2007 ESA Annual Meeting

2007 ESA Annual Meeting

December 9-12, 2007

The Town and Country Resort and Convention Center

San Diego, California
 

Selection of the theme for the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America was a team effort with the Program and Local Arrangement Chairs to capture the desired purpose of the meeting – to connect entomologists of all interests and facilitate the exchange of ideas in a fun and comfortable location and venue. Even as ESA members are sharing their innovations and planning new initiatives and ways to influence the growth of entomology, the program itself also had many innovations and initiatives.

A family-friendly program (including child-care and an enhanced guest program) augmented a scientific program that was generated over 75 symposia proposals and several keynote speakers. In addition, the program encouraged and

supported member “Networks” as a critical means to make connections and continue to grow the influence and expansion of our science and profession. Students again had many prominent activities as well, including the Linnaean Games Finals, a special mixer by the pool, paper/poster competition, and student-sponsored symposia.

A family-friendly program (including child-care and an enhanced guest program) augmented a scientific program that was generated over 75 symposia proposals and several keynote speakers. In addition, the program encouraged and supported member “Networks” as a critical means to make connections and continue to grow the influence and expansion of our science and profession. Students again had many prominent activities as well, including the Linnaean Games Finals, a special mixer by the pool, paper/poster competition, and student-sponsored symposia.

The logo itself was designed by Norma Irish, a Research Associate at Montana State University. The visual of connecting the puzzle pieces by ants represents the notion of bringing ESA members together in a social and scientific environment to share the many wonderful examples of research discovery, teaching, extension, and technology development within the largest entomological society in the world.

Scott Hutchins
ESA President, 2007