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 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.

Room block and hotel reservation information coming soon.

2019 Preliminary Program Coming Soon

2019 Poster Presentation Information Coming Soon

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


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 open!
Applications must be submitted by April 8, 2019.