CETAF Events

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.


  • Open Science FAIR 2017

    06th Sep, 2017 to 08th Sep, 2017
    Event type 
    Open Science is a new research paradigm facing many challenges, mainly the ingrained research habits accompanied by non-incentive institutional and funder reward systems, the lack of embedded tools and services, the connection to non-academic communities.
    Open Science Fair will critically showcase the elements required for the transition to Open Science: e-infrastructures and services, policies as guidance for good practices, research flows and new types of activities (disseminate, mine, review, assess, etc.), the roles of the respective actors and their networks.

    OSFair2017 is organized as an emblematic initiative of four EU projects in the area of Open Science: OpenAIRE, OpenUP, FOSTER and OpenMinTeD. It is locally curated by the National Kapodestrian University of Athens and the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center and co-sponsored by the National Library of Greece.

    The conference will include keynotes by distinguished speakers, roundtable discussions, hands-on workshops and training sessions, as well as a poster session. It will bring together different stakeholder perspectives and will suggest "roadmaps" towards implementation on targeted aspects of Open Science.

    More information can be fou nd on the events' website, registrations - until 17 July with an early bird special - can be made here.

    National Library of Greece
    Leof. Andrea Siggrou 364, Kallithea
    176 74
  • CETAF 42 General Assembly

    03rd Oct, 2017 to 04th Oct, 2017
    Event type 
    General Assembly

    Natural History Museum of Crete
  • 3rd Conference of Eastern and Central European Botanic Gardens

    09th Oct, 2017 to 11th Oct, 2017
    Event type 
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    Tuesday, 15 August, 2017


    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 University
    Villányi út 29-43
  • 7th International Barcode of Life Conference

    20th Nov, 2017 to 24th Nov, 2017
    7th International Barcode of Life Conference
    Event type 
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    Wednesday, 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 Centre
    Kruger National Park
    South Africa