2nd International Wheat Congress in Beijing, China

[Announcement on February 23, 2022]
Call for abstract, 2nd International Wheat Congress

September 11–15, 2022, 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 (http://www.2022iwc.cn) 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)

Combination of on-site presentation and online broadcast.

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 to email: 2ndiwc@caas.cn.

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

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: April 30, 2022.



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


Qin Xu, Crop Science Society of China; e- mail: 2ndiwc@caas.cn; Tel.: +86-10-82108616.
Address: 12 Zhongguancun South Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, China

1st announcement is attached [August 15, 2021-removed on February 23, 2022]
The 2nd IWC will be held from September 12 to 16, 2022, which is best season around the year with comfortable climate in Beijing, China. The congress venue will be at the Beijing International Convention Center (BICC), located next to the east side of the venue for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, the Beijing National Stadium, known as the Bird’s Nest. It offers world class facilities with excellent conditions for transportation, communication, and a wide range of international and Chinese food, and less than 10 minutes walking distance from hotels to congress venue. Beijing, the capital city of China, has a history of over 3000 years and a rich culture. It offers plenty of options for tourists, from the famous Great Wall to the Forbidden City, the parks, the culture streets, the tea houses and opera theatres. Beijing is well connected with almost all wheat countries and it is easy in travelling arrangement for international participants. We are confident that wheat scientists from other countries will find coming to China a worthwhile experience in scientific exchange, tourist attractions and an enjoyable stay.



Sep 12 2022 to Sep 16 2022