General Information

The 8th International IPM Symposium, "IPM: Solutions for a Changing World," will be held March 23-26, 2015 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah USA.

The symposium sessions will be divided into tracks based on commodity or setting and will address various aspects of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) across disciplines and around the world.

Click here for a copy of the full proceedings with concurrent session speakers, posters and abstracts. Note that we will NOT be giving this document out at the meeting. If you want a copy of this, you will need to print it yourself. The abstracts and concurrent session info is also found on the mobile app.


Announcing the Symposium Mobile App!

With the 2015 IPM Symposium mobile app, users can:
  • Sync their agendas to their many devices, directly to the app schedule page
  • Browse speakers and bookmark sessions
  • Rate individual sessions
  • Search for exhibitors and bookmark favorites
  • View and search for abstracts
  • Network with fellow attendees through the Friends feature, send direct messages, establish app friendships, and share schedules!
  • Downloading the App is Easy!

    SEARCH: The App Store and Google Play for “IPM Symposium 2015”
    SCAN:
    app QR code

    OR, for all other web-enabled devices, including Apple and Android phones and tablets, Blackberry and Windows phones: enter m.core-apps.com/ipmsymp15 to be automatically directed to the proper download version for your phone.


    The Symposium will feature a Silent Auction in the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday evening 5:30-7:00pm that will provide funds for future Symposia registration and travel support. In a Silent Auction, items are displayed and people have the opportunity to write down their bids on a bid sheet that describes each item. Bid on auction items to help offset the cost for non-traditional IPM professionals attending the Symposium. At every Symposium, we are limited in our support due to the overall Symposium costs. All proceeds from the Silent Auction will be used to create a new fund dedicated to registration and travel support. All attendees are invited to bring items for the auction.

    "Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is a long-standing, science-based, decision-making process that identifies and reduces risks from pests and pest management related strategies. It coordinates the use of pest biology, environmental information, and available technology to prevent unacceptable levels of pest damage by the most economical means, while posing the least possible risk to people, property, resources, and the environment. IPM provides an effective strategy for managing pests in all arenas from developed residential and public areas to wild lands. IPM serves as an umbrella to provide an effective, all encompassing, low-risk approach to protect resources and people from pests." (IPM Roadmap, May 17, 2004)

    If you are interested in helping plan the symposium or providing financial support, contact the Steering Committee at ipmsymposium@ad.uiuc.edu.

    To receive future notices about the symposium and tell the organizers about your IPM activities and interests, click here to fill out the interest form.