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IPM Symposium is seeking nominations for IPM Achievement Awards

The organizers of the 8th International IPM Symposium – http://ipmcenters.org/ipmsymposium15 – are seeking nominations for the “IPM Achievement Awards,” including individuals, organizations, or companies worthy of recognition for implementation of integrated pest management (IPM)-innovative approaches to reduced-risk pest management-in agricultural, urban and natural areas. Candidates for the IPM Achievement Award can be individuals, businesses, or organizations deserving special recognition for their work in implementing integrated pest management practices that reduce risk from pests and the use of pest management practices. The goal of this award is to recognize efforts that have carried through to the implementation of IPM practices aimed at reducing risks and costs while minimizing negative impacts on people and the environment.

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.

The nominations should fit into one of the following categories:

  • Local IPM Program (e.g. business, school, district parks dept.)
  • Regional or National IPM Program (e.g. multi-county, multi-state)
  • International IPM Program
  • Lifetime Achievement – to recognize an individual’s lifetime contribution to IPM

Go to the IPM Achievements Awards page on the website – http://ipmcenters.org/ipmsymposium15/awards.html  for more instructions and a link to the online application form. Deadline is December 1, 2014.

The Awards will be presented at a special ceremony during the International IPM Symposium to be held March 23-26, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah USA. 

Posters

A call for poster presentation abstracts will be sent shortly.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Does your company or organization have products or services that you would like to promote to IPM practitioners and educators?  The symposium is just the place to have an exhibit booth or be a sponsor to contact leaders in the field of IPM; over 600 attended the 2012 Symposium.  Exhibitors and sponsors will be listed prominently on the Symposium’s website, in the program, and on signage during the event.  Exhibit spaces will be adjacent to the concurrent session rooms to provide maximum exposure and traffic.  Breaks and poster sessions will be held in the exhibit area. Cost of an exhibit booth is $750 and includes one symposium registration. For more information, contact Elaine Wolff at wolff1@illinois.edu.

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 22 or Monday, March 23 or after the symposium on March 27.  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 wolff1@illinois.edu by November 1, 2014.  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.

Join us to celebrate and realize the theme, “IPM-Solutions for a Changing World.” Stay informed by liking our Facebook page.

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