The Royal Botanic Garden of Madrid will be hosting the 20th anniversary of the Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF) on 20 October. The event will engage a diverse audience of researchers, science communicators, international policymakers and industry representatives about the importance of natural history collections in today’s global economy and the challenges of the future.

CETAF is an umbrella organization representing 59 natural history institutions from 20 countries across Europe.

To register, contact ana.casino@cetaf.org. More information is available at http://cetaf.org/why-do-natural-history-collections-matter-cetaf-20th-anniversary.