Invasive and Pest Ant Conference

Imported Fire Ants, Ant Pests January 25, 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

Follow this link to access the form and return it to Lisa Jordan.
This year we've added the option of paying using PayPal. Please use as the recipient and "Conference Registration" as the subject.

$225 general registration
$100 student registration
$350 registration after April 1

Additional notes from Kyle Jordan:

There is an opening reception Sunday evening at the hotel at 6:00. The conference officially starts Monday, May 21 at 8:00 and runs through morning sessions on Wednesday (until 11/noon, usually).

Fly into the Raleigh/Durham airport (RDU). The hotel is fairly close to the airport – a shuttle that will pick you up if you call the hotel once you land. Otherwise, cab/uber/lyft can get you there quickly. If you’re driving in to RTP, the hotel has free parking.

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