Meetings and Events

Pre-Border Prevention: A New Conversation on Invasive Pest Pathways Through Trade
Webinar Series
December 7-10, 2021
Original event intended for November 2020 postponed due to COVID-19. This digital series of webinars will focus on the successes and implementation gaps associated with ISPM15, the inspection protocol for wood pallets and other packaging. It is actively under development now. Details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Addressing the North American and Pacific Rim Invasive Insect and Arthropod Species Challenge
Vancouver, BC Canada
November 9-10, 2018
This summit, co-located with Entomology 2018 – a tri-Society meeting of ESA, the Entomological Society of Canada, and the Entomological Society of British Columbia. 

Grand Challenges in Entomology in South America
Gramado, RS, Brazil
September 2, 2018
This summit will focus on the three challenges of  invasive species, public health, and sustainable agriculture (click here for the draft agenda). It is being organized and hosted by the Entomological Society of Brazil (SEB) and will feature collaboration with the Entomological Societies of Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, and America. Contact the organizers with questions: Eliane D. Quintela (President), Antônio R. Panizzi (International delegate).

International Entomology Leadership Summit: Improving the Human Condition through Insect Science
Orlando, Florida, USA
September 27-28, 2016
This Summit,  co-located with 2016 International Congress of Entomology, defined and prioritized Grand Challenges to which entomology can make a unique and powerful contribution. Click here for more information.

Integrated Tick Management Symposium: Solving America’s Tick-Borne Disease Problem
Washington D.C., USA
May 16-17, 2016
This summit, co-hosted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the IPM Institute, and the North Central IPM Center, brought more than 150 attendees together to discuss the current state of the tick problem and tick borne diseases as well as identifying areas for future research and attention. Click here for more information.

Summit on the Aedes aegypti Crisis in the Americas
Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil
March 13, 2016
The first Grand Challenges Summit regarding the Aedes aegypti mosquito and the pathogens it transmits held during the Joint Meeting of the Brazilian Congress of Entomology and the Latin American Congress of Entomology. Click here for more information.

Grand Challenges Leaders Meeting
Minneapolis, Minnesota
November 16, 2015
Leaders of the Grand Challenges initiative met during the Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America to discuss future plans.