Meetings, conferences, symposia, and workshops from around the world related to diatoms are posted here. Contact us to include your event.

German Society for Protistology Meeting in Haltern am See

The German Society for Protozoology would like to invite all community members with a keen interest in gathering and dissipating latest happenings in the field of protozoology research to come join us for the 43rd Annual meeting of the DGP in 2024

Northeast Algal Symposium (NEAS) in Middletown, RI

The Northeast Algal Society is a regional phycological society that is dedicated to the furtherment of phycological (algal) research and education in the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada. We work to encourage and promote the growth and development of phycology as a pure and applied phase of biological sciences and to promote the general welfare and good fellowship of phycologists and other biologists, particularly in the States and Provinces of northeastern North America.

The 62nd Annual Northeast Algal Symposium (NEAS) will be held April 5-7, 2024
in Middletown, Rhode Island.  Co-conveners will be Lindsay Green-Gavrielidis & Brian Wysor

18. International Conference on Applied Phycology in Tokyo (Japan)

The International Research Conference Aims and Objectives

The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations. With its high quality, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.

International Conference on Applied Phycology aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Applied Phycology. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Applied Phycology.

62nd Northeast Algal Symposium in Rhode Island

The Northeast Algal Society is a regional phycological society that is dedicated to the furtherment of phycological (algal) research and education in the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada. We work to encourage and promote the growth and development of phycology as a pure and applied phase of biological sciences and to promote the general welfare and good fellowship of phycologists and other biologists, particularly in the States and Provinces of northeastern North America.

9th Asian Pacific Phycological Forum

The 9th Asian Pacific Phycological Forum (APPF 2020) was scheduled to be held in Sapporo, Japan, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, the APPF will be held in April, 2024, in Sapporo, Japan as APPF 2024, not online or as a hybrid, but in person.

The APPF is a conference held by the Asian Pacific Phycological Association. The conference, held every three years, is an opportunity for researchers and engineers to gather and exchange ideas and acquire knowledge in a wide range of fields related to algae including basic biology and the applied sciences. To date, the Asia Pacific Phycological Forum has been held in eight countries: Australia (1996), Hong Kong (1999), Japan (2002), Thailand (2005), New Zealand (2008), Korea (2011), China (2014), and Malaysia (2017). The 9th APPF (2024) will be held at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan. Hokkaido University has a long history dedicated to the study of algal biology. The theme of the APPF 2024 forum will be “Algae: Biodiversity, Evolution and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. Sapporo is Japan’s 5th largest city and is located on Japan’s North Island, Hokkaido. The city is a popular tourist destination, due to its surrounding nature and pleasant climate. We warmly invite you to attend the APPF 2024 and look forward to your presentations.

SIL Congress 2024 Brazil

After almost 30 years, Brazil is once again hosting a SIL International Congress on Limnology. As a historical indigenous land, Latin America and the Caribbean are blessed with incredible water resources and breathtaking landscapes! However, the fragmentation of the indigenous people and water bodies across the continent has led to scientific and economic inequalities with serious consequences for biodiversity conservation.

The diversity of water bodies in Latin American and the Caribbean is as great as their indigenous people and their culture, which are fully connected to the water. For these people and their descendents, freshwaters are considered a holy ground, a gift supporting the dignity of their people and ancestors. These characteristics make Brazil a relevant site to host this global Limnology event.

Therefore, in 2022, limnologists from 18 countries came together to reduce such distances and borders, in an effort to restore part of the connections between people and waters over these incredible territories!

The theme for the 37th SIL Congress is “Building bridges between science and society to reduce the effects of fragmentation and degradation of inland waters”. By bringing together researchers, policymakers, and stakeholders, it aims to reconcile the multiple uses of the water with the challenges for conservation in the face of climate change and human pressures. In this regard, the main issue we want to address is the legacy that we will need to leave in a fragmented world, where indigenous and non-indigenous people need to work together for a sustainable land.

15th European Diatom Meeting in Lake Ohrid

The 15th European Diatom Meeting will take place from 7-10 May 2024 in the town of Ohrid.

Situated on the shores of Lake Ohrid, a deep and ancient lake of tectonic origin that has existed for several million years, home of many endemic species of freshwater flora and fauna, the town of Ohrid is a major cultural center. As one of the oldest settlements in Europe, it is an architectural wonder, built mostly between the 7th and 19th century and simultaneously a home to the oldest Slav monastery St. Pantelejmon, an important medieval education institution, ancient urban architecture, more than 800 Byzantine-style icons, a whopping number of churches and Christian Basilicas and late Ottoman style architecture as well.

European Diatom Meeting aims to focus on exchange of the relevant trends and research and presentation of results in the field of ditopology. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for researchers from different fields in diatom research to discuss recent advances, share innovative ideas, and promote international collaborations.

Important deadlines
Registration: 01.03.2024
Submission of abstract: 01.04.2024
Acceptance of abstract: 15.04.2024
Booking of symposium excursion: 15.04.2024
Registration cancellations with 75% 01.05.2024



Isotopes in Biogenic Silica in Louvain-la-Neuve

It is our pleasure to announce the 11th Isotopes in Biogenic Silica (IBiS) meeting to be held at the UC Louvain, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium from 29-31 May 2024. The meeting will bring together researchers from different disciplines who share a common interest in silicon, biogeochemical cycling and all of the isotopes associated with biogenic silica.

