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Important Dates

  • Conference dates: 2-5 October 2024
  • Deadline for special session proposals: 31st of May 2024
  • Opening and closing dates for early registration: to be announced
  • Opening and closing dates for abstracts: to be announced
  • Conference excursion (Olympus): 4 October 2024
  • Post-conference excursion (Nestos Straits): 6-7 October 2024


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Program, Sessions, Speakers, Events of the 18th Conference

Program outline

DateContent-ActivitiesConference hall-Venue-Locality
Wednesday, 2nd October RegistrationGround floor KE.D.E.A.
Opening sessionHall Ι KE.D.E.A.
Invited talkHall Ι KE.D.E.A.
Welcome DinnerGround floor KE.D.E.A.
Thursday, 3rd OctoberSessions with oral and poster presentationsHalls ΙΙ & ΙΙΙ KE.D.E.A. & foyer
LunchRoof Garden of University Student Club (adjacent to KE.D.E.A.)
Conference dinnerTo be announced
Friday, 4th OctoberConference excursionPrionia Olympus, Prionia-Litochoro Trail
Saturday, 5th October Sessions with oral and poster presentationsHalls ΙΙ & ΙΙΙ KE.D.E.A. & foyer
LunchRoof Garden of University Student Club (adjacent to KE.D.E.A.)
General Assembly of H.B.S.Hall ΙΙ KE.D.E.A.
Sunday, 6th OctoberPost-conference excursionNestos Straits
Dinner and overnight stayXanthi
Monday, 7th OctoberReturn (early afternoon, ≈ 13:30-15:00)Thessaloniki

Special sessions 

Call for proposals for special session topics: All colleagues are invited to propose topics for special sessions related to specific fields of Botany. Special sessions may also address specific applied topics associated with Botany (e.g., implementation of policies and directives for the conservation and management of plant diversity, education, plant uses, etc.) and may also comprise sessions of open discussion. 

A prerequisite for accepting a special session is that there must be sufficient interest from the participants (e.g., there must be at least four oral presentations per special session).

The deadline for proposing topics for special sessions is the 31st of May. 

Invited speakers

  • Dr. Milan Chytrý, Professor of Botany, Department of Botany and Zoology, Masaryk University
  • Dr. Arne Strid, Emeritus Professor, Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum, University of Patras, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University of Lund, University of Copenhagen.

Social Events

  • Welcome dinner (Wednesday 2 October, ground floor KE.D.E.A.)
  • Conference Dinner (Thursday 3 October, venue to be announced)
  • Lunch on the two days of the conference (3 & 5 October)
  • Conference excursion lunch (Friday 4 October, Litochoro)