Welcome to the Twelfth International Symposium on Pollination

Dear Colleagues,

After having to postpone the 2020 and 2021 symposium, it is with great enthusiasm that we invite you to attend and participate in our upcoming Twelfth International Symposium on Pollination (ISPXII). The venue will remain as originally planned, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa, and the Symposium run from the 12th - 16th September 2022.

The programme will be jam-packed with excellent presentations both aligned with the ICPPR Working Groups (www.ICPPR.com) and independent thereof. Many of these will be presented by the leaders in pollination biology around the world. However, we also consider it to be an opportunity for young scientists, including students, to present their work and to get to know the leaders in the field.
Most important ISPXII is an opportunity to learn about pollination and pollinators in all fields. We, therefore, especially plan to cater for those who would like to learn, meet people with common interests and enjoy themselves.

Kirstenbosch is a beautiful, world renowned, botanic garden adjacent to Table Mountain. ISPXII delegates will have free access to the gardens during the symposium and lunches will be designed for delegates to lunch in the gardens. The Mountain is a World Heritage Site, the Garden has many unique Fynbos Floral Kingdom plant species. And September is the best time to visit the Fynbos. Just north of the fynbos (200-500km) is the Nama Karroo, another biodiversity hotspot that in my opinion has much cooler pollinators.

Please continue to visit our website to stay updated on various symposium activities and sign up to our mailing list to receive symposium news straight to your inbox.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town, South Africa.

Connal Eardley (ISPXII Chair) and the ISPXII organising committee