October 20-23, 2024

Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Quebec and Canada 2024

Registrations and abstract submissions are open!


The Société d'entomologie du Québec is pleased to invite you to the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Quebec. The JAM will take place from October 20 to October 23, 2024, in the charming provincial capital, Québec.

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The theme of the JAM will be: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - A Matter of Perspective


The JAM starts at 1pm on Sunday and ends at 12pm on Wednesday.

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr Samuel Ramsey

    Dr Samuel Ramsey

    CU Boulder’s BioFrontiers Institute

    Dr Ramsey received his B.S. in entomology from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Maryland College Park. He completed his post-doctoral training with Dr. Jay Evans, Steve Cook, and Daniel Sonenshine at USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory and now serves as Endowed Professor of Entomology at CU Boulder’s BioFrontiers Institute and the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. Featured on Hulu’s Docuseries: Your Attention Please as well as in the Washington Post, on NPR, CNN, Wired, CBS This Morning, Khan Academy, Seeker, The Today Show and several local news segments, Ramsey is celebrated as an engaging science communicator. He uses this talent to make science more accessible to a broad audience. His nonprofit, The Ramsey Research Foundation, works to remove barriers that slow the progress of and decrease access to science by developing novel pathways for scientific funding and by removing paywalls that keep the public from engaging with published scientific work.

  • Dre Sasha Luccioni

    Dre Sasha Luccioni

    Hugging Face

    Dr Sasha Luccioni is a researcher in ethical and sustainable artificial intelligence at Hugging Face, as well as a Founding Member of Climate Change AI and a Board Member of Women in Machine Learning. Her work focuses on having a better understanding of the societal and environmental impacts of AI models, datasets and systems. She has been called upon by organizations such as the OECD and the United Nations as an expert in developing norms and best practices for a more sustainable and ethical practice of AI, and she was recently named one of MIT Tech Review's 35 Innovators Under 35 for her work on sustainable AI.

  • Dr Alberto Urbaneja

    Dr Alberto Urbaneja

    Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias

    Throughout his career, Dr Alberto Urbaneja has addressed numerous key pests in horticultural crops like tomatoes and peppers, as well as in evergreen crops such as citrus. In each instance, his goal has been to establish pest management programs that emphasize biological control. In his forthcoming presentation at the Canadian Entomological Society on zoophytophagous predators, his initial work focused on selecting a species of predatory mirid for commercial breeding suitable for southern Spain. For this project, Nesidiocoris tenuis was selected as a highly effective yet controversial predator because of its potential to damage crops. Since then, Alberto has been investigating the use of N. tenuis and other mirids, studying the plant defences these predators induce, and developing strategies to minimize the impact of the damage they can cause.

    Alberto has authored over 400 publications, including 171 in SCI-indexed journals, and has led 21 out of 42 research projects. His commitment to knowledge transfer is evident through numerous outreach activities. He has secured 31 research contracts with agricultural companies and has fostered collaborations with public institutions for practical agricultural applications.

    Alberto has supervised 16 doctoral theses, mentored postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and hosted research internships for over 50 individuals. He has also served in editorial roles. Alberto's contributions extend to scientific committees, evaluation commissions, and consultancy work for international organizations.

  • Dr David Rolnick

    Dr David Rolnick

    McGill University

    David Rolnick is an Assistant Professor and Canada CIFAR AI Chair in the School of Computer Science at McGill University and at Mila Quebec AI Institute, where his work focuses on applications of AI to help address the climate and biodiversity crises. He is a Co-founder and Chair of Climate Change AI, Scientific Co-director of Sustainability in the Digital Age, and Canada lead for the NSF-NSERC Global Center on AI and Biodiversity. Dr Rolnick received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from MIT. He is a former NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and Fulbright Scholar, and was named to the MIT Technology Review’s 2021 list of “35 Innovators Under 35.”

List of Symposia

Please note that the language of the titles and descriptions is the one it was submitted in.

Local Organizing Committee:

General Chair: Joseph Moisan-De Serres

Local Arrangements Chair: Valérie Fournier

Treasurer: Mario Fréchette

Scientific Program: Geneviève Labrie, Julien Saguez et Sébastien Boquel

Fundraising: Raymond-Marie Duchesne et Sébastien Boquel

Communications and social media: Étienne Normandin

Website: Véronique Martel

Program: Christine Jean

Registration: Valentine Glaus

Your Societies

  • SEQ
  • SEC

Thanks to our financial partners!

  • Solida
  • Insectarium de Montréal
  • Québec Destination Affaires
  • Bayer Cropscience
  • BASF
  • Keyence
  • QCBS
  • Para-Bio
  • Anatis Bioprotection
  • Producteurs de grains du Québec
  • SPPQ
  • Plant Products
  • GDG environnement
  • Trapview
  • Maheu & Maheu
  • IRBV
  • Centre Sève
  • Koppert
  • Phytodata
  • Ressources naturelles Canada


Hôtel Le Concorde

1225 Cours du Général de Montcalm Québec, QC Canada, G1R 4W6

Registration period

September 29, 2023 - 8:53 AM until October 6, 2024 - 11:30 PM

Submission period

May 1, 2024 - 12:00 AM until September 20, 2024 - 11:59 PM

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact seq.esc2024@gmail.com .

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