences for aquatic plants.

  • 2023 Annual North Carolina Mosquito and Vector Control Association Conference

    • Date
      Nov 15, 2023 - Nov 17, 2023
    • Venue
      Courtyard Marriott
    • Location
      Carolina Beach, North Carolina
  • 2023 28th Asian Pacific Weed Science Society Conference (APWSS): Weed Science Solutions for Global Food Security

    • Date
      Nov 26, 2023 - Nov 29, 2023
    • Sponsor

      Weed Science Society of Thailand

    • Venue
      Courtyard by Mariott
    • Location
      Phuket, Thailand
    • Notes

      The conference will cover a wide range topics regarding weeds, invasive weeds and their management, weeds ecology, biology, physiology, integrated weed management in cropped areas, non-cropped areas and aquatic systems; herbicide tolerant crops, herbicide resistant weeds, allelopathy, biological weed control, impact of climate change on weeds and weed management, herbicide behavior on soil and water, education and extension in weed science, herbicide formulations and application technology, novel herbicides and their mode of action, utilization of weeds, precision and advanced weed management technologies.

  • Wild Spotter Invasive Species Ambassador Training Course

    • Date
      Dec 05, 2023 - Dec 07, 2023
    • Location
      Couer d'Alene, Idado
    • Notes

      Since 2016 the Innovations in Invasive Species Conference has brought people together from all parts of the world to look at new and developing tools and techniques.  This year, the Innovations Conference will be changing its format and name to the “Invasives Free USA Wild Spotter Invasive Species Ambassador Training Course” This 3-day training course will host more than 25 speakers dedicated to addressing key topics on how to engage, implement, manage, measure, and sustain multiple facets of invasive species program practices.