Journal of Insects as Food and Feed

The ‘Journal of Insects as Food and Feed’ is the first scientific journal with a multidisciplinary approach on the use of insects as feed and food ingredient. The first volume of this online only, peer reviewed journal will be published in 2015. An Open Access editorial by editor-in-chief Dr. Alan L. Yen is available online

Delegates of this conference receive a 20% discount on the first subscription year for the Journal of Insects as Food and Feed.

This discount is valid when we receive the subscription before September 30, 2014. Please mention ‘Special offer JIFF + Eating Innovation’ in your email or on the order form when you place your order.


Pricing details 2015 (excluding VAT)

Institutional Personal
online only 570 euro 190 euro

Wageningen April 17, 2014
First scientific journal focusing on insects as food and feed

Historically, insects have been eaten by people from many different cultures as part of their normal diet. This tradition has actively continued in several continents. In the western world eating insects is not commonly accepted. With the current world population growth rate, western people may have to get used to insects as protein source. The use of a diverse range of edible insects would be a step to alleviate the potential shortage of meat as protein source.

The ‘Journal of Insects as Food and Feed’ is the first scientific journal with a multidisciplinary approach on the use of insects as feed and food ingredient. The ‘Journal of Insects as Food and Feed’ will cover edible insects from harvesting in the wild through to industrial scale. At the end of the edible insect food or feed chain, marketing issues, consumer acceptance, regulation and legislation pose new research challenges. Microbial safety, toxicity due to chemical contaminants, and allergies are important issues in safety of insects as food and feed.

The first volume of the journal will be published in 2015. It will contain articles derived from the joint FAO/WUR conference ‘Insects to feed the world’. Innovative contributions that address the multitude of aspects relevant for the utilisation of insects in increasing food and feed quality, safety and security are welcomed.

Journal of Insects as Food and Feed

ISSN 2352-4588
online-only, peer-reviewed journal
publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers editor-in-chief: Dr. Alan L. Yen

About the editor-in-chief

Dr. Alan Louey Yen is an entomologist based at Agribio at La Trobe University in Victoria, Australia. He holds a joint appointment as Research Leader in Invertebrate Sciences in the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries and Associate
Professor in the School of Applied Systems Biology.

Alan began working on the insect foods of Australian Aborigines when undertaking invertebrate surveys in Central Australia. This expanded into insects as food and feed with an emphasis on sustainable harvesting of insects from the wild. He received an Australian Government Endeavour Executive Award in 2011 to work on edible insects based at the UN FAO Asia and Pacific headquarters in Bangkok, and he studied edible insects in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. More information about him is available on the journal website.

About the publisher

Wageningen Academic Publishers is an independent publishing company in the field of life sciences. Main topics are animal and veterinary sciences, food sciences, social sciences, environmental sciences and plant sciences. Wageningen Academic Publishers publishes journals, monographs, textbooks, proceedings as well as popular scientific publications.

More information:

Contact: Dr Renate Smallegange
Editor Journal of Insects as Food and Feed +31 317 476513

More information about the journal is available on the website:



Update on Hotel 10-book until Aug 20



HOTEL 10 is offering conference delegates a discounted rate for hotel stays the week of the conference.
Hotel 10 is conveniently located at the corner of Boulevard St-Laurent and Sherbrooke St., a short walk to the St. Laurent Métro stop or a bus ride along Sherbrooke to the PIX IX subway station, from which the conference site is a pleasant walk. Hotel 10 has an environmental policy, in keeping with the Eating Innovation conference commitment to minimizing the carbon footprint of the conference.



Privilege King


Deluxe King


Privilege 2 double beds


Junior Suite


Executive Suite

To make reservations, please call 514-843-6000 or toll free 1-855-390-6787, and please quote “EATING INNOVATION” when you  make reservations. Parking is free for hybrid vehicles and discounted for regular cars of conference delegates. Rates do not include taxes. Other conditions apply. Please contact the hotel for details.

