The 58th annual Southern Forest Insect Work Conference will be held
25-28 July 2017 (Tuesday - Friday)
in Melbourne, Florida!



We have chosen the Crowne Plaza Melbourne - Oceanfront for our meeting.  Although meeting registration is not yet open, I encourage you to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible.  We have a block of 75 rooms (Tuesday-Thursday nights) and 30 rooms (Monday night) set aside for the group until July 3, 2017, so make your reservations by this date.  Don't miss out on the special pricing!


Meeting Hotel Details:

25-28 July 2017


Crowne Plaza Melbourne - Oceanfront
2605 N. Hwy. A1A
Melbourne, Florida

Phone reservations:

321-777-4100. Mention one of the following group codes:
SIC - Standard attendees.
SIG - Federal government employees only. A valid federal government ID must be presented at check-in.


Online reservations:

Standard Attendees
Federal Government Only (ID required at check-in)

Self-parking is available at $5 per day (for overnight guests).

Visit for hotel information.

Room rates are:

$119.00 per night plus tax ($113.00 per night for federal government employees with valid ID at check-in). Remember, this low rate is valid only until July 3, 2017, and only for the first 75 rooms (first 30 on Monday, July 24). Make your reservation right away!


If you reserve your hotel room now, we will be able to determine if we need to open additional rooms at the group rate, and can ensure that everyone who needs a room gets one! Please be considerate to your fellow attendees and reserve your room as soon as possible.



Our 2017 Program Co-Chairs are Elizabeth Benton ( and Lori Chamberlin ( Please contact them if you have any program or session topic suggestions, or would like to volunteer as a session moderator. More program details coming soon!


A.D. Hopkins Award and Roger F. Anderson Award

Please begin to consider nominations for the A.D. Hopkins Award (for a professional who has made significant contributions to forest entomology in the southern U.S.) and the Roger F. Anderson Award (for an outstanding graduate student in forest entomology in the southern U.S.). Putting together a nomination packet takes some time, so start thinking now about colleagues and students who qualify for these awards. Nomination details and deadlines will be coming soon!