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SETAC global meetings offer a forum for environmental professionals and institutions engaged in the study of environmental problems, management and regulation of natural resources, environmental education, and research and development. SETAC global meetings encompass a broad spectrum of topics. They are held annually in Europe in May and in North America in November and every other year in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America regions. Young Environmental Scientist Meeting (YES) alternate between Europe and North America annually.

2020 Meetings

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SETAC North America 41st Annual Meeting (SETAC SciCon2)

15–19 November 2020, Virtual
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Future Meetings

Singapore Marina Bay at night

SETAC 8th World Congress

4–8 September 2022
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10th Young Environmental Scientists (YES) Meeting

22–26 February 2021, Aachen, Germany

SETAC Europe 31st Annual Meeting

2–6 May 2021, Seville, Spain

SETAC Africa 10th Biennial Conference

27–30 June 2021, Kampala, Uganda

SETAC Latin America 14th Biennial Meeting

26–29 September 2021, Valdivia, Chile

SETAC North America 42nd Annual Meeting

14–18 November 2021, Portland Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, USA

SETAC North America 43rd Annual Meeting

13–17 November 2022, Pittsburgh Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Past Meetings


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SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting

3–7 May 2020, Dublin, Ireland VIRTUAL
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9th Young Environmental Scientists (YES) Meeting

New Times, New Science
9–11 March 2020, Waco, Texas, USA
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting

Great Together: Separate Challenges and Collective Solutions
3–7 November 2019, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Cartagena, Columbia

SETAC Latin America 13th Biennial Meeting

Industry, Academia and Government for a Global Sustainability
15–18 September 2019, Hotel Caribe, Cartagena, Colombia
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Helsinki, Finland

SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting

One Environment. One Health. Sustainable Societies.
26–30 May 2019, Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland
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Cape Town, South Africa

SETAC Africa 9th Biennial Conference

Development and Resilience Through Environmental Science
6–8 May 2019, Cape Town International Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
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Ghent, Belgium

8th Young Environmental Scientists (YES) Meeting

5–10 February 2019, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
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Sacramento, California

SETAC North America 39th Annual Meeting

Bridging Divides Between Environmental Stewardship and Economic Development
4–8 November 2018, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, California, USA
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Daegu, Korea

11th SETAC Asia-Pacific Meeting

Data, Science, and Management Promoting Environmental Welfare
16–19 September 2018, Daegu Exhibition & Convention Center, Daegu, South Korea

SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting

Responsible and Innovative Research for Environmental Quality
13–17 May, La Nuvola (The Cloud), Rome, Italy, Europe
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YES 2018–Stand up for Science

7th Young Environmental Scientists (YES) Meeting

Stand Up for Science
25–29 March 2018, Madison, Wisconsin, USA


Minnesota lakes

SETAC North America 38th Annual Meeting

Toward a Superior Future: Advancing Science for a Sustainable Environment
12–16 November, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Cross River State, Nigeria

SETAC Africa 8th Biennial Conference

The Quality of African Environment: The Roles of Science, Industry and Regulators
17–19 October, Calabar, Nigeria
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Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

SETAC Latin America 12th Biennial Meeting

Bridging the Gap Between Science and Government
7–10 September, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
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SETAC Brussels

Improving risk assessment and management of chemicals through transdisciplinary collaboration
7–11 May, Brussels, Belgium
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YES 2017

6th Young Environmental Scientists (YES) Meeting

Environmental Science in a Warming World
16–20 February 2017, Stockholm, Sweden



7th SETAC World Congress/SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting

Fostering Environmental Science for an Ever-changing World
6–10 November 2016, Orlando, FL
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10th SETAC Asia/Pacific Conference

Managing Environmental Quality in the Asian Century
16–19 September 2016, Singapore
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SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting

Environmental contaminants from land to sea: continuities and interface in environmental toxicology and chemistry
22–26 May 2016, Nantes, France
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YES 2016

5th Young Environmental Scientists (YES) Meeting

Science in the Swamp
28 February–2 March 2016, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida


SETAC North America

SETAC North America 36th Annual Meeting

Buzzing With Science: Cross-Pollination for Environmental Progress
1–5 November 2015, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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SETAC Africa

7th SETAC Africa Conference

Identifying Knowledge Gaps and Research Priorities in Africa: a Pivot for Sustainable Environmental Development
4–8 October 2015, Langebaan, South Africa
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

SETAC Latin America 2015 Meeting

The Role of Science in Environmental Decision-Making
7–10 September 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting

Environmental Protection in a Multi-Stressed World: Challenges for Science, Industry and Regulators
3-7 May 2015, Barcelona, Spain
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YES 2015

4th Young Environmental Scientists (YES) Meeting

14–19 March 2015, Petnica Science Centre, Petnica, Serbia


Vancouver, Canada

SETAC North America 35th Annual Meeting

Sea to Sky: Interconnecting Ecosystems
9–13 November 2014, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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SETAC Asia/Pacific 2014 Conference

Advancing Science for a Sustainable Environment
14–17 September 2014, Adelaide, Australia

Basel Switzerland

SETAC Europe 24th Annual Meeting

Science Across Bridges, Borders and Boundaries
11–15 May 2014, Congress Center Basel, MCH Messe Schweiz, Basel, Switzerland
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Nashville guitar

SETAC North America 34th Annual Meeting

Harmonizing Science Across Disciplines
17-21 November 2013, Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, Tennessee, USA,
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SETAC Africa

6th SETAC Africa Conference

21st Century Africa and Beyond–Balancing Economic Growth Opportunities With Environmental Sustainability
2-5 September 2013, Lusaka, Zambia,
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SETAC Glasgow

SETAC Europe 23rd Annual Meeting

Building a Better Future: Responsible Innovation and Environmental Protection
12-16 May 2013, Glasgow, United Kingdom
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YES 2013

3rd Young Environmental Scientists (YES) Meeting

11–13 February 2013, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland


SETAC Kumamoto

SETAC Asia/Pacific 2012 Biennial Meeting

Learning from History and Advancing Science to Build a Safer and Sustainable Environment
24-27 September 2012, Kumamoto, Japan,
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SETAC World Congress Berlin

SETAC 6th World Congress/SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting

Securing a Sustainable Future: Integrating Science, Policy and People
20-24 May 2012, Berlin, Germany
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SETAC Long Beach

SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting

Advancing Science Though Innovation and Collaboration
11-15 November 2012, Long Beach, California, USA
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SETAC Boston

SETAC North America 32nd Annual Meeting

Navigating Environmental Challenges: Historical Lessons Guiding Future Directions
13-17 November 2011, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, USA
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SETAC Venezuela

10th Congress of SETAC Latin America

11-15 October 2011, Cumana, Venezuela

SETAC Africa

5th SETAC Africa, CSTS and NEF Joint Conference

Searching for African Solutions to Human and Environmental Toxicological Challenge
31 May–3 June 2011, Buea, Cameroon
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SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting

Ecosystem Protection in a Sustainable World: A Challenge for Science and Regulation
15-19 May 2011, Milan, Italy
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2nd Young Environmental Scientists (YES) Meeting

28 February–2 March 2011, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Inaugural Young Environmental Scientists (YES) Meeting

16–18 March 2009, University of Koblenz-Landau, Landau, Germany