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International IPM Symposium Scheduled for March in Memphis

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The 7th International IPM Symposium, "IPM on the World Stage—Solutions for Global Pest Challenges," will be held March 27–29, 2012 in Memphis, Tenn., at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

| October 17, 2011

 The 7th International IPM Symposium, "IPM on the World Stage—Solutions for Global Pest Challenges," will be held March 27–29, 2012 in Memphis, Tenn., at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Click here for more information.

Highlights include:
International IPM Achievement Awards
The organizers of the 7th International IPM Symposium are seeking nominations for the "Achievement in IPM Awards". Nominations are open to individuals, organizations, or companies practicing in agricultural, urban and natural settings and worthy of recognition for implementation of integrated pest management (IPM) and innovative approaches to reduced-risk pest management.

Anyone may nominate another individual, organization or business, and self-nominations are accepted. Individuals or teams will be considered and nominations of commodity groups, private organizations, non-profit organizations, consultants, growers, and municipalities are encouraged. Award nominations must be submitted using the online nomination form available at IPM Center Achievement Award. Deadline for nominations is December 15, 2011.

Sessions and posters
The Program Committee will be finalizing the program in the next few weeks, watch the website for updates. You can also expect a call for poster presentation abstracts come late October.

Sponsors, Contributors and Exhibitors
Corporations, agencies and other organizations with interests in IPM are invited to provide financial support to the Symposium. Your support is critical to the networking and collaboration this event facilitates, increasing IPM adoption and benefits to health, economics, and the environment. For more information, contact Brenna Wanous, Finance and Exhibits Committee co-chair, at 307-460-9578 or bwanous@uwyo.edu.

Special Invitation for Regional Meetings, IPM-Related Programs, and Informal Conferences
To save travel costs, take advantage of the opportunity to schedule meetings for your group or organization before the symposium on Sunday, March 25 or Monday, March 26 or after the symposium on March 29 or 30.  Facilities have been reserved to accommodate such meetings.  Several groups have already asked for space.
*Meeting rooms are also available in the evenings during the event for informal conferences. 

To reserve space for your group, please send an e-mail to ipmsymposium@ad.uiuc.edu by December 15, 2011.  Please include the name of the group, date and time desired, anticipated number of attendees, and preferred meeting room setup.  For informal conferences, please include a brief proposal along with your request that will be reviewed by the program planning committee.  The room rental fees will be covered by the IPM Symposium. Any food or audio-visual costs will be the responsibility of the meeting group.

*There is a limited amount of space, so space will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
 

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