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The 2024 Annual Conference will be held June 23-26 in Cocoa Beach, FL (USA)

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Message from the LIWC Board

Dear LIWC Members,


We invite you to the 66th Annual Livestock Insect Workers Conference that will occur June 23rd – 26th, 2024 in Cocoa Beach, Florida.


We are looking forward to an engaging series of speakers!


Our student members are involved in incredible projects, and it’s wonderful to hear about their study outcomes. As always, student registration is free, and we encourage all students in our membership to apply for a Student Travel Grant to offset meeting costs.


It is an honor to highlight our members selected for the esteemed Lifetime Achievement and Industry Appreciation Awards. This year, we updated our Grants and Awards page to better clarify the selection criteria and the nomination letter. We have so many members deserving of these awards – please consider taking the time to prepare a nomination!


All award nominations and travel grant applications are due April 28th.


A huge ‘Thank You’ to Dr. Karen McKenzie, Gina Barrella, and Natalie Sater for all their efforts to make our conference memorable!


See you in Cocoa Beach!


LIWC Advisory Board

Pia Untalan Olafson, Chair

Brandon Smythe

Justin Talley

Hannah Walker

Message from the Local Arrangements Chair

Welcome to the Space Coast!

We are honored to host the 66th annual meeting of the Livestock Insect Worker’s Conference at the Courtyard by Marriott in Cocoa Beach, FL.

Cocoa Beach is located at the heart of the space coast! Nestled between the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the vibrant local ecosystem, Cocoa Beach sets the perfect stage for our gathering of passionate professionals dedicated to the study and management of insects in livestock systems.


Together, we will delve into the latest advancements in entomology, exchange valuable insights, and forge new partnerships that will shape the future of our field. We are eager to hear about the fantastic research being conducted by our members!

The conference will begin with a welcome reception on Sunday evening where we encourage all attendees to join for some light appetizers and drinks. The presentation sessions will be held throughout the day on Monday, Tuesday morning, and Wednesday morning. As in the past, Tuesday afternoon will be open for those interested in exploring all that Cocoa Beach has to offer.


Our Tuesday banquet will take place in the evening where we will celebrate our student travel award winners and honor our Lifetime Achievement and Industry Appreciation award recipients. After the final presentations on Wednesday morning, we will conclude with our business meeting and hear more about LIWC 2025.

We are looking forward to hosting you all on the Space Coast!

Local Arrangements Committee
Dr. Karen McKenzie
Gina Barrella
Natalie Sater

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