We are proud to announce that the 14th International Polychaete Conference will take place in Stellenbosch, South Africa, hosted by  the University of Stellenbosch.

We hope that everyone can reconvene in Stellenbosch in 2022 for the next conference in this magnificent series conceived and launched by Pat Hutchings at the Australian Museum in Sydney 33 years ago.

Previous Conferences
1. Sydney, Australia
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
3. Long Beach, California, USA
4. Angers, France
5. Qingdao, China
6. Cutitiba, Brazil
7. Reykjavik, Iceland
8. Madrid, Spain
9. Portland, Maine, USA
10. Lecce, Italy
11. Sydney, Australia
12. Cardiff, Wales, UK
13. Long Beach, California, USA

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BACKGROUND
The International Polychaetology Association (IPA) is a nonprofit international organization whose purpose, according to the IPA Constitution is to “encourage research on Polychaeta and stimulate others to participate and cooperate through informal meetings and correspondence; to provide a forum for exchange of ideas; to establish a means and an opportunity for personal contact and interaction in aiming for better mutual understanding; to serve as a liaison body among polychaetologists; and to introduce new students to the workers in this field.”

MEMOIR OF DR DONALD J. REISH
Read an illuminating account of the life of polychaete colleague, Dr. Donald J. Reish.

MEETING CODE OF CONDUCT
Read the International Polychaetology Association (IPA) Code of Conduct

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