Events: Conferences, Meetings and Activities

(last update: 17.03.2021)
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Second International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC2)

Second International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC2), 26-30 April 2021, Davos, Switzerland.26-30 April 2021, Davos, Switzerland (virtual).

At the end of January 2021, the IOBC and CABI, as the organizers of this congress, decided that ICBC2 will go 100% virtual!

This congress builds upon the first International Congress on Biological Control (held in Beijing in 2018), and the First International Conference of Biological Control (held in Bengaluru, India in 2018). Following the lead of these two meetings, the combined ICBC2 will provide a platform for multi- and interdisciplinary biological control research and application. This congress is unique in serving as a meeting point for scientists and practitioners that are working on a wide breadth of biological control targets including insect pests, plant and animal diseases, weeds and invasive vertebrates.

Biological control science has experienced transformational advances in various critical areas over the past decades including risk assessment, commercial mass-rearing, and the elucidation of complex interactions. The discipline is therefore more poised than ever to contribute substantially to solving the world's grand environmental and health challenges. A key to harnessing these advances for maximum benefit is to create strong linkages among different sub-disciplines, targets and approaches of biological control.

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Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions (SIP 2021)

25-30 July 2021 (postponed, original dates 26-30 July 2020), Leiden, The Netherlands (online).

Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions (SIP), 26-30 July 2020, Leiden, The Netherlands.

The 17th Symposium on Insect-Plant relationships will follow the lead of previous SIPs and address the latest developments in research on the relationships between plants, insects and associated microorganisms, from physiological mechanisms to ecological and evolutionary processes.


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New Zealand Plant Protection Society Conference

10-12 August 2021 (postponed from 2020), Napier conference Centre, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

New Zealand Plant Protection Society Conference, 10-12 August 2021, Napier conference Centre, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

The NZPPS conference is New Zealand's prime venue for the exchange of scientific information on all aspects of plant protection. Oral presentations include invited speakers and summaries of papers published in our peer-reviewed journal, New Zealand Plant Protection. The conference also features a lively poster session.



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20th Organic World Congress (OWC)

6-10 September 2021 (postponed, original dates 21-27 Sept. 2020), Rennes, France.

20th Organic World Congress (OWC), 21-27 September 2020, Rennes, France.

Every three years, the organic sector assembles to host the Organic World Congress (OWC), the world's largest organic gathering. Drawing from the motto, 'From its Roots, Organic Inspires Life', OWC 2020 will aim to provide organic and likeminded stakeholders working toward sustainable agriculture, value chains, and consumption with an opportunity to exchange their knowledge, innovations, and experiences. The congress offers momentum and inspiration to all who take part and is seen as a leading event for the global organic sector.


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Australian Entomological Society Conference, 52nd AES AGM

5–8 December 2021, University of Adelaide, South Australia.

Australian Entomological Society Conference, 52nd AES AGM, 5–8 December 2021, University of Adelaide, South Australia.

The 2021 AGM and Scientific Conference will be a joint meeting with the Australian chapter of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI) and the Society of Australian Systematic Biologists (SASB).


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26th International Congress of Entomology (ICE2022Helsinki)

ICE2020Helsinki, International Congress of Entomology, 18-23 July 2022, Helsinki, Finland.18-23 July 2022 (postponed, original dates 19-24 July 2020), Helsinki, Finland.

The International Congress of Entomology returns to Europe, for the first time in 25 years!
The ICE2020Helsinki congress intends to attract world-leaders as symposium organizers who will be able to identify cutting-edge topics and to assemble the best-available established researchers, and excellent younger researchers, to present their work.
The ICE2020Helsinki congress will be arranged in sections representing major fields of entomological interest. Session topics have been selected and are published on the website.


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22nd Australasian Weeds Conference (22AWC)

25-29 September 2022 (postponed, original dates 10-13 October 2021), Adelaide, Australia.

22nd Australasian Weeds Conference (22AWC), 10-13 October 2021, Adelaide, Australia.

The Weed Management Society of South Australia (WMSSA), on behalf of The Council of Australasian Weed Societies (CAWS), will be hosting the 22nd Australasian Weeds Conference (22AWC) at Adelaide Oval in 2022.


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Further IOBC Event Websites


West Palaearctic Regional Section, IOBC-WPRS:

Neotropical Regional Section (NTRS)

Nearctic Regional Section, IOBC-NRS:

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