CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

28 June – Prof. Erik Holm
Entomologist
TITLE: Lay Entomology in South Africa

29 June – Prof. Pedro Cardoso
Curator, Finnish Museum of Natural History Luomus
Adjunct Professor, University of Helsinki
TITLE: How far are we from the insect apocalypse

30 June – Prof. Ingo Grass 
University of Hohenheim, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Institute of Agricultural Sciences in the Tropics
TITLE: Management of insect diversity and associated ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes

01 July – Dr Subramanian Sevgan
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Kenya
TITLE: Integrated pest management strategies for indigenous and invasive pests of Africa

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

MONDAY 28 JUNE
15h00 – Registration for congress opens
17h00 – Welcome and Opening
17h15 – Opening Keynote Speaker (Prof. Erik Holm)
18h30 – Meet & Greet & light refreshments will be served (Veranda)

TUESDAY 29 JUNE
09h00 – Keynote Speaker (Prof. Pedro Cardoso)
09h45 – Session 1 – Integrated Pest Management
10h45 – Morning Refreshments & Poster Viewing
11h00 – Session 2 – Integrated Pest Management
13h00 – Lunch
14h00 – Session 3 – Integrated Pest Management & Open Topics
15h15 – Afternoon Refreshments
15h30 – Session 4 – Open Topics
17h15 – End of Day 1
18h00 – Welcome Reception

WEDNESDAY 30 JUNE
09h00 – Keynote Speaker – Prof. Ingo Grass
10h00 – Session 5 Parallel (Insect Physiology and Insect Conservation)
11h00 – Morning Refreshments & Poster Viewing
11h15 – Session 6 Parallel (Insect Physiology and Insect Conservation)
13h15 – Lunch
14h15 – Session 7 Parallel (Insect Physiology and Soil Biology & Invasion Biology)
15h30 – Afternoon Refreshments
15h45 – Session 8 Parallel (Insects for Food & Feed; Systematics and Forensic Entomology) 
17h30 – End of Day 2
FREE EVENING
18h00 – ESSA AGM (will be livestreamed)
19h00 – Student Braai

THURSDAY 1 JULY
09h00 – Keynote Speaker (Dr Subramanian Sevgan) & Session 9 (Biological Control)
10h45 – Morning Refreshments & Poster Viewing
11h00 – Session 10 (Biological Control)
13h00 – Lunch
14h00 – Session 11 (Biological Control)
15h15 – Afternoon Refreshments
15h30 – Session 12 (Biological Control)
17h30 – Close of Congress
19h00 – Congress Dinner & Awards (Under the African Sky)

FRIDAY 2 JULY
10h00 – Check out

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