Meetings & Presentations
Professional meetings and the presentations made at them are times for members of the Therevid PEET team to share the results of their research and progress towards an understanding of the scientific goals for which we are striving. Different in their nature from publishing a scientific paper, professional meetings are a melting pot of ideas and people who come together to share them along with their enthusiasm and insights on various aspects of the science. The ramifications of forging contacts with colleagues can be felt far beyond the meeting itself and can manifest in the planning of collaborative projects or grant proposals, expertise for expeditions, and different perspectives on research.
The Therevid PEET team regularly attends meetings of the Entomological Society of America, the Entomological Collections Network, the NSF PEET meetings (I-IV; V, which we will host and is planned for Urbana, IL in 2004), the International Congress of Entomology, the International Congress of Dipterology, the North American Dipterists Society, the Taxonomic Databases Working Group, and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators workshops. Periodic group meetings of the Therevid PEET team bring together colleagues from North Carolina State University, Australia, the Schlinger Foundation, and the Systematic Entomology Lab based at the Smithsonian.