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The organizing committee invites you to join us at the Ninth International Crustacean Congress (ICC 9) and looks forward to welcoming you to Washington, D.C., May 22-25, 2018, hosted by the Smithsonian Institution and the Renaissance Hotel. This will be the first time that an ICC has been held within the United States and the first time to be hosted by the Smithsonian Institution. The ICC 9 meeting is also co-hosted by The Crustacean Society and is dedicated to dissemination of all aspects of crustacean biology to local and international audiences.

Day 1 (Tuesday, May 22): Opening reception and registration at the hotel.

Day 2 (Wednesday, May 23): The meeting will be opened by ICC, TCS and SI officials, including opening remarks by Dr. Kirk Johnson, Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, and will take place in the newly renovated Meyer auditorium of the Smithsonian’s beautiful Freer & Sackler Gallery of Art, just across the mall from the National Museum of Natural History building. The Handicap accessible entrance to the Freer & Sackler Gallery is on Independence Avenue (not Jefferson Drive - mall side). A Plenary Talk will be followed by an afternoon symposium and/or contributed talks.

Days 3 and 4 (Thursday and Friday, May 24 and 25): Will take place in the conference hotel, The Renaissance, and each will start with a Plenary Talk followed by several parallel symposia with invited and contributed papers on specific topics in crustacean biology. Day 3 will end with an evening poster session, and Day 4 will end with a dinner banquet (extra fee required.)

The Congress will conclude with a final Plenary Talk, remaining symposia, contributed talks, and a closing banquet.

NOTE: For a list of plenary talks, symposia titles and contacts see the program tab. The official language of the congress is English; certain symposia may be designated as bilingual. Contact the symposium organizer for more information.

Student Attendees: TCS offers travel awards for TCS student members. Visit the TCS website for information and application.

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Photos are used with the kind permission of Dr. Arthur Anker and Dr. Amanda Windsor.

ICC IX logo design by Shannon Pallatta ( representing the male and female Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus) with their characteristic abdomen shapes often described as looking like the Washington monument (male) or Capitol Building (female).