IPCA 2024 Spring Conference

REGISTRATION | EARN CREDITS | HOTEL INFORMATIONSCHEDULE OF EVENTS | EXHIBITOR & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES | CONFERENCE SPONSORS


Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for the IPCA 2024 Spring Conference on March 19-20, 2024, in St. Louis/O'Fallon, IL. Join old friends, make new connections, and earn CEUs at the Hilton Garden Inn and Regency Conference Center! We look forward to many great educational sessions and lots of opportunities to meet with vendors and learn about new products.

Earn Recertification Credits

Credits have been approved in IL, KY, MO, MI and are pending in IN. 

View continuing education credit information here. Keep checking back for updates.

 

Registration Information

REGISTER TODAY! 

Registration Type

Early Bird Member 

(ends 2/16)

Early Bird Non-Member 

(ends 2/16)

Regular Member

(2/17-3/20)

Regular Non-Member

(2/17-3/20)

One Segment (3 credits) $80 $130 $90 $140
Two Segments (6 credits) $125 $190 $135 $200
Full Program (9 credits) $140 $215 $150 $225
*Non-CEU     $37.50 $56.25
 

Group Discount:

Already registered for the spring conference or considering it? Bring a coworker and get a $25 discount on each additional registration for your company with code: IPCAFRIEND24 (for full conference (3 segments) registrations only)


*Non-CEU Discount:

Looking to save on training your new hires or not yet licensed employees? IPCA is offering major savings for attendees looking to bring their employees who don’t need or can’t yet obtain, continuing education credits. This huge savings opportunity is for folks new to the industry to network, learn, and experience IPCA’s in-person events. This registration is 75% off regular member and non-member pricing with code: IPCACEUOFF24 (for full conference (3 segment) registrations only). You cannot earn credits with this registration type. There was a price discrepancy in an email. Please call +1.800.678.6722 if you have any questions.

Special rates for group registrations / new or unlicensed pest control operators (you cannot earn credits with this registration type) are available for full conference registrations only.
 
 
Cancellation Policy
Refunds will be made on the following schedule. All refund requests must be made in writing and submitted to Liz Grier at lgrier@pestworld.org.
 

More than 31 days before the first day of the event........... 100% refund

Within 25-31 days before the first day of the event............ 75% refund

Within 18-24 days before the first day of the event............ 50% refund

Within 11-17 days before the first day of the event............ 25% refund

Within 10 or less days out...................................................  No refund 

Refunds will not be given for no-shows.

Hotel Information

IPCA has room blocks available for conference attendees. Book your hotel room before 3/1/2024 at a special rate of $115+ tax per night. Rooms and rates are based on availability. 

Hilton Garden Inn, St. Louis Shiloh / O'Fallon

360 Regency Park

O'Fallon, IL 62269

Book Your Hotel 

 

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

There are still some great sponsorship opportunities available at the 2024 IPCA Spring Conference! If you are looking to showcase your company and support the pest management industry, we invite you to consider a sponsorship.  For sponsorship opportunities contact meetingsteam@pestworld.org.

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION

 

Schedule of Events

REGISTRATION HOURS

Tuesday, March 19 | 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20 | 7:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS

Tuesday, March 19th  

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Vendor Set-Up

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Refreshment Break with Exhibits

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Exhibitor Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall

 

Wednesday, March 20th  

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Continental Breakfast with Exhibits

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Refreshment Break with Exhibits

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch with Exhibits

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Refreshment Break with Exhibits

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. | Vendor Tear Down

 

Win Prizes When You Give Back with IPCA's H.E.R.O.E.S CARE Charity Contest!

IPCA is excited to be working with H.E.R.O.E.S. Care for the 2024 Spring Conference Charity Contest!  H.E.R.O.E.S. Care is an affiliation of program partners working together to provide support to local military families with financial aid, employment opportunities, mental health care, and much more. Those who make a monetary donation at the Spring 2024 Conference can enter for opportunities to win prizes. Winners will be determined on Wednesday for each available prize. For additional questions regarding the Spring Conference Charity Contest, please contact Kirk Connor at hpc1@omnilec.com.

 

Program

TUESDAY, MARCH 19TH

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration

 

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

IDPH EXAM PREP COURSE

Curt Colwell, Ph.D.

SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS PREP COURSE
This course is designed and led by Dr. Curt Colwell, a retired Entomologist with the IDPH Division of Environmental Health. Armed with decades of exam experience and industry knowledge, Dr. Colwell has carefully designed this prep class to review the critical subject areas you need to know to pass the exam. Additionally, attendees can expect to complete a pre- and post-assessment practice test to help them identify strengths and weaknesses in their scope of subject matter knowledge. The registration fee for this class is $65 for IPCA members and $95 for nonmembers. This class will be capped at 50 people.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS DOES NOT REGISTER YOU FOR THE STATE EXAM. You must contact the IDPH directly to register for any licensing exams.

