For the 2018, the insect industry has a busy year ahead, with a variety of events already scheduled, and we hope more to come!
Building on last years “Farming Insects in the UK” workshop. This day conference will update delegates on the progress made since April 2017, and provide an opportunities for researchers, insect producers and retailers to discuss the next step for incorporating insects into the supply chain.
4 April 2018, Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester, GL7
Brooklyn Bugs will host the monthly event in New York. The event s open to the public. Price is $50. There will be 10 delicious dishes Hors D’Oeuvres of edible insects.
17 April 2018, MS Yoo, New York, USA
Kitchentown will co-present PAST/FUTURES POP-UP #2: A TASTE OF EDIBLE INSECTS with KitchenTown startup Don Bugito in Oakland. Join Monica Martinez, founder and artist, and Illya Haro, art and experience curator, for a five-course dinner of ancestral pre-Colombian Mexican flavors touched by hints of the future in an evening designed to challenge culinary norms and perceptions about food.
1 May 2018, Kitchentown, Oakland CA, USA
Aly Moore or Bugable will be talking on how the public responds to new ingredients like edible insects, courses in cooking bugs, and presentations on bug and wine pairing.
7 May 2018, The Reef, 1933 S Broadway, California, USA
This 3 day event aims to connect people, ideas and solutions to shape a better food system. There will be over 224 exhibitors, over 300 speakers (including Bugsolutely’s founder). There is a huge reduced rate for edible insect start ups available and the organization is dedicating an area to the edible insect booths.
7 – 10 May 2018, Milan, Italy

IFW 2018 aims to address all aspects related to insects as food and feed and will bring together research scientists, government officials, and private sector representatives from the food and feed sector from both developing and developed countries.
15-18 May 2018,  in Wuhan, China.
Essbare Insekten selber züchten, Zurich,Switzerland:
Unique daily course throughout Europe with lectures and workshops. Conducted at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Wädenswil. For urban farmers, adventurous farmers, entomologists, gardeners, nature lovers, environmentalists, nutritionists or simply for people interested in the topic. Language: High German.
19 May, ZHAW, Grüental, Wädenswil, Switzerland
East meets West-Coasts, that is. As Brooklyn’s top bug chef, Joseph Soon, shares the stage with Seattle favourite entomophagy, David George Gordon (and frequent guest to the bug fair stage). Together, they will prove that there ‘s nothing more than one way to skin a cat(erpillar) as they prepare an assortment of six and eight legged treats, serving them to the crowd both during and after the show.
19 – 20 May 2018, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
The Danish Insect Network (DIN) is an open group of people for the development of new solutions and business based on insects. The network is rooted in INBIOM with two-three meetings annually. An important element will thus be the exchange of experience, input from knowledge institutions and the possibility of realization, for example, in the form of funding opportunities. The theme day will focus on international knowledge and experience.
24 May 2018, Denmark
Introductory Course. One day course with lectures, cooking and breeding workshops. For urban farmers, experimental farmers, entomologists, gardeners, nature lovers, environmentalists, nutritionists or just for people interested in the topic. Language: High German. 
26 May 2018, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Wädenswil.
 Leading figures from the world of politics, business, science and activism will join together to discuss the challenges and solutions of managing our food systems in the 21st century. What will it be today? Laboratory-grown protein? GM crops? Sustainable agriculture? Edible insects?
5 June 2018, Jesus College, Oxford University, OX1 3DW UK
This  event is CPD certified. This timely seminar will be an opportunity for key stakeholders and policymakers to examine the practicalities and next steps for meeting waste and circular economy targets in the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan, which is due to be published shortly.
20 June 2018, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Insect Rearing Special Interest Group
This SIG aims to bring together like-minded scientists to create a strong, professional network in this increasingly important technical role. We encourage the presentation of culture maintenance or method development successes as well as asking for talks on culturing problems that would allow delegates to engage in troubleshooting sessions.
26 June , 2018 Jealotts Hill International Research Centre, Bracknell, UK
Entomology has a long-standing and consolidated tradition in Italy. Our national scientific community is honoured for this exciting opportunity to celebrate Entomology in Europe. We hope that our enthusiasm would be largely shared, even beyond the EU borders, and would result in a global success of our Scientific Community!
2-6 July 2018,  Naples, Italy

The next installment of the Eating Insects conference.  The conference is in the very capable hands of Dr. Marianne Shockley and her organizing committee and the event is now is now becoming the official meeting of the North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture (NACIA).  Stay tuned to the conference website for registration and abstract-submission details.  Also, consider joining NACIA ( .. doing so will get you reduced rates for the conference.
13 – 15 August 2018,University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Athens, GA.
The EAAP Congress provides insights into the latest research results from many areas of animal science. It is a unique opportunity for scientists and industry to meet and acquire new knowledge and to exchange experience.
27 – 31 August, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
INSECTA 2018 in GermanyThe conference aims to give an overview of the state-of-the-art of insect technology and the prospects. Technological, political and ethical aspects are discussed.
For scientists, representatives of related industries, policy makers, media and consumers the 4th INSECTA 2018 Conference will once again provide ample opportunities for a lively exchange on insects as food, feed and non-food.
05 – 08 September 2018, Giessen, German
Advanced Course. Weekend expert seminar with lectures, cooking events and workshops. The two-day course is designed as a specialization module of the course “Growing Edible Nectars”. It is aimed at cosmopolitan, curious, innovative people who are interested in forward-looking concepts in nutrition, gastronomy, forestry and agriculture, retail trade, education and tourism.
29 – 30 September 2018,  Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Wädenswil.
20th International Conference on Entomology aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Entomology. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Entomology.
29 – 30 October 2018, Paris, France.
ESA/ESC/ESBC Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada:
This offers unique opportunities to share your research, gain exposure, and collaborate across border and across the Societies. Connect with over 3,000 scientists and researchers from around the globe over the four science-filled days.
11 – 14 November 2018, Vancouver, Canada.



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