Wednesday, October 5, 2011

7th International IPM Symposium 2012 Update

The 7th International IPM Symposium, "IPM on the World Stage—Solutions for Global Pest Challenges," will be held March 27–29, 2012 in Memphis Tennessee USA at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

International IPM Achievement Awards

The organizers of the 7th International IPM Symposium are seeking nominations for the "Achievement in IPM Awards". Nominations are open to individuals, organizations, or companies practicing in agricultural, urban and natural settings and worthy of recognition for implementation of integrated pest management (IPM) and innovative approaches to reduced-risk pest management.

Anyone may nominate another individual, organization or business, and self-nominations are accepted. Individuals or teams will be considered and nominations of commodity groups, private organizations, non-profit organizations, consultants, growers, and municipalities are encouraged.

Award nominations must be submitted using the online nomination form available at Deadline for nominations is December 15, 2011.

Sessions and posters

The Program Committee will be finalizing the program in the next few weeks. Watch the website for updates. A call for poster presentation abstracts will be sent in late October.

Sponsors, Contributors and Exhibitors

Corporations, agencies and other organizations with interests in IPM are invited to provide financial support to the Symposium. Your support is critical to the networking and collaboration this event facilitates, increasing IPM adoption and benefits to health, economics, and the environment. For more information, contact Brenna Wanous, Finance and Exhibits Committee co-chair, at 307-460-9578 or

Special Invitation for Regional Meetings, IPM-Related Programs, and Informal Conferences

To save travel costs, take advantage of the opportunity to schedule meetings for your group or organization before the symposium on Sunday, March 25 or Monday, March 26 or after the symposium on March 29 or 30. Facilities have been reserved to accommodate such meetings. Several groups have already asked for space.

Meeting rooms are also available in the evenings during the event for informal conferences.

To reserve space for your group, please send an e-mail to by December 15, 2011. Please include the name of the group, date and time desired, anticipated number of attendees, and preferred meeting room setup. For informal conferences, please include a brief proposal along with your request that will be reviewed by the program planning committee. The room rental fees will be covered by the IPM Symposium. Any food or audio-visual costs will be the responsibility of the meeting group.

There is a limited amount of space, so space will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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