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ICDX has been postponed to 16-21 July 2023
Still in sunny Reno, Nevada, USA

I AM INTERESTED IN ATTENDING




Invitation

On behalf of the Council for International Congresses of Dipterology, the ICDX Organizing Committee and the North American Dipterists Society, we cordially invite you to attend the 10th International Congress of Dipterology (ICDX) to be held in Reno, Nevada, USA, from 16–21 July 2023.

Please download the Invitation Letter, and to help us with planning, please indicate your interest in attending using the form to the right.

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Reno, Nevada, USA

'Reno Skyline' by Sky Island is licensed with CC BY-ND 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

The City of Reno is a relatively small city (population approx. 255,000) in northern Nevada less than 24 km (15 miles) from the California border in the western United States. Located in Washoe County, Nevada, the city lies in a high desert river valley just beyond the eastern edges of the Plumas and Tahoe National Forests. This river valley, known as the Truckee Meadows, stretches the 130 km (80 miles) between Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake, with Reno right in between. This well-known destination for resort and casino tourism is a naturalists destination as well, being close to extensive natural and scenic areas ranging from montane Sierra Nevada to desert and salt lakes. For more about Reno and the vicinity, check back here later and see the General Information page, and explore the various things going on in the Reno-Tahoe area.

Silver Legacy Resort

The Congress venue will be the Silver Legacy Resort, in the heart of Reno. The Silver Legacy is one of the resorts making up "The Row" - three distinct but interconnected resorts. Within the Row are 25 restaurants, 23 bars and lounges and 11 nightspots, not to mention the bustling activity of Reno as a whole.

The facilities for the Congress are perfectly in line with the needs of ICDX including:

The Congress Logo

ICDX logo PLUS male Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis (Delhi Sands Flower-loving Fly) is by Robert A. Hamilton, licensed with CC BY-ND-NC 1.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/

The ICDX congress logo (above left) is based on the Delhi Sands flower-loving fly, Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis (Mydidae). This highly distinctive species is native to southern California and is on the brink of extinction as its sandy habitat has been under threat of development. The Delhi Sands flower-loving fly was the only dipteran to be listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Scientists petitioned the species in 1990 and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed it as endangered in 1993. The photograph of the male presented here is by Robert A. Hamilton, licensed with CC BY-ND-NC 1.0.

Organizing Committee

Shaun Winterton Shaun Winterton (Co-Chair & ICD Councilor)
California Department of Food & Agriculture
Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch
3294 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, California 95832, USA
E-mail: swinterton@dipterists.org


Steve Gaimari Steve Gaimari (Co-Chair & ICD Councilor)
California Department of Food & Agriculture
Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch
3294 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, California 95832, USA
E-mail: sgaimari@dipterists.org


Chris Borkent Chris Borkent
California Department of Food & Agriculture
Integrated Pest Control Branch
3294 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, California 95832, USA
E-mail: cborkent@dipterists.org


Brian Brown Brian Brown
Entomology Section
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007, USA
E-mail: mailto:bbrown@nhm.org


Martin Hauser Martin Hauser
California Department of Food & Agriculture
Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch
3294 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, California 95832, USA
E-mail: mhauser@dipterists.org


Peter Kerr Peter Kerr
California Department of Food & Agriculture
Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch
3294 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, California 95832, USA
E-mail: peter.kerr@cdfa.ca.gov


Alessandra Rung Alessandra Rung
California Department of Food & Agriculture
Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch
3294 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, California 95832, USA
E-mail: alessandra.rung@cdfa.ca.gov


Michelle Trautwein Michelle Trautwein
Department of Entomology
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, California 94118, USA
E-mail: mtrautwein@calacademy.org