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.

Several pre-symposium and one post-symposium optional activities will be offered on Monday and Friday - make your travel plans so you can participate:
  • Community-based field trip – includes a tour of a Salt Lake City School district building. The Salt Lake City School District has been recognized as a leader in implementing IPM practices in schools - To be held on Monday afternoon, 1:00-5:00 PM.
  • Ag-based field trip – includes local destinations where Integrated Pest Management practices and their associated challenges will be showcased - To be held on Monday afternoon, 1:00-5:00 PM.
  • Gylling Data Management ARM Workshop: Improve Experiment Quality using ARM 2015 - To be held on Monday afternoon, 1:00-5:00 PM.
  • "Novel Applications of Geo-Technologies in Agriculture and Non-Agriculture IPM Decision Support" - To be held on Monday afternoon, 3:00-6:00 PM.
  • Welcome Reception - To be held on Monday evening, 5:30-7:30 PM.
  • "Evaluation and Assessment of IPM Programs" - To be held Friday morning, 8:00 AM-noon.
"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.

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