Insect Biotech Conference

Organizers:

Andrew Donini and Jean-Paul Paluzzi, York University

Sponsored by:

Plenary speaker:

Prof. Megan Meuti, College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences,

Department of Entomology, Ohio State University

Plenary title: Characterizing molecular differences that lead to seasonal changes in mosquito physiology

Summary: https://u.osu.edu/meutilab/

IBC2018 Tentative Details:

IBC2018 will be held  June 6-8, 2018

Hilton Garden Inn
500 York Road
Niagara on the Lake, ON

Registration:

Please register for the meeting by April 6, 2018 by completing the registration form and emailing it to Jean-Paul Paluzzi. Fees cover the cost of the registration, opening reception, banquet, breakfasts, lunches and breaks. Conference registration payment must be made upon submission of the registration form either by E-transfer or by cheque made payable to the 'Insect Biotech Conference'.

Please mail cheques by post or I.U.T.S. to:

Jean-Paul Paluzzi, Department of Biology (Lumbers 221),
York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON, M3J1P3.

Conference costs:

Principal Investigators / Retirees - $325 (includes banquet)
Post-Doctoral Fellows, Graduate Students, and Technicians - $200 (includes banquet)
(Please note: $325 for the attendee representing an absent PI)
Accompanying guests - $125 for the banquet

Hotel Reservation:

The conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 500 York Road, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. We have negotiated a conference rate of $139.00 plus taxes per night, single or double, which is available the night before the conference for those coming in earlier and the Friday night for those staying longer. Please note that you are responsible for making your own reservations. Make reservations directly with the hotel at 1-866-777-9877 or (905) 984-4200 mentioning the Insect Biotech Conference and booking code IBB18. To receive the special conference rate, you must book your accommodations before Wednesday May 9, 2018. For more information on the hotel please go to their website (click here). For things to do in and around Niagara-on-the-Lake click here.

Banquet:

The conference banquet (included in the registration fee) will be held at Inniskillin Niagara Estate Winery (1499 Line 3 at the Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) on the evening of June 7th, 2018. Winery tour begins at 6:30pm with a three course dinner in Founders Hall following shortly thereafter.

Abstracts:

Please submit an abstract using the following PDF abstract submission form for the oral presentations by April 13, 2018.  Please ensure to follow the specified formatting guidelines.  A sample abstract submission can be found here.

Important Dates to Remember:

Registration form:  April 6, 2018
Abstract due: April 13, 2018
Hotel Reservation: May 9, 2018. After this time the reserved rooms will be released to the public.

Tentative Meeting Schedule:

Wednesday June 6th, 2018:

        6pm-9:30pm: Plenary lecture followed by evening social

Thursday June 7th, 2018:

        8:30am-12:30pm: Morning Scientific Sessions

        12:30-1:30pm: Lunch

        1:30-4:30pm: Afternoon Scientific Sessions

        6pm-10pm: Conference Banquet

Friday June 8th, 2018:

        8:30am-12:30pm: Morning Scientific Sessions

        12:30-1:30pm: Lunch

        1:30-4:30pm: Afternoon Scientific Sessions

        4:30pm: Closing Remarks and End of Conference

Sessions:

Following past practices, there will be two types of presentations.  Standard seminar type (long shots) and short exposures for those who wish to highlight their research for exposure but not for detailed explanation (ideal for graduate students early in their research career and for those more experienced who want to highlight a new or early area of discovery). These short exposures replace the poster sessions.

Long Shots: 15 minute talks, 5 minute questions
Short Exposures: 5 minute talks, maximum 5 slides, 3 min question period.

For more information contact us by email: Andrew Donini and Jean-Paul Paluzzi

Archive of Past Insect BIotech Conference Programs (ie. Schedule of Talks):

2018   2017   2016  2015  2014  2013  2012

2011   2010   2009   2008  2007  2006