CETAF, its Members and the worldwide taxonomic community are active players who organise many events of international relevance, in very wide variety of platforms and formats, including from conferences and lectures, seminars, workshops and training courses.
In addition, and complementing the range of events geared towards specialist scientists and policy makers, natural science, exhibitions of natural history and botany are keystone events that help disseminate science and knowledge of nature among the general public. In fact, exhibitions underline the necessity for the global society to commit and engage with science .
The Events presented here are classified into three different categories:
1. Exhibitions, which focus on current relevant issues, that are of interest and aim to motivate the general audience to get increasingly involved with the scientific process, and act upon its discoveries.
2. Trainings, that comprise all actions under which capacity and expertise are built, including seminars and workshops, among others.
3. Conferences, a generic identifier for all types of public sessions and meetings, on a certain subject, either accessible to an open audience, or restricted to a certain number of registered participants.
A fourth category of events, the General Assembly of CETAF, takes place twice per year and is exclusively restricted to CETAF Members and their staff.
The events below highlight the importance of our scientific work and its connection and synergies with other related fields. Please find below the event of your interest, in chronological order, within the field of taxonomy, systematic biology, and related disciplines.
- 24th Sep, 2017 to 29th Sep, 2017OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeetingRegister byThursday, 14 September, 2017
The Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki, on behalf of Finland, is pleased to host the 24th meeting (GB24) of the GBIF Governing Board and warmly welcomes all delegations to Helsinki.
The official Governing Board meeting will take place on 26-27 September 2017.
A Global Nodes meeting will take place on 24-25 September and Governance committee meetings will take place on 25 September.
Also, the host kindly invites everybody to participate in the Finnish National Seminar “Finnish Biodiversity Information for the Benefit of Society”, to be held in English, on 28 September.University of HelsinkiAddressYliopistonkatu 400100HelsinkiFinland
- 01st Oct, 2017 to 06th Oct, 2017OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeeting
Standards for the description and exchange of biodiversity information help promote research, support decision-making for conservation and planning, and provide a means of communicating observations across taxa, sub-disciplines, and political boundaries.
The annual TDWG conference serves two purposes:
- it is is a forum for extending, refining, and developing standards in response to new challenges and opportunities; and
- it is a showcase for biodiversity informatics - much of which relies on the specifications provided by TDWG and other standards organizations.
More information about the conference and for registration, click here.Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre by MarriottAddress101 Lyon Street NorthOttawa, Ontario, CanadaBelgium
- 01st Oct, 2017 to 03rd Oct, 2017OrganiserCommunityEvent typeMeetingRegister bySunday, 3 September, 2017
Alexander von Humboldt’s approach to science was visionary: The natural world as an interconnected Earth system with all its geological and biological diversity. As we, Homo sapiens, are part of this system and contribute to its ever changing nature in unprecedented ways, it is time to expand Humboldt’s vision and provide the scientific basis for a sustainable world and ensure future human well-being.
To improve our understanding on how the individual components of this “System Earth” relate to each other, we need to focus on the interactions among its components and identify their reciprocal effects on the relevant spatial and temporal scales. Any ecological community is shaped by abiotic and biotic factors as well as by the phylogenetic history of the lineages, and the geological and climatic history. At the same time without an understanding of how geodynamic processes influence climate and landscape evolution, or global biodiversity, or how climate change affects past and present ecosystems, species and ecological communities, we will fall short in understanding present-day and future biodiversity.
This conference aims at presenting an integrative, systemic approach to natural history research, which is scientifically but also societally relevant. Today, humans have an unprecedented impact on the earth system with consequences not only for biodiversity and ecosystems, but for humanity’s well-being. Projections about future biodiversity and ecosystem services need to include data on the various components and interrelationships and on how environmental change has impacted biodiversity, ecosystems and human societies in the past.
To register, please use the online registration form. The schedule of the conference can be found here, any further information inlcuding a list of speakers can be obtained via the conference's website.
The event is hosted by the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung in cooperation with Yale University and Stanford University.Senckenberg Natural History MuseumAddressSenckenberganlage 2560325FrankfurtGermany
- 03rd Oct, 2017 to 04th Oct, 2017OrganiserCETAFEvent typeGeneral AssemblyNatural History Museum of CreteHeraklionGreece
- 09th Oct, 2017 to 11th Oct, 2017OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeetingRegister byTuesday, 15 August, 20179h00
Focusing on the relations of botanic gardens and society, especially in terms of serving public goods, main topics of the EastCentGard III Conference will cover the function of botanic gardens as knowledge centres, the triad of strategy- management-operation as well as social aspects of gardens’ classic roles including conservation and education.
The 3rd Conference of Eastern and Central European Botanic Gardens is to be held in Budapest, Hungary from 9 to 11 October 2017 at the Buda Campus and Arboretum of Szent István University on the occasion that the organizer Hungarian Association of Arboreta and Botanic Gardens (HAABG) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Visit the conference website for more information.Buda Campus and Arboretum of Szent István UniversityAddressVillányi út 29-431118BudapestHungary
- 23rd Oct, 2017 to 27th Oct, 2017OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeeting
On October 23-27 2017, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) community will come together for the Earth Observations Week 2017, consisting of GEO-XIV Plenary, side events and exhibition, and will highlight and promote the role, applications and opportunities to use Earth observations in delivering 'Insight for a changing world'. With a focus of delivery and impact, GEO Week 2017 will explore the use and applications of EO in both the public and private sectors for the benefit of humankind.
Venue: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., USA.Belgium
- 27th Oct, 2017OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeeting12h00
An informal, interactive afternoon, organized by the Belgium Ecosystem Services Community (BEES) focused on developing interdisciplinary cooperation and exploring transdisciplinary opportunities. Starting with a lunch, sharing experiences with short inspiring presentations, and having an interactive session, all while enjoying the magnificent 180° view on Ghent City from the 21th floor.
1) exchange with peers is essential for research quality and network building.
2) learning to link projects with stakeholders and policy makers in early phases is highly beneficial for impact of your research.
3) imeeting new people working on similar topics, outside of your office.VAC Virginie LovelingAddressKon. Maria Hendrikaplein 709000GhentBelgium
- 20th Nov, 2017 to 24th Nov, 2017OrganiserStakeholderEvent typeMeetingRegister byWednesday, 15 November, 2017
The African Centre for DNA Barcoding, and the University of Johannesburg will be hosting the 7th International Barcode of Life Conference from 20 - 24 November 2017. This is the first time that this event will be held on the African continent and the venue chosen is the Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre, Skukuza, located within the heart of African wildlife, the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
The intention is to make this a global conference with a distinctive African flavour, using the event to highlight, support, and encourage African researchers across the continent, and to link them up with the global barcoding network. The conference format will include plenary lectures, parallel sessions comprising both invited talks and contributed talks, and poster presentations. The optional first day (November 20) will be devoted to training workshops. Several student travel bursaries (developing nations) will be made available; see the conference website for more details.
The 7th International Barcode of Life Conference will offer delegates and guests alike an unforgettable networking experience, with a backdrop not found anywhere else on the planet. The prospect of hosting world-leading delegates and experts in the field under African skies is a truly thrilling one.Nombolo Mdhluli Conference CentreAddressKruger National Park1350SkukuzaSouth Africa