The event

The 17th International Symposium on Trichoptera comes back to Lunz am See, where the first Symposium was held in 1974. Earlier attempts to organise an International Symposium exclusively for Trichoptera were not successful. In the former Soviet Union, Sofia Grigorievna Lepneva had planned such a meeting, but she died before she could realise it. In the former Czechoslovakia, Karel Novák made a similar attempt but could not get the permission from his authorities. In 1974, Hans Malicky intended to meet fellow caddisfly workers of those days but could not travel all over the world to visit them all because of the lack of funding. So he invited them to a meeting in Lunz, and they came.