84th Annual
Pest Management Conference

The Top Conference for Progressive Pest Management

January 6-8, 2020

Registration will open October 1, 2019



ABOUT

Statement of Purpose

The Purdue University Pest Management Conference is committed each year to providing the information needed for our industry to move forward. The use of new ideas and technologies promote innovative and environmentally sensitive approaches to pest management. The foundation for progressive pest management is built upon strong programs in continuing education and advanced training. Thus, the Purdue Conference has been designed by an Industry Planning Committee to assist you and your company in meeting these goals.

HISTORY
All it takes is an inquisitive entomologist!
– J.J. Davis, Purdue Entomology Department Head.

Add the friendship of the national leader of pest control professionals, Bill Buettner, NPMA’s executive director, and you have the formula for building an educational system on ideals and ethics. J.J. addressed the 1936 NPMA Annual Convention in Cleveland on industry educational goals, which laid the groundwork for the first Purdue University Conference in January 1937. Being the first educational conference for pest control professionals, attendance was expected to be 10 – 15; instead there were 78 registrations from 14 states. J.J. commented “Never have I found a group of persons more eager to aid themselves.” A conference has been held each year since, including 2014’s blizzard conference (with the university officially closed); the desire for an educational update could not be denied as more than 100 professionals organized their own program for a 3-day conference, snowed-in at Purdue’s Memorial Union.

The Purdue Conference has continued to grow, and evolve, as have conferences, workshops, and other educational meetings across the U.S., as well as many countries world-wide. These educational efforts have paved the way for a professional pest management industry, utilizing a spirit of cooperation to address issues, new technologies, and sound pest management practices for the protection of health, property, and food.  Within this context, the Purdue Conference will continue to be cutting edge.

SPONSORS

Coming this Fall

Congratulations to our survey drawing winner:
John Bombard

In-House Planning Committee

GARY BENNETT

Center Coordinator & Conf. Chair

HOLLY FLETCHER-TIMMONS

Conference Manager

MAT DITTMANN

Graduate Student Assistant

KAITLIN FLOYD

Conference Coordinator

Industry Planning Committee

Carrie Campbell - CHAIR

Hatfield Pest Control
LaPorte, Indiana

Tim Baietto

QuikKill Pest Eliminators
Streator, Illinois

Raymond Cummings

Simply Pest Control Solutions
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Heather Gooch

PMP Magazine
Cleveland, Ohio



Sarah Hughson

University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois



Lee Humberg

USDA Aphis Wildlife Services
West Lafayette, Indiana



Cherri Janssen

Purdue Pesticide Program
West Lafayette, Indiana



Ken Kendall

Ensystex
Fayetteville, North Carolina



Leo Reed

Office of the Indiana State Chemist
West Lafayette, Indiana





Dominique Sauvage

Copesan
Menomonee Falls, WI





Dave Sloop

Franklin Pest Control
Michigan City, Michigan



ATTENDEES

CCH/CEU Information
  • General Instructions
  • A CCH/CEU guide will be provided at the conference registration window.  This guide will include information on all states’ requirements to receive credits.  Keep in mind that different states have different rules and may require you attend the entire conference, specific talks or sessions, or complete separate paper forms.  There is also information pertaining to state’s requirements on the interactive map which will be updated as states approve the conference for credit beginning late October.  The map will be updated early each week with the latest approvals.  In preparation for the conference, it is suggested that you review your state(s)’s requirements as it may affect your schedule while you are in attendance at Purdue.  


  • Completion Certificates
  • A completion certificate can be printed for conference attendees who request one during or after the conference.  We will confirm your registration and attendance with our conference department before providing a certificate. If you would like a completion certificate please complete the form below.




  • Office of the Indiana State Chemist
  • Visit the Office of the Indiana State Chemist if you have questions about your license or other accredited workshops in the area.

    If you are from outside the state of Indiana and want to view the applicator categories as defined by the OISC, see the list here.

 

Registration
Registration opens October 1, 2019.


  • Register by phone at 1-866-515-0023

  • General Registration Form (will be available Oct. 1)
    send via USPS to
    Purdue Conferences
    Stewart Center, Room 116
    128 Memorial Mall
    West Lafayette, IN 47907

  • Checking in at the registration desk
  • When you arrive at Purdue, please park in the Grant Street Parking Garage (PGG on the map) and enter the Purdue Memorial Union which is just across from the parking garage on Grant Street.  Signs will direct you from the parking garage to the registration window in Stewart Center.

  • Purchase a pre-printed copy of the conference manual
  • There will be an option to order a printed copy during registration. Pre-ordered manuals will be available at the registration window.

