General Information

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The 9th International IPM Symposium will be held March 19-22, 2018 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, BaltimoreMaryland, USA. The symposium will begin with the Opening Session on Monday, March 19, 5:00-7:00 pm, featuring a keynote talk by Dr. Dini Miller, Virginia Tech,  and presentation of the 2018 IPM Achievement Awards.

The International IPM Symposium is your premier global event for professional development, networking with colleagues and leading scientists, and learning the latest research and strategies for effectively managing pests in agriculture, communities, and natural areas. In 2018, we will organize around an important theme, IPM: Improving Health, Environment and Global Sustainability.

Plans for 2018 include mini-symposia featuring international experts addressing hot topics including management solutions for newly introduced pests, as well as sessions for agricultural and food company leaders, and increased opportunities for student participation and recognition. Also new in 2018 will be a coordinated opportunity to visit policymakers on Capitol Hill to educate them on IPM needs and benefits for your sector and clientele.

Participants will also enjoy the very best activities of previous symposia including concurrent sessions, posters, awards, exhibits, and plenty of opportunities to meet with cooperators and potential collaborators. Sessions will address IPM across disciplines, internationally, and in the market place, urban settings, greenhouses and more.

Past participants at this premier international IPM event have included researchers, teachers, Extension educators, independent consultants, the agriculture and food community, IPM practitioners, academics, government scientists and administrators, employees of non-governmental organizations, students, and business professionals from the U.S. and more than 30 countries.


"Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is a long-standing, science-based, decision-making process that identifies and reduces risks from pests and pest management related strategies. It coordinates the use of pest biology, environmental information, and available technology to prevent unacceptable levels of pest damage by the most economical means, while posing the least possible risk to people, property, resources, and the environment. IPM provides an effective strategy for managing pests in all arenas from developed residential and public areas to wild lands. IPM serves as an umbrella to provide an effective, all encompassing, low-risk approach to protect resources and people from pests." (IPM Roadmap, May 17, 2004)

If you are interested in helping plan the next symposium or providing financial support, contact the Steering Committee at ipmsymposium@ad.uiuc.edu.

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2015 Recap

The 8th International IPM Symposium, "IPM: Solutions for a Changing World," was attended by nearly 450 professionals from 27 countries. The symposium sessions were divided into tracks based on commodity or setting and addressed various aspects of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) across disciplines and around the world.

Click here for a copy of the full 2015 proceedings with concurrent session speakers, posters and abstracts.