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Montreal Information de Montréal

Montreal, Quebec
Montreal is a beautiful city situated on the St. Lawrence River. One of the oldest cities on the continent, Montreal boasts a European ambiance, excellent food, terrific museums and galleries, and an inviting nightlife.

The city is known for both haute cuisine as well as the more popular snack foods such as poutine, a filling snack in which french fries are topped with cheese curds and gravy. Many restaurants in Montreal allow patrons to bring their own wine. Look for the signs, “Apportez votre vin” in the restaurant window. Montreal is known for its bagels, smoked meat sandwiches, and the Quebecois tourtière, a meat pie, and tarte au sucre, a sugar pie.

Montréal Space for Life Insectarium
The conference setting is at the Montréal Space for Life Insectarium and Botanical Gardens. Space for Life is itself a destination for most tourists as it houses not only the Insectarium and the Botanical Gardens, but also the Alcan-Rio Tinto planetarium and the Biodome. Your full conference pass includes access to these sites for the duration of the conference and Montreal Space for Life has generously extended the pass so that the day after the conference closes: Friday Aug 29, you can enjoy the facilities at your leisure.

Customs and Immigration InformationPlease consult the following website hosted by Tourism Montreal.

Getting to Montreal
Montreal is serviced by two airports, the central train station and a centrally located Bus Station. Find out more here:

Getting around the City
The subway network, called the Métro, together with the surface transportation (buses) is efficient, and eco-friendly. A three-day pass can be purchased for $18, entitling the holder to unlimited travel for those three days. A single fare costs $3 or $2.75 if two tickets are purchased at the same time. A book of ten tickets costs $25.55. Please consult the STM website for accurate up to the minute information about fares and routes. The subway stop closest to the conference site, Espace pour la vie, is PIE IX.

The link for the STM (Société de transport de Montréal)

BIXI Bikes
Another option is to rent a bicycle. The network of bicycle lanes in the city is decent, and the city pioneered a bicycle rental system that it has since exported to cities like London, Paris and Toronto, to name a few. Fares are $7 per 24 hours and $15 per 72 hour period. For visitors, $250 is reserved on your credit card, and will be refunded between 7-10 days after your use. Up to two bicycles may be rented per credit card. Please note that further fees apply depending upon the length of each trip, but that trips under 30 minutes are included. Please consult the site for the latest information.

Taxis in Montreal are another option. A journey from downtown Montreal to the Space for Life could run between $20 and $30 CAD. Tips are expected, usually at 10-15% of the fare listed on the meter. Receipts are available. In French, you would say, “Un réçu s’il vous plaît.”

Accommodation in Montreal
There are several options for accommodation. Sharing accommodation helps to defray costs and there are popular sites that offer a variety of flats or bed and breakfast options either close to the conference site, or in proximity to the various direct routes to the Space for Life facilities.

If you are seeking accommodation in Montreal, staying somewhere close to either rue Mont Royal (Mont Royal st.) or rue Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke St.) will situate you close to either a direct bus to Pie IX (the closest subway station to the Space for Life) or on the green subway line (Angrignon/Honoré-Beaugrand).

HOTEL 10 is offering conference delegates a discounted rate for hotel stays the week of the conference.
Hotel 10 is conveniently located at the corner of Boulevard St-Laurent and Sherbrooke St., a short walk to the St. Laurent Métro stop or a bus ride along Sherbrooke to the PIX IX subway station, from which the conference site is a pleasant walk. Hotel 10 has an environmental policy, in keeping with the Eating Innovation conference commitment to minimizing the carbon footprint of the conference.



Privilege King


Deluxe King


Privilege 2 double beds


Junior Suite


Executive Suite

To make reservations, please call 514-843-6000 or toll free 1-855-390-6787, and please quote “EATING INNOVATION” when you  make reservations. Parking is free for hybrid vehicles and discounted for regular cars of conference delegates. Rates do not include taxes. Other conditions apply. Please contact the hotel for details.

