The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) will host ID/INFO EXPO 2005, September 27-29. The event will be held at the Crown Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel.

A conference and trade show devoted to the subject of animal identification and information systems, ID/INFO EXPO 2005 will focus largely on the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), a industry/state/federal collaborative effort, under development by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The one-of-a-kind trade show will showcase a variety of animal identification manufacturers and information systems service providers.

"With the success of the 2004 meeting, NIAA considered the need for an ID/INFO EXPO in 2005," said Dr. Robert Fourdraine, NIAA Animal Identification and Information Systems Committee chair. "Based upon overwhelming interest and support to host another meeting, we see it as a valuable forum to advance implementation of a national system."

Preliminary program and registration information will be published in April. Individuals wanting to be sure they are included on the mailing list are encouraged to go to, click on the ID/INFO EXPO logo and fill out an online information request form.