Invasive and Pest Ant Conference

Imported Fire Ants, Ant Pests January 16, 2018 Print Friendly and PDF


2018 Invasive and Pest Ant Conference (formerly the Annual Imported Fire Ant and other Invasive Ants Conference)


In 2018, the Annual Invasive and Pest Ant Conference will be held in conjunction with National Conference on Urban Entomology on 20-23 May in Cary, NC.


Important Deadlines

Award Nominations

Deadline: February 1, 2018

*All award winners will deliver a presentation at the conference in May*
Student Awards of $1500 (one for each level: undergrad, Master's, Ph.D.)
Details  Questions
Distinguished Achievement Award (monetary award and plaque)
Details  Questions


Paper Submissions

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Details  Questions
*Symposium papers will be handled through the symposium organizer(s)*


Hotel Registration

Hotel registration is open! Visit the hotel's website. Enter CUE in the Group Code box under 'special rate codes' and the special conference price will display!


Meeting Registration Information

Because of Laura Nelson's retirement, registration is not yet available.  In the meantime, please Email Kyle Jordan if you have questions/concerns. As always, please refer to the facebook group for updates and to ask questions.
Right now, the plan is the following:
$225 general registration
$100 student registration
$350 registration after April 1

Interested in being a sponsor for the conference? Email Dan Suiter.

Questions about the program? Email Allie Allen
Questions about the conference? Email Kyle Jordan

Past Meeting Information


The first Annual Imported Fire Ant Conference was held in 1963.  Now known as the Invasive and Pest Ant Conference (IPAC), 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

2017 Meeting Program


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)


  • Program covers (through 2017)
  • T-shirts (through 2012)
  • Quilt (years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013)

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Imported Fire Ants 

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European Fire Ants

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Argentine Ants

Rover Ants

Pharaoh Ants

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Carpenter Ants


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White-footed Ants


Invasive and Pest Ant Conference

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Other Links

Antweb, the world's largest online database of images, specimen records, and natural history information on ants

Pest Ant resources from Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology Facility at Texas A&M University


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