Incidentals & Budgeting for Food
Montreal is a food city, and it’s easy to find tasty food to suit all budgets. A continental breakfast is supplied for conference delegates before the Plenary sessions. Lunches may be purchased from the cafeteria on the conference site, and there are plenty of places to enjoy a lunch you bring with you as the botanical gardens are vast. For the evenings, canapés and appetizers but not dinner are served the first two evenings, and the third evening includes a dinner for those delegates with a full conference pass.


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Montréal, Québec
Montréal est une belle ville située sur le fleuve Saint-Laurent. C’est l’une des plus anciennes villes du continent, Montréal jouit d’une ambiance européenne, d’une cuisine excellente, des musées et galeries fantastiques et d’une vie nocturne attrayante.

La ville est bien connue pour sa haute cuisine ainsi que ses grignotines les plus populaires comme la poutine, un snack rempli avec des frites garnies de fromage en grains et de sauce. Beaucoup de restaurants à Montréal permettent aux clients d’apporter leur propre vin. Recherchez les signes, “apportez votre vin” sur la fenêtre du restaurant. Montréal est connue pour ses bagels, sandwiches à la viande fumée, tourtière québécoise, (une tourte à la viande) et tarte au sucre.

Insectarium Espace pour la vie
La conférence a lieu à l’Insectarium, Espace pour la vie. Espace pour la vie est une destination pour la plupart des touristes car il abrite non seulement l’Insectarium et le Jardin botanique, mais aussi le planétarium Alcan-Rio Tinto et le Biodôme. Votre billet d’accès inclut l’accès à ces sites pendant la durée de la conférence, l’Espace pour la vie Montréal a généreusement étendu le pass pour que le lendemain de la conférence ferme: vendredi 29 août, vous pourrez profiter des installations à votre guise.

Pour les renseignements sur les duanes et l’immigration, svp suivez:

Se rendre à Montréal
Vous pouvez trouver les renseignements pour se rendre à Montréal ici:

Se déplacer dans la ville
Le réseau de métro, ainsi que les transports de surface (bus) sont efficaces, et respectueux avec l’environnement. Un titre de trois jours peut être acheté pour 18 $, donnant droit à déplacements illimités pendant ces trois jours consécutifs. Un passage unique coûte 3 $ ou $ 2,75 si on achète deux billets en même temps. SVP verifier l’information avec STM directment. PIE IX est le métro plus près de l’Espace pour la vie.

Un passage de dix billets coûte $ 25,55.

Le lien pour la STM (Société de transport de Montréal)

Vélos Bixi Montréal.
Une autre option est de louer un vélo. Le réseau de pistes cyclables dans la ville est décent, la ville a lancé un système de location de vélos qui a exporté à des villes comme Londres, Paris et Toronto, pour n’en nommer quelques-unes. Dépôt de sécurité de 250$ par vélo conservé durant 3 à 10 jours ouvrables selon votre institution bancaire. Maximum 2 vélos par carte de crédit pour l’accès 24 et 72 heures.

Les taxis à Montréal sont un autre moyen de transport. Un trajet du centre-ville de Montréal à l’Espace pour la vie coûte entre 20 $ et 30 $ CAD. Il est d’usage de quand-même laisser un pourboire 15 % environ.  Les récus sont disponibles.

Hébergement à Montréal
Il y a plusieurs options d’hébergement. Partager un logement permet de couvrir les frais, il ya des sites populaires qui offrent une variété d’appartements ou “couette et café”  qui sont proches à l’endroit où se tient la conférence, ou à proximité des différents itinéraires vers les installations l’Espace pour la vie.

Si vous cherchez un hébergement à Montréal, vous pouver rester quelque part à proximité soit de la rue Mont-Royal (Mont-Royal st.) ou de la rue Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke) pour être tout près d’un bus direct pour Pie IX (la station de métro la plus proche de l’espace pour la vie) ou de la ligne verte du métro (Angrignon / Honoré-Beaugrand).

