The 21st World Orchid Conference (WOC21) will be held from September 10 to September 14, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the Sandton Convention Centre, located in the heart of an upmarket hotel, business and entertainment district. The conference covers following aspects of orchidology:
- Cultivation of orchids in general and also the cultivation of terrestrial orchids in particular
- Scientific aspects of the cultivation of orchids
- Scientific research regarding orchids
- Conservation of orchids
- Scientific aspects of the conservation of orchids and biodiversity and ractical aspects of nature reserve management with the aim of conserving biodiversity with the emphasis on orchids.
- The role of Botanical Gardens in orchidology as well as the role of Orchid Societies