80th Annual Meeting - August 4th, 2023 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

The 80th Annual Meeting of the Acadian Entomological Society will be held on Friday August 4, 2023 at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, PEI. The meeting will be held in-person, but meeting registrants will also be able to participate in sessions virtually. Mark your calendars and spread the word to colleagues and students!

Keynote speaker

Our Keynote speaker will be Rosemary Curley. Rosemary is a co-author of a recent book, “Mammals of Prince Edward Island and Adjacent Marine Waters”, and winner of the 2020 PEI Book Award for non-fiction. After studying at the University of Prince Edward Island and Acadia University, she embarked on a career in wildlife biology. Now, after 35 years with the provincial Fish and Wildlife Division, she is retired and volunteers with Nature PEI and other organizations that promote biodiversity conservation. She is committed to increasing basic knowledge of the Island’s wild species.


Registration will open May 30th.
In-person registration the day of the event will be available, but online registration is preferred to facilitate event planning.

Register Online

Reregistration fees:

  • $40 student member
  • $50 student non-member*
  • $80 regular member
  • $110 regular non-member*
  • $30 student virtual
  • $60 regular virtual

* price includes 2023 AES membership


A block of 2-bedroom suites ($159.99/night) in Andrew Hall and 1-bedroom apartments ($159.99/night) in the New Residence have been reserved for AES, which can be booked using the event code # 23185. We encourage you to book accommodations early.

Call for abstracts

We invite you to submit abstracts for paper (oral) or poster presentations. Abstract information is submitted on the registration form. The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday 7 July 2023. Presenters must provide a presentation title, list of authors and affiliations, and a 150-word (max) abstract. Oral presentations will be 15 minutes (12 minutes + 3 minutes for questions). Poster presentations should be in portrait orientation, with maximum dimensions of 90 cm width x 120 cm height. Student prizes will be awarded for posters and presentations. Presenters may participate virtually or in person.

Suggestions for good presentations can be found here.

The Acadian Entomological Society is a registered scientific society whose objectives are to bring about a close association of entomologists and those interested in entomology in the four Atlantic Provinces and the neighbouring New England States, and to cooperate with and to support the Entomological Society of Canada.  Founded in 1915, the Society caters to professional entomologists, amateurs, and educators.  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in entomology.  The Society meets annually, typically in July, and publishes proceedings from these meetings. You can now join the AES online here.

Manuscript Submissions
Members and non-members are invited to submit their manuscripts to the Journal of the Acadian Entomological Society, an electronic refereed scientific journal produced by the Society. Occasional papers, containing information of special interest or taxonomic value that do not fit the terms of reference for publication in the Journal may also be published intermittently.

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Rhagoletis pomenella
, the apple maggot,
email appears on the AES shield and is the only
familiar insect indigenous to the region.