Que ce soit pour le travail ou pour le plaisir, HOTEL 10 est le lieu par excellence à Montréal. Dormir, tenir une réunion, travailler, manger, boire et socialiser au cœur du Montréal effervescent. HOTEL 10 est situé au coin de Boulevard St-Laurent et rue de Sherbrooke, alors le métro St-Laurent ou l’autobus sur Sherbrooke sont près pour aller au métro PIE IX. HOTEL 10 a mis en pied diverse initiatives pour contribuer à la protection de l’environnement. Le congrès Innovation Alimentaire veut réduire l’empreinte de carbone du congrès. Stationment est gratuit pour les véhicules hybrides, et disponible à un frais reduit (20,00$/jour) pour les délégués.
Pour effectuer une réservation, s’il vous plaît appelez 514-843-6000 ou au numéro sans frais 1-855-390-6787, et s’il vous plaît citer “INNOVATION ALIMENTAIRE” quand vous faites des réservations. Les prix ne comprennent pas les taxes. D’autres conditions s’appliquent. S’il vous plaît contacter l’hôtel pour plus de détails.





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Budget pour l’alimentation et faux frais
Montréal est une ville très reputée pour sa cuisine, il est facile de trouver des plats savoureux à prix très abordables. Un petit-déjeuner continental est fourni pour les délégués de la conférence avant les sessions plénières. Les repas sont disponibles à la cafétéria de la conférence ainsi qu’auprès des chariots. De même, il ya beaucoup d’endroits ou vous pouvez profiter d’un déjeuner porter par  vous-même, comme les jardins botaniques qui sont assez grands. Pour les soirées, des canapés et apéritifs sont servis au dîner, sauf les deux premiers soirs. Le troisième soir comprend un dîner pour les délégués avec un forfait  conférence complet.


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Call For Artists

The Conference Eating Innovation: the art, culture, science and business of entomophagy takes place August 26-28, 2014 at the Montreal Space for Life Insectarium and Botanical Gardens.
We welcome submissions of art (including film, video, posters, and sculpture) related to the future of food and specifically to the role that edible insects play in addressing the question of how we will feed the planet in the years and decades to come.
The Discovery Room exhibit will be curated by Han Zhang and the venue is the foyer of the Welcome Centre at the Botanical Gardens in the Space for Life grounds. This venue has a high glass ceiling and lots of light, and is an area through which hundreds of visitors pass each day.
For more information, please contact us at the email below.
Please submit your proposals including drawings, website links and your full contact information including name, affiliations, phone number and full postal address to: and put in the subject line: EATING INNOVATION: ART PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2014.

Call For Artists: Convocatoria para artistas


El congreso Innovación alimentaria: el arte, la cultura, la ciencia y el negocio de la entomofagia tendrá lugar del 26 al 28 de Agosto de 2014 en el Insectarium “Espacio para la Vida” de Montreal y en los jardines botánicos.

Damos la bienvenida a propuestas de arte (incluyendo películas, videos, posters  y esculturas) relacionadas con el futuro de la comida, especialmente en el papel que juegan los insectos comestibles, abordando la pregunta de como vamos a alimentar a la población del planeta en los anos y décadas venideros.

La exposición la Cámara del descubrimiento sera organizada por Han Zhang  y el local es el vestíbulo del Centro de Bienvenida en los jardines botánicos en el Espacio para la Vida. Este local tiene un techo alto de cristal con mucha luz y es un lugar donde cientos de visitantes pasan cada día.

Para mas información, por favor, contáctenos en e.mail a pie de página.

Para entregar sus propuestas, incluyendo dibujos, links de website, todos sus datos de contacto completos: nombre, asociación, numero de teléfono y dirección, por favor, diríjanse a, indicando en el asunto:  EATING INNOVATION: ART PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
Feca tope: 15 de abril 2014.

