The International Congress of Odonatology 2017 (ICO2017) will be held in the Gillespie
Centre at Clare College Cambridge from 16 to 20 July 2017.
Registration will be on Saturday 15 July.
ICO2017 was scheduled for Annaba, Algeria. It became clear that in the current political climate it
will not be possible to hold a well-attended ICO2017 there. This is largely a matter of perception
as there is no objective evidence that Algeria is anything but a safe destination.
However, as we experienced at Xalapa (swine flu … later established as originating in the USA)
and Odawara (irrational fear of radiation leaks from Fukushima), perception is everything, and a
good Congress needs the more peripheral attendees for success.
Plan B has involved shifting the meeting to Cambridge UK.
The programme involves 10 general sessions, plenaries and three special sessions.
The special sessions with invited presenters are on:
Ten years since Philip, looking at advances in fields Philip Corbet contributed to.
These topics were selected because of associations with the Cambridge location.
Registration opened on 1 January 2017. Ordinary registration closed on 10 April 2017. Late
registration remains open.
Registration includes the usual Congress Bag and contents. Morning and afternoon tea and lunch,
provided in College on session days, and the catered mid-congress tour are included.
The Congress dinner will be held in the evening of the 20th, in Caius College Hall (Philip Corbet’s
old college). The cost will be £65.
A limited amount of accommodation is available in Clare College. We will seek additional sources
An accompanying persons programme will be arranged, at least on an informal basis.
As always the ICO2017 is open to all odonatologists, affiliated or unaffiliated
International Congress Coordinator
The congress logo is a stylised Anax imperator male to represent Philip Corbet’s pioneering work on seasonal regulation in this species. Philip’s Ph.D research was carried out in the Zoology Department at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Vincent Wigglesworth, the renowned insect physiologist. Philip was his only ever ecology student.