New Online ESA Community Site Now Open to All ESA Members

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Networking platform to host discussion, knowledge exchange, collaboration among insect scientists

Annapolis, MD; October 2, 2017—Insect scientists have a new, convenient forum for connecting and collaborating with their peers with the launch of ESA Community, an online networking and communications platform for members of the Entomological Society of America.

Entomologists and other scientists whose work involves insects will find opportunities to start conversations, share their expertise, exchange ideas, seek help on their work, and expand their professional network, all in one easy-to-use interface.

Volunteer leaders in ESA's Branches and Sections have already begun using ESA Community for their Society work, and the Member Forum now opens to all ESA members beginning today, October 2, 2017.

"Our hope is that this new tool will allow ESA members to learn from each other and to share ideas and solutions for each other's work, whether they are in labs, classrooms, or offices or working in the field in the same state or from locations around the world," says Debi Sutton, ESA director of membership and marketing. "It's another resource we can provide to help ESA members gain access to the broader knowledge and expertise in the science, and now it's just a click away."  

To get started, members are invited to log in via a link at the top of ESA's home page or directly at and edit their Community profiles. Then, they can check out discussions already occurring in the Member Forum and post questions or comments of their own.

ESA Community is powered by Higher Logic, a leader in cloud-based community platforms that provides solutions to more than 1,000 companies and associations.

For questions, see the ESA Community FAQs and Quick Start Guide or contact the ESA Membership Department at

ABOUT: ESA is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA today has over 6,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, the Society stands ready as a non-partisan scientific and educational resource for all insect-related topics. For more information, visit