 

SEGMENT 1

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

T | What You Can Do to Tackle Wood-Destroying Beetles 

Steven Dupuy, ACE, Rentokil, Wyomissing, PA

Wood-destroying beetles are a threat to the structures they infest and removing them can be a daunting task. In this session, learn about the life and habits of common wood-destroying beetles. After covering what makes them tick, this session will cover control methods including fumigation and the complications that arise from such restricted use of pesticides.  Safety and understanding of both the beetles and the control methods are key in tackling such infestations.

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

T | Application, Economics, Care, and Maintenance of Tank Sprayers

Chris Jamison, B&G Equipment, Jackson, GA

Knowing and taking care of your equipment is an essential part of any pest management company. In this session, learn about the value of precision application, reducing waste, and the economics involved in equipment upkeep. Dive deeper into your technical knowledge with a review of sprayer tank and pump mechanism repairs and maintenance to keep your equipment in the best condition for optimal pest management.

 

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break with Exhibits

 

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

T | Small Pests, Big Impact: Ant IPM for Your Community

Ellie Lane, National Pest Management Association, Fairfax, VA

Springtime is one of the most important times of year for ants and ant management. Learn about the biology and behavior of ants that make them a uniquely challenging pest to manage and take that knowledge to the next step. Controlling ant populations can be tricky and PMPs must be mindful of their environment. This session will also review the critical aspects of our community, its water, and the environment that we must protect by and in the process of structural pest ant management.

 

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Networking Reception

Be sure to stick around for IPCA’s signature event, the Exhibitor Networking Reception! Take advantage of this great networking opportunity to meet fellow PMPs from across the Midwest and talk shop with conference speakers and industry experts. This event is included in your conference registration and is open to members and non-members of IPCA.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20th

SEGMENT 2

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

 

7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Registration

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

IPCA Welcome and Association Update

Wayne Ritenour, IPCA President

 

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

T | Bed Bug Biology and Management

Simona Principato, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

This session will discuss the biology, distribution, health, and economic implications of bed bug infestations. It will include aspects for the identification of bed bugs and give an overview of the most recent pest management techniques in use to control this pest.

 

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

T | Termites: Biology, Behavior, and Control

Travis Chambers, BASF, Grain Valley, MO

The social complexities of termites make them a formidable opponent. Learn about termite classification, sociality, and behaviors of subterranean termites to better understand these wood-destroying insects. This session will move into an overview of baiting systems, liquid treatments, and new technologies, touching on everything from active ingredients and their distribution in soils to product efficiency in newer technologies and the associated label changes to look out for.

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break with Exhibits

 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Rodent Exclusion

Dave Johnson, AP&G, Alexandria, OH

Pest rodents pose a unique challenge to the pest management professional. To tackle the crafty critters, we must get creative with our tactics. With an ever-changing climate of products and their availability, the use of exclusion is more important than ever. In this session, learn about the strategies you can employ to improve your rodent management programs.

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch with Exhibitors and Charity Contest

Charity contributions can be made to any IPCA board member or event staff. Cash, credit cards, and check payments will be accepted.  All prizes will be awarded at 1:00 p.m.  Thank you in advance for supporting the H.E.R.O.E.S. Cares Organization!

 

SEGMENT 3 | Technical

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

T | German Cockroaches and More: Problems and Solutions

Ben Grady, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

This talk will cover an overview of the current major cockroach pest species in the United States, with an emphasis on the identification of each and the differences between them. Then, will focus in on the German cockroach and give a general history of the pest. Finally, we will cover the current status of German cockroach control and the different methods that can be employed.

 

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

T | Stash Away Some Tips about Stored Product Pests

Andrew Fisher, Neogen, Lexington, KY

Make sure your ID skills are up to the task with this detailed exploration of the identification of commonly encountered stored product pests. Then, take that knowledge and learn other essential aspects such as inspection, monitoring, and their related technology. Complete your understanding with a review of treatment options to solve an infestation and prevent future ones.

 

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

T| Labels and How to Use Them

Tommy Powell, MGK, Minneapolis, MN

Safety is a top priority for PMPs and knowing the rules and protocols regarding the products they use on a regular basis is critical to success. This session will cover pesticide safety, looking closely at labels, storage and transportation of pesticides, safe disposal of pesticide waste, and general applicator safety and worker protection. In this session, refresh your knowledge and keep up with what you need to know to protect yourself, the environment, and your community. 

 

Questions?

Contact IPCA at meetingsteam@pestworld.org or call 800-678-6722

 

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

     

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