Invertebrates in Education and Conservation Conference (IECC)

Presented by the Terrestrial Invertebrate Taxon Advisory Group (TITAG)

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 2019 Invertebrates in Education and Conservation Conference will be held July 30-August 3 at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, AZ.

Click here to reserve your room and lock in the special conference discount pricing!

The IECC discouted rate room block is now available, reserve your room today!

Registration is now open! Register Now

2019 Preliminary Program

2019 Poster Presentation Information

The Conference is great for networking!
Click here to see this year's registered participants!

Interested in sponsoring this year's conference?
Click here to see sponsorship opportunities and benefits!

Our Bioblitz is back for 2019!
Compete in the Bioblitz from 7/27 to 8/5 for honor, glory, and prizes!

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

Click here for info on the Steve Prchal Memorial Scholarship

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

Applications for the 2019 scholarship are now closed! Congratulations to this year's winners!