Appel à propositions d’art

Le Congrès Innovation alimentaire : l’art , la culture , la science et les affaires de l’entomophagie se déroule Août 26-28 2014, Espace pour la vie de l’Insectarium et du Jardin botanique.

Nous vous invitons à soumettre d’art (y compris le cinéma , la vidéo, affiches et sculptures) liées à l’ avenir de l’alimentation et plus particulièrement sur le rôle que jouent les insectes comestibles en abordant la question de savoir comment nous allons nourrir la planète dans les années et décennies à venir.

L’exposition Chambre de Decouvertes sera organisée par Han Zhang et le lieu est le foyer du Centre d’accueil au Jardin botanique de l’espace pour la vie. Ce lieu a un haut plafond de verre et beaucoup de lumière, et est une zone dans laquelle des centaines de visiteurs passent chaque jour.

Pour plus de reseignements, s’il vous plaît nous contacter à l’adresse électronique ci-dessous.

S’il vous plaît, soumettre vos propositions, y compris des dessins, des liens internet et vos coordonnées complète y compris votre nom, vos affiliations, votre numéro de téléphone et l’adresse postale complète à : et mettre dans la ligne d’objet : INNOVATION ALIMENTAIRE: SOUMISSION D’ART
Date limite: 15 avril, 2014.

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Press Coverage

At the press conference at the Montréal Space for Life Insectarium.

Press release/Communiqué de presse

Eating insects: a disruptive food innovation
Announcement of the first international conference on entomophagy in North America


Montréal, October 16, 2013 – On the occasion of World Food Day, the Future Food Salon Group, in collaboration with the Montréal Space for Life’s Insectarium, announces the First International Conference on Entomophagy in North America. Eating Innovation: The Art, Culture, Science and Business of Entomophagy will take place at the Montréal Space for Life on August 26-28, 2014. Conference conveners Dr. Elke Grenzer, Director of Culture of Cities Centre, and Dr. Aruna Antonella Handa, Founder of Alimentary Initiatives, invite abstracts for papers on the research, promotion, distribution, culinary preparation, and business of insects as food. “This essential reflection on how we produce and consume food fits perfectly with the commitment to biodiversity by Montréal Space for Life. Here at the Montréal Insectarium, we have over twenty years of know-how in entomophagy. It’s an avenue we must continue exploring in order to reduce our ecological footprint on the planet,” said Anne Charpentier, Director of the Montréal Insectarium.

“Eating insects represents a disruptive food innovation: it re-conceives a pest as food. Insects are a sustainable source of nutritious protein requiring less water, land and producing fewer emissions in the production process. Many edible insects also have omega-3 fats and key minerals as well as being low in cholesterol. They can be ethically euthanized, economically raised, and are suitable for both individual and industrial farming,” said Aruna Antonella Handa.

“With an interdisciplinary and cross-sector approach to the study and dissemination of research on entomophagy, this conference will be the first international forum to take place in North America with an open call for submissions from people worldwide working to make edible insects palatable, sustainable and socially profitable across cities,” said Elke Grenzer.

“I anticipate exciting contributions to the knowledge base of farming microlivestock,” said Jakub Dzamba, Founder of Third Millennium Farming. “This congress is decades overdue,” added entomophagy veteran, Dr. Robert Kok of McGill University.

Participation at the Eating Innovation conference

Interested contributors are invited to propose papers until January 31, to address scientific and social scientific research gaps, public engagement, farming, financing across the non-profit and for-profit sectors, and the business case for emerging industry leaders. “Far too many aspects of this important subject remain unexplored. This conference will address that,” said David Gracer of Small Stock Food Strategies, Rhode Island. Interested contributors may submit their abstracts on the Eating Innovation website at

The Future Food Salon Group hopes to provide travel grants and accommodation bursaries to ensure that everyone who wants to attend the conference can participate. Interested sponsors are invited to contact the conference conveners.

