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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

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  • 2025 2nd National Forum for Biological Control

    • Date
      Apr 14, 2025 - Apr 17, 2025
    • Sponsor

      USDA Forest Service, NAISMA, and the National Association of State Foresters

    • Venue
      Graduate Annapolis Hotel
    • Location
      Annapolis, Maryland
    • Notes

      This conference will focus on both weed and arthropod biocontrol and will be a venue for all biocontrol practitioners, researchers, policy makers and others from integrated disciplines to come together to address the shared challenges (e.g., communication, capacity, changing landscapes) and opportunities that exist in this area. The themes for this meeting will focus on biocontrol research, management, and policy and impacts across ecosystems.

  • 2025 North American Invasive Species Forum (NAISF) - SAVE THE DATE

    • Date
      May 12, 2025 - May 16, 2025
    • Sponsor

      The Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds (FICMNEW) is hosting this Forum with support of and guidance from an international steering committee representing the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

    • Venue
      To be determined
    • Location
      Washington, D.C.
    • Contact
      Vijay Nandula
    • Notes

      The North American Invasive Species Forum is a conference encompassing the interests of professionals and organizations involved in invasive species management, research, and regulation in North America. 
      Note: URL to be updated when available.

  • 2025 9th International Forum for Surveillance and Control of Mosquitoes and Vector-borne Disease Conference

  • 2025 XII International Rangeland Congress Australia

    • Date
      Jun 02, 2025 - Jun 06, 2025
    • Venue
      Adelaide Convention Centre
    • Location
      Adelaide Australia
    • Notes

      Theme: Working Together for Our Global Rangelands Future

  • 2025 11th International Conference on Urban Pests

    • Date
      Jun 29, 2025 - Jul 02, 2025
    • Location
      Lund, Sweden
    • Notes

      Globally, over 50% of people now live in urban areas. However, many animals have also colonized our urban environment, and while some are beneficial, others have negative impacts such as human disease or structural damage.

      Every three years the ICUP brings together those with a professional interest in urban pests, from academia, industry, government and professional pest control, to share experiences, data and ideas.

  • 2025 16th International Symposium of Plant Virus Epidemiology

    • Date
      Jun 30, 2025 - Jul 03, 2025
    • Venue
      Cásper Líbero University
    • Location
      São Paulo, Brazil
    • Notes

      The main topics addressed will bring results of recent research involving etiology, diagnostic methods, ecology, diversity and evolution of plant viruses and their vectors, virus-host-vector interactions, in addition to general aspects of epidemiology, epidemic disease surveillance models, and strategies for the management and control of virus-borne diseases.

  • 2025 8th International Entomophagous Insects Conference

    • Date
      Jul 01, 2025 - Jul 04, 2025
    • Venue
      University of Tours
    • Location
      Tours, France
    • Notes

      The IEIC originated after two international meetings: the International Entomophagous Insects Workshop and the European Parasitoid Workshop. These events merged with the aim of strengthening collaboration from scientist working on insects that prey on or parasitize other insects. After USA (2009), France (2011), Canada (2013), Spain (2015), Japan (2017), Italy (2019), Argentina (2023), and now returns to France in 2025. 

  • 2025 Society for the Study of Marine Bioinvasions (SSMB) 12th International Conference (ICMB XII)

    • Date
      Oct 07, 2025 - Oct 09, 2025
    • Venue
      Hotel VidaMar Madeira
    • Location
      Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
  • 2026 XVII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds

    • Date
      Mar 08, 2026 - Mar 13, 2026
    • Venue
      Millennium Hotel
    • Location
      Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand
  • 2027 XXVI International Grassland Congress (IGC)

    • Date
      Jun 13, 2027 - Jun 18, 2027
    • Venue
      Kongresshalle am Zoo Leipzig
    • Location
      Leipzig, Germany
    • Notes

      Motto: "100 years of grassland research – ways to the future."