Previous years’ conferences

Here is the archived list of natural resource conferences and other events that occurred in (or next to) Ontario in previous years.


May 1-4, 2017. Wildlife 70: a symposium on long-term research. Peterborough, ON. @wildlife_70 / .

May 15-19, 2017. International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR). Detroit, MI. @IAGLR.

May 18-20, 2017. Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Colloquium (OE3C). Kingston, ON. @OE3C2017.

June 2, 2017. Laurentian Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). Oshawa, ON. @LaurentianSETAC. With short course on R-Studio too.

June 12-16, 2017. Animal Behavior Society. Toronto, ON.

July 4-8, 2017. Canadian Botanical Association (CBA-ABC). Waterloo, ON.

July 31-Aug 5, 2017. Joint meeting of American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists. East Lansing, MI. @AOS_SCO_2017 / .

Sept. 9-10, 2017. Field Botanists of Ontario. Ottawa, ON.

Sept. 15-18, 2017. Canadian Herpetological Society. Brandon, MB. @canuck_herps. Yes, I know that’s outside Ontario, but Joe Crowley would be sad if I don’t include it.

Sept. 22-24, 2017. Ontario Field Ornithologists. Long Point, ON. .

Sept. 26-28, 2017. Centre for Applied Science In Ontario Protected Areas (CASIOPA). Collingwood, ON. @CASIOPA_ON / .

Sept. 27-30, 2017. Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA). Ottawa, ON. @CAZA_AZAC / .

Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017. Entomological Society of Ontario. Guelph, ON. @EntSocOnt / .

Oct. 1-6, 2017. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG). Ottawa, ON. .

Oct. 10-11, 2017. Ontario Invasive Plant Council. Ottawa, ON. @OIPC1 / .

Oct. 13, 2017. Ontario Urban Forest Conference. Oshawa, ON. @OUFC_Canada.

Oct. 16-18, 2017. Ontario Association for Impact Assessment (OAIA). Toronto, ON. @OA_ImpactAssess / .

Oct. 17-19, 2017. Great Lakes Restoration Conference. Buffalo, NY. @healthylakes / .

Nov. 2, 2017. Ontario Pest Management Conference. Guelph, ON.

Nov. 3, 2017. 2nd Annual Ravine Symposium. Toronto, ON. @TBG_Canada.

Nov. 21-23, 2017. Latornell Conservation Symposium. Alliston, ON. @ADLatornell.


Feb. 2, 2018. Biodiversity Conservation for a Sustainable Future Symposium. Ottawa, ON.

Feb. 9, 2018. Forests Ontario Annual Conference. Alliston, ON. @Forests_Ontario.

Feb. 10, 2018. Kawartha Woodlot Conference. Lindsay, ON. @KawarthaConserv.

Feb. 22-24, 2018. American Fisheries Society (Ontario Chapter). Orillia, ON. @afs_oc.

March 21, 2018. Zoos and Aquariums moving forward – history, politics and science. Sudbury, ON.

March 24, 2018. Toronto Entomological Association – student symposium. Toronto, ON.

April 4, 2018. Trent Northern Studies Colloquium. Peterborough, ON. @trentnorthern.

April 14, 2018. Emerging Leaders for Biodiversity. Toronto, ON.

April 16-18, 2018. Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms Workshop. Toronto, ON. @IFHABWorkshop / #IFHAB18.

April 21, 2018. Toronto Entomological Association – bug-rearing day. Toronto, ON.

May 9-10, 2018. Great Lakes Fishery Commission annual meeting. Toronto, ON. @LampreyControl.

May 10-12, 2018. Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium. London, ON. @OE3C2018.

May 23-25, 2018. Natural Channel Conference. Guelph, ON.

May 23-25, 2018. Art of the plant botanical art conference. Ottawa, ON.

May 24-25, 2018. Muskoka Summit on the Environment. Bracebridge, ON. @muskokawatershd.

June 1-3, 2018. Ontario Nature – weekend in the county. Prince Edward County, ON.

June 8, 2018. Laurentian Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). Kingston, ON. @LaurentianSETAC.

June 17-20, 2018. Ecology and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes. Montreal, QC.

June 18-22, 2018. International Association for Great Lakes Research. Toronto, ON. @IAGLR.

July 10, 2018. North American Microlepidopterists’ meeting. Ottawa, ON.

July 11-15, 2018. Annual Meeting of The Lepidopterists’ Society. Ottawa, ON. @TheLepSoc.

July 18-21, 2018. Canadian Society for Ecology & Evolution. Guelph, ON. @csee2018 / .

July 21-26, 2018.  North American Congress for Conservation Biology. Toronto, ON. @SCBNorthAmerica.

Sept. 21-23, 2018. Youth Summit for Biodiversity and Environmental Leadership (Ontario Nature). Orillia, ON.