Previous IBiS meetings have inspired discussions and scientific advances, and we hope that this meeting will continue in that tradition. In addition, the meetings provide an excellent opportunity for graduate students, early career scientists and more established colleagues to share their latest findings, identify areas of future research and solve methodological issues.

ASLO 2024 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA

The world is rapidly changing. The accelerating tempo of climate change, eutrophication, altered hydrological regimes, overharvest, and biodiversity loss are threatening aquatic ecosystems, water resources, and resultant human well-being. Effectively adapting to meet these challenges will require major transitions in both our thinking and how we manage aquatic ecosystems to build resilience. Sustainable solutions—those that work across sectors, nations, and generations—will emerge from a foundation of actionable aquatic science.

By proposing a special session, we hope you’ll help highlight relevant work on aquatic ecosystems in a changing world, and how aquatic organisms, ecosystems, and management are adapting to global environmental change.

The topic of the 2024 meeting is “Diversity and ecology of algae – spatial and temporal changes”. During the conference, we will attempt to solve the problems related to the new threats of aquatic ecosystems and look for modern methods of estimating biodiversity in the context of new challenges related to climate change. Taxonomy and ecology of algae are complementary areas of examination. Both are necessary in modern biological studies, and they possess an interface of mutual benefit to one another.

The topics of presentations include, but are not limited to:

  • Algae as indicators of environmental change
  • Algae troubles and prosperity: resource limitations and competition
  • The composition and seasonal distribution of algae
  • Diurnal and tidal patterns
  • From taxonomy towards ecology
  • Environment – algae relationship
  • Practical application of algae

The ISAP is a non-profit organization that aims to promote research, preservation of algal genotypes, and the dissemination of knowledge concerning the utilization of algae.

ISAP has nearly 500 supporters worldwide from more than 40 countries. Of these supporters, there are representatives of industry and scientific researchers with expertise spanning all applied aspects of microalgae and macroalgae, and student members across the world.

European Congress of Conservation Biology

The European Congress of Conservation Biology (ECCB) is a series of professional meetings organized by the Europe Section of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB). ECCB aims to facilitate the exchange of conservation science and nature conservation practice and policy to promote the conservation of biological diversity in Europe.

This in-person congress, titled “Aquatic Ecosystems Under Threat: Advancing Our Knowledge to Mitigate the Effects of Global Change, Promote Adaptive Management, and Engage Citizens,” aims to bring together limnologists from Portugal, Spain, and other regions/nationalities to share and exchange knowledge and experience. It also aims to gather political and environmental stakeholders, industry representatives, and all those interested in aquatic ecological research and building an environmentally sustainable future. This will be a great opportunity to interact and exchange insights among limnologists directly, for the first time in Galicia.

The Iberian Association of Limnology extends a warm welcome to all its members and the global limnological community to attend the congress in Vigo next June. Come and participate!

Second European Congress for Photosynthesis Research (ePS2)

After the success of the first edition, the European Congress for Photosynthesis Research will come back in 2024. From June the 25th to the 28th 2024, experts in the field of natural and artificial photosynthesis will gather in Padova (Italy), the cradle of the scientific method developed by Galileo, for an exciting second edition of this scientific event.

Most of the industrial processes that sustain our economy have a remarkable impact on the environment. Our society must face the unavoidable challenge to increase sustainability of mankind activities to preserve our current way of life on the long term.

Over a history of three-billions-years, photosynthesis mastered the ability to harness the power of solar light for the generation of chemical energy, whilst also capturing atmospheric carbon. It represents a natural alternative to the current industrial processes that make our economy depending on fossil fuels and responsible for carbon emissions that lead to climate change.

More than ever, research in the field of photosynthesis is timely to ultimately develop light-driven industrial processes for the mitigation of the environmental damages already generated and the improvement of a sustainable economy for a greener future.

This objective calls for the deployment of a multipronged endeavour, where biophysical and biochemical approaches are conducted in parallel to molecular and metabolic investigations, in a multidisciplinary effort that the Second European Congress for Photosynthesis Research aims to celebrate.

2024 International Botanical Congress

We are delighted and deeply honored to announce that the next International Botanical Congress ―the 20th IBC— will take place in Madrid (Spain) on the following dates:

Nomenclature Section, 15–19 July 2024
Congress, 21–27 July 2024

The IBC takes place every six years under the supervision of the International Association for Botanical and Mycological Societies (IABMS). The 20th was scheduled to take place in 2023 in Brazil after Shenzhen’s (China) 2017. Unfortunately, the difficult situation caused by the worldwide pandemic has made impossible to organize this big event in Brazil in 2023.
Rooted in the tradition of Systematic Botany, the IBCs have enlarged their scope over more than a century to become an integrated forum for knowledge on the plant and mycological world. Please take a look at the broad scope of topics that we hope to include in this upcoming IBC in this site.
The Congress will include plenary lectures, concurrent symposia ―for which we will ask for proposals in Spring 2022—, posters, exhibitors, as well as short courses and workshops.
We wholeheartedly invite all the botanical community worldwide to come to participate in the 20th IBC and enjoy, in Madrid, the privilege of sharing research, knowledge and experiences with colleagues and friends from all over the planet. We will make efforts to provide the best environment for such a thrilling experience.
A suite of post-meeting excursions will be offered for attendees to visit places of botanical and cultural interest. See the preliminary list in this site.
We look forward to seeing you all in Madrid in July 2024.

Kind regards,
The Organizing Committee of the 20th IBC