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The 13th International Polychaete Conference will take place on 4-9 August 2019, on board the famous ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary, in Long Beach, California.
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The International Polychaetology Association (IPA) is a nonprofit international organization whose purpose, according to the IPA Constitution is to “encourage research on Polychaeta and stimulate others to participate and cooperate through informal meetings and correspondence; to provide a forum for exchange of ideas; to establish a means and an opportunity for personal contact and interaction in aiming for better mutual understanding; to serve as a liaison body among polychaetologists; and to introduce new students to the workers in this field.”

Additional information on the IPA.

List of past and pending International Polychaete Conferences:
1.   Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1983
2.   August Krogh Institute, Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1986
3.   University of California, Long Beach, California, USA, 1989
4.   Centre de Congrès, Angers, France, 1992
5.   Huanghai Hotel, Qingdao, China, 1995
6.   Teatro da Reitoria, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, 1998
7.   Háskólabíó, the University of Iceland Conference Center, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2001
8.   Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain, 2004
9.   Holiday Inn by the Sea, Portland, Maine, USA, 2007
10. Officine Cantelmo, Lecce, Italy, 2010
11. Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2013
12. National Museum Wales, Cardiff, Wales, U.K., 2016
13. The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California, USA, 2019