Events: Conferences, Meetings and Activities

(last update: 18.04.2024)
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2nd TAAO Symposium 2024

06-10 May 2024, Beijing, China.

The theme of the 2nd Symposium of Tephritid Workers of Asia, Australia and Oceania (TAAO 2024) is "Management of Tephritid Fruit Flies in Current Globalization Era".

2nd TAAO Symposium, 06-10 May 2024, Beijing, China

The TAAO was established as an independent professional and scientific organization with the purpose of bringing together Tephritid workers from Asia, Australia, and Oceania in managing pest fruit flies. The first symposium of TAAO was successfully held in 2016 in Malaysia.

To develop better fruit fly management tactics in current Globalization Era, the tephritid workers all over the world should come together to enhance existing communication and collaboration. This also marks a new phase in TAAO towards efforts in increasing regional involvement and participation in the study and management of fruit flies throughout this region.

TAAO 2024 will consist of 8 exciting sessions including Survey and Monitoring, Risk Assessment, Management and Communication, Species Complex and Species Diagnosis, Population Tracing and Invasive Pathway, Phytosanitary Treatment and Eradication, Area-wide management and SIT, and Global Change and Invasion Mechanism. A workshop on quantitative risk assessment and molecular identification of Tephritids will also be held before the symposium. After the symposium has concluded, a local trip visiting Beijing's surroundings will be provided to the participants.


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27th International Congress of Entomology (ICE2024)

27th International Congress of Entomology (ICE2024), 25-30 August 2024, Kyoto, Japan.25-30 August 2024, Kyoto, Japan.

Since the first conference was held in Brussels, Belgium in 1910, it has been held almost every four years, except during the turmoil of World War II. The first congress to be held in Asia, was the 16th ICE in Kyoto, Japan in 1980. It has been decided that the 27th Congress in 2024 will be held at the Kyoto International Conference Center, sponsored by the Japan Insect Science Association.


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3rd International Workshop of the IOBC-APRS WG "Predatory Mites as Biological Control Agents" at ICE2024

27th International Congress of Entomology (ICE2024), 25-30 August 2024, Kyoto, Japan.25-30 August 2024, Kyoto, Japan.

We are pleased to announce to re-launch the International Workshop of IOBC-APRS Working Group "Predatory Mites as Biological Control Agents" in the 27th International Congress of Entomology, which will be held in Kyoto, Japan on 25-30 August 2024 (

This workshop was at first organized under the International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control - Asia and Pacific Regional Section (IOBC-APRS) in 2016, and 2nd workshop was held in 2019. This workshop provides opportunities to bring together international students, researchers and pest management practitioners dealing with all aspects of predatory mites and other biological control related fields. The purpose is to promote international communications and collaborations in research and application using predatory mites as well as other fields in biological control, and to promote greater development in natural enemy research and industry worldwide.

We decided to take the opportunity of ICE2024 Kyoto to regain the worldwide communication that was disrupted by the disaster of COVID-19. We are planning to propose three symposia in the name of this workshop. We have already selected some potential speakers, but we still have room for about eight more, so if you plan to attend ICE, please put your name forward as a speaker.
Please name yourself as a speaker if you have a plan to attend the ICE2024 Kyoto. Please provide your name, affiliation, e-mail and tentative talk title to E-mail: by June 6. We are sorry for the short deadline.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Kyoto.

Organizer: Xuenong Xu (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China), Jiale Lv (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China), and Norihide Hinomoto (Kyoto university, Japan)

More information: Announcement, 02.06.2023 (PDF)

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XVII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds

XVII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds,, 8 - 13 March 2026, Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand08-13 March 2026, Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand.

The International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (ISBCW) is the most important event for weed biocontrol scientists from all over the world. Approximately every four years, this gathering provides an opportunity for participants to exchange advances, renew ties of friendship, develop new collaborations, and discuss the way forward.

Since its inception in 1969, the symposium has become an essential meeting point for all those involved in weed biocontrol activities.

Join us for the next symposium and be part of this vibrant exchange of ideas, innovations, and developments.


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Further IOBC Event Websites


West Palaearctic Regional Section, IOBC-WPRS:

Neotropical Regional Section (NTRS)

Nearctic Regional Section, IOBC-NRS:

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