ESA is closely watching the impact of COVID-19 on meetings and events as well as national, state, and local guidance on travel and gatherings. We value the safety of our members and attendees, as well as the safety of the communities that host ESA events, and that will continue to be foremost in our minds as we chart our path forward.

Although the pandemic is an inherently unpredictable situation, ESA will be holding Entomology 2020 in some form so that entomologists can share their science and connect with colleagues—more important now than ever. The Program Committee is working now to develop different options to allow ESA to be prepared for whatever environment faces us this fall, including a meeting that combines in-person and virtual content, or a fully virtual event.

Anyone who wishes to cancel their registration for Entomology 2020 due to concerns about health or travel will receive a 100 percent refund, to give members and attendees peace of mind in planning travel in such an uncertain time.

No matter what format Entomology 2020 takes, we hope ESA members will plan to join us this November to celebrate Entomology for All.

The program is building for Entomology for All! The leading areas of the program are now set for Entomology 2020.  Plenary speakers, symposia, workshops and organized meetings are all confirmed for November.

Submit Now and Present from Anywhere! The student competition, 10-min papers, posters, infographics, lunch and learn and more are now open for submission. Learn all the ways you can participate and present in Entomology 2020, both in person and virtually via our 10-min papers, e-Posters, e-infographics and the student competition. Submissions close June 22.

New This Year! Early-Career Professional members are invited to submit for the new Early Career Investigator Recognition Symposium where one ECP member from each section will be selected to give a 20-minute feature presentation and receive a $500 travel stipend. Learn the submission requirements.  

We are delighted to have Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service and Ray Wheeler, Senior Scientist and Plant Physiologist at NASA join us for the opening plenary session showing how scientists and administrators work together to solve complex problem.