In 2023 we had one in-person social hour with a keynote speaker as well as a virtual Symposium and Annual General Meeting.


In-person Social Hour at National Harbor

Tuesday November 7th, 2023
7:30 PM 9:00 PM
Chesapeake JK, Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center

Keynote speaker:

Vinicius Ferreira

“Paedomorphosis in the spotlight: lessons from the squishy beetles”



2023 Fourth Annual (Virtual) Symposium and Annual General Meeting 

Friday, December 8th, 2023
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM US Eastern Time

Registration (free!):

Members and non-members are welcome!


Please be aware that The Coleopterists Society Ethics Statement applies to meeting participants and that we adopt the Code of Conduct of the Entomological Society of America for our meeting.

Please be respectful and kind at all times, and if you notice any issues, please email the organizers at



1:00–1:10 PM EST – Welcome and introduction

Max Barclay
Natural History Museum, London;
President of The Coleopterists Society

1:10–1:15 PM EST – Undergraduate Travel Award winner 2022 – attending EntSoc 2023
Shelby Hernandez, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA;

1:15–1:30 PM EST – Examination of Neotropical shining fungus beetles (Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae) on the FMNH collection
Elisa von Groll, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil;
GSREA Enhancement award winner 2023

1:30–1:45 PM EST – Clarifying the Chelonariidae (Coleoptera: Byrrhoidea) of the BMNH Using Internal Morphology
John Paul Kole, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, USA;
GSREA Enhancement award winner 2023

1:45–2:00 PM EST – Curación y Estudio de la Colección Personal del Dr. Pedro Reyes-Castillo: Continuando con el Legado de la Investigación Sobre Biodiversidad de Passalidae
Cristian Beza-Beza, University of Minnesota;
Bell Award award winner 2023




2:10–3:10 PM EST – The Coleopterists Society 2023 business meeting
Max Barclay
Natural History Museum, London;
President of The Coleopterists Society

3:10 PM EST – Social mixer