The congress is postponed from September 2020 and will celebrate 200 years of modern palaeobotany. 1820 saw the first use of binomial nomenclature for fossil plants by the Czech ‘Father of Palaeobotany’ Caspar Maria Sternberg, who published Flora der Vorwelt in this year. Palynology and palaeobotany have a long tradition in the Czech Republic with several eminent pioneers. The scientific programme will cover all aspects of palaeo- and actuopalynology and palaeobotany. Several congress field-trips will be on offer around parts of Bohemia and Moravia. The International Organisation of Palaeobotany will financially support several postgraduate students, allowing them to participate in the conference and present their research results.