XV International Palynological Congress
XI International Organization of Palaeobotany Conference

200 Years of Palaeobotany    25 - 31 May, 2024, Prague, Czech Republic


January 29, 2021

Ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues,
Unfortunately, we need to advise you that we are cancelling the XVth International Palynological Congress/XIth International Organization of Palaeobotany Conference 200 Years of Palaeobotany event, which was due to be held in Prague, May 1st–7th, 2021. Reviewing the various levels of Coronavirus infections and processes implemented by various European countries, we simply do not believe that the situation will have improved enough to allow for travel and for a physical meeting that can safeguard all attendees. Attendees’ safety is our priority, and we have therefore made the decision to move the event to May 25th–31st, 2024.

The date has also been chosen on the basis of the decision by our parent organizations (IFPS and IOP), and the fact that the on-line European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference in Stockholm will take place in 2022. These conferences are held biannually, and alternate between the European and World events. Our current World one we have cancelled altogether, the next European one will be in 2022, and our next World conference will be in 2024.


In the coming weeks, information will be made available to those of you who desire a refund of your conference fees. However, it will be very welcome if you leave your conference fees with us. If you leave your already paid fees with us, we will hold your reservation at today's price – if the fees increase (due to a rise in prices by 2024), yours will remain unchanged. You can also change the name of the payee, and leave your pre-paid reservation to be used by a colleague, again, at today's price - just let us know.

Thank you for staying with us!
Organizing Committee

May 29, 2020
3rd Circular launched

April 30, 2020
New Conference term: 01.- 07.05.2021

Early registration term extended until September 30, 2020

April 30, 2020
Abstract submission deadline extended until November 30, 2020

January 27, 2020
Abstract submission and online registration launched.

January 9, 2019
Call for symposia - deadline extended to October 31, 2019