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Published: 2020-12-28

13th International Polychaete Conference (IPC13) Editorial



In 1989, Donald Reish hosted the 3rd International Polychaete Conference (IPC3) in Long Beach, on the campus of California State University Long Beach. In 2015 he asked one of us (Bruno Pernet) if it might be possible to bring IPC13 back to Long Beach, thirty years later. Bruno assembled a planning committee consisting of himself and Christine Whitcraft (CSU Long Beach), Kirk Fitzhugh and Leslie Harris (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County), and Larry Lovell (Dancing Coyote Environmental). The committee’s proposal was accepted at the International Polychaetology Association (IPA) general meeting in Wales in 2016, and the planning committee morphed into an organizational committee!