Sept. 25-26, 2018. Centre for Applied Science in Ontario Protected Areas (CASIOPA). Markham, ON. @CASIOPA_ON / .

Oct. 3-4, 2018. Society for Ecological Restoration of Ontario (SERO), the Royal Botanical Gardens, and the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens. Burlington, ON. @SEROntario.

Oct. 15-16, 2018. Invasive Species Conference and AGM. Peterborough, ON. @OIPC1.

Oct. 17-18, 2018. Ontario Association for Impact Assessment. Toronto, ON. @OA_ImpactAssess / .

Oct. 19-21, 2018. Entomological Society of Ontario. Irondale, ON. @EntSocOnt.

Oct. 25, 2018. 42nd Annual Ontario Forest Health Review. Sault Ste. Marie, ON + webcasting.

Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2018. North American Caribou Workshop. Ottawa, ON. @NACW2018 / .

Nov. 1-2, 2018. Binational Lake St. Clair Conference. MacRay Harbor, MI.

Nov. 2, 2018. Ontario Urban Forest Council AGM. Vaughan, ON. @OUFC_Canada.

Nov. 2, 2018. Urban ravine symposium. Toronto, ON.

Nov. 2, 2018. Canadian Phytopathological Society, SW Ontario Regional Association (SORA-CPS). Simcoe, ON.

Nov. 9, 2018. Long Point World Biosphere Research & Conservation Conference. Simcoe, ON. @LPWBR.

Nov. 13-15, 2018. Latornell Conservation Symposium. Alliston, ON. @ADLatornell.

Nov. 20, 2018. Youth Summit and Workshop on Invasive Species Research & Resource Management in Ontario. Sudbury, ON.

Nov. 23, 2018. BeeCon2018 (Southern Ontario’s Bee Researchers Symposium). Toronto, ON.


Jan. 3-4, 2019. Southwest (Ontario) agricultural conference. Ridgetown, ON.

Jan. 3-6, 2019. Canadian conference for fisheries research. London, ON. @CCFFR_CCRP / #CCFFRSCL2019.

Jan. 29, 2019. Ontario Phragmites Working Group. Waterloo, ON. @ontariophrag.

Feb. 8, 2019. Forests Ontario conference. Alliston, ON. @Forests_Ontario.

Feb. 12, 2019. Growing healthy landscapes: shifting the paradigm forum 2019 (by Carolinian Canada, WWF-Canada, and VERGE Capital). Toronto, ON.

Feb. 12-14, 2019. National invasive species forum (Canadian Council on Invasive Species). Ottawa, ON.

Feb. 20-21, 2019. Ontario fruit and vegetable convention. Niagara Falls, ON. @ofvc1.

Feb. 20-21, 2019. Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario. London, ON.

Feb. 28 – March 2, 2019. Ontario Chapter AGM of the American Fisheries Society. Orillia, ON. @afs_oc.

March 14-16, 2019. OFAH Annual Fish & Wildlife Conference: focus on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Mississauga, ON. @OFAH.

March 19, 2019. Northern Studies Colloquium. Peterborough, ON. @trentnorthern.

March 20-21, 2019. Annual TRIECA conference (stormwater, erosion, and sediment control): Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and the Canadian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA). Brampton, ON.  / @TRCA_TRIECA.

March 23, 2019. Toronto Entomologists’ Association – student symposium. Toronto, ON.

April 4-5, 2019. Ontario Woodlot Association AGM. Cobourg, ON.

April 8-9, 2019. International conference on plant science. Toronto, ON. @PlantSciencesPS.

April 12-13, 2019. Atwood Colloquium in Ecology & Evolution. Toronto, ON.

May 1-3, 2019. Ontario-Quebec Paleolimnology Symposium (PALS). Waterloo, ON.

May 2-4, 2019. Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium (OE3C). Hamilton, ON. @OE3C2019 / .

May 13-17, 2019. Canadian Society of Zoologists. Windsor, ON. @cszscz2019.

May 24, 2019. Growing our green infrastructure. Mississauga, ON.

May 31 – June 2, 2019. Ontario Nature annual gathering. Hamilton, ON. @OntarioNature.

June 7, 2019. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Laurentian Chapter AGM. Ottawa, ON. @LaurentianSETAC.

July 18-20, 2019. Communicating Science workshop for graduate students. Hamilton, ON.  @ComSciConCAN.

Aug. 5-9, 2019. 10th International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (ICCPB). Ottawa, ON. #ICCPB2019 @ICCPB2019.

Sept. 20-22, 2019. Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario Annual Conference. Camp Couchiching, ON. @COEOoutdoors.

Sept. 20-23, 2019. Canadian Herpetological Society. Montreal, QC. @canuck_herps.

