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The 35th annual meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and organized by the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Biological Sciences and Aquatic Chemical Ecology Center. The meeting occurs from 2-6 June 2019 and is organized by Mark Hay and Julia Kubanek with a Local Organizing Committee composed of: Charles Derby (Georgia State University), Nicole Gerardo (Emory University), Vinayak Agarwal, Brian Hammer, Mark Hay, Julia Kubanek, Frank Stewart, and Marc Weissburg (Georgia Institute of Technology).
The theme of the conference, “Chemistry as the Language of Life”, emphasizes that most of Earth’s organisms lack eyes and ears, and so sense and communicate with co-occurring organisms via chemical cues and signals. In this sense, chemically mediated interactions constitute an “instruction manual” for biotic interactions and for understanding and managing populations, communities, and ecosystems. The scientific program will offer sessions focused on emerging topics concerning inter- and intraspecific interactions, as well molecular structures, applications, and member-submitted symposia. The conference will take place at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference adjacent to the Georgia Institute of Technology near the center of Atlanta with its numerous entertainment and educational institutions (including the Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Zoo Atlanta, Fernbank Natural History Museum, Center for Human and Civil Rights, Martin Luther King Memorial and National Historic Site, CNN, High Museum of Art, Atlanta History Center, and many more)