Entomology 2011, the 59th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), is the world's most important annual conference on insect science anywhere. For four days, ESA's Annual Meeting will bring together thousands of the scientific leaders of entomology - scientists, researchers, educators, students, and others from around the globe -- who will participate in 86 symposia.
Topics will include honey bees, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), Bed bugs, stink bugs, biodiversity, biofuels, pest management, arthropod disease vectors, the 5,000 Insect Genome Project, invasive species, climate change, social insects, the state of entomology in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami, and many others. In addition, the meeting will feature the Linnaean Games, an Insect Photo Salon, the Cockroach Monologues, Buzzwords, awards ceremonies, and numerous social events. The full program is available at http://entsoc.org/entomology2011.
Members of the media who would like to attend can contact the ESA (firstname.lastname@example.org; (301) 731-4535, ext. 3009) for a press pass. Proper media credentials must be presented upon arrival during registration for the meeting, and the credentials must show a direct affiliation with an accredited news organization (print, TV or radio). Public Information Officers from universities may also receive press passes with proper credentials and ID.
Freelance journalists who do not have media credentials and a professional affiliation will not receive press passes. However, exceptions will be considered by the Executive Director of the ESA if freelancers belong to the National Association of Science Writers or a similar organization.
Companies or organizations producing publications, videos, and/or other electronic media intended for marketing, advertising, financial analysis, or public relations purposes may not register as members of the media.
|Contact: Richard Levine|
Entomological Society of America