The 13th Annual North American Black Fly Association meeting will be held February 19-20, 2015 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Georgia. The meeting will start at 9:00 am on Thursday morning, February 19th and end around 1:00 pm on Friday, February 20th.

We invite black fly enthusiasts, researchers, control specialists and students to join us to exchange ideas, information and camaraderie. Students are especially encouraged to participate in the Mike Spironello Award competition presented annually to the student giving the best talk. The award was established to honor the memory of former NABFA Secretary and black fly researcher, Mike Spironello, who passed away unexpectedly in 2006.

Registration for the meeting is $125.00 and includes a BBQ dinner, a group luncheon at the Georgia Center and one of our classic tee-shirts. A tour of the University of Georgia black fly rearing and bioassay laboratory will be available for anyone whom is interested. For information on past meetings, visit our website at Registration and reservations will be handled through the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Elmer Gray ( and John Walz ( will also serve as points of contact. We hope you can attend!

Title and abstract submissions should be turned in by Friday, February 6, 2015 so we can construct a meeting program. Please send titles and abstracts to:

Thursday, February 19, 2015 to Friday, February 20, 2015
UGA Hotel and Conference Center
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States

Registration: $125.00

Event Cancellation Policies: (1) A cancellation received by 6:00 p.m. ET on or before February 12th, 2015 will be refunded, minus a $35 processing fee. No refunds will be issued thereafter; substitutions will be allowed. (2) To change or cancel your registration, call 800-884-1381, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. (3) If an event is cancelled for any reason, the UGA Hotel and Conference Center will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.

Hotel Costs: 

You will be given the opportunity to make a hotel reservation as you proceed through the online registration process.

Contact information: 

Program Contacts:
Elmer Gray
office (706) 542-1184
cell (706) 338-0266

John Walz
office (651) 643-8388
cell (612) 919-5101

Registration Contact: The Georgia Center
(706) 542-2134
(800) 884-1381

Special Needs: If you require special services, contact Nette Penn at by February 12th, 2015.

Dietary restrictions should be indicated on the registration form or during the registration process.