Suggested Topic Areas:
Sustainability & Organics • Nutrition and Food Security • Culture and Insect Rearing • Insect Production & Processing into Food • Regulation and Marketing of Food Insects • Culinary Innovations • Aesthetic Representation of Edible Insects

Members of the public will be invited to creatively engage with insect eating at the Future Food Salon Montreal, a public event, Wednesday August 27, 2014. “There will also be an opportunity for artists to challenge existing aesthetic paradigms,” added Han Zhang of Han-Studio, who will be curating the Discovery Room of art and film at the conference. Tickets will be on sale in June 2014.



Dr Frank Franklin, MD, MPH, PhD University of Alabama (Birmingham)
Dr. Robert Kok, PhD McGill Agriculture Faculty
Dr. Marianne Shockley, PhD University of Georgia (Athens)
Louis N. Sorkin, BCE American Museum of Natural History, NY
Bernard Jacques Jeanpierre, Insectemovore, Paris, France.

L’entomophagie : une révolution alimentaire
Annonce du premier congrès international sur l’entomophagie en Amérique du Nord

Montréal, le 16 octobre 2013 – À l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’alimentation, le Future Food Salon Group (groupe de concertation sur l’alimentation du futur), en collaboration avec l’Insectarium de Montréal/Espace pour la vie, annonce la tenue du premier congrès international sur l’entomophagie en Amérique du Nord. Innovation alimentaire : l’entomophagie à travers l’art, la culture, la science et les affaires se tiendra à Espace pour la vie, à Montréal, du 26 au 28 août 2014. Les organisatrices du congrès, Mme Elke Grenzer (Ph. D.), directrice du Culture of Cities Centre, et Mme Aruna Antonella Handa (Ph. D.), fondatrice de Alimentary Initiatives, lancent un appel aux contributeurs intéressés à aborder le sujet de l’entomophagie sous l’angle de la recherche, de la promotion, de la distribution, de la préparation culinaire et de la commercialisation dans le cadre de cet événement. « L’engagement d’Espace pour la vie envers la biodiversité est tout à fait en lien avec cette réflexion essentielle sur nos façons de produire les aliments et de se nourrir. Nous avons, ici à l’Insectarium de Montréal, un savoir-faire de plus de vingt ans en entomophagie. C’est une avenue que nous devons continuer à explorer pour réduire notre empreinte écologique sur la planète », a déclaré Anne Charpentier, directrice de l’Insectarium de Montréal.

D’après Mme Handa : « Le fait de consommer des insectes est bien plus qu’une innovation alimentaire : c’est une révolution, puisque cela implique que les insectes ne sont plus perçus comme des organismes nuisibles, mais plutôt comme des denrées alimentaires. Les insectes constituent une source durable de protéines nutritives et leur élevage requiert moins d’eau, moins d’espace et moins d’émissions de gaz à effet de serre. De nombreux insectes comestibles sont également riches en oméga-3 et en minéraux essentiels, tout en ayant une faible teneur en cholestérol. Ils peuvent être élevés de façon éthique et économique, selon des méthodes tant artisanales qu’industrielles. »

Selon Mme Grenzer : « Ce congrès envisage l’étude et la diffusion de travaux de recherche sur l’entomophagie sous un angle interdisciplinaire et intersectoriel. Il constituera le premier forum international organisé en Amérique du Nord faisant appel à des gens des quatre coins du monde, qui s’emploient à faire des insectes comestibles une denrée délicieuse, écologiquement viable et profitable sur le plan social. »

« J’anticipe des contributions passionnantes durant ce congrès, qui pourront enrichir notre base de connaissances sur le microélevage », a remarqué M. Jakub Dzamba, fondateur de Third Millennium Farming. « Nous attendions un tel congrès depuis des décennies », a souligné un vétéran de l’entomophagie, M. Robert Kok, professeur à l’Université McGill.

