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.

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 2017 Invertebrates in Education and Conservation Conference will be held July 25 – July 29 at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, AZ. Our room block is setup and rates are $85/night plus tax.

We have a large block of rooms available but we encourage you to make your reservations ASAP. Please use the above link and do not call the hotel. The reservation code is TITAG.

Click here for the 2017 Preliminary Program (subject to change)

Click here to register!

Click here for registered participants and to check field trip, workshop and roundtable availability!

Click here for a list of this year's poster presentations.

Looking to share a ride to or from the airport? Sign up on the ride share board!

View photos from the 2015 conference here




Our Bioblitz is back for 2017!
Compete in the conference long Bioblitz for honor, glory, and prizes!


Click here for an informational slideshow on how to signup and participate in the iNaturalist bioblitz!

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



Click here for info on the Steve Prchal Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations to the three 2017 scholarship winners!


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