22nd Annual NAPPC International Conference

On behalf of Pollinator Partnership and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, we are pleased to invite NAPPC Partners to the 22nd Annual International North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) Conference, hosted from October 18th to October 20th, 2022. NAPPC's mission is to encourage the health of resident and migratory pollinating animals in North America. This year NAPPC partners will gather in-person and virtually from throughout North America and beyond.

Agenda

Keynote Speakers include:

Dr. David Wagner, University of Connecticut

Conservation of Pollinating Lepidoptera

Dr. Mark Moffett, Entomologist and Author

The honey bee colony: a superorganism

Dr. Sammy Ramsey, Ramsey Research Foundation

The Pollinator Pandemic

Kevin Butt, Toyota Motor North America

How corporations can support pollinators while meeting sustainability goals

Dr. Bruce Stein, National Wildlife Federation

Climate Change and Pollinators

Dr. Matt O'Neal, Iowa State University

Science-based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairies (STRIPs)

Honey Bee Health Research Updates:

  • Juliana Rangel, Ph.D. with Jordan F. Twombly Ellis at Texas A&M are
    Determining the drivers of precocious honey bee (Apis mellifera) self-removal behavior
  • Allison Malay with Ken Fedorka Ph.D. at the University of Central Florida are investigating the Environment and Pollinator Community Impact on Honeybee Viral Infections Health
  • Juliana Rangel, Ph. D. with Taylor Reams at Texas A&M are researching a Novel method for Varroa control: utilizing worker brood to control mite populations
  • David Tarpy Ph.D. and Rodrigo Ivo Santos Ph.D. at North Carolina State University are Developing a novel system to study bee viruses
  • Esmaeil Amiri Ph.D. at Mississippi State University is exploring Dynamics of viruses among Varroa mite populations
  • Ernesto Guzman-Novoa with Alvaro De la Mora Pena at the University of Guelph will investigate Breeding for Low Varroa Growth in Ontario Honey Bee Colonies
  • Alberto Prado and Ulises Olivares-Pinto of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and Cedric Alaux and Yves Le Conte of Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) are exploring Using honeybee flight activity data as a toxicovigilance tool

NAPPC Awards
NAPPC will be presenting awards to pollinator champions from Mexico, Canada, and the United States who have worked for years to promote pollinators.

Task Forces
This year's conference will feature 10 task forces working toward specific pollinator-related goals throughout the year. See the full list of task forces here!

Full Agenda COMING SOON!

Ground Rules

The following ground rules provide a statement of how NAPPC Members should work together during annual conferences and ongoing task force activities. These ground rules have been reviewed and approved by the Steering Committee. We request that you carefully review these prior to participation in NAPPC.

COMMUNICATION AMONG PARTICIPANTS

The success of all collaborative activities depends upon open communication and cooperation. Therefore, the following guidelines apply to NAPPC member participation:

  • NAPPC is a forum to find common ground, creating positive progress towards the NAPPC Mission. Please disagree respectfully during discussions and recognize that not all perspectives will be the same. The goal is to focus on areas of shared interest and to table contentious sticking points.
  • Each person is asked to engage in discussions by sharing thoughts and actively listening to others. The Task Force Chair(s) will ensure that all participants who want to contribute to discussions are allowed the time to do so. Therefore, participants are requested not to dominate the discussions and lead the group off topic; if this occurs the Task Force Chair(s) will intervene to ensure all parties have a chance to speak and that discussions remain relevant.
  • Be empathetic and assume good intent from fellow NAPPC participants. Members should feel comfortable working collaboratively and openly. Please create common understanding by clarifying technical terms and acronyms.
  • The Steering Committee has identified certain subjects that have the potential to sidetrack progress. Due to the limited time we have together, genetically modified organisms and specimen collection versus observation will not be discussed during NAPPC meetings.
  • Any concerns about the conduct of the deliberations or the issues being discussed should be brought to the attention of the Task Force Chair(s) or the Steering Committee Members to ensure that the meetings are effective and positive.

FAQ

How do I or my organization become a NAPPC Partner? To become a NAPPC Partner and join us at the Conference, submit a brief application by going to https://form.jotform.com/82567....

How do I or my organization become a NAPPC Sponsor? To sponsor NAPPC, please go to https://www.pollinator.org/nap... and fill out the payment information with your desired level of sponsorship.

MEDIA

Members of the press, please email nappc@pollinator.org for more information.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

Please call Reed at 415.362.1137 or email nappc@pollinator.org with any questions. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the 22nd Annual NAPPC International Conference!