General Information

UPDATE 6/18: As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the IPM Symposium Steering Committee is keeping a close watch on how professional meetings around the world are adapting, and we are finding that there are many options for offering content to audiences in more flexible formats. While we are still considering having some parts of the Symposium in-person due to financial obligations, we are also thinking about moving what we can online. Further, because of continuing risks and institutional restrictions around travel, it is likely that the 10th International IPM Symposium will have a hybrid format. We appreciate your patience as we explore the best ways to make this unique event accessible to everyone. Please watch this page for further updates.

The 10th International IPM Symposium is scheduled for March 15-18, 2021 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court PlaceDenverColorado 80202 USA. The International IPM Symposium is your premier global event for presenting and learning about the latest research and strategies for effectively managing pests in agriculture communities, and natural areas. The symposium is an outstanding networking and professional development event. In 2021, we will organize around an important theme, Implementing IPM across Borders and Disciplines.

Highlights include:

  • Opening keynote presentation (speaker to be announced soon)
  • Mini-symposia featuring experts addressing hot topics in the IPM field
  • More than 40 concurrent sessions designed for practitioners, growers, educators, consultants, researchers, industry professionals, students, and employees of non-governmental organizations
  • CCA credits available
  • Presentation of the 2021 IPM Achievement Awards
  • Poster presentations of research and best practices
  • Field trips to see IPM in action in the Denver area
  • Exhibits from leading IPM suppliers

Past participants at IPM Symposium events have included research, Extension, and teaching academics, IPM-oriented students, private and government scientists, industry representatives, independent consultants, NGO professionals, policy makers and agency administrators, and IPM practitioners from the U.S. and more than 30 countries.

"Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a sustainable, science-based, decision-making process that combines biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools to identify, manage and reduce risk from pests and pest management tools and strategies in a way that minimizes overall economic, health and environmental risks. Pests are defined as any organism (microbes, plants or animals) that poses economic, health, aesthetic or environmental risk. Pests are context-specific, so an organism that is a pest in one environment may be benign or beneficial in others." (National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management, Revised October 24, 2018)


Note: We are making an attempt to apply for pesticide recertification credit.

Key Dates

Subject to change

Deadline for IPM Achievement Award nominations June 12, 2020
Deadline for concurrent session proposals April 20, 2020 June 30, 2020
Call for poster submissions opens TBD
Deadline for poster submissions TBD
Symposium registration opens January 1, 2021
Deadline for discounted exhibitor registration February 1, 2021
Hotel room block release date February 19, 2021
Deadline for discounted participant registration February 19, 2021
10th International IPM Symposium March 15-18, 2021

Get Involved

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Woman discussing her poster with man at 2018 Symposium

2018 Recap

  • 514 participants, including 51 students and 50+ Sysco participants
  • 202 oral presentations in 47 sessions
  • 172 poster presentations
  • 17 exhibitors
  • 25 different countries represented

Click here for a copy of the full 2018 proceedings with concurrent session speakers, posters and abstracts.