World Wood Day, Japan, 21 March 2020

Next year’s World Wood Day will be held in Tokyo, Japan. The programme will again include a symposium on all aspects of wood culture, including wood identification and wood anatomy. Follow the news on

Pieter Baas, the Netherlands


EGU General Assembly 2020 in Vienna, May 3-8, 2020

EGU General Assembly 2020 will take place from May 3-8, 2020, in Vienna, Austria. IAWA members are co-organizing a session of “Tree mortality and forest vulnerability across different biomes and climatic conditions - the need of multidisciplinary approaches at various scales?” during the EGU meeting.

The abstract submission deadline is January 15, 2020, 13:00 CET and the meeting programme will be available on March 4, 2020.

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Veronica De Micco, Italy


EuroDendro 2020 Conference

The forthcoming EuroDendro 2020 Conference organized by the University of Latvia, will take place on August 31-September 4, 2020 in Riga, Latvia. The EuroDendro meeting is one of the most renowned dendro-platforms focusing on the recent breakthroughs of tree-ring research and related subjects.

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Didzis Elferts, Latvia


IAWA Fossil Wood Symposium in Prague, Czech Republic, 12-19 September 2020

Dr. Jakub Sakala and co-workers will be convening an IAWA Fossil Wood Symposium during the XIth IOPC (International Organization of Palaeobotany Conference) held conjunctly with the XV International Palynological Congress. Jakub will also be organizing an IAWA Social Hour and supper in the famous Carthusian Monastery (1628) in Melnik, just outside Prague. This landmark building currently houses the University Wine Centre. The same venue was also the site of a very memorable IAWA Social Hour during a previous European Congress of Palaeobotany.

Pieter Baas