Hi Paul,

The meeting announcement has gone out twice since June, I am posting it here for you to review. While Chris and I need to finalize and tweak the schedule (we should have it wrapped up the end of this week), the talks and symposia are full, and early registration ended last week.

Here's the meeting announcement as posted three months ago, sorry to hear it didn't make it your way:

From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Crystal Maier
Sent: Friday, 8 June 2018 2:25 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: ECN Vancouver 2018: Registration is open and Call for Symposia/Talks
Greetings ECN members,
The moment you've all been waiting for is here. Early bird registration is open on the website now! The price goes up until the meeting, and then it goes up again if you register and pay on-site.  Registration is not considered complete until you pay so you don’t get to claim the early bird rate if you do step 1 before August 31 and then pay after.  
a.       Early Bird registration --  $80 for regular and $40 for students; until August 31. 
b.       Regular registration -- $120 for regular and $60 for students; September 1 – November 9. 
c.       Onsite registration -- $160 for regular and $80 for students;  November 10 – 11.

The deadline to submit both talks and posters to be included in the program is July 1. The program will be closed on July 1 so it can be put together and posted for viewing online.  Send Chris Grinter [log in to unmask]
 or Gene Hall  [log in to unmask] your talk title, authors, affiliations and an abstract by July 1 if you want to present at the meeting.  Symposium organizers, please send a title and abstract of your symposium as well as titles, authors, affiliations and abstracts for the individual talks.  As with last year, symposium organizers can decide to print all or none of the abstracts for the talks in their symposium.
We so far have only 1 symposium/mini-symposium (feel free to contact the organizers if you think you have a talk that might fit…some still have space) Please contact Chris Grinter [log in to unmask] or Gene Hall  [log in to unmask] to sign up to organize a symposium. We had a lot of success in previous years with the Tales from the Field symposium and the "Natural History Discoveries and their Impact on Collecting and Collections Data", So if anyone wants to step forward and volunteer please let us know!:
a.       “ The Status of Entomology Collections and Survey and Inventory Research in Canada”. 
” - organizer: Andrew Smith (
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Remember that student volunteers that help at the meeting can get their registrations waived entirely.  Contact Christy Bills ([log in to unmask]) if you are interested in volunteering.  We have a limited number of slots so it’s first-come, first-served.  They still need to register for the meeting as usual.
Hope to see you at the meeting!

Crystal A. Maier, Ph.D.
Insects Collection Manager
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 
Chicago, IL 60605
Twitter: @DryopoidDarling
Skype: Crystal.A.Maier

Gene Hall
University of Arizona Insect Collection (Manager)
& CALS Cooperative Extension (Insect Diagnostics)
Department of Entomology
1140 E. South Campus Dr.
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ  85721
Ph: 520.621.6446
UA INSECT COLLECTION: http://www.uainsectcollection.com/
PTILIIDAE: http://tolweb.org/Ptiliidae
ZOOTAXA Subject Editor: STAPHYLINOIDEA: http://www.mapress.com/j/zt/pages/view/Coleoptera

From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Paul Opler <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, September 3, 2018 8:42:29 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Has my name been taken off the list serve?


Is there an ECN meeting in conjunction with ESA in Vancouver, BC? I would like to attend and need the details! I have not received any ECN messages lately and wonder what happened!

Paul Opler -- [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask]