IBC 2024: XX International Botanical Congress

July, 21-27th, 2024, Madrid (Spain)

Two years ahead of the XX IBC, we are pleased to launch the Call for Symposia. We encourage researchers worldwide to submit symposium
proposals on a variety of topics through the IBC website. The call for symposia will remain open until December 30th, 2022. Symposia
constitute a very important component of the XX IBC, please submit a proposal and help shape the meeting’s program! Also note that diversity
of speakers in terms of gender, career stage, and geography will be one of the criteria for selecting proposals. Symposium proposals that bridge
two or more of the 31 proposed topics (see below), including novel views and/or multi-disciplinary research perspectives, are especially encouraged.

Call for symposia
Proposal submission now available! The scientific committee will evaluate symposium proposals based on potential audience interest, scientific quality, and diversity of speakers in terms of gender, career stage, and geography, among others. Symposium proposals that bridge two or more of the 31 proposed
topics, including novel views and/or multi-disciplinary research perspectives are especially encouraged. We will make an effort to accept as many proposals as possible. Each symposium will last for 2 hours and will consist of six 20-minute oral communications (15 min presentations + 5 min Q&A). To maximize
the interchangeability of participants among concurrent symposia, changes to this schedule will not be allowed.

Deadline for symposium proposals: 30 December 2022.


1. Agroforestry Systems

2. Bioinformatics

3. Biogeography / Phylogeography

4. Botanical History

5. Bryology

6. Comparative Genomics /Transcriptomics

7. Conservation Biology

8. Crops and Wild Relatives

9. Development and Structure

10. Ecology and Plant Communities

11. Ecophysiology

12. Education and Outreach

13. Ethnobotany

14. Floristics

15. Functional Genetics

16. Global Change Ecology

17. Hybrids and Hybridization

18. Mycology and Lichenology

19. Macroevolution

20. Paleobotany / Archaeobotany

21. Phycology

22. Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics

23. Physiology

24. Plant, Animal, and Microbe Interactions

25. Plant Biotechnology

26. Palynology

27. Population Genetics

28. Pteridology

29. Restoration Ecology

30. Reproductive Biology

31. Systematics


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