Invertebrates in Education and Conservation Conference (IECC)

The 2021 Invertebrates in Education and Conservation Conference will take place both live and virtually July 27- July 31 at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, AZ, and broadcast to registered virtual attendees around the world.

Our hotel room block is now live, please click here to reserve your room.
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

Click here for the 2021 IECC Preliminary Program

Click here for the list of this year's registered conference participants

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 2021 scholarship are now closed. Winners will be announced soon!