Invertebrates in Education and Conservation Conference (IECC) - CANCELLED

With the heaviest of hearts, we have to announce that we must cancel the 2020 Invertebrates in Education and Conservation Conference.

IECC is more than just a conference; it is the annual celebration that helps keep this community connected and strong! We know you are feeling the disappointment too.

As we navigate the challenges of this outcome, we set up the registration page for donations to help us with the financial impact of the cancellation fees. We know that everyone is dealing with similar financial pressures right now, and that makes this a very difficult ask. Even so, if you or your institution have the capacity, please donate to IECC and TITAG. Our work supports invertebrate conservation and education and provides vital connections and resources to invertebrate professionals worldwide.

Registration/Donation Page

Given the circumstances, some of you may be reading this from home, while some continue to care for the animals at your institutions. Wherever you are, thank you for the work that you do and for your support of this conference. Stay safe out there, and let's start planning for next year!

--IECC Planning Committee

The annual Invertebrates in Education and Conservation Conference (IECC) brings together professionals from a wide variety of zoological, exhibit design and educational backgrounds, along with the interested general public, to share their relevant experiences in a rich biological setting.

The Conference includes three mornings of paper presentations and three afternoons of specialty workshops and field trips. Full-day field trips the day before the Conference provide amazing opportunities to experience Southern Arizona’s unique diversity, and conservative specimen collecting is allowed on most trips.

Topics covered at the Conference include but are not limited to:

• Terrestrial, freshwater and marine invertebrate husbandry
• Educational programs using invertebrates
• Insect zoos, butterfly houses and other invertebrate exhibitions
• Invertebrate conservation programs and issues
• Professional development
• Administrative & regulatory issues

Click here for info on the Steve Prchal Memorial Scholarship

First time attendees can apply for a scholarship that covers conference registration, round-trip transportation, room & board, and meals.

Applicants for the 2020 scholarship are encouraged to reapply for the 2021 scholarship