Meeting of the Kansas (Central States) Entomological Society

The 95th Annual Meeting of
the Kansas (Central States) Entomological Society

On March 29-30, 2019, we will be celebrating the 95th annual meeting of the Kansas Entomological Society on the Johnson County Community College Campus in Overland Park, Kansas. This meeting will be a joint meeting with the Kansas Academy of Science, which will be celebrating its 151th Annual Meeting. The keynote speaker is Dr. Kasey Fowler-Finn, an evolutionary biologist from Saint Louis University. Her research specialty focuses on the evolution of insect and arachnid communication. Dr. Fowler-Finn will give the keynote address Friday evening March 29th entitled “Good vibrations: the (not so) secret world of insect vibrational communication.”

This two-day meeting provides an excellent opportunity for scientists of many disciplines and at all levels, especially including undergraduates, to share scientific discoveries with one another formally in both poster and oral presentations, as well as informally during our field trips and social time. Further meeting details will be announced in November with the online registration and abstract submission information available early in February 2019.

Abstracts are required for both oral and poster presentations. Abstracts are limited to 250 words, excluding title, authors and affiliations. Student contributions will be judged and prizes will be awarded for the top three oral and poster presentations in the undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. categories.

Questions regarding the meeting should be addressed to Mark LaBarge, KAS organizing co-chair (, or Bob Hagen for the KES (