The 2024 Invertebrates in Education and Conservation Conference will take place both live and virtually July 23 - July 27 at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, AZ, and broadcast to registered virtual attendees around the world.

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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 four days of paper presentations, specialty workshops and field trips. The Conference takes place at the approximate time of the local monsoon season, allowing 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


View the 2024 Preliminary Conference Program Here
Conference Registration is now open!

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Email Lauren Davidson at ldavidson@hmns.org for more info!
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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 have scholarships available for first time attendees

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