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Guest Speaker opening the conference: Dr. Julia Carabias Lillo (Mexico). Coordinator: Javier Álvarez

Monday: Breakthroughs and challenges in basic knowledge

Keynote speaker morning (Evolution): Annegret Kohler (INRA, France) Moderator: Ignacio Maldonado (Mexico).
   Session 1: Evolution
   Chairs: Martin Bidartondo and Katie Field
   Session 2: Cellular and Molecular studies on symbiosis development and functioning
   Chairs: Luisa Lanfranco and Jonathan Plett
Keynote speaker afternoon (Interactions): María José Pozo (Estación Experimental del Zaidín, CSIC, Spain). Moderator: Melina López-Meyer (Mexico)
   Session 3: Interactions with other Biota
   Chair: David Johnson
   Session 4: Biogeography
   Chair: Camille Truong

Tuesday: Basic knowledge to underpin the sustainability transition

Keynote speaker (Physiology/Ecology): Jan Jansa (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Rep.) Moderator: Roberto Garibay (Mexico)
   Session 5: Nutrition and resource allocation (plants, fungi and mycorrhizal networks)
   Chair: Gu Feng
   Session 6: Environmental stress (water, temperature, toxicity, osmotic)
   Chair: Jan Colpaert
   Session 7: Ecology (from populations to ecosystems)
   Chair: Miranda Hart
   Session 8: Diversity (taxonomy and conservation)
   Chair: Sidney Stürmer

Thursday: Mycorrhizas in the Global Change context

Keynote speaker morning (global change): Matthias Rillig (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) Moderator: Javier Álvarez (Mexico)
   Session 9: Global worries (species migration, biodiversity and ecosystem loss, species invasions, agricultural intensification, land-use and land cover change)
   Chair: Nancy Johnson
   Session 10: Sustainable management 1 (agriculture, rangeland and forestry management)
   Chair: Alok Adholeya
   Round Table: Sustainability and mycorrhizas
   Moderator: Mayra Gavito
   Session 11: Sustainable management 2 (soil quality, soil and vegetation restoration, soil ecosystem functions)
   Chair: Marcel van der Heijden
   Session 12: Mycorrhizal roles in People-Land interactions (ecosystem services, resilience and sustainability)
   Chair: Thom Kuyper

Friday: New technologies and innovation in the study of mycorrhizal symbioses: the way forward

Keynote speaker: Richard Phillips (Indiana University, USA). Moderator: Rocío Vega-Frutis (Mexico).
   Session 13: New methods and innovative questions and approaches
   Chairs: Annegret Kohler, Leho Tedersoo, Tatsu Ezawa and Petr Baldrian
   Session 14: Models for mycorrhizal research and research for the future
   Chairs: Jim Bever and Ignacio Querejeta