Insect Expo

The Entomological Foundation hosted more than 2,500 students during the Insect Expo held on September 28 during ICE 2016. The kids participated in activities including holding live insects, painting with termites, spitting crickets and eating fried meal worms! Photos of the Expo can be found in ESA's ICE 2016 Photos.


Plenary & Keynote Speakers

The following international scientists were selected to deliver Plenary or Keynote Lectures at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology. Click on their names for more information and their presentation from ICE 2016.


Dr. Peter Agre (Keynote)- Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
Moderator: Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA

Presentation Title – Opening Doors Worldwide through Medical Science
Sunday, September 25 – 6:30 p.m.

Scientific Program

ICE 2016’s Theme “Entomology without Borders” emphasized the global impact of entomology along with a multidisciplinary approach to explore and expand our scientific frontiers.


ICE 2016 honored leaders in the discipline through its Certificates of Distinction and other awards. In addition, ICE 2016 offered travel awards for students and early career professionals to participate in this historic event.

STEP/ECP Travel Award Winners

ESA’s Early Career Professional Committee (ECP), formerly know as Student and Early Professionals Committee (STEP), sponsored two competitions for travel grant awards for airfare, meeting registration, and lodging/living costs associated with travel to the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016). The first competition for a total of $50,000 was open to ESA members who were undergraduate or graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, or professionals having less than three years’ experience and who are located outside of the continental U.S.