Letter of Invitation from the International Branch President

Dear International Branch Members,

The Governing Board and I are excited to announce that the 6th International Branch Virtual Symposium will take place April 24-26, 2023. I extend a warm invitation to our members and all entomologists to join us online next year. The goal of this event is to bring international entomologists together in a virtual setting to present their research, meet colleagues, and foster new collaborations. The Virtual Symposium also provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research at a low cost international conference without leaving their offices/homes.

The three-day meeting will feature both pre-recorded oral and poster presentations centered around three major themes of broad interest to IB members:

  • Climate change and its impact on biological control
  • Virus-vector interactions
  • Protection of endangered species

As always, there will also be a general session for research on any insects and their relatives that does not fall within the above categories. 

Applications for submissions are now open unt March 1, 2023. Submit today! The submission fee for oral presentations is $50 and for poster presentations is $30.

NEW THIS YEAR** General session - 10-minute oral presentation: 10-minute oral presentations on any insects and their relatives, not included in the other sessions, are welcome in the general session

Be sure to visit our website often for updates and information on this exciting event and please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
I am looking forward to meeting many of you online in April. 

Best Wishes,

Joan van Baaren
President of the International Branch

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