Held once every three years, the dates and location of the next International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) have now been announced by the organisers.
The conference will take place from June 29 to July 2, 2025 at AF-Borgen, the Academic Society (Akademiska Föreningen) building in Lund, southern Sweden.
The 2025 organising team, is chaired by Jette Knudsen from Nattaro Labs based in Lund. Ms Knudsen said: “After the close of ICUP 2022 in Barcelona, we assembled our 2025 organising committee, which includes members from most Nordic countries. We are already working hard to prepare another stimulating and productive ICUP event.”
As at previous ICUP conferences, the 2025 programme will address the science and management of a wide variety of urban pests and vectors, including those of hygiene, structural and medical importance.
Particular focus will be on pests that have an increasing impact as a result of our changing world. The impact of regulatory and stewardship challenges will also be included.
In addition to the main conference sessions, there will be break-out sessions and workshops, as well as the ever-popular conference dinner. Equally important are the informal networking times, when views are freely exchanged between delegates, and working partnerships established.
Details regarding delegate registration and how to offer a paper for consideration by the organising committee will be announced in the near future, when the ICUP 2025 website goes live.
All presentations from previous conferences can be found on the central ICUP website at www.icup.org.uk.