The 2023 Invertebrates in Education and Conservation Conference took place both live and virtually July 19 - July 22 at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, AZ, and was broadcast to registered virtual attendees around the world.
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 days of paper presentations, specialty workshops and field trips. A pre-conference field trip is also available prior to the conference's official start that gives participants the opportunity to experience Southern Arizona’s unique diversity and ecology.

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

View the 2023 Program here

Click here to see a list of 2023's registered participants.
We now have three scholarships available for first time attendees

Click here for information on our scholarships

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

Congratulations to 2023's winners!