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IUSSI North-west European Section Meetings Other social insect meetings

Winter Meeting 2022

The NW EU IUSSI Section winter meeting was held on the 12th December 2022 at the Natural History Museum in London.

You can download the detailed program here and the abstract booklet here

We are in the process of organizing the next (2023) winter meeting, which will be a two-day meeting - Look out for announcements here soon.

Other social insect related meetings

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Next International Meeting:


XX IUSSI International Congress

Freiburg, Germany


Previous International Meeting:

3-7 July 2022

XIX IUSSI International Congress

Marriott Marquis, San Diego, California, USA

For more information about the congress, please see: http://burkclients.com//IUSSI/meetings/2022/site

Although the in-person meeting is over, you can continue to experience IUSSI 2022 through IUSSI+, our on-demand conference archive, which will remain active through September. Please go to the Pathable site, where you will find most of the conference presentations available for viewing. This includes all the plenary addresses, over 80% of the posters, and over 70% of the talks. Not all presentations are available, either because the presenters did not upload them or because technical difficulties were encountered during the live sessions.


Other Meetings:

30-31 March 2023

Royal Entomological Society Student Forum

Cardiff Universities Glamorgan building (and online).

The Student Forum is a place for all students interested in insects and arthropods to present research and network in a welcoming environment. We are lucky enough to have an amazing speaker line up, with talks from Seirian Sumner, Peter Graystock, Ashleigh Whiffin, Jordan Cuff, and Nathalie Stroeymeyt. There will also be workshops on publishing and insect curation, as well as a social event to get to know everyone.

Earlybird registration is open until 1 March via our website (https://www.royensoc.co.uk/event/student-forum-2023/): RES student members can register for free before 1 March (£15 in person or £5 online after), non-members can register for £30 in person or £15 online before 1 March (£50 in person or £25 online after). Abstract submission is open until 1 March.

3-4 April 2023

First International Conference for Blattodea Research

Münster, Germany

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 1st conference dedicated to Blattodea Research (cockroaches and termites)! The conference will take place in Münster Castle, Germany, on 3rd and 4th April 2023. The conference will comprise poster presentation sessions and four sessions of talks, that will be kicked off by our key-note speakers, Judith Korb, Xavier Belles, Philippe Grandcolas and Thomas Bourguignon. With this conference, we aim to bring together researchers from all career stages to discuss advances in Blattodea biology. We hope this will be the first of many and allow us to build an international research community.

We will offer the conference in hybrid mode but hope many of you will be able make the trip in person. We will be offering child-care to make the trip easier for families.

Registration is now open, and the deadline for registration and abstract submission is 10 March 2023

Check our website for further details and for links to regsitartion and abstract submission: https://icbr2023.com/

3-6 June 2023

2023 International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy

Penn State

You can find more information about the 2023 conference in this press release (https://www.psu.edu/news/agricultural-sciences/story/international-conference-pollinator-biology-health-policy-slated-2023/), or look over the material and list of confirmed speakers on the conference website (https://web.cvent.com/event/c21acf50-b587-4d7c-b0bc-55cbecd97098/summary)

The abstract submission deadline was September 15, 2022, and the early bird registration deadline December 1, 2022.

16-26 August 2023

Bee Course 2023

Southwestern Research Station in Portal, Arizona

In partnership with the American Museum of Natural History, Cornell University, and the Southwestern Research Station, we are proud to announce the 23rd installment of The Bee Course. The Bee Course is a ten-day workshop held at the Southwestern Research Station in Portal, Arizona that will run from August 16th through the 26th, 2023. The course is designed to train students in bee identification and systematics, bee biology and ecology, and faunistics and faunal survey work. The course focuses on wild bees (not honeybees) and we accept applications from people with an academic, land-management, policy, or conservation background. For more information on the course, including instructions on how to apply, a list of this year's instructors, and course testimonials from previous offerings, please visit the new and improved course website at https://www.thebeecourse.org

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