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Annual Conferences

The Society holds an Annual Conference, which is usually combined with its Annual General Meeting.

The aims of the LepSoc Africa Conference are twofold: firstly, it showcases recent developments, scientific papers or events, relevant to Afrotropical Lepidoptera. Secondly, it presents an opportunity for members of LepSoc Africa (including overseas members and visiting lepidopterists) to meet socially and share ideas and experiences.

A summary of Annual Conferences held over the previous 6 years is as follows:

·         2016 & 2017 Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Roodepoort, Gauteng

·         2015 Pretoria National Botanical Gardens, Brummeria, Gauteng

·         2014 Blue Moonlight Lodge, Cullinan, Gauteng

·         2013 Hermannsburg School, Greytown, KwaZulu Natal

·         2012 Onderstepoort Research Centre, Pretoria, Gauteng

Details of this year’s Conference and AGM are given below:

Lepidopterists' Society of Africa

Annual Conference and AGM

Dates: Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2018

(Note that Monday 24th September is a public holiday)

Venue: Hermannsburg School, KZN Midlands

Accommodation, Meals and Refreshments will be available from Friday 21st pm until Monday 24th am - booking will be essential, so please indicate your intention to attend as soon as possible to secure your place!

Preliminary programme including conference and accommodation costs will be published soon.

Final programme including conference content and session details will be published in early September

Call for Conference Papers

All papers should be related to aspects of African Lepidoptera, although papers dealing with other subject matter will be considered, by exception. We are confident that this year’s presentations will be of the usual high standard, covering everything from illustrated talks about expeditions, to research papers.

If, as we hope, you are planning to present a paper at the Conference, please draft an Abstract and email it to the organisers (below).

Deadline for Abstracts is 31 August 2018.


Kevin Cockburn (082 783 5436)

Stella Cockburn (082 578 1356)


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