The IUSSI 2006 Congress
Washington, DC

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Sunday, 30 July 2006

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
5th Bee Molecular Biology Workshop

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Honey Bee Pathogens Workshop

5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Reception welcome

7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Reception
 
Monday, 31 July 2006

9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Keynote and Plenary Session 1

12:00 PM-6:00 PM
Posters and Exhibits, Group A

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Symposium 5: Conflict and cooperation in symbioses between social insects and micro-organisms

1:30 PM-6:00 PM
Symposium 1: Social recognition
Symposium 2: Body size and natural history
Symposium 3: Molecular and hormonal signaling pathways in caste development and reproduction
Symposium 4: Phylogeny and Evolution of Bees: A Tribute to Charles Michener

4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Symposium 6: Genetic and reproductive structure of termite colonies

6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Section Business Meeting - Japanese Section
Section Business Meeting - North American Section
Section Business Meeting - Russian-language Section
Section Business Meetings - Australian, Bolivarian, Brazilian, and French Sections
Section Business Meetings - German-speaking, British, and Italian Sections

7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Informal Symposium: Episodes in the History of Insect Sociobiology

7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Movies
 
Tuesday, 1 August 2006

8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Plenary Session 2

8:00 AM-10:00 PM
Posters and Exhibits Group A. - continued

10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Contributed Papers Session 1
Symposium 7: The consequences of polyandry for colony organization

10:00 AM-12:20 PM
Symposium 10: Evolution of Termite Life Histories
Symposium 8: Building behavior and the control of climate in social insects
Symposium 9: Social complexity from solitary circuits: A new paradigm for insect sociality

1:30 PM-6:00 PM
Contributed Papers Session 2
Symposium 11: The immune system of social insects: challenges of a colonial life
Symposium 12: Ant phylogenetics: New molecular trees to address old problems in ant biology
Symposium 13: Current topics in reproductive physiology
Symposium 8: Building behavior and the control of climate in social insects

6:00 PM-7:00 PM
International Committee Business Meeting

7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Contributed Papers Session 4
ContributedPapers Session 3
 
Thursday, 3 August 2006

8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Plenary Session 3

8:00 AM-10:00 PM
Posters and Exhibits, Group B

10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Contributed Papers Session 5
Symposium 14: Ants communities and biodiversity: Global Assessments and Monitoring
Symposium 15: Collective and Individual Intelligence
Symposium 16: Social Insect Semiochemicals: a Symposium in honor of Murray Blum
Symposium 17: Evolution and development in caste differentiation of termites

1:30 PM-6:00 PM
Symposium 14: Ant communities and biodiversity: community ecology
Symposium 15: Collective and Individual Intelligence
Symposium 16: Social Insect Semiochemicals: a Symposium in honor of Murray Blum
Symposium 18: Genes, genomics and social biology
Symposium 19: Caste Interactions and Social Reproduction

6:00 PM-7:00 PM
General Business Meeting IUSSI

7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Contributed Papers Session 6
Contributed Papers Session 7
 
Friday, 4 August 2006

8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Plenary Session 4

8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Posters and Exhibits, Group B - continued

10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Contributed Papers Session 8
Symposium 20: Invasive ants

10:00 AM-12:20 PM
Symposium 21: Coevolution between social insects and their macroparasites
Symposium 22: Structure, function and dynamics of social networks

1:30 PM-6:00 PM
Symposium 20: Invasive ants
Symposium 23: Neuroethology of Social Insects
Symposium 25: Pheromonal mediation of honey bee social behavior, a symposium in honor of Mark Winston
Symposium 26: The myth of the sterile worker: A reconsideration of worker reproductive options in social Hymenoptera without morphological castes

1:30 PM-6:20 PM
Symposium 24: Conflict Resolution in Insect Societies

7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Banquet reception

8:00 PM-10:00 PM
Banquet