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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

  • Lionfish Challenge

    • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

    • The Lionfish Challenge is a free summer-long (June 1-October 1, 2023) lionfish tournament open to recreational and commercial competitors of all ages around the state of Florida. Our goal remains the same -- remove as many lionfish as we can in just four months. Are you up for the Challenge?
      See also: FWC Announces 2023 Lionfish Challenge Presented by Zookeeper (May 18, 2023)

  • 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.

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  • 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.