The 2023 World Wood Day Symposium and the Fifth IUFRO Forest Products Culture Colloquium, March 21-22.

The Online 2023 WWD symposium and the Fifth IUFRO Forest Products Culture Colloquium will be held on March 21-22. Please visit web page with the updated registration link and YouTube URLs for audience participation:



EGU co-hosted by IAWA will be on April 23th-28th,2023

BG3.3 - Trait-based approach to assess plant species vulnerability to environmental changes in agriculture, forestry and natural ecosystems will be presented at the EGU meeting co-hosted by IAWA. The convenor is Veronica De Micco, and the co-convenors are Rita Angelo, Jesus Julio Camarero, Leo Marcelis and Hans Beeckman.

Veronica De Micco, Italy



IAWA Symposium of XXVI IUFRO World Congress in Stockholm, Sweden on June 23rd - 29th, 2024

The XXVI IUFRO World Congress will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on June 23rd - 29th, 2024. The IAWA-IUFRO Symposium titled “T5.16 IAWA-IUFRO Symposium: Advancing Methods and Applications of Wood Identification” is organized by Yafang Yin, Gerald Koch and Tereza Pastore.

Lichao Jiao, China



IAWA Wood Identification Symposium of IUFRO Division 5 Conference in Cairns, Australia on June 4th - 8th, 2023

The next –All-Division Conference of IUFRO Division 5 - Forest Products will be held in tropical Cairns, Australia on June 4th - 8th, 2023. The IAWA-IUFRO Symposium titled “S21 Promoting Data-driven Methods for Species and Origin Identification of Forest Products” can be found at

Lichao Jiao, China



IAWA Fossil Wood Symposium in Prague, Czech Republic, Postponed to May 25-31, 2024

The IAWA Fossil Wood Symposium, dedicated to the memories of Prof. Dr. Herbert Süß (1920-2017) and Prof. Dr. Alfred Selmeier (1923-2018), will be postponed to May 25-31, 2024, organized during the XIth IOPC (International Organization of Palaeobotany Conference) held conjunctly with the XVth International Palynological Congress, due to reviewing the various levels of Coronavirus infections and processes implemented by various European countries. The IAWA Symposium will be organizing an IAWA Social Hour and supper in the famous Carthusian Monastery (1628) in Melnik, just outside Prague, where IAWA has been previously hosted at a European Palaeo-botanical Conference. Detailed information is available by clicking

Jakub Sakala, Czech Republic



XX IBC in Madrid, Spain on July 21st - 27th, 2024

The XX International Botanical Congress (IBC) will be held in Madrid, Spain, July 21st - 27th, 2024. Prospective attendees of IBC 2024 are invited to submit symposium proposals that fit at least one of the 31 topics listed on the webpage.



The 10th PRWAC in Hokkaido, Japan on September, 2024

It is with pleasure that we announce the 10th Pacific Regional Wood Anatomy Conference (10th PRWAC) will be held in Hokkaido, Japan, in September 2024. Holding the10th PRWAC in Japan was approved at the 9th PRWAC in Bali in 2017, but the conference was postponed due to COVID-19 until now. Despite the virus still being present in some regions, Japanese wood anatomists are now planning to hold this conference physically rather than virtually. Further information regarding the conference will be given soon in the hope of showing success post-COVID-19.

Yuzou Sano, Japan
Hisashi Abe, Japan