27th IWGO Conference

Hotel Bellevue Terminus, Engelberg, Switzerland
Monday 14 October to Wednesday 16 October 2019

Excursion on Thursday 17 October 2019
(Proposed arrival: Sunday 13 October 2019; proposed departure: Friday 18 October 2019)

Dear Colleagues,

We are preparing for the 27th IWGO Conference in Engelberg, Switzerland. Therefore we are soliciting ideas for session subjects, potential speakers, and volunteers to organize sessions and recruit speakers. In the context of session organizers, we would like to encourage our female IWGO working group members actively participate in the process so that we can start to tip the gender balance.

Deadline for the CALL FOR SESSIONS: Please submit your session topic proposal, latest until 15 February 2018 online.

Session subjects should be conceptual and should present up-to-date research themes, they should be mostly relevant for all maize insect pests and if possible not only region specific. It should be noted that we have potentially 10 to 12 scientific sessions but it is planned to have also poster sessions. We are planning to have always 5 speakers in each session (15 min plus 5 min discussion).

We are looking forward to arranging a stimulating IWGO conference and hope that you will contribute through suggesting session subjects and active participation.

In case you have questions about the conference please do not hesitate to contact us under

Many thanks,

The IWGO Convenors:

Ulli Kuhlmann
Convenor IWGO
Delémont, Switzerland
Tom Sappington
Co-Convenor IWGO
and Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50014; Iowa
Prof. Wang Zhenying
Co-Convenor IWGO
Institute of Plant Protection, CAAS
No.2 West Yuanmingyuan Road
Beijing 100193, China