Participation au congrès Innovation alimentaire

Les contributeurs intéressés à participer à cet événement sont invités à soumettre des propositions de présentations jusqu’au 31 janvier 2014. Différents volets de l’entomophagie pourront alors être abordés : la recherche scientifique et sociale, la mobilisation du public, l’élevage, le financement et la commercialisation par des chefs de file émergents de l’industrie. « Différentes facettes de cet important secteur demeurent inexplorées. Ce congrès y remédiera. », a ajouté M. David Gracer, de la société Small Stock Food Strategies (Rhode Island). Les contributeurs intéressés peuvent soumettre leur résumé sur le site Internet

Le Future Food Salon Group (groupe de concertation sur l’alimentation du futur) espère pouvoir offrir des bourses couvrant les frais de voyage et d’hébergement, afin que toute personne intéressée au congrès puisse y participer. À cet effet, nous invitons les commanditaires intéressés à communiquer avec les organisatrices de l’événement.

Thématiques suggérées : Durabilité écologique et matières organiques • Nutrition et sécurité alimentaire • Culture et élevage d’insectes • Production d’insectes et transformation en aliments • Réglementation et commercialisation des insectes destinés à la consommation • Innovations culinaires • Représentation esthétique des insectes comestibles.

Le grand public sera invité à une dégustation placée sous le signe de la créativité à l’occasion du Future Food Salon Montréal, un événement public qui aura lieu le mercredi 27 août 2014. « Pour les artistes, ce sera également l’occasion de remettre en question les paradigmes esthétiques existants », a expliqué Han Zhang de Han-Studio, responsable de la présentation des œuvres de la Salle de découverte du congrès. Cette salle sera axée sur l’entomophagie à travers l’art et le cinéma. Les billets seront mis en vente en juin 2014.

Renseignements :


Dr. Frank Franklin, M.D., MPH, Ph. D., Université de l’Alabama (Birmingham)
Robert Kok, Ph. D., Faculté des sciences de l’agriculture, Université McGill
Marianne Shockley, Ph. D., Université de Georgia (Athens)
Louis N. Sorkin, BCE, Muséum américain d’histoire naturelle, New York
Bernard Jacques Jeanpierre,
Insectemovore, Paris, France


Rate Sheet FAQ’s

The Conference fee includes plenary breakfasts, coffee and tea breaks, wine and cheese reception, Future Food Salon, Bug Banquet, Discovery Room, Poster Tables, Entomophagy International membership and program. In addition, all delegates will receive an access pass to the Montreal Space for Life Biodôme, Montreal Insectarium, Montréal Botanical Garden, and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium.

Presenting Delegates Registration (Opens April 17th and closes July 1st, 2014)

$350 Faculty, Accredited Chefs, Profit and Non-Profit Organizations and Companies with Gross Budgets Over $200 000.
$250 Professors Emeriti, Adjunct Faculty, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Profit and Non-Profit Organizations and Companies with Gross Budgets Under $200 000, Independent Scholars, Graduate Students, Apprentice Chefs and Cooks, Artists.

Non-Presenting Delegates Registration (opens April 17th, 2014 and closes August 25, 2014)
$395 Faculty and Chefs, Profit and Non-Profit Organizations and Companies with Gross Budgets Over $200 000
$295 Professors Emeriti, Adjunct Faculty, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Profit and Non-Profit Organizations and Companies with Gross Budgets Under $200 000, Independent Scholars, Graduate Students, Apprentice chefs and cooks, Artists.

Poster Fee:
$250 Includes poster mounting costs, display and inclusion in the program.

Hanging fee for artists: TBA

The call for artists will be announced on January 15th, 2014.


What’s included in the fee?

The Full Conference Pass includes:
–access to all conference proceedings during the day
–complimentary breakfasts, coffee and tea and refreshments
-access to the Discovery Gallery and Trade Tables
-3 evening events: the Networking Wine & Cheese “Cinq à Sept” (Aug 26), the Future Food Salon Montreal (Aug 27), the Bug Banquet (Aug 28)
-Access to the grounds and facilities of the Space for Life including the Insectarium, the Botanical Gardens, the Biodome and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

A Day Ticket (Single Day Registration) includes:
–access to all conference proceedings during the day
–complimentary breakfasts, coffee and tea and refreshments
–access to the Discovery Gallery and Trade Tables
–access to the grounds and facilities of the Space for Life including the Insectarium, the Botanical Gardens, the Biodome and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

Why have a price differential for Adjunct Faculty? 

