ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF ONTARIO
154th Annual Conference
29 September - 1 October, 2017
The 2017 ESO Conference promises to be a great meeting! The schedule for oral presentations is completely full and there will be more than two dozen posters. I am excited about the workshop on entomology careers for student participants. There remain spaces in the free events, on a first come- first served registration basis.
If you intend to attend any conference related activities, you need to register in advance. On-line registration for the full conference ends on Sept. 14th. In the case of full conference registrants, the numbers that can be accommodated at the banquet are limited, so please register soon if you plan to attend.
I look forward to meeting new people and catching up with old friends at the conference. See you soon,
- Gard W. Otis, President of the Entomological Society of Ontario (2016-2017)
REGISTRATION for the ESO AGM 2017 is NOW CLOSED
University of Guelph
Thank you to the sponsors of the ESO's 2017 AGM
50 Stone Rd E, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Venue: University of Guelph (Accommodation details below)
When: 29 September - 1 October, 2017
Dr. Gard W. Otis: email@example.com
Click HERE for a PROGRAM
Additional Activities and Venues
Friday mixer: 7:00 PM, upstairs room at Fion McCool’s
(corner of Stone Road W. and Edinburgh Road)
Conference venue: Peter Clark Hall, basement level of The University Centre,University of Guelph.
Buses (City and Greyhound) arrive at the University Centre.
Parking on campus is free on the weekends.
Banquet: The Arboretum Centre, University of Guelph
CLICK HERE for Venue Map
Travel Grants for Student Presenters
If you are a student presenting at the conference, please click the following link for instructions about travel grants: TRAVEL AWARD CRITERIA
The Deadline for applications is 8 September.
ESO Hotel Accommodations
The ESO 2017 Organizing Committee has reserved a block of 30 hotel rooms at a reduced price for conference participants at the Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre (601 Scottsdale Dr., Guelph). The cost of room and breakfast (for 2 occupants) is $133.35, taxes included, per night. (Additional fees will apply for additional occupants.) To reserve a room, please call the Holiday Inn at 519-836-0231 and state the conference code: “UES”.
Directions to the Holiday Inn: The Holiday Inn is located at 601 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph, at the intersection of Stone Road and Scottsdale Drive. It is just 300 m from the Hanlon Parkway (Hwy. 6). The entry to the hotel is off Scottsdale Rd.
The University Centre, venue for the main ESO conference, is only 1.8 km away, and accessible by public bus transportation. Parking on campus on the weekend is free. The banquet on Saturday evening will be held at the Arboretum Centre, 5 km from the Holiday Inn.
Additional Services: In very close proximity to the Holiday Inn are the Stone Road Mall (directly across Scottsdale Dr. from the hotel) with a wide range of shops; a pharmacy; an LCBO outlet; gas stations; banks; and a variety of restaurants.
Photos from the 2017 AGM
Abstract Submission Guidelines for the Entomological Society of Ontario 154th Annual Conference (ESO 2017)
The conference schedule is full and the deadline for submissions has passed. No more presentations can be accepted.Thank you for the strong interest in the conference.
Oral presentations are limited to 12 minutes (5 minutes for lightning talks) in total. Please plan on 10 minutes for your presentation with 2 minutes for questions.
Poster presentationsshould be in “portrait” layout; the poster boards are 3’ wide and 4’ tall.Students who are entering a poster in the student competition must send a PDF file of their POSTER by Sept. 20th to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The guidelines for judging oral presentations and posters are HERE
Abstracts will be published in the Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario.
BUG EYE PHOTO CONTEST! 2017
Don't forget to submit your insect photos to the BUG EYE Photo contest, an AGM staple, and ESO tradition!
Click HERE to see the Winners of the
Bug Eye photo contest
Click HERE for a PDF for details.
Or the BUG EYE Mainpage
Some winners and nominees from the past are shown below!
You can now purchase shirts, mugs, bags, notebooks, and travel mugs with the fabulous ESO logo on them! Go to the “ESO Guelph 2017” Redbubble website to order.
Note: None of these items will be sold at the conference. You must buy them through Redbubble:
Membership Registration and Payment
ESO 2017 Conference Registration Details
Full conference registration includes Friday night mixer, plenary session, regular talks and poster session, Saturday evening banquet, and coffee breaks. Breakfasts and lunch are not included. Separate registration is required for extra events (see below).
Online registration ends Sept. 14.
If you have any questions or concerns about registration, please contact:
Angela Gradish: email@example.com.
ESO Membership Fees
Click HERE for full Membership Details
The annual fees for membership are:
$30.00 for regular membership: 1 year;
$150.00 for regular membership: 5 years
Free for Canadian students, amateurs and retired members; $10.00 for international students.
* Regular members and international students/amateurs now have the convenience of remitting their annual dues via PAYPAL or Major Credit Card as an alternative to regular postal mail.
Students and Retired members, please use this PDF and email directly to Michelle Locke:
Regular members and international students who wish to pay by personal cheque, please complete and print the DOC and mail to:
Michelle Locke, (ESO Secretary)
Entomological Society of Ontario
Vista Centre, 1830 Bank St
P.O. Box 83025