ESA Update on COVID-19 and Branch Meetings

Pacific Branch 2020 Meeting Canceled

April 21, 2020—Refunds for all registered attendees will be processed on April 21.


March 17, 2020—The Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America has announced that its meeting scheduled for April 19-22 in Spokane, Washington will be canceled due to COVID-19. 

All registrations for the meeting will automatically be refunded to the original source of payment. Please allow up to four weeks for your refund to be processed.

Attendees who have booked rooms at the Centennial Hotel in Spokane should contact the hotel to cancel their reservation at 509-326-8000. ESA thanks the Centennial Hotel for being an excellent partner in this difficult time.

All attendees who have booked flights and no longer intend to travel to Spokane should cancel their flights through their travel agent or airline.

If you have questions regarding ESA’s Branch meetings, please contact Mayyadah or Cindy of the meetings and membership team at meet@entsoc.org.

Joint Eastern Branch and Southeastern Branch 2020 Meeting Canceled

April 13, 2020—Refunds for all registered attendees will be processed on April 15. 


March 16, 2020—The Eastern and Southeastern Branches of the Entomological Society of America have announced that their joint meeting scheduled for March 29-April 1 in Atlanta, Georgia, will be canceled due to concerns about COVID-19.

All registrations for the meeting will automatically be refunded to the original source of payment. Please allow up to four weeks for your refund to be processed.

Attendees who have booked rooms at the Sheraton Atlanta should contact the hotel to cancel their reservation at 800-833-8624.

All attendees who have booked flights and no longer intend to travel to Atlanta should cancel their flights through their travel agent or airline.

Updates regarding the Pacific Branch 2020 Meeting are expected very soon and will be shared immediately with registrants and Branch members. In the meantime, questions regarding ESA’s Branch meetings can be directed to Mayyadah or Cindy of the meetings and membership team at meet@entsoc.org.

Joint North Central Branch and Southwestern Branch 2020 Meeting Postponed

April 2, 2020—Refunds for all registered attendees will be processed on April 9, 2020. 


March 24, 2020—The North Central and Southwestern Branches of the Entomological Society of America have announced that the 2020 student competition will be held virtually April 20-24. The in-person joint meeting will be postponed until March 6-10, 2021. View the latest letter from the Branch presidents for additional information. 


March 12, 2020—The North Central and Southwestern Branches of the Entomological Society of America have announced that their joint meeting scheduled for March 15-18 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, will be postponed due to concerns about COVID-19. The presidents of both Branches have written a letter describing the reasons for their Branches' decision to postpone their meeting. 

North Central and Southwestern Branch leaders will meet via conference call next week to discuss plans for rescheduling the meeting. As soon as that plan is in place, ESA will update meeting attendees and Branch members with all available information. ESA thanks the Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City for being an excellent partner in this difficult time.

All registrations for the meeting will automatically be refunded to the original source of payment. Please allow up to four weeks for your refund to be processed.

Attendees who have booked rooms at the Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City should contact the hotel to cancel their reservation at 405-272-3040 or https://www.skirvinhilton.com.

All attendees who have booked flights and no longer intend to travel to Oklahoma City should cancel their flights through their travel agent or airline.

Questions regarding ESA’s Branch meetings can be directed to Mayyadah or Cindy of the meetings and membership team at meet@entsoc.org.

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