The 2023 Invertebrates in Education and Conservation Conference will take place both live and virtually July 19 - July 22 at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, AZ, and broadcast to registered virtual attendees around the world.

Conference hotel room rate is $109 plus tax, per night and the resort charge has been waived for our room block. The room block starts on July 19th, there are no rooms in the block for the 18th. Please click here to reserve your room or to make a reservation by phone, call (888)370-0980 and mention the Group Code TAG718 a
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 days of paper presentations, specialty workshops and field trips. A pre-conference field trip is also available prior to the conference's official start that gives participants the opportunity to experience Southern Arizona’s unique diversity and ecology.

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

Registration for 2023's conference is now open!

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Click here for to view this year's preliminary program!
All events subject to change.
Click here to see a list of this year's registered participants.

Ride and Room Share Board
Sign up if you would like to share a ride to/from the airport, or would like to share the cost of a hotel room.

We now have three scholarships available for first time attendees

Click here for information on our scholarships

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

Registration for the 2023 scholarships is now closed. Congratulations to the winners!