May 15, 2013 — The Entomological Society of Canada (ESC) recently announced that it would co-locate its 2016 annual meeting with the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016) in Orlando, Florida. They will be joined by the Entomological Society of America (ESA), the host of ICE 2016, who will also co-locate their 2016 annual meeting in Orlando. This combination of three entomology meetings is expected to be the largest gathering of scientists and experts in the history of insect science, with an expected attendance of more than 6,000 delegates.
“The Entomological Society of Canada is very much looking forward to partnering with the ESA in the co-location of our meeting to the 2016 International Congress of Entomology,” said Rosemarie De Clerck-Floate, President of the Entomological Society of Canada. “We expect that it will create many enriching intellectual and interactive opportunities for our respective society members, while being embedded within the broader cultural melting pot provided by the ICE. I suspect having our actual societies, and not just individuals from our societies, attend the ICE will contribute to the sense of communities or cultures coming together, thus heightening the ‘Entomology Without Borders’ experience.”