XXXVI Annual Meeting of the Willi Hennig Society

Friday, August 25th – Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, Florida, USA


  • Applied Systematics – organized by Marc Allard (e-mail)
  • Phylogenomics – organized by Vanessa González (e-mail) & Sebastian Kvist (e-mail)
  • Data issues: on how bias and imperfect sampling affect biogeographical inferences – organized by Dolores Casagranda (e-mail)
  • Insect morphology and phylogeny: diverse data to answer new questions – organized by Marc Branham (e-mail) & Torsten Dikow (e-mail)


  • early-bird registration until July 15th, 2017
    WHS member: $250 + $50 banquet
    WHS student member: $150 (banquet included)
    non-member: $275 + $50 banquet
  • late registration after July 15th, 2017
    WHS member: $350 + $50 banquet
    WHS student member: $200 (banquet included)
    non-member: $375 + $50 banquet
  • all registered students receive a free ticket to the Society’s banquet
  • please register here –

Oral & poster presentations

Accommodation at Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

  • US$119 (single/double occupancy)
  • US$129 (triple/quadruple occupancy)
  • direct reservation link –
  • make sure to use group code WHS or group name Willi Hennig Society for all reservations
  • toll free phone +1 800-HILTONS (8667)
  • contact hotel
    phone +1 727-894-5000

Student Travel Awards

  • applications are due June 1st, 2017 and students will be notified of their awards on June 15th, 2017.

Marie Stopes Travel Awards

  • Students who travel from within North America will receive US $600 each.

Kurt Milton Pickett Intercontinental Awards

  • Students who travel from outside of North America will receive US $1,200 each.

Applicants will either present an oral paper or poster at the annual meeting and are currently graduate students or have recently finished their Ph.D. (less than one year ago at the time of the meeting).

Applications should be submitted electronically to the chair of the Student Travel Award Committee, Torsten Dikow (DikowT at, in a single PDF document. Complete applications consist of a CV, a travel budget to justify the proposed expenses, and a one-page abstract (not to exceed 500 words) of an oral paper or poster to be presented at the meeting. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Only graduate students and recent Ph.D. graduates are eligible, and the advisor must certify status in a separate email to the chair of the Student Travel Award Committee.

For further information on the meeting contact:

  • Rebecca Dikow – Chair of scientific committee – e-mail
  • Ward Wheeler – WHS President – e-mail
  • Gustavo Hormiga – WHS Vice President – e-mail
  • Torsten Dikow – Chair Student Travel Award Committee – e-mail