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