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The Entomological Society of Alberta invites you to the 2012 Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Alberta, to be held at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta, from November 4th to November 7th, 2012.


WEATHER WARNING: Winter has arrived in Edmonton, so pack warm clothes! We had freezing rain last night and today (Thursday) it is snowing and the roads are in poor condition. If you are driving to the meeting, please be careful! Check the Environment Canada site for latest weather conditions in Edmonton and the AMA for road reports.


Daylight Savings Time

Don't forget that Daylight Saving Time ends at 02:00 a.m. on Sunday November 4. Set your clocks and watches back on Saturday night, or you may show up an hour early for Sunday's program!


Hotel Reservations
The room rates at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel are $114 - $139 per night plus hotel tax and GST, for single or double occupancy. Third or fourth persons in a room are charged at $10.00 per night. Call 1-800-663-1144 for reservations (please quote group code CEP-GFC9107), or book online. More hotel information here.


Update: As of October 20, some rooms are still available at the Coast Edmonton Plaza. If you have trouble booking online, please try booking by phone at 1-800-663-1144 and make sure to tell them that you are attending the Entomology JAM.


Students interested in being matched with a roommate should email escjam2012roommates@gmail.com.


Program Highlights
Our meeting theme is Arthropod Biodiversity.


  • Abstracts [Please note that printed abstracts will not be distributed at the meeting - use this link to print the abstracts if you want a printed copy]



Click here for information on registration fees, deadlines, JAM merchandise, and how to register.


Call for Papers
Details here. Presenters should submit titles and abstracts on line.




September 1st – Deadline for title/abstract submissions. 

September 1st – Deadline for early registration fees.

September 23rd – Deadline for T-Shirt orders.


October 1st – Deadline for hotel room registration.


October 25th – Last day for online registration.


October 30th – Last day for photo contest entries.



Post-banquet entertainment this year will be provided by the Lymantria Bug Band, a music-loving group of entomologists from the Edmonton area. After a set of tunes to get everyone's feet moving, the stage will be opened up for an open jam! Everyone is invited to bring instruments and a song or two. For more information, contact Julian Dupuis: jrdupuis@ualberta.ca.


Silent Auction

The Student Affairs Committee is organizing a Silent Auction to be held during the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Alberta in Edmonton, AB. All funds raised through the Silent Auction are donated to the ESC Student Scholarships and Awards fund. If you or someone you know is cleaning out the office and looking to get rid of entomology related books or other items (trinkets, artwork, jewellery, field gear, t-shirts, etc.), the Silent Auction would love to have them. Please bring them along with you to the meeting and drop them off at the Silent Auction tables (near the Registration Desk). For large or heavier items, or if you would like to ship your donations in advance (please note, shipping charges will not be reimbursed), please send them to:


Attention: Boyd Mori
Department of Biological Sciences
CW 405 Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E9


The Silent Auction is a great opportunity to find really neat books and things at excellent prices and to show your support for student members of the ESC. So, be sure to come by and browse the Silent Auction tables - you never know what you might find!


Hope to see you in Edmonton,
Chandra Moffat, Chair
ESC Student Affairs Committee


T-shirts and coffee mugs with the JAM 2012 logo will be available.