Preliminary Program Announced

The 2017 Iowa Invasive Species Conference will provide the most comprehensive invasive species management tools and strategies for the state to date. This two-day conference on March 28-29, 2017 is open to anyone working in the field of invasive species management, research, or restoration in the state of Iowa and surrounding states.

A preliminary agenda can be found here. Session times and presentations are subject to change until the final program is released in early 2017. Interested attendees are welcome to view the schedule and current sessions which include:

  •       Prioritization Strategies and Other Tools for Early Detection and Rapid Response
  •       Managing Invasives in Prairies
  •       Using Animals to Find or Control Invasive Plants
  •       Local Invasive Species Programs / Community Engagement
  •       Invasive Aquatic Animals
  •       Biology and Management of EDRR Invasive Plants
  •       Aquatic and Wetland Plant Identification and Management
  •       Outreach and Education
  •       Biology and Management of Perennial Invasive Plants
  •       Emerald Ash Borer: Management Strategies
  •       Innovative Methods to Manage Invasive Plants
  •       Biology and Management of Woody Invasive Plants 
  •       Forest Insect / Pest Challenges and Management Strategies
  •       Local, State and Federal Regulatory Networking

Registration is OPEN!

Early Bird Registration Pricing (available until February 1, 2017): 
Full Conference Registration: $195
Full Conference - Student: $100
Full Conference - MIPN Member: $160
One Day (March 28 or March 29): $125
One Day - Student: $50
One Day - MIPN Member: $100

Late Registration Pricing (from February 2 - March 28, 2017 or until sold out):
Full Conference Registration: $235
Full Conference - Student: $150
One Day (March 28 or March 29): $145
One Day Registration - Student:  $75

Discounted hotel rooms at the Honey Creek Resort are available for $55 per night rate while they are available. Some 2 bedroom cabins are also available for $108 per night. Call the Resort at
877-677-3344 and tell the reservation agent that you are with the Iowa Invasive Species Conference to get the discount.

We hope to see you there!