Dates and Locations

13th International Polychaete Conference, IPC 13

4–9 August 2019
The Queen Mary
Long Beach, California, USA

The RMS Queen Mary
The RMS Queen Mary. The perfect place for a polychaete conference!

Pre-Conference Workshops

Philosophy of Biological Systematics course, offered by Kirk Fitzhugh
Invasive Polychaetes workshop, offered by Leslie Harris
29 July–2 August 2019
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles, California

See Pre-Conference Workshops for additional information.


Long Beach is known for its excellent weather in Southern California. Located at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Long Beach has a mild climate. The average high temperature during August is 84° F (28° C), and low of 65° F (18° C).  

The Queen Mary is located along the shoreline, offering a spectacular view of Long Beach under sunny skies and mild evenings.
Current Long Beach Weather