Meeting Date and Location

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ESBC will be held at the Pacific Forestry Centre in Victoria, BC (506 W. Burnside Road) on Friday, October 14th with contributed papers and business meeting to follow. The Symposium will take place at the Pacific Forestry Centre on the morning of Saturday, October 15th, 2016.

This year's symposium theme is "Urban Insects: They Live Among Us”.

As our society has shifted towards greater urbanization our relationship with insects has similarly changed. People are increasingly concerned with subjects such as eradicating bedbugs, planting butterfly gardens, monitoring endangered bumblebees, or tracking invasive species. This symposium highlights the roles that entomologists play in studying the diversity, ecology, conservation, and management of insects in urban environments.

Information for Presenters

Contributed papers will be presented at the AGM on October 14th. Contributions for oral presentation in the contributed papers session are welcome from members of ESBC, students, and other interested entomologists. Students are especially encouraged to submit papers. Presentations will be scheduled for 15 minutes each including time for questions. There will be no poster presentations.

Please send a title and short abstract (50 words or less) via email to Robert Lalonde at by October 10, 2016.

Student Awards

Prizes are awarded for the best student oral presentations in BSc, MSc and PhD categories.

Additionally, two $400 scholarships are awarded annually to defray costs (including travel) incurred by graduate students for participation in conferences other than the ESBC AGM. Application deadline is October 3, 2016.

More information, including eligibility requirements, are available on our website.

Registration and Fees

You can register for either day separately, or both together. Online registration is now closed.

The early bird registration deadline is October 10, 2016.

Early registration (until October 10, 2016): Late registration (after October 10, 2016):
Student members: $15 per day
Regular members and public: $30 per day
Student members: $25 per day
Regular members and public: $45 per day


There are several possibilities, at varying distances from the Pacific Forestry Center:

AGM and Symposium Programs

The AGM and symposium programs are now available:

2016 AGM & Symposium
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