Oct. 3, 2019. Centre for Applied Science in Ontario’s Protected Areas (CASIOPA). Peterborough, ON. @CASIOPA_ON.

Oct. 6-9, 2019. Canadian Institute of Forestry AGM and conference. Pembroke, ON.  @CIF_IFC.

Oct. 10, 2019. Toronto Botanical Garden Urban Ravine Symposium. Toronto, ON.

Oct. 27-31, 2019. International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species (ICAIS). Montreal, QC. @ICAISorg.

Nov. 1-2, 2019. Society for Ecological Restoration Ontario (SERO). Utopia, ON. @SEROntario.

Nov. 1-3, 2019. Entomological Society of Ontario AGM. Haliburton County, ON. @EntSocOnt.

Nov. 3-7, 2019. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) N. America AGM. Toronto, ON.

Nov. 4-5, 2019. Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC). London, ON. @OIPC1. (postponed until Jan. 15, 2020).

Nov. 8, 2019. Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation 7th Annual Research & Conservation Conference. Long Point, ON. @LPWBR.

Nov. 13, 2019. Lessons learned from stream restoration in other jurisdictions. Hosted by Canadian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Brampton, ON.

Nov. 14, 2019. Ontario Urban Forest Council. Thornhill, ON. @OUFC_Canada.

Nov. 18-21, 2019. Wildland Fire Canada. Ottawa, ON. @wildlandfirecan.

Nov. 19-21, 2019. Latornell Conservation Symposium. Alliston, ON. @ADLatornell.

Dec. 3-5, 2019. Forest pest management forum. Ottawa, ON. @CIF_IFC.

Ontario conferences 2020

Jan. 7-8, 2020. SouthWest (Ontario) agricultural conference. Chatham, ON.

Jan. 15, 2020. Ontario Invasive Plant Council Invasive Plant Conference. London, ON. @OIPC1.

Jan. 16, 2020. Ontario Phragmites Working Group Annual Meeting. London, ON. @ontariophrag.

Jan. 17-19, 2020. Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario – winter conference. Irondale, ON.

Feb. 4, 2020. Oak wilt forum. Oakville, ON. @InvSp.

Feb. 14, 2020. Forests Ontario annual conference. Alliston, ON. @Forests_Ontario.

Feb. 20-22, 2020. American Fisheries Society – Ontario Chapter. Orillia, ON. @afs_oc.

March 25-26, 2020. Annual TRIECA conference (stormwater, erosion, and sediment control): Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and the Canadian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA). Brampton, ON.

March 27-29, 2020. The Wildlife Society – Ontario and Canadian Chapters. Peterborough, ON. @OCTWS_. *cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19*

March 28, 2020. Toronto Entomologists’ Association – student symposium. Toronto, ON.

April 7-9, 2020. Ontario Professional Foresters’ Association (OPFA). Alliston, ON.

April 8, 2020. Great Lakes Forest Health Showcase. Sault Ste Marie, ON.

April 17-18, 2020. Atwood Colloquium in Ecology & Evolution. Toronto, ON.

May 7-9, 2020. Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. Toronto, ON. @naisa2020.

May 8-10, 2020. Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium. Guelph, ON. @OE3Cofficial / #OE3C2020.

May 10-14, 2020. International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE). Toronto, ON. @iale_na / #ialena2020.

May 11-15, 2020. Canadian Society of Forensic Science. Oshawa, ON.

May 26-28, 2020. Communicating Science Conference Canada. Ottawa, ON. @ComSciConCAN / #CSCC20.

May 26-28, 2020. OFAH conference on Lyme Disease. Huntsville, ON. @OFAH.

May 28-29, 2020. Grey to green conference on green infrastructure. Toronto, ON. @GRHCna / #GreytoGreen.

June 1-5, 2020. 3rd International Conference of the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence. Ottawa, ON. @Canada_CEBCEM.

June 8-12, 2020. International Association for Great Lakes Research. Winnipeg, MB. @IAGLR.

Sept. 25-27, 2020. Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario – fall conference. Irondale, ON.

Sept. 25-27, 2020. Youth Summit for Mother Earth. Location TBD. @OntarioNature.

Oct. 30-31, 2020. State of the Kawartha Lakes Symposium. Location TBD. @KawarthaConserv.

Nov. 5-7, 2020. Joint meeting of several insect groups (Entomological Society of Ontario; Ontario Pest Mgmt Conference; Ontario Weed Society; Canadian Phytopathological Society SW ON). London, ON.

Nov. 19, 2020. Ontario Urban Forest Council. Ajax, ON. @OUFC_Canada.


Feb. 24-25, 2021. Midwest cover crop council. Guelph, ON.

March 26-28, 2021. The Wildlife Society – Ontario and Canadian Chapters. Peterborough, ON. @OCTWS_.