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Announcement | 2nd International Wheat Congress


September 1115, 2022, Beijing, China

The International Wheat Congress (IWC) was merged from two original wheat international conferences the International Wheat Genetics Symposium and the International Wheat Conference. IWC is a biennial event and the 1st IWC was held in July 2019 in Saskatoon, Canada. The 2nd IWC was planned for 2021 in Beijing, but was delayed to 2022 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The theme of the 2nd IWC is Future Wheat: Resilience and Sustainability and will provide excellent opportunities for participants from around the world to share the latest progress and to develop recommendations for future wheat in terms of research, technology, and transfer. A hybrid form of on-site lectures and online broadcast will be adopted.


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (to be confirmed)

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) (to be confirmed)


Crop Science Society of China (CSSC)

Institute of Crop Sciences, CAAS (ICS-CAAS)

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

Form and Venue

Combination of on-site presentation and online broadcast. The final decision of the venue of the Congress will be announced in July 2022, due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022.

Thematic Areas

(1) Diversity, evolution and germplasm

(2) Triticeae genome structure and functional genomics

(3) Breeding and new technologies

(4) Crop management under climate change

(5) Biotic and abiotic resistance and physiology

(6) Processing quality, nutrition and human health

Call for Abstracts

The Organizers of 2nd IWC invite abstracts from interested persons engaged in research, development, marketing, finance, export organizations and industries representing wheat. Abstracts will be evaluated by a group of eminent professionals for their suitability for oral/poster presentation. Authors are requested to specify the relevant thematic area in which the abstract needs to be considered.

There are two ways to submit your abstract:

(1) Register on the website of 2nd IWC and submit the abstract online.

(2) Shortcut submission of abstract, send your abstract by email: 2ndiwc@caas.cn.

Both domestic and international participants will be invited to attend the 2nd IWC in Beijing onsite in case the travelling policy is allowed, otherwise participants will deliver both oral and poster presentations online.

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: April 30, 2022;

Deadline for early registration: June 10, 2022;

Deadline for regular registration: August 31, 2022.



All participants including online attendees should register through the conference website.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

Opportunities for sponsorship and exhibition are available now. Please contact email: donation_zwxh@aliyun.com for details.


Qin Xu, Crop Science Society of China; email: 2ndiwc@caas.cn; Tel.: +86-10-82108616.

Address: 12 Zhongguancun South Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, China