Presidential Committees and Task Forces
Presidential committees and task forces may be appointed as needed by the ESA President to serve during his or her term. For example, such committees may study a particular topic or develop a recommended course of action. Some presidential committees are carried forward by successive presidents, while others are active for one to a few years.
Current presidential committee and task force rosters are available for active ESA members to view:
Innovation Task Force
The purpose of this task force is to surface ideas and innovations which both support the Society's strategic principles and continue the momentum of positive change in ESA. This includes managing the Antlion Pit Competition at Entomology 2020 and reviewing suggestions from the June 2019 Innovation Day event and moving forward ideas that can be societal pilot programs, ideas, or initiatives.
Presidential Committee on Linnaean Games
The Committee on Linnaean Games consists of one representative from each Section and Branch plus the Gamemasters from each Branch and the National Games. The purpose of this committee is to plan and run the Linnaean Games at the ESA Annual Meeting, with consistent rules, procedures, and fair and interesting questions.
Presidential Committee on YouTube Your Entomology
The Presidential Committee on YouTube Your Entomology is charged with evaluating the submitted videos to the "YouTube Your Entomology Contest" in an impartial manner, determining rules and procedures each year, and selecting the award nominees.