Conference/Workshop Announcements for the Western IPM Center

Fourth National Integrated Pest Management Symposium/ Workshop
April 8-10, 2003
The Westin
Indianapolis, Indiana

Building Alliances for the Future of IPM

The IPM scene is changing. New challenges and opportunities are appearing. Join your IPM colleagues next spring in Indianapolis to be a part of the 4th National IPM Symposium/ Workshop. The symposium will include sessions for invited speakers, posters, workshops, and informal conferences. The overall goal is to share pest management successes and challenges and build alliances for the future of integrated pest management. All disciplines relating to IPM including weed science, plant pathology, vertebrate management, entomology, nematology, horticulture, agronomy, communications, economics, sociology, etc. are encouraged to participate. We anticipate good representation from a diversity of entities with interests in IPM including government agencies, universities, advocacy groups and IPM practitioners in agricultural and non-agricultural settings as well as people involved in work with sustainable agriculture, IR-4, pesticide applicator training and other pest management areas. This symposium will launch the National Roadmap for IPM, a vision for IPM for the next 10 years in the U.S.

The symposium will address biological control, risk assessment, invasive species, the building of alliances, urban IPM (landscapes, schools, homes), international IPM, new IPM technologies, IPM for vertebrate pests, communicating and marketing IPM, and transitioning to ecologically-based IPM. We anticipate several concurrent workshops and invited speakers will cover the many topics.

The agenda will follow this general timeline:

Tuesday, April 8

8:30 - 12:00 Plenary Sessions and Keynote Speakers
1:30 - 3:30 Workshops and Speaker Sessions
4:00 - 6:00 Poster Session I
6:00 - 7:00 Reception/Mixer

Wednesday, April 9

7:00 - 9:00 Poster Session II
9:00 - 12:00 Workshops and Speaker Sessions
1:30 - 3:30 Workshops and Speaker Sessions
4:00 - 6:00 Poster Session III

Thursday, April 10

8:00 - 10:00 A Communications Strategy for IPM Programs
10:30 - 12:00 Closing Remarks „ wrap up

The opportunity exists for related programs (e.g., Regional IPM and Pest Management Centers, IR-4, EPA, etc.) to schedule meetings the day before the symposium on Monday April 7th or after the symposium on April 10th or 11th to save travel costs. Facilities have been reserved to accommodate such meetings. Additional details regarding this national meeting will be forthcoming.

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