The IUSSI International Congress


XVIII IUSSI International Congress

Guarujá, Brazil

At the XVII international congress in Cairns it was announced that the next international congress will be hosted by the Brazilian section. More details will follow as they become available.

 Previous Congress:

13-18 July 2014

XVII IUSSI International Congress

Cairns, Australia

The program for the congress can be downloaded here, and the abstract book here.


IUSSI Section Meetings

8-11 August 2016

European IUSSI congress

Helsinki, Finland

Hosted by Professor Lotta Sundström on behalf of the North-west European Section, the conference is planned to take place from the 8th August (arrival and registration) to the 11th August 2016. Registration opened on 1 Feb. 2016.

The deadline for abstract submission and earlybird discount registration is April 15.

For more details, please visit the conference web site: http://www.iussi2016.com/


Other Meetings & courses of interest to social insect researchers

28 July - 7 August 2016

Ant Course 2016

Edward O. Wilson Laboratory at Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

Ant Course is a workshop designed primarily for systematists, ecologists, behaviorists, conservation biologists, and other biologists whose research responsibilities require a greater understanding of ant taxonomy and field research techniques. Emphasis is on the evolution, classification, and identification of ant genera. Lectures include background information on the ecology, life histories, and evolution of ants. Field trips emphasize collecting and sampling techniques, and associated lab work focuses specimen preparation, sorting, and labeling. Information on equipment, literature, and myrmecological contacts are also presented.

Ant Course is a unique opportunity to acquire training that is unavailable elsewhere. This course will provide students with: 1) the confidence and skills to identify ant genera; 2) an understanding of modern specimen processing and curation techniques; 3) an appreciation for the biological diversity and evolution of ants, and 4) experience keying to the species level.

Ant Course is open to all interested individuals including students, professors and motivated amateurs (citizen scientists).. Priority will be given to those students for whom the course will have a significant impact on their research. An entomological background is not required. We aim to include students with a diverse interest in biology, including ant systematics, ecology, behavioral biology and conservation. The high instructor to student ratio will allow students to receive individual attention. Ant Course is presented in English and limited to 30 participants. Photos from previous courses are available in the yearbook.

For more details, see: www.antcourse.com

28 July - 3 August 2016

16th meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology

University of Exeter, U.K.

This meeting has traditionally had a lot of interesting social behaviour presented, and invited speakers of particular interest to our society include Naomi Pierce from Harvard who is giving one of the plenaries, and Richard Dawkins who is headlining the opening ceremony.

For more details see the symposium website: http://www.isbe2016.com

25-30 September 2016

XXV International Congress of Entomology

Orlando, Florida

ICE 2016’s Theme “Entomology without Borders” will emphasize the global impact of entomology along with a multidisciplinary approach to explore and expand our scientific frontiers. The scientific program of ICE 2016 will feature of variety of sessions including plenary sessions, symposia, 15-minute papers and poster sessions. Submissions are now open for symposium topics - deadline 2 March 2015.

For more information, see the congress web site: http://ice2016orlando.org/

October 2017

11th International Conference on Ants (11th ANeT)

The 11th International Conference on Ants (11th ANeT) is to be organised in India in October-2017, details regarding registration, abstract submission and other relevant information will follow soon.

The conference website can be found at: http://www.antdiversityindia.com/international_conference_on_ants-2017

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Last updated: Monday, July 25, 2016