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.”
International Congresses of Entomology have been held throughout the world every four years since 1910. The 2016 Congress in Orlando will be the 25th meeting. Each Congress provides a forum for scientists, researchers, academia, technicians, government, and industry representatives to discuss the latest research and innovations in the many diverse fields of entomology, to share expertise in their specific fields of interest, and to present their research and products. ICE delegates represent many countries in both hemispheres, and include both the developed and developing world. The week-long meetings allow participants to meet others from around the world with similar focus areas and to form important networks to collaborate and share knowledge, with an overarching goal of supporting and protecting the world’s population through better science.
“The Entomological Society of America is delighted that ESC has agreed to co-locate their meeting with ICE in 2016,” said ESA President Rob Wiedenmann. “ESC members have a long history of significant contributions to the field of entomology, and have had numerous collaborations with ESA members. The decision by ESC to meet in Orlando demonstrates that long-term commitment, and helps highlight the meeting theme of ‘Entomology Without Borders.'”
“We are very excited about the Entomological Society of Canada joining us in this premiere global scientific event right here in North America,” said ICE 2016 Co-Chair Alvin Simmons.
“We are absolutely delighted about having ESC co-locating with ICE,” added Co-Chair Walter Leal. “Without borders, we synergize.”
ICE 2016 is scheduled for September 25–30, 2016. For more information, visit http://www.ice2016orlando.org.
For more information about the Entomological Society of Canada, visit http://www.esc-sec.ca.
For more information about the Entomological Society of America, visit http://www.entsoc.org.