The 69th Entomological Society of New Zealand Conference

Kia ora!

The 69th Entomological Society of New Zealand Conference will be held in the beautiful city of Dunedin, in the takiwā of Ngāi Tahu, from 15th – 17th April, 2020. The conference venue is at the venerable and innovative Otago Museum, approximately 30 mins travel from Dunedin airport, or 4.5 hours from Christchurch by car or public transportation.

EntoSoc is one of the best scientific meetings for experiencing interactive presentations in a congenial atmosphere where students, professors, and researchers discuss ecology, genetics, biosecurity, behaviour, morphology and more in the entomological sciences.

EntoSoc 2020 brings together international researchers from universities, industry and government with common interests in insects to help solve all sorts of ecological problems, and, well, just for the fun of it. This year, EntSoc will focus on the growing evidence of global and regional insect decline, as well as conservation efforts that are being developed to mitigate this trend. Various thematic sessions within entomology are encouraged, including:

  • Insect decline
  • Insect conservation
  • Genetics and entomology
  • Entomology from individuals to communities
  • New models and conceptual approaches using insects
  • Biosecurity
  • Insects in biodiversity research
  • Ecophysiology and behaviour
  • Taxonomy

EntoSoc features non-parallel sessions to ensure cross-disciplinary exposure and learning opportunities, along with poster sessions, conference field trips and tours, and great social activities, including local food and beer. We offer specialised workshops by leading researchers.

Included in registration for this year’s conference is: lunch (each day), morning and afternoon teas, nibbles + cash bar (poster session/welcome reception) and banquet dinner. 

Many thanks to this year’s organising committee: Jenny Jandt, Barbara Barratt, Emma Curtin, Cilla Wehi and Sheri Johnson.

Cost

Conference registration includes: lunch (each day), morning and afternoon teas, nibbles + cash bar (poster session/welcome reception) and banquet dinner.

Early-bird registration (closes 13 March)

  • Full – $350
  • Student/unwaged – $250
  • Day rate – $150

Late registration (after 13 March)

  • Full – $400
  • Student/unwaged – $300
  • Day rate – $200

Key Dates:

21 January 2020: Registration and abstract submission opens
14 February 2020: Abstract submission closes
14 February 2020: Deadline for KJ Fox Awards and 21st Anniversary Awards
13 March 2020: Early bird registration closes
15 April 2020: Conference begins


Plenary Speakers

Accommodation

The following motels have offered 10% discount for direct bookings with them (i.e. not through booking.com or other). Mention that you are attending the conference when booking.

Extras

​There will be a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum insect collections. There is no charge but limited availability (first come, first serve). You can express your interest in a tour when you register for the conference.

Otago Museum is offering a reduced rate to the Tropical Forest (includes live butterfly exhibit). Regular price $15, reduced price $12 (with conference badge). Reduced rate is available 14-19 April only.

Abstract Guidelines

All oral and poster submissions require an abstract to be uploaded . Changes to the abstract can be made up to 1 month before the meeting by contacting the scientific organizers.

Please use the abstract template at the top of this page, and upload during abstract submission.

Abstracts will be reviewed and selected by a conference Advisory Committee. Authors will be informed of the acceptance of their contributions and type via email by 12 March 2020. An electronic Book of Abstracts will be available at the meeting and posted on the website.

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 14 February 2020. 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 14 February 2020. Successful applicants will be notified at the conference. Please find more information, including the application form, here.

Contact

For any enquiries or further information please email the conference organisers.