Please Join Us August 13-15th in Athens, Georgia!


The North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture (NACIA) is proud to announce the 2018 International Conference, Eating Insects Athens, which will be held August 13th -  August 15th, 2018 in Athens, Georgia, USA at the University of Georgia: Center for Continuing Education and Hotel (The "Georgia Center").

Eating Insects Athens (EIA) will build on the momentum of Eating Insects Detroit (2016) by bringing together global experts and leaders in the edible insect movement from industry, academia, government, cultural adoption, and more.  This three day conference will include exciting presentations on research and industry progress, an expo, art exhibits, several opportunities to eat insects, as well as opportunities for networking and collaborating.

For more information see our Call for Participation and confirm your participation via the Registration tab.  See Venue / Lodging to book your accommodations.

Early Bird Registration Discount Ends July 20th. (Prices go up by $75 after July 20th!)  Register today!

Please mark your calendar for the Eating Insects Athens conference, August 13-15th, 2018 at the University of Georgia.  This conference is a follow-on to the 2016 Eating Insects Detroit, hosted by Wayne State University.  You are invited to participate as a speaker, conference attendee, vendor, or volunteer.  All are welcome! 

The 2018 Eating Insects Athens Conference is a follow-on to Eating Insects Detroit (2016).  It will bring together experts and leaders in edible insects from industry, government, and academia.  This three day conference provides an opportunity for experts, leaders, and those just getting started to share research and best practices, network, collaborte, and taste a wide range of edible insects.

Check this website for updates including a list of speakers and the conference schedule.

Eating Insects Athens is brought to you by: the North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture, Little Herds, MIGHTi, Eating Insects Detroit, Brooklyn Bugs, and the University of Georgia.



Speakers & Schedule

Keynote Speakers Include:

Jack Armstrong (Armstrong Crickets)

Julie Lesnik (Wayne State University)

Pat Crowley (Chapul)

Full list of speakers and schedule available here




In the heart of Athens and at the center of campus, the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel offers more than a convenient and scenic location. Here, you’ll enjoy stylish and comfortable accommodations among our 200 guest rooms and suites as well as a diverse coterie of onsite dining options like Jittery Joe’s coffee at Georgia Java, southern comfort dishes and after-dinner drinks in the Savannah Room, and delicious deli options at the Courtyard Café.

The University of Georgia: Center for Continuing Education and Hotel
(The "Georgia Center")
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602-3603

Hotel lodging will be provided by the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.  Participants may book rooms online using the following block code:  90143 or call in 1-800-884-1381 or 706-542-2134.


Room Prices for Participants are as follows:

$104 - Classic Room (one queen or king bed)

$144 - Select Room (two queens or two double beds)

For more information, see:

-Choose Event Registration

-Scroll Down to August and You Will See the Listing for the Eating Insects Athens Conference


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