Save the Date for ICMB 2022

Greetings from the beautiful Chesapeake Bay!

We are excited for the upcoming 11th International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions (ICMB) in Annapolis, Maryland, USA hosted by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's Marine Invasions Lab. The meeting dates will be May 16-20th, 2022, including any associated activities.

We are working with the SSMB Scientific Steering Committee to create a stimulating and productive program. Information on meeting themes, guest speakers, special events, student travel funds, and local attractions will be posted on our website over the coming months. You can also follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

We have been working hard to make sure ICMB XI reflects diverse voices in our field. So please share this invite widely to interested collaborators, students, coworkers, fellows, and anyone interested in marine non-native species research. We've posted the new conference Code of Conduct and one can view the abstract books for past conferences Here.

Although travel may still be disrupted for some time, with future uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, we are hopeful that this situation will improve sufficiently for the conference to proceed in 2022. We will be providing updates and let you know if our plans for the conference change, as we move forward. We are also considering virtual methods of participation if travel will be impossible for some potential attendees.

Any questions can be directed to us via our contact page or by emailing us at

We look forward to seeing you on our shores or screens next May for the 11th International Marine Bioinvasions Conference!

Best Regards,

The Local Organizing Committee