ESSA & ZSSA Combined Conference 2017

The Combined Congress of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa (ESSA) and the Zoological Society of Southern Africa (ZSSA) will take place from 3-7 July 2017 in Pretoria.

Second Announcement


The organising committee is very pleased that the Combined Congress will feature four exciting symposia covering themes that cut across disciplinary and taxonomic lines (pages 2-3 of the above link). In addition, there will be eleven scientific sessions that will bring together entomologists and zoologists to share different perspectives and methodologies that address common themes in our fields of research (page 4of the above link). There will also be lunchtime workshops for early career researchers (page 4 of the above link) that will provide guidance on the elements of a successful career in entomology or zoology.

Please note the following:

Potential presenters for symposia should contact the symposium organiser(s) (pages 2-3 of the above link) so that levels of interest and participation can be recorded

– Abstracts for talks and posters must be received before Wednesday 15 March 2017. Follow the submission guidelines (page 4 of the above link) when preparing your abstracts. Use the online submission system to submit abstracts:

– Expressions of interest for reserving budget accommodation in the residences of the University of Pretoria (page 5 of the above link) need to be received urgently so that sufficient rooms and transport to the CSIR can be reserved.  Please consider your students and colleagues who may live within Gauteng and surrounding provinces but need to travel considerable distances each day to attend the congress. Send expressions of interest to the conference secretariat, Petrie Vogel:

– Early-bird registration closes Monday 15 May 2017. The organising committee of the Combined Congress aims to send notifications of abstract acceptance well before the close of early registrations. Use the online registration system to register:

A Combined Congress of the ESSA and ZSSA Facebook page (, as well as Twitter and Instagram accounts have been created (page 7). Like, share and follow these social media platforms to remain aware of the latest updates on the Combined Congress including announcements on accommodation options, congress polo shirts, and other activities and events.

First announcement

1st ESSAZSSA 2017 announcement

For more information and registration, visit the conference link at: