General Info


is an international meeting on morphology, taxonomy and ecology of immature beetles.

IBM 2021 general info

Online or personally?
The IBM 2021 will take place only on 30th September (Thursday). The entire meeting will be held online with a possibility to arrive personally (address is Viničná 7, Prague 12800). We hope this “hybrid” form assures that anybody can attend, regardless of the actual situation in the CZ, as well as in your homelands.
If the situation allows you to visit us personally you will be obviously most welcome. In that case, we will combine a personal and online meeting by streaming all the talks online, so that colleagues who couldn’t come had a chance to join us.

Posters will be accessible online. During the meeting, a poster session will be arranged, with a possibility to quickly present the posters. Please prepare your poster at any size up to A0 in the “portrait” orientation in PDF or PNG format. If you are planning to arrive personally, your poster will be uploaded as well, but you can bring a printed copy too.


The online talks should be recorded in advance (either a special file from powerpoint or video file with slides and your audio commentary).

See this videotutorial: and please, send those files to us at least 2 days before the IBM.

Each talk shall be 5-20 minutes long + 5-10 minutes for discussion. The pre-recorded talks will be broadcasted during the meeting; the discussion will be real-time on an online platform (most likely Zoom). If you are planning to arrive personally, we will arrange the live stream of your talk from our Faculty.

Take care and stay safe. We are looking forward to meet you again – online or personally – in Prague!

With best regards,
junior team:
Albert F. Damaška, Ondra Kouklík and Dominik Vondráček
senior team:
Martin Fikáček, Petr Šípek and Jiří Skuhrovec


The Immature Beetles Meeting was first organized in 2007, and aimed as a meeting to facilitate the discussions of students working on beetle immature stages with more experienced colleagues. Since then, it is organized every second year, and became pretty international: 63 scientists from Europe, Asia, South America and New Zealand participated in 2017, for example. The aim is still the same, i.e. to enable the communication among people working on immature stages of different beetle group, and to get younger students and newbies in contact with more experienced colleagues, enthusiastic amateurs etc.


Meeting fees:

  • None!


Oral presentation:

  • Presentations are the main core of the meeting, hence we are encouraging most participants to prepare a short presenation showing the results of your research, preliminary results of your student project, or simply any interesting finding or piece of information you would like to share and discuss with others.
  • Visitors without presentation are welcome as well, as they usually contribute largely to the discussions. Still, we will press all younger participants to take the active rather than passive role, at least until the programme of the meeting is filled in.
  • Length of presentation: 5-20 minutes + 5-10 minutes of discussion.
  • We leave the decision of the length of the presentation on you – if you would like just to show a small interesting finding you did, go for shorter time, if you would like to present results of your larger project, feel free to use 20 minutes.


  • Presentation of posters is possible, and posters will be presented during coffee breaks. Please prepare your poster at any size up to A0 in the “portrait” orientation.


  • Abstracts for both oral presentations and posters are required. Abstracts will be available to all participants during the meeting and will be subsequently published in Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae in December 2021.
  • How to prepare an abstract: Abstracts are supposed to be a short summary (ideally one or two paragraphs) summarizing the contents of your talk/poster. Figures are not expected to be part of the abstracts. See the abstracts of the last IBM meeting and follow the same formatting when preparing your abstract.

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