The Scientific Programming committee for the ESC/ESO 2021 JAM – Strength in Diversity – is soliciting invited symposia to be presented at the 2021 JAM to be held at Marriott on the Falls, Niagara Falls Ontario between Sunday October 3rd to Wednesday October 6, 2021.

JAM theme and vision

Strength in Diversity. The insects are among the most diverse group of organisms on the planet, and entomologists are applying an increasingly diverse toolkit to advance knowledge on a diversity of topics in the field. We are keenly aware of the declines in the diversity of insects that threaten vital ecosystem functions, human health, and our economy. We are also becoming increasingly aware of systematic barriers that preclude many from studying and practicing entomology, threats that likely impact the productivity and ingenuity of entomological research in Canada. Our goal for the 2021 JAM – Strength in Diversity – is to showcase state of the art entomological research on a diversity of taxa, ecosystems and disciplines, and to collectively discuss solutions to enhancing equity and diversity in Entomology.

Interested researchers should submit a 1 page symposium proposal containing the following elements:

  1. Title of the proposed symposium
  2. Name(s), contact and affiliation for the Chair of the symposium
  3. Potential list of talks and speakers. Please indicate which speakers have confirmed their willingness to participate.
  4. A brief statement of how the symposia compliments that theme of the JAM.
  5. Time requirements. Our schedule can accommodate both 15 min presentations (12 min talk + 3 min Q&A), or 30 min presentations (25 min talk + 5 min Q&A).
  6. Any additional notes for consideration.

All proposed symposia must give appropriate consideration to equity, diversity and inclusion principles when selecting speakers.

Deadline for submission September 14 2020. Please email submissions to escjam2021@gmail.com

The Entomological Society of Saskatchewan fall meeting, December 6, 2019, will be held from 1:30-3:00 at the Saskatoon Research and Development Centre.  For more information visit the ESS website.

The 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Alberta will be held on Oct 18-21, 2020 at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary, Alberta. We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker, Dr. Laura Lavine, Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology at Washington State University. Dr. Lavine specializes in the evolution of adaption, and how insects can rapidly adjust to their environments. Also, save the date of Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 for an exciting field trip, details to come!  For more information on JAM 2020, please visit the meeting website.

By Staffan Lindgren

Many of us remember our first interaction with the Entomological Society of America (ESA) when we co-hosted a JAM in Montreal. Canadians were generally upset that the meeting was controlled completely by the ESA. Because of this, many ESC members have been skeptical of the upcoming meeting, thinking that it may be a repeat of that experience.

I have been one of a number of ESC and ESBC members who have participated in the organization of this meeting. I am writing this short blog because I want to assure you that the ESA staff has gone out of their way to be inclusive with both ESC and ESBC. They acknowledged from the start the mistakes that were made in 2000, and they have lived up to their promise of better relations this time. We have met on-site in person twice (June 2017 and June 2018) and this year we have had monthly conference calls to make sure that nothing slips through the cracks. ESA staff has obviously handled the administrative duties given their experience and resources, but they have been extremely receptive to our suggestions and requests, and I cannot speak highly enough of all of them. Rosina Romano, Becky Anthony and others have been amazing to work with (I think they are miracle workers), and we can look forward to a great meeting where all three societies will be equal parties.

In these times of political uncertainty and what seems like daily tragedies throughout the world, it is re-assuring to know that our profession of entomology serves as a shining example of how well we can get along when we treat each other with respect and in a spirit of cooperation.

I look forward to seeing you in Vancouver.

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Make your plans now to be in Vancouver for the 2018 ESA, ESC and ESBC Joint Annual Meeting November 11-14. Register and book your hotel room to stay close to the Vancouver Convention Centre or reserve the lowest rate. View our exciting list of tours and workshops you can add to registration and make the most of your time in British Columbia! With 120+ symposia and workshops, 1300+ papers and 575+ posters, you won’t want to miss this meeting in Canada!

Can’t make it to Vancouver? Submit a virtual poster to be part of the meeting, including the student competition! View the requirements and fees.

Registration and Housing is Now Open for Vancouver!

Make your plans now to be in Vancouver for the 2018 ESA, ESC and ESBC Joint Annual Meeting November 11-14. Register and book your hotel room to stay close to the Vancouver Convention Centre or reserve the lowest rate. View our exciting list of tours and workshops you can add to registration and make the most of your time in British Columbia! With 120+ symposia and workshops, 1300+ papers and 575+ posters, you won’t want to miss this meeting in Canada!

Can’t make it to Vancouver? Submit a virtual poster to be part of the meeting, including the student competition! View the requirements and fees.

Registration and Housing is Now Open for Vancouver!

Make your plans now to be in Vancouver for the 2018 ESA, ESC and ESBC Joint Annual Meeting November 11-14. Register and book your hotel room to stay close to the Vancouver Convention Centre or reserve the lowest rate. View our exciting list of tours and workshops you can add to registration and make the most of your time in British Columbia! With 120+ symposia and workshops, 1300+ papers and 575+ posters, you won’t want to miss this meeting in Canada!

Can’t make it to Vancouver? Submit a virtual poster to be part of the meeting, including the student competition! View the requirements and fees.

Registration and Housing is Now Open for Vancouver!

Make your plans now to be in Vancouver for the 2018 ESA, ESC and ESBC Joint Annual Meeting November 11-14. Register and book your hotel room to stay close to the Vancouver Convention Centre or reserve the lowest rate. View our exciting list of tours and workshops you can add to registration and make the most of your time in British Columbia! With 120+ symposia and workshops, 1300+ papers and 575+ posters, you won’t want to miss this meeting in Canada!

Can’t make it to Vancouver? Submit a virtual poster to be part of the meeting, including the student competition! View the requirements and fees.