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Welcome / Invitation to Adelaide
After a deeply felt pause on scientific conferences, the organising committee is delighted to invite you to attend the 2021 combined conference of the Australian Entomological Society (AES), the Society of Australian Systematic Biologists (SASB) and the Australian chapter of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI). For the AES, this conference will be the 52nd Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference.
The conference will be held at The University of Adelaide’s North Terrace Campus, Sunday 5th to Wednesday 8th December, 2021.
The conference venue is in the north of Adelaide’s compact city centre and a short walk away from hotel accommodation and attractions such as the South Australian Museum, the SA Art Gallery, the Zoo and the Botanic Gardens. There are numerous accommodation and dining options close by, and the campus is well-serviced by a tram and buses.
This year, the conference theme is Insects make the world go round. The logo reflects the insects’ heavy lifting in terms of soil functioning, biological control, nutrient recycling, pollination, as food for many organisms, as well as the dire state of the planet. We hope that a significant proportion of the symposia and associated presentations will help to advance our understanding of the significance of insects for Australia’s biota, as well as the importance of insect conservation.
On behalf of the Organising Committee, I look forward to seeing you in Adelaide in December!
Chair, 2021 AES/SASB/AAS Conference Organising Committee
PS If it turns out impossible to physically hold the conference, we will organise an on-line event for those who have registered, and reimburse the registration fee minus our outlay.