Find out about upcoming scientific conferences at, or hosted by, Kew.

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We regularly hold scientific conferences, symposia and meetings to share our science and initiate collaboration. Any upcoming events, and how to attend, are detailed below.

Upcoming conferences

  • Tree trunks surrounded by raging orange flames

    State of the World's Plants and Fungi Virtual Symposium

    Join international experts 13–15 October 2020 to discuss actions for protecting and sustainably using the world’s plant and fungal biodiversity for the benefit of people and the planet.

    SOTWPF virtual symposium
  • Succulents surrounded by stones

    FloraGuard webinar

    On 30 October, join a cross-disciplinary team combining Criminology, Computer Science, Law Enforcement and Conservation Science, to discuss the findings of a study harnessing the power of AI tools, to investigate the Internet-facilitated illegal trade in endangered plants.

    FloraGuard webinar
  • Map of India and old newspaper cutting

    Botany, Trade and Empire: Exploring Kew’s Miscellaneous Reports Collection

    Discover colonial and global networks of economic botany through 772 volumes of unique archival and rare printed materials held in the Miscellaneous Reports Collection. **Postponed until May 2021**.

    Botany, Trade and Empire
  • Seed diversity - image of lots of different seeds on a black background

    The 13th Triennial Meeting of the International Society for Seed Science

    Seed innovation systems for the 21st century. **Postponed until 2021 (dates tbc)**

    13th Triennial Meeting of the International Society for Seed Science

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