About the Conference

Introducing the First International WoodFungi Conference

The First International WoodFungi Conference is dedicated to wood fungi or lignicolous mushrooms. WoodFungi is taking place in 2018 in Ghent, Belgium! 

For decades, our mission has been to work hard to improve the cultivation quality of wood-loving fungi. Now it’s your time!

You want to exchange ideas and compare practical solutions to common problems, find answers to long lingering questions, share some wisdom and enjoy recognition.

We are realizing your dream: our anniversary year 2018 is the perfect occasion to organize the WoodFungi Conference, the first international conference dedicated to the cultivation of  lignicolous fungi.

Why is this conference different?

We are hosting a diverse group of speakers presenting pragmatic advice, we offer networking opportunities and a fantastic setting, right in the center of the city of Ghent, Belgium. You bring your insight, your observations and your know-how.

Together, the speakers have more than 500 years of practical experience. You will learn about cultivation from other cultivators. It is truly a growers conference. Of course, expect cutting edge technology in wood fungi cultivation.

Enjoy the visits to Inagro and Devroe, two industry giants. No visit to Belgium, home of the world’s best beers, would be complete without a visit to a brewery, in our case, Brouwerij Rodenbach!  And to balance culture, we offer two mycelium material exhibitions.

The new generation of university students is encouraged to participate – they are the future voice of our exciting and ever expanding industry!

Special program for your partner

The accompanying persons’ program includes a visit to Ghent with its incredibly rich history and Bruges, home to no less than three world heritage sites.

 

“Wood Fungi like the Shiitake and King Oyster are undervalued in Europe and the US.
I see it as part of my mission to put them in the spotlight.”
Magda Verfaillie, Mycelia, Belgium

 

Our Corporate Sponsors

Schedule

Tickets

  • Standard Registration
    480 EUR

    After February 1, 2018

    Standard registration  includes full access to all conference activities, talks, receptions and lunches. It does NOT include the optional field trip on the last day. For this you will have to purchase the OPTIONAL Field Trip ticket.

  • Student Registration
    320 EUR

    30% off standard registration with proof of current enrollment in an accredited university.

    Student registration  includes full access to all conference activities, talks, receptions and lunches. It does NOT include the optional field trip on the last day. For this you will have to purchase the OPTIONAL Field Trip ticket.

  • Accompanying Persons
    200 EUR

    Accompanying persons’ program includes two receptions and one day trip to Bruges and another day trip to Ghent, but no admission to conference or any of the talks.

    This ticket does NOT include the optional field trip on the last day. For this you will have to purchase the OPTIONAL Field Trip ticket.

  • Lunches and Receptions Only (Accompanying Person)
    100 EUR

    For accompanying persons: bring your spouse, your partner, family member or friend, introduce them to your colleagues at our wonderful receptions and lunches. (2 each)

     If you purchase a regular conference ticket, wether it be early bird, standart or student you DO NOT need to buy this ticket. This is for partners who ONLY want to enjoy our good food, beverages and ambiance at receptions. This does NOT include the trips to Bruges and Ghent. (For this, see accompanying person ticket) It does NOT include the optional field trip on the last day. For this you will have to purchase the OPTIONAL Field Trip ticket.

  • Field Trip
    85 EUR

    Join us on a field trip to round off your great conference experience.

    Be sure not to miss Wednesday’s visits to INAGRO, the Flemish Mushroom Research Centre, and to De Vroe, a grower of lignicolous mushrooms.

    Enjoy a guided tour, beer tasting and lunch in Brewery Rodenbach.

  • One Day Only
    240 EUR

    If you really cannot make it every day of the conference, there is a possibility to attend one day of your choice: June 4th or June 5th.

    A day ticket registration  includes full access to all conference activities that day and lunches. It does NOT include the activities of other days nor the optional field trip on the last day.

    You can specify June 4th or June 5th on the registration form.

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