General Information

The 10th International IPM Symposium was held February 28 to March 3, 2022 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado 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 2022, we organized around an important theme, Implementing IPM across Borders and Disciplines.

Highlights include:

  • Opening Plenary Session with keynote presentations from:
    • Dr. Carrie Castille, Director, USDA-NIFA
    • Mr. Ya-Wei (Jake) Li, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Pesticide Programs, EPA
    • Dr. Steven Kappes, Associate Administrator for the Office of National Programs, USDA-ARS
    • Dr. Norm Leppla, Professor, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
    • Dr. Heikki Hokkanen, Professor, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, University of Eastern Finland and President of the XXVI International Congress of Entomology
    • Dr. Tom Green, Founder and President, IPM Institute of North America
  • Presentation of the IPM Achievement Awards
  • Mini-symposia featuring experts addressing hot topics in the IPM field
  • 35 concurrent sessions designed for practitioners, growers, educators, consultants, researchers, industry professionals, students, and employees of non-governmental organizations
  • Poster presentations of research and best practices
  • Field trips to see IPM in action in the Denver area
  • Exhibits from leading IPM suppliers
  • Closing Plenary Session with presentations from:
    • Dr. Rubella Goswami, Director, Division of Plant Protection, USDA-NIFA
    • Dr. Vijay Nandula, National Program Leader, Plant Systems-Protection Division, USDA-NIFA
    • Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

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 personnel, 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: Symposium attendees may be photographed or filmed.

Key Dates

Deadline for IPM Achievement Award nominations June 12, 2020
Deadline for concurrent session proposals May 7, 2021 June 6, 2021
Call for poster submissions opens September 9, 2021
Deadline for poster submissions November 12, 2021 December 1, 2021
Symposium registration opens December 11, 2021
Deadline for exhibitors/sponsors to be included in final program January 19, 2022 February 8, 2022
Deadline for discounted participant registration February 4, 2022
Hotel room block release date February 4, 2022 February 21, 2022
10th International IPM Symposium February 28 to March 3, 2022

Get Involved

If you are interested in helping plan the next symposium or providing financial support, contact Leah McSherry.

Also contact Leah to receive future notices about the symposium and tell the organizers about your IPM activities and interests.

2022 Recap

  • 320 in-person attendees, including 75+ students
  • 6 countries (Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Egypt, Finland, United States) plus Guam, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
  • ~120 posters displayed
  • 200+ oral presentations in 35 sessions
  • 14 exhibitors