Entomology 2012

Entomology 2012, ESA's 60th Annual Meeting, was held November 11-14, 2012 in Knoxville, TN. The theme was "A Global Society for a Global Science" -- which celebrates a new vision for the Society. The theme for Entomology 2102 was sucessful in attracting a large number of high quality symposia.  

Nearly 3,000 people attended Entomology 2012, with meeting attendees coming from 49 different countries. The meeting featured 103 Symposia and a total of 2,485 presentations, including 405 posters and 230 student competition posters, plus 33 virtual posters.

Local media coverage of the meeting included:

- A news video by local funny man Ken Schwall from Knoxville's WBIR Channel 10.

- A news video by reporter Mike Simon on local TV station Channel 8.

- An article called "Entomology 2012 Provides UTK Students with Unique Networking Options" in the Knoxville News Sentinel, which included some great photographs.

- A New York Times article called "When the Ants Went Marching, the Cameras Started Rolling" about the ESA YouTube Your Entomology contest, the winners of which were announced during the meeting. The article also included links to other videos from this year and from previous contests.

- "Bug Talk: Entomology 2012 Wrap-Up" by Metro Pulse, a local Knoxville blog.

Student activities included debates, presentation competitions, the Student Reception, and the Linnaean Games.

Other highlights included a home football game featuring the University of Tennessee versus the University of Missouri, followed by a tailgate party that included a roasted pig and a bluegrass band.

Tours included visits to the University of Tennessee Forensic Anthropology Center, otherwise known as "The Body Farm," and to the Great Smoky Mountains National Science and Education Center.

ESA would like to thank all of sponsors, exhibitors, and participants who helped make this years meeting a great success!