Apply for a travel award by April 15, 2024

Welcome to IUFRO Tree Biotech

August 4th-8th 2024, Annapolis, MD, USA


We cordially extend our invitation to you to join us at the IUFRO Tree Biotech 2024 Conference, scheduled to take place in Annapolis, Maryland, USA, from August 4 to 8, 2024. This biennial international conference is designed to facilitate the gathering of global researchers, students, and industry professionals, providing a platform for the presentation of cutting-edge advancements and innovations in forest biotechnology. Key conference themes encompass tree genomics and genetics, multi-omics research, tree engineering and breeding, tree adaptation to the challenges of global climate change, bioengineering applications across diverse tree species, as well as the regulation and biosafety considerations related to genome-engineered trees.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we extend a warm invitation to you and all those with an interest in the field of forest tree biotechnology and molecular biology to participate in this exciting conference.


IUFRO, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, offers a global network for voluntary cooperation. IUFRO is a global, non-profit, non-governmental, and non-discriminatory organization established in 1892 with headquarters in Vienna, Austria. It unites about 630 member organizations in more than 115 countries representing over 15,000 scientists. The network is open to all individuals and organizations dedicated to forest and forest products research and related disciplines.

Important dates

Registration opens: December 18, 2023
Early registration closes: April 30, 2024
Regular registration closes: June 30, 2024

Abstract submission opens: December 18, 2023
Abstract submission for oral presentation closes: April 15, 2024

Selected oral presentation will be announced: April 30, 2024
Abstract submission for poster presentation closes: June 30, 2024
Abstract submission editing closes: June 30, 2024

Travel Award application opens: Jan 1, 2024
Travel Award application closes: April 15, 2024

Travel award will be announced: April 30, 2024

We plan to give out 15+ travel awards, with $1000 per award. We thank the National Science Foundation and industry sponsors for providing travel awards to domestic and international attendees, respectively.