2017 Annual Imported Fire Ant and Other Invasive Ants Conference

We are pleased to invite you to the 2017 Annual Imported Fire Ant and Other Invasive Ants Conference in Mobile, AL May 16-18, 2017.  The conference will be held at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water Street, Mobile, AL 36602.

Registration is now open.  Early registration fees are $200 per person until 4:45 pm Central Time, April 14, 2017.  After that date, registration fees will be $250 per person.  Registration fees for graduate students and guests are $100 per person.  Registration will include an evening reception Tuesday, May 16, Continental Breakfast Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18, and lunch on Wednesday, May 17.

We are accepting submissions for poster and oral presentations.  Oral presentations can be either 15 minutes or 20 minutes.  Posters can be no larger than 40” X 40”.  Presenters are welcome to submit more than once, but only one submission per form is allowed.  All presentations and posters must be submitted by April 15, 2017.

Information on registration, poster/presentation submissions and hotel registration can be found at the following conference web page:

http://articles.extension.org/pages/19257/imported-fire-ant-and-invasive-pest-ant-conference.

A room block has been reserved at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel  for May 14 through May 20, 2017.  Conference rates are $125 per night.  Reservations may be made online at the conference rate, only through the conference web page, until 5:00 pm Central Time, Sunday April 16, 2017.  If you make reservations by phone, mention “Auburn University Dept. of Entomology-Imported Fire Ant and Invasive Ant Conference 2017”.  Parking is $15/day for self-service and $20/day for valet parking.  The hotel does not provide a shuttle to the airport.

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