Since Entomophagy is a nascent field, the conference organizers want to ensure that scholars in this area of research and study can afford to attend the conference, irrespective of their current employment status within the academy.

I simply can’t afford these fees because my department and/or organization cannot help fund my trip and/or registration, can I apply for a price reduction?

Interested participants at both price points are encouraged to exhaust all channels of funding before applying for bursaries. The following are fee waiver and travel bursary options available at both price points:

Registration Fee Waiver:

You can apply to have your registration fees waived for a day pass registration to the conference in exchange for donating five-seven volunteer hours during the conference. For a full conference pass, you can donate 15 hours (for example, by volunteering to help set up or work one of the evening events). Please contact us to apply.

Travel Bursaries:

We are actively seeking sponsorship for conference travel.  A select amount of travel bursaries of $500 will be made available, should funds permit.  Priority will be given to highest need applicants. Please contact us to apply.

My funding fell through and I can’t afford to pay the Late Registration Fees.

There will be a limited contingency fund in place for late registrants that have already had their work accepted, but have had their funding pulled due to unforeseen circumstances. These applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Will artists have to pay the same amount as conference delegates?

That depends on whether you plan to attend the conference and events.  All delegates are required to pay according to the fee schedule. Further Information and a special call was released January 15th, 2014.

Can I apply for a bursary to hang my art in the Discovery Gallery?

All information regarding the Discovery Gallery was made available in a special call on January 15th, 2014. We are working to ensure that artists have a separate bursary fund for their work.

I don’t have a paper to present, but really would like to attend the conference.  How much will it cost?

All interested conference attendees are invited to register and pay the posted Non-Presenting Delegate rates,  for either a full conference pass or the day pass.  There will be a limited amount of daily access passes made available to conference attendees who would like to attend as a delegate, but choose not to participate in evening networking events.  Access Passes are available at the cost of $100 per day and include access to the L’Espace pour la vie grounds, presentations and plenary talks. All additional events and meals will be charged at an extra rate.

I’m a member of the press, can I attend the congress and cover your events?

Yes, members of the press are invited to cover our congress and special entomophagy food events; however, you must register with the organizers in advance and have a press pass reserved in your name.

Please request interviews in advance and advise us of events in particular that are of interest to your readers and viewers. We reserve the right to place restrictions at the request of conference presenters who do not want their work publicized.

A limited amount of food tastings and drink will be reserved for members of the press to sample. Please advise our communications officer in advance if you plan to do a food review so that our chefs can prepare for your special tasting.

I think that this work is incredibly important.  How can I sponsor this event? 

There are many ways big and small to contribute to the success of entomophagy.  Please contact us and we’d be happy to send you our sponsorship package.

I would like to make a donation, but want to remain anonymous, can I still contribute? 

Yes, provided that your group meets the Montreal Space for Life’s Insectarium’s ethical standards for donations, we will accept your contribution and protect your identity.  We are endeavouring to ensure that promising scholars, artists and companies promoting the research, study and dissemination of entomophagy can afford to attend and participate in this conference.

I would like to rent a Trade Table at the conference. Is that possible?

Yes, you can rent a Trade Table for the duration of the conference. The Trade Tables will be in the same venue as the Discovery Room, which is a high traffic area, accessible not only to the conference delegates but also to all the visitors to the Botanical Gardens in the Atrium of the Welcome Centre of the Botanical Gardens. There is also the opportunity to rent a Trade Table at the Future Food Salon Montreal, taking place behind the Insectarium in the Botanical Gardens. Please contact us, and we’ll be happy to send you details on the various trade packages.

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