Imported Fire Ant and Invasive Pest Ant Conference

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2017 Annual Imported Fire Ant and other Invasive Ants Conference

Meeting Chair Dr. Fudd Graham invites you to the 2017 Imported Fire Ant and Other Invasive Ants Conference.  The conference is in Mobile, Alabama on May 16-18, 2017.  The conference will be held at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel.   

Meeting Registration:

Registration for the meeting is now open!  Early registration fees are $200 per person until 4:45 pm Central Time, April 14, 2017. After that date, registration fees will be $250 per person. Registration fees for graduate students and guests are $100 per person. Registration will include an evening reception Tuesday, May 16, Continental Breakfast Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18, and lunch on Wednesday, May 17.

Poster and Paper Submission:

We are accepting submissions for poster and oral presentations. Oral presentations can be either 15 minutes or 20 minutes. Posters can be no larger than 40” X 40”. Presenters are welcome to submit more than once, but only one submission per form is allowed. All presentations and posters must be submitted by April 15, 2017.

Hotel Information

A room block has been reserved at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel for May 14 through May 20, 2017.   If you make reservations by phone, mention "Auburn University Dept. of Entomology - Imported Fire Ant and Invasive Ant Conference."  Parking is $15/day for self service and $20/day for valet parking.  The hotel does not provide a shuttle to the airport.

Click here to book your room at the group rate of $125 per night

Deadline for making reservations: April 16, 2017

Deadline summary:

Early Registration: 4:45 pm Central Time, April 14, 2017

Paper and Poster Submission: April 15, 2017

Hotel reservations: April 16, 2017


  • Tuesday May 16: evening reception
  • Wednesday: meeting all day
  • Thursday May 18: meeting ends sometime in the afternoon and will be followed by a 2 hour meeting of the Ant Pests/Fire Ant eXtension CoP.
  • Friday May 19: meeting of the Tawny Crazy Ant Working Group

Getting There

The Mobile Regional Airport is 14 miles from the hotel.  You can also look into flying into the Pensacola International Airport (57 miles away) or the Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport (72 miles away).

For more information

contact: Fudd Graham at


Past Meeting Information


The first Annual Imported Fire Ant Conference was held in 1963.  Now known as the Imported Fire Ant and Invasive Pest Ant Conference, the conference is attended by researchers, teachers, extension agents and specialists, industry personnel, and regulatory personnel.  The conferences provide the opportunity to exchange of knowledge about invasive pest ants... >> Read more


The Imported Fire Ant Conference Proceedings have been issued annually since 1984. The link below contains copies of Proceedings from 1984 through 2015.

The citations from the Proceedings from 1984-2001 are provided in a bibliography developed under the direction of Dr. S. Bradleigh Vinson. An index to the numbered citations is also provided to allow users to search for papers on specific topics.

  1. Bibliography of Imported Fire Ant Conference Proceedings (1984-2001)
  2. Subject Area Index for Imported Fire Ant Conference Proceedings (1984-2001)


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.