State of the World’s Fungi Symposium

13–14 September 2018

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew


In conjunction with the launch of a cutting-edge new report, scientists and policymakers will gather at Kew for the first international State of the World’s Fungi Symposium.

Building on the success of Kew’s State of The World’s Plants project, the State of the World’s Fungi report provides a review of our current state of knowledge and the major issues affecting fungal diversity and abundance. Also featured are fungal-plant interactions, conservation and uses of fungi, and the fungal tree of life.

This two-day symposium brings together plant and fungal scientists, ecologists, conservationists and industry and policy experts from around the world, to discuss issues raised in the report.


Call for abstracts

We invite abstract submissions from delegates wishing to present a poster accompanied by a one-minute oral presentation. Prizes will be awarded for the best student and early career researcher posters.

Abstract submissions are welcome from mycologists, plant scientists, ecologists, conservationists, policy specialists, industry professionals and others – on a board range of related topics.

Deadline for abstracts: Thursday 9 August 2018


Register now for an early bird ticket

Early bird ticket: £125 + VAT – available until 8 June

Standard ticket: £160 + VAT – available 9 June to 13 August


The registration fee includes attendance, lunch and refreshments on both days, and a drinks reception during the poster session on 13 September.

For more information, to submit an abstract or to register for the meeting, please visit: