INSTR14, the International Conference on Instrumentation for Colliding Beam Physics, will be held in the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk, on 24 February–1 March. The conference covers novel methods of particle detection used in various experiments at particle colliders and other accelerators as well as in astrophysics. It is organized in close relationship with the Vienna Conference on Instrumentation (last held in 2013) and the Pisa Meeting on Advanced Detectors (to be held in 2015). The deadline for registration and abstract submission is 15 January. For more details, visit the conference website http://instr14.inp.nsk.su/.

The 5th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC’14, will take place at the International Congress Center Dresden, on 15–20 June 2014. The programme includes plenary sessions and parallel sessions with invited and contributed presentations. There will also be poster sessions – including a special poster session for students – held during conference registration on 15 June. An industrial exhibition will take place on 16–18 June and there will be a special session for industry on 18 June. For a detailed conference programme, as well as information on registration (before 14 April for lower fees) and reservation of accommodation, see www.ipac2014.org.

An Advanced Workshop on LHC Physics and Cosmology will be held in Cairo on 3–14 February 2014. Organized by the World Laboratory for Cosmology And Particle Physics, the Egyptian Center for Theoretical Physics and the International Center for Theoretical Physics, it is designed to complement graduate education, especially in African countries, and provide direct contact with leading researchers. While open to any young researchers, it is primarily intended to serve the African academic community, so MSc and PhD students and young postdocs from the southern countries are particularly encouraged to apply. The workshop will bring together cosmologists and particle physicists with the intention of discussing the implications for the two fields of recent LHC results on QCD matter. For more details and the registration form, visit wlcapp.net/confs/ICTP_2014_SMR2619/ScientificProgram.html.