San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We are happy to present the Fifth Quadrennial Meeting of the International Heteropterists Society in Washington, DC, to be held 21-25 July 2014. Please mark your calendars! The program promises to be an exciting one.
Lectures and posters will be presented at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, one of the largest natural history museums in the world, with entomological holdings of more than 35 million specimens. The Heteroptera collection alone comprises nearly 5,500 primary types and nearly 1 million other specimens held in more than 2,000 drawers.
Washington, DC, is a city of many attractions, including the Smithsonian Institution museums, numerous historic monuments, restaurants, theaters, and much more.
Students may want to apply for the Nils Møller Andersen Award to provide financial support to attend the meeting and present a poster or talk.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the registration deadline?
Wednesday 30th April 2014
When is the deadline for presentation/poster absract submission?
Wednesday 30th April 2014
How do I submit an abstract?
You can submit an abstract for your presentation or poster during the registration process.
What size should posters be?
46 inches x 46 inches or about 117 cm x 117 cm
Can I request an official letter of invitation?
Yes - we have letters available for those who require them. Please contact us using the contact button on this page.
How can I contact the organiser?
Email - using the contact button on this page
Telephone (Office Hours) +1 202-633-4555
How do I get to the event?
Please read the transportation and accommodation section of the IHS website.
What meals or refreshments are included?
Lunches, coffee breaks and snacks will be provided in addition to the open mixer (Monday) and banquet (evening TBC). Participants will need to provide their own breakfast and evening meal - there are plenty of places nearby.
Is there Wi-Fi at the venue?
Yes - there is Wi-Fi throughout the museum and in the conference auditorium.
Are tickets refundable?
We will refund tickets (minus Eventbrite handling fee) up to the registration deadline (30th April 2014). We cannot guarantee refunds after the registration deadline.
When & Where
Tom Henry is one of the founding members (Directors) of the International Heteropterists' Society and works as a USDA Research Scientist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Read about Tom's projects and publications: http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=2454
Update on posters:
Posters should be 46 inches x 46 inches or about 117 cm x 117 cm. They will be attached to the display boards with push pins.
Thanks to all of you who have registered for the Fifth Quadriennial Heteroptera Society Meeting coming to Washington, D.C., in July 2014. Our first registration deadline of April 2 has come and gone. We understand the difficulty some of you are having with arrangements. As a consequence, we have extended registration and the submission of abstracts until April 30th. It is extremely important to register by this date to allow us enough time to organize and print the program, arrange catering, and take care of the many other local arrangements. Although abstracts (300 words or less) can be sent separately to me, it would be best to submit them when you register, so please try to have them ready to enter at that time. Also, please let us know if you need a letter of invitation for obtaining visas or travel grants.
With the advent of each meeting, comes the need to elect new officers. This year we will be looking for nominations for President-elect, Secretary, and Webpage Editor. If you are interested yourself or have someone in mind, please let our president Gerry Cassis know. We also are looking for a site to hold our Sixth Quadriennial Meeting in 2018. If you would be interested in hosting the next meeting, please let us know.
Lastly, we would like to put out a reminder to members to send in their membership dues. At the last meeting in Tianjin, we established regular membership dues at $20 US and student membership at $10 US (and $500 for lifetime). Since the last meeting, we have established two exciting new awards, the I. M. Kerzhner Award for the top two student presentations and posters and the Carl Stål Award, a senior career award for outstanding achievements in heteropterology, and have built our new webpage, thanks to the outstanding efforts of our Webmaster, Laurence Livermore. To continue expanding and developing our webpage, increasing benefits to members (such as travel grants for students), sustaining our award program, and helping offset meetings costs, it is critical that we have your continued support. Please visit our website (http://ihs.myspecies.info/) and sign up now. Payments can be made online, using PayPal. We ask long-term members to pay for the past two years only, coinciding with the development of our new website. As a courtesy, we will be sending annual e-messages, beginning this year, to remind members to make their payments. If you are not a member, please consider joining now.
Many thanks to everyone for your support. We look forward to seeing you in Washington this coming July. Come with your thoughts on how to make our Society better!
Thomas J. Henry, Program Chairman, IHS
Systematic Entomology Laboratory, ARS, USDA
c/o National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20013
We have extended registration for one additional week due to a flurry of questions and registrations this week.
This will be the final extension as we are reaching our deadline for the final organisational arrangements.
If anyone has had trouble with PayPal payments then please contact us as we can make alternative arrangements.