Conferences

The 66th Entomological Society of New Zealand Conference

You are warmly invited to attend the 66th annual conference of the New Zealand Entomological Society, to be held at Victoria University, Wellington.

When: The conference will run from Wednesday 19 April 2017 until the afternoon of Friday 21 April 2017.

The field trip, Zealandia By Night, is fully booked. For anyone booked to go, please remember the tour runs for around 2.5 hours. It is also weather independent, so please dress to the conditions. Wear sturdy footwear, plenty of layers and a waterproof jacket. The Tour follows sealed and unsealed paths, and may include steps and gentle slopes. Torches are provided.

Where: The conference will be held at Victoria University’s Pipitea Campus in Central Wellington:

Ent Soc NZ Conference Pipitea Map

Organising committee: Phil Lester (Victoria University), Phil Sirvid (Te Papa).

 

Conference Programme

The programme is now available as a pdf here: ESNZ 2017 Book

Please note that a printed copy will be provided at the conference.

 

Key Dates:

24 March 2017: Early bird registration closes
31 March 2017: Abstract submission closes
5 April 2017: Deadline for KJ Fox Awards and 21st Anniversary Awards
19 April 2017: Conference begins

 

Invited Speakers

Ruud Kleinpaste

Ruud is a well known media personality whose passion for entomology has inspired many people.

Lou Gallagher & Richard Hall

Lou and Richard will be talking about MPI’s New Zealand Bee Pathogen Programme.

Peter Dearden, University of Otago

Peter will talk about emerging genetic tools for pest control.

Frank Lindsay, Wellington Beekeepers Association

Frank is the President of the Wellington Beekeepers Association, and will discuss the challenges facing beekeepers.

George Gibbs

George is the bestselling author of “Ghosts of Gondwana: The History of Life in New Zealand”, now in its second edition.

KJ Fox Awards

The KJ Fox Award is open to current members to provide financial assistance to attend the annual conference. Applications must be received by the secretary by 5 April 2017. Successful applicants will be notified at the conference. Please find more information on the awards, including the application form, here.

21st Anniversary Awards

The 21st Anniversary Awards are open to groups, clubs or individuals to provide financial assistance with their research. Applications will be assessed on the quality of the proposed research and the ability of the applicant to complete the project. Applications must be received by the secretary by 5 April 2017. Successful applicants will be notified at the conference. Please find more information, including the application form, here.

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