Invertebrates in Education and Conservation Conference (IECC)

Presented by the Terrestrial Invertebrate Taxon Advisory Group (TITAG)

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

The 2015 Invertebrates in Education and Conservation Conference will be held July 21 – July 25 at the Esplendor Resort in Rio Rico, AZ.

IECC travel information to help you plan for the conference


Registration is now open! Click here to register!
Register before June 15th to receive the early registration discount.

If you require offline paper registration, please click here.
Document opens is Microsoft Word format.

View conference program here

Click here to see list of 2015 registered attendants and to check field trip and workshop availability.

Click here for information on our 2015 Conference Photo Contest

Support from our valuable sponsors helps keep conference fees low for participants.
Please click here for Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)

Click here for information on purchasing exhibit space or advertising in Conference Programs

Click here for information 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.

Join the conference Facebook page here

Join the TITAG listserv here

Join the Invertebrates in Education and Conservation listserv (INVERTICAP) here

Click here for papers, program, participants and other info from 2014's conference.