13th Fumigants & Pheromones Conference
By: David Mueller
Insects Limited and Fumigation Service & Supply are excited to introduce you to the 13th Fumigants & Pheromones Conference. It is especially exciting to see friends and colleagues from past conferences. We invite you to join us on June 11-14 for our 25th year of Sharing Trough Education.
Allow me to guide you through this year’s 25th anniversary educational meeting to be held June 12-14, 2018 in Downtown Indianapolis Indiana USA.
After arriving in Indianapolis. You head to the center of Downtown Indianapolis. From the airport you are 30 minutes away, and if you are driving you are about 20 minutes away from the beltway called I-465.
The big blue 33 story J.W. Marriott Hotel is a 4-star hotel with several other hotels attached to it. There is parking available nearby.
Registration is on the second floor of the J. W. Marriott Hotel. Barb Bass and her team will be there to assist you. Registration starts at 5:00 PM, Monday, June 11. Look for the conference banners near the Starbucks in the hotel. Here you will receive your conference booklet, list of attendees, name badges, other take home items, and drink tickets for the host reception on the first floor of the J.W. Marriott Hotel. During the host reception you will have a chance to visit with other attendees from around the world. The conference speakers and sponsors will also be there.
If you like professional baseball, the Indianapolis Indians play Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday across the street at Victory Field. Games start at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available.
On Monday, the conference begins at the Indiana State Museum. This is across the street from the hotel. At 7:00 AM registration and vendor displays will be set up in the Indiana
State Museum. Take time to visit the sponsors and vendors to see what’s new in the industry.
At 8:00 AM sharp, we will be in our seats and ready to start the conference. We pride ourselves on being on time so don’t wait too long to find a seat.
The first order of business is to have the attendees introduce themselves, their company, and their country. This is my favorite part of the whole conference. We expect 200 people
from over 30 countries to attend.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Steve Yaninek from Purdue University. Steve will speak about “Helping Feed the World”. Speakers to follow are Dave Mueller, BCE, Dr. George Opit,
Dr. Juergen Boye, Dr. Spencer Walse, Dr. Tom Phillips, Dr. Michael Doyle.
Lunch breaks will allow the attendees to walk the canal, visit the Indiana State Museum, and visit the sponsors and vendors.
We traditionally leave Monday evening open for people to go out to eat in Downtown Indy, visit the zoo, or visit a professional baseball game to grab a hotdog and a cold beer.
(The Indianapolis Indians are a AAA baseball team affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates).
Tuesday morning starts at 7:30 AM with a visit to the Indiana State Museum and the sponsors and vendor stands.
At 8:00 AM the first speaker is Dr. Paul Fields. Paul has been mentioned on the last two evaluation sheets as the speaker that people most want to hear again. Don’t be late. After Paul you will hear from Dr. Michael Doyle. If you haven’t heard Michael before, it is frightening, educational, and will leave you with some food you may never eat again… seriously! Michael’s years of experience with the CDC in Atlanta will make your hair stand up. Quinn Schroeder, Tom Mueller, Pat Kelley, and Dr. Jim Campbell will present new skill sets that you can take home to implement in your business. Dr. Jim Campbell will receive the Dr. Wendell E. Burkholder Award for excellence in Stored Product Protection. The afternoon will include Simon Ball from Adelaide, Australia, Jeff Waggoner, and Alistair Morton from Copenhagen.
A special evening is ahead of you when you visit the NCAA Hall of Fame. This museum celebrates university sports with many interactive opportunities. The special dinner on Tuesday evening will be in the NCAA Conference Center. This once in a lifetime opportunity is 3 blocks from the hotel. Dress is business. The remainder of the conference dress is business casual, and the workshops are casual wear. It will be hard to top the special dinner in Adelaide in 2016 with the ‘Legend’, but we will try.
One of the reasons this conference came back to Indianapolis in 2018 is because here we have opportunities to offer practical hands-on workshops. People have asked for this workshop after the strong reviews in 2012 here in Indianapolis. People learn by seeing and asking, and this workshop promises to be the best ever! You have 2 choices. Pat Kelley will lead the Museum Workshop with a lecture in the morning and a walk
across the street to the Eiteljorg Museum for a behind-the-scenes look at a world class pest management program. This Museum Workshop is limited to 30 people so sign up early, we expect it to sell out. The second choice is the Fumigation and Pheromones Workshop at the Fisher Food Grade Seed Company in Shelbyville, Indiana (30-minute bus ride). Here will be innovative technology demonstrations for insects, remote fumigant monitoring, recent technology in rodent control, innovative technology for pheromones, grain bin sealing, safety discussion, and more.
We will return to the hotel by 4:30 PM therefore, we suggest flight arrangements be made after 7:00 PM or the next day.
While in Indy, plan to visit the Indy 500 track and museum (20 minutes away). The Indy 500 race is on Memorial Day, May 28.
We look forward to seeing you in Indy in June!