The Program on the Global Environment at the University of Chicago is hosting the conference "Invasive Species in a Globalized World" from May 11th through May 13th, 2011 .
The goal of the conference is to bring together people working on invasive species from a broad range of perspectives, including ecologists, economists, legal scholars, historians and outreach/communication specialists. The conference begins on Wednesday the 11th at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago with a keynote address by Rick Shine (University of Sydney, Australia): Invasive Cane Toads in Australia: the ecological, evolutionary and social effects of a tropical amphibian in a strange land. This will followed by sessions at the University of Chicago all day Thursday (12th) and Friday (13th). More detail, including the full list of speakers. All sessions of the conference, including the keynote, are free and open to the public.