Next Meeting - Anchorage AK -April 23 - 25 2019

69th Western Forest Insect Work Conference

The 69th Western Forest Insect Work Conference will be held April 22-25 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown.



The Anchorage Marriott Downtown is well situated near all that downtown Anchorage has to offer and is offering an excellent room rate for conference attendees. The conference rate is available for stays between April 19 and April 28, 2019 and can be booked online here or by calling the hotel at 907-279-8000 (the keywords for booking by phone are “Western Forest”). The deadline for making room reservations under this room block is April 8, 2019. Any issues or questions should be directed to Jason Moan, Local Arrangements Chair, at


Get involved

The Program Committee of the 69th Western Forest Insect Work Conference invites meeting participants to submit ideas for concurrent sessions for next year’s meeting.  Concurrent sessions are 1.5 hours in length, and several slot are available.  In particular, if you are interestedd in organizing and chairing a concurrent session please send relevant information (e.g., title, proposed speakers, etc.) to Elizabeth Graham (, with CC to Chris Fettig (, by Friday, January 11, 2019

A call for posters and submissions of 15-minute talks to graduate student and open session(s) is forthcoming.


Founder’s Award

The Founder’s Award Committee wants to remind members that nominations for the 2019 Founder’s Award are due Thursday, January 31, 2019. Information regarding the Founder’s Award can be found on the WFIWC website ( Please direct nominations or questions to Joel McMillin (