Skip to main page content

Belém, Brazil

Amazon homecoming: connecting people, barcodes, and biodiversity


Five years after the last International Barcode of Life Conference, the global community is reconnecting at the frontier of DNA technologies for biodiversity. Join us in Belém, Brazil's gateway to the Amazon biodiversity hotspot!

We are thrilled to announce that the iBOL Consortium, in collaboration with the Vale Institute of Technology, will host the 9th International Barcode of Life Conference from September 3rd to 6th, 2024, in the Amazonian port city of Belém, Pará, Brazil. This in-person conference provides a unique opportunity to exchange and disseminate cutting-edge scientific knowledge about the latest DNA barcoding and metabarcoding advancements for species identification. Participants will discuss the far-reaching implications of these developments for biodiversity conservation and sustainable practices. Leading figures in the scientific community, policymakers, representatives from conservation organizations, businesses, and stakeholders in the financial sector will converge in Belém to be part of this event. 

We invite you to join us in Belém, a vibrant metropolis at the mouth of the Amazon River, boasting a rich cultural heritage, diverse cuisine, and unique architectural landmarks.


Important dates

All deadlines end at 11:59pm Brasilia time.

Abstract submission6 March18 April 25 April
Notification of acceptance22 April3 May 28 May
Early bird registration10 April14 June 8 July
Standard registration9 July5 August
Late registration6 August25 August


The 9th iBOL conference will be held in English, in-person at Estação das Docas, Belém, Brazil. No translation is included.

The conference is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome, safe, and respected, and where all individuals can engage comfortably in all activities without experiencing discrimination or harassment. Please read our Code of Conduct.

Select talks will be recorded and disseminated through the iBOL YouTube channel after the conference. Space is limited therefore we encourage early registration.


Visa for Brazil

Please check for visa requirements to travel to Brazil by following the link below (or verifying with the Brazilian embassy in your country). If you need a support letter to apply for a visa, please let us know as soon as possible (

Vaccination for Brazil

Proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or the presentation of a negative test result for the screening of infection by SARS-CoV-2 is no longer required to enter Brazil. 

Yellow fever vaccine is recommended but not required. Please check below for further information on vaccines and health care.


Sample collecting in Brazil

Sampling of biological specimens in Brazil and transporting samples outside the country are not allowed without appropriate permits issued by the SISGEN system. 

The conference organizers cannot be held liable for participants who do not comply with the existing rules.