Invertebrates in Education and Conservation Conference (IECC)

Presented by the Terrestrial Invertebrate Taxon Advisory Group (TITAG)

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The annual Invertebrates in Education and Conservation Conference (IECC) brings together professionals from a wide variety of zoological, exhibit design and educational backgrounds, along with the interested general public, to share their relevant experiences in a rich biological setting.

TITAG is proud to welcome members of the International Association of Butterfly Exhibitors and Suppliers (IABES) to join us at IECC 2016.
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The Conference includes three mornings of paper presentations and three afternoons of specialty workshops and field trips. Full-day field trips the day before the Conference provide amazing opportunities to experience Southern Arizona’s unique diversity, and conservative specimen collecting is allowed on most trips.

Topics covered at the Conference include but are not limited to:

• Terrestrial, freshwater and marine invertebrate husbandry
• Educational programs using invertebrates
• Insect zoos, butterfly houses and other invertebrate exhibitions
• Invertebrate conservation programs and issues
• Professional development
• Administrative & regulatory issues


The 2016 Invertebrates in Education and Conservation Conference was held July 26 – July 30 at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, AZ.

View final 2016 online conference program here

Click here for a PDF version of the physical 2016 program

Click here for a list of 2016's conference attendees.

View photos from the 2015 conference here



See the results of our our 2016 week-long conference bioblitz!



Click here for info on the Steve Prchal Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations to our 2016 winners. Stay tuned for information on 2017 scholarships.


First time attendees can apply for a scholarship that covers conference registration, round-trip transportation, room & board, and meals.