Centennial Celebration and Congress of the International Union of Soil Sciences

19 May 2024 09:00 – 21 May 2024 19:00

Event type


Lead organisation

International Union of Soil Sciences

Event address

Palazzo dei Congressi
Piazza John Kennedy, 1
Roma RM
00144 Florence

100 years of soil science past achievements and future challenges

The custodian of soil science will celebrate its centennial contribute to the nature and human wellbeing in 2024.
The event will also empower the linkages with different disciplines, policy makers, stakeholders, institutions, and associations to effectively address civil society needs within agriculture, forestry, environment, urban planning, energy, education, and other societal issues.

The celebration will be followed by two days of congress with plenary and parallel scientific sessions. Both soil scientists and specialists from other disciplines will participate to each session, focusing on past achievements and future challenges. 

General themes include; Soil health in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, Soil in the digital era, Soil governance, Soil and humanity, Soil in the circular economy, Equity, diversity, and inclusivity in soil sciences and Soil sciences impact on basic knowledge.

The congress will be followed by technical/scientific excursions that will range from short local to long trips, spanning from Alps to Sicily. More information can be found on the IUSS website. 


Abstract submissions are open. Deadline: 15 January 2024.  

Submit here now! 


Deadline for online registration: 13 May, 2024.  After this date only on-site registration will be accepted.

Register here!


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Italy.