Past Edible Insect Events
(this is an archive. For the future events click here)
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.
AQUA2018 is a global conference on Aquaculture and this year INvertebrateIT will be hosting a matchmaking event for those interested in edible insects and insects as feed in aquaculture.
28 August 2018, Montpellier, France
Topics on the summit agenda include blockchain technology, novel ingredients, food security, water footprints, plant and insect proteins, measuring impacts, sustainability in retail, urban farming for local markets, consumer insights, ecodesign approach, sustainable packaging. Bugsolutely will speak about edible insect in the first afternoon session of the first day.
04 – 05 September 2018, Singapore
The American Society of Animal Science is hosting Innovate 2018 – An exploration into the future of of animal sourced foods. This year as an empahsis on people’s responses to alternative protein sources and edible insects will be included.
9-11 September 2018, Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, Braselton, Georgia, USA
Symposium InsectSpace 2018
The symposium will focus on edible insects for human consumption. How can we overcome disgust and repulsion with insects? Researchers, food scientists, entrepreneurs and food designers will present interesting insights about why and how to use insects in our diet. Massimo from Bugsolutely, Evelyn from Jimini’s, Lee Cadesky from One Hop Kitchen, Max Kramer from bugfoundation are some of the keynote speakers.
10 October 2018, Wageningen, Netherlands
The 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, Germany
Agriculture with Food, Insects.
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), Switzerland.
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.
13 – 15 August 2018, University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Athens (GA), USA
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
Some of the questions that will be answered are How do insects match up against other protein sources in their environmental and health impact? What would it take for consumers to incorporate insects into their diets? What roles could chefs, startups, and families play in making insect-based food mainstream?
11 June 2018, Naked Hub @Nanjing Lu, Shanghai
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
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
This event focuses on edible insect production in Thailand and how the insects get from the “farm to Table” Various topics will be discussed including the ne GAP regulations.
27 – 28 June 2018, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
L.A. Bug Fair
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.
Sustainability for Business Forum
The Sustainability for Business Forum 2018 is a half-day forum providing expertise and networking opportunities for Thailand-based businesses to support and promote their sustainability engagements. There will be a representation from AFFIA there including Bugsolutely.
24 May 2018, Ananada Campus, Bangkok, Thailand
26 May 2018, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland
Edible insects: a sexy food topic for the rich or a solution to feed the world?
If we want to promote the use of insects, then harvesting in the wild will not be enough. Insects also need to be reared and produced. This is already happening in Thailand for instance, and a number of new initiatives are underway in both tropical and Western countries to explore the potential.
31 May 2018, Impulse, Gebouwnummer 15, Stippeneng 2, Wagening, Netherlands
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
Theme Day in the Danish Insect Network
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
26 May 2018, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland
4 April 2018, Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester, GL7
7 May 2018, The Reef, 1933 S Broadway, California, USA
7 – 10 May 2018, Milan, Italy
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.
Soi Ruamrudee, (50 meters from BTS Ploenchit, right hand side of soi), Bangkok
The conference will provide a platform for sharing knowledge, experience, ideas, and initiatives from the various disciplines involved in the utilization of insects for the benefit of humankind in both food and non-food applications.
7-9 March, Amsterdam, Netherlands
8 March, Cardiff and Vale College, Cardiff, Wales, UK
21-22 March, Ede-Wageningen, Netherlands
Turku, Finland, 29 August 2017
New York, 01-03 September 2017
Berlin, Germany, 07/08 September 2017
Paris, France, from October 10 2017
Kyoto, Japan, 16-20 October 2017
Denver, Colorado, 16-20 October 2017
Bangkok, Thailand, 9/10 November 2017
– Insects in feed or food? : Liège, Belgium, 16/17 November 2017 – CANCELED
-IPIFF Insects for Food & Feed : This international conference aims to bring together insect producing companies, high level representatives from EU institutions, industry and consumers’ representatives, to take stock of relevant EU legislative developments and explore future opportunities on the use of insects for food or feed applications.
Brussels, Belgium, 21 November 2017
–Beneficial Expressions of Insects, Afula, Israel : The conference will provide a platform for sharing knowledge, experience, ideas, and initiatives from the various disciplines involved in the utilization of insects for the benefit of humankind in both food and non-food applications.
Israel, March 6th 2018
– Protein for Life: Edible Insects Value Chain – Wageningen, Netherlands : The symposium connects the latest research results with the broad expertise of industry, and government obtained also thanks to the private public research initiative of the last 10 years. Renewed international scientists will also present their last findings.
Wageningen, Netherlands 21-22 March 2018
– Insects to Feed the World (IFW 2018) : The conference aims to cover the current status and legislation around insects as food and feed, formulate recommendations to increase the impact, promote collaborations and gathering of international data and create a global awareness of this food.
Wuhan, China, From 15 May 2018
– Essbare Insekten selber züchten: Presentations and workshops regarding the farming of edible insects,
Zürich, Switzerland 19 May 2018
– Insect Rearing Special Interest Group : Insects and other invertebrates are used in many lines of scientific enquiry including genetics, forensics, agriculture and human health. This necessitates organisations rearing a wide range of species ‘in house’. This SIG aims to bring together like-minded scientists to create a strong, professional network in this increasingly important technical role.
Syngenta, Jealotts Hill International Research Centre, UK June 26 2018
– XI European Congress of Entomology, Naples, Italy : Entomology has a long-standing and consolidated tradition in Italy. The national scientific community is honoured for this exciting opportunity to celebrate Entomology in Europe.
Naples, Italy 2-6 July 2018
– The Tiniest Livestock: Edible Insects : The conference aims to focus on the successes and challenges of raising insects from the points of view of an insect farmer and a producer who works with insects to make a variety of interesting foods.
California, 2018 Date TBC
– Food’s Future Summit : focussed on understanding the global and local state of food supply and demand and its impact on what we eat now and how we will eat in the future
Hong Kong, 12 August 2017
– Innovate Food : a food innovation event looking for ways to generate new and sustainable sources of high quality food
Aarhus, Denmark, 31 August 2017
– TechBBQ : the annual tech startup summit in Denmark for entrepreneurs and investors. Some bug-booths in the food exhibition area, and a session on alternative protein with Bugsolutely and Dare To Eat.
Copenhagen, Denmark, September 5th and 6th, 2017
– Future Ideas Festival : At the core of our future is our food. South Australia has some of the best soils and agriculture in the world and is a leader in food innovation. How can we be sure our diet isn’t making us dumb? Or will we all be eating bugs for dinner?
Adelaide, Australia, From 28 September 2017