General Information

The 8th International IPM Symposium, "IPM: Solutions for a Changing World," will be held March 23-26, 2015 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah USA.

The symposium sessions will be divided into tracks based on commodity or setting and will address various aspects of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) across disciplines and around the world.


Don't miss the opportunity to hear plenary talks from Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director of USDA's National Institute for Food and Agriculture; Dr. Marc L. Lame, Clinical Professor at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Director of their Masters of Science Environmental Science Program; Dr. David R. Shaw, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Mississippi State University; Dr. Mark Gregory Robson, Dean of Agricultural and Urban Programs and Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences; Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the School of Public Health; Mr. Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), U.S Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Register today!

The Symposium will feature a Silent Auction in the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday evening 5:30-7:00pm that will provide funds for future Symposia registration and travel support. In a Silent Auction, items are displayed and people have the opportunity to write down their bids on a bid sheet that describes each item. Bid on auction items to help offset the cost for non-traditional IPM professionals attending the Symposium. At every Symposium, we are limited in our support due to the overall Symposium costs. All proceeds from the Silent Auction will be used to create a new fund dedicated to registration and travel support. All attendees are invited to bring items for the auction.

"Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is a long-standing, science-based, decision-making process that identifies and reduces risks from pests and pest management related strategies. It coordinates the use of pest biology, environmental information, and available technology to prevent unacceptable levels of pest damage by the most economical means, while posing the least possible risk to people, property, resources, and the environment. IPM provides an effective strategy for managing pests in all arenas from developed residential and public areas to wild lands. IPM serves as an umbrella to provide an effective, all encompassing, low-risk approach to protect resources and people from pests." (IPM Roadmap, May 17, 2004)

If you are interested in helping plan the symposium or providing financial support, contact the Steering Committee at ipmsymposium@ad.uiuc.edu.

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