  • Bar code scanning/CCH forms
  • Procedures will be announced in the fall 2019

 

Travel

 

Lodging

 

Dining on Campus and surrounding area

 

Maps of Campus

 

Parking Maps

 

Maps of STEW & PMU


EXHIBITORS

Information

 

Registration
  • Registering online, over the phone and by mail
  • (will be available in October.)

  • Register by phone at 1-866-515-0023

  • Exhibitor Registration Form (will be available in October.)
    send via USPS to
    Purdue Conferences
    Stewart Center, Room 116
    128 Memorial Mall
    West Lafayette, IN 47907

CONFERENCE EVENTS

  • Exhibition - The Exhibit Hall will be open Monday and Tuesday (hours TBD).  Pest Industry Vendors will be set up in the PMU ballrooms.  Stop by to learn about the latest in Pest Management Products.  Refreshments available.
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  • Exhibition Reception - Monday evening the Exhibit Hall will host a reception which includes complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.  All attendees are welcome to attend.  Be sure to drop by and take this opportunity to meet our exhibitors and other members of the pest management industry.
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  • Luncheon - This short program will recognize attendee anniversaries and student scholarship winners.

    • Attendance Anniversaries and Awards – Long time conference attendees will be recognized with special awards given for 10 years, 25 years and 50 years of attendance. Recognized in 2019:

    • Pete Mueller, Adam Salyer, Joe Long, Jeff Ives and James Smith accepting their anniversary certificates for 10 years of attendancne at the 2019 Awards Luncheon.


    • 10-Year Awards

      Heather Gooch
      Jeff Ives
      Pete Mueller
      Adam Salyer
      James Smith
      Shawn Young



    • 25 Year Attendance

      Todd Brown

       


      Gary Bennett received an award for 50 years of attendance. Pictured with Holly Fletcher-Timmons.


    • Over 25-Year Recognition


    Kevin

    Connelly

    26

    David

    Edwards

    26

    Ben

    Hicks

    26

    Donnie

    Knight

    26

    Phil

    Nixon

    26

    Steve

    Smith

    26

    Mark

    Swihart

    27

    Tom

    Turpin

    27

    George

    Saxton

    29

    Dave

    Scott

    30

    Paul

    Petri

    30

    Tim

    Gibb

    31

    Pete

    Markham

    31

    Gene

    White

    31

    Tim

    Baietto

    32

    Lynn

    Frank

    32

    Mike

    Field

    33

    Kevin

    Puetz

    33

    Mark

    Sheperdigian

    33

    Steve

    Warren

    34

    Tim

    Kaforke

    35

    Jeff

    McGovern

    35

    Robert

    Golden

    36

    Joe

    Popham

    36

    Dale

    Fietzek

    38

    Ralph

    Hall

    38

    Lizbe

    Knote

    38

    Kim

    Mountain

    38

    John

    Vermillion

    39

    Mike

    Corbitt

    39

    Robert

    Corrigan

    42

    Dave

    Mueller

    44

    Carl

    Hinderer

    45

    Gary

    Bennett

    50



    • Scholarships - Over $50,000 in scholarships are awarded each year to graduate and undergraduate students in Purdue’s Entomology department.


    • (Left to Right for all rows) Back row: Cecilia Foley, Savanna Ploessl, Nicolas Cazzaniga, Brandon Young, Drew Wennmacher, Carl Bauer III, Connor Brescia, Jack Stevens, Michael Crippen, Lucy Springmeyer. Middle row: Joellen McClain, Maia Leach, Gretchen Thomas, Sujan Dawadi, William (Andre) Le Van, Dayne Hill, Zachary Wolfe, April Grummer, Samantha Hittson, Hannah Ritter, Brianna Pennell, Catherine (Caydee) Terrell. Front row: Mathew Dittmann, Daniel Edwards, Aaron Ashbrook, Julius Eason, Sudip Gaire.


 

DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT

 

2019 Pest Conference Group Picture
Turpin Purdue Legends
OBE
Garry, Bobby & Scharf
Screen Dress 2019
Linda & Amanda

Our Industrial Affiliates



Contact

Holly Fletcher-Timmons
765-494-5856
htimmons@purdue.edu

Department of Entomology
901 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Purdue Conferences: 866-515-0023

Speaker/Topic Suggestions & Inquiries

If you have a speaker or topic that you are interested in seeing at the Purdue Pest Management Conference, please share that information with us. We will include any suggestions in our presentation to the industry planning committee when we put together the conference program. All suggestions are considered.