Friday, October 28, 2011

Press Registration for Entomology 2011

The Entomological Society of America invites journalists from accredited news organizations and public information officers to register for a complimentary press pass

Lanham, MD: October 28, 2011 -- Entomology 2011 (, the 59th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), is the world's most important annual conference on insect science anywhere. For four days, ESA’s Annual Meeting will bring together thousands of the scientific leaders of entomology –- scientists, researchers, educators, students, and others from around the globe -- who will participate in 86 symposia.

Topics will include honey bees, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), Bed bugs, stink bugs, biodiversity, biofuels, pest management, arthropod disease vectors, the 5,000 Insect Genome Project, invasive species, climate change, social insects, the state of entomology in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami, and many others. In addition, the meeting will feature the Linnaean Games, an Insect Photo Salon, the Cockroach Monologues, Buzzwords, awards ceremonies, and numerous social events. The full program is available at

Members of the media who would like to attend can contact the ESA (; 301-731-4535, ext. 3009) for a press pass. Proper media credentials must be presented upon arrival during registration for the meeting, and the credentials must show a direct affiliation with an accredited news organization (print, TV or radio). Public Information Officers from universities may also receive press passes with proper credentials and ID.

Freelance journalists who do not have media credentials and a professional affiliation will not receive press passes. However, exceptions will be considered by the Executive Director of the ESA if freelancers belong to the National Association of Science Writers or a similar organization.

Companies or organizations producing publications, videos, and/or other electronic media intended for marketing, advertising, financial analysis, or public relations purposes may not register as members of the media.

For more information, contact Richard Levine at

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA today has more than 6,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Members are students, researchers, teachers, extension service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives, research technicians, consultants, and hobbyists. For more information, please visit


Monday, October 24, 2011

Ento2011 Mobile App

ESA has gone mobile! You can now access the latest ESA Annual Meeting program information, schedules, news, and announcements, and you can create a personal schedule, link to exhibitors, and connect with other attendees―all from your smart phone.

The app is available via the Android Market and the iPhone App Store, and it's also available as a mobile web app and as a web-based application for desktops and laptops.

The app is fully integrated with the Confex abstract management system so you have the latest information at your fingertips! The app for Android is available now and for two weeks after the meeting. The iPhone app will be available later this week.

Download the Ento2011 mobile app now!

Click here for Android phones

For iPhone (coming later this week)

For the 2012 Annual Meeting, a sponsorship opportunity is available for the mobile app. If your company is interested, contact Scot Oser, ESA's advertising sales manager, at

Thanks to Alex Wild Photography for the photo of Temnothorax rugatulus. Ants in this laboratory nest are individually marked with dabs of paint to help researchers at the University of Arizona track their activities.

Friday, October 14, 2011

2012 World of Insects Wall Calendar

The ESA 2012 World of Insects wall calendar is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

All registrants at the 2011 ESA Annual Meeting are entitled to one free copy with their registration.

Additional copies are available by using the order form. There are no returns permitted for the ESA calendar and all sales are final.

Click here for pricing information and an order form.