Dates announced for 31st Vertebrate Pest Conference


July 25, 2023



The 31st Vertebrate Pest Conference (VPC) will be March 11-14, 2024, in Monterey, Calif.

The conference is a scientific forum for discussing and exchanging information on human-wildlife conflicts. The Vertebrate Pest Conference is held every two years. Participants and attendees include leading authorities on vertebrate pest management from around the world.

VPC will be held at the Monterey Marriott. More information about the hotel can be found on its website. Rooms will be available to book at a later date on the conference’s website.

Call for papers is now available on the website. The call for papers is an effort to attract a wide array of potential contributors. Papers can be of a practical nature or more technically or research oriented. Organizers are seeking papers for proposed special symposia that may include Pest and Beneficial Bird Management Management or Commensal Rodents Predator Management.

Additional contributed papers will be accepted in (but not limited to) the following vertebrate pest categories:

  • Field rodent management
  • Predator management
  • Hazards associated with vertebrate pest control
  • Control of birds in urban and agricultural settings
  • Threatened and Endangered Species (T&E) Program
  • Regulatory issues of vertebrate pest control
  • Human dimensions of vertebrate pest management
  • Economic, social and political aspects of vertebrate pest management

Papers for urban/landscape nuisance wildlife and agricultural integrated pest management (IPM) procedures are encouraged for providing continuing education unit (CEU) credit requirements.

Abstracts and a brief biography of the presenter for oral papers or posters to be presented at the Conference should be submitted no later than Nov. 1, 2023. The body of the abstract cannot exceed 300 words. Your presentation may describe work currently in progress.

To submit an abstract, visit the VPC website.

Registration is not yet available for the event. Check out the conference page for updates on the event.

More information will also become available for exhibitor and sponsorship options.


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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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