Undoubtedly, the most important event for soil scientists in year 2018 is the 21st World Congress of Soil Science, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in mid-August. Numerous scientific sessions will be accompanied by official events, which will also include a Polish accent. Honorary President of Soil Science Society of Poland, an outstanding soil science expert prof. Piotr Skłodowski will receive the honorary membership of the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS). Of course, there will also be opportunities to recognize wonderful nature and culture of Brazil, during the conference excursions. On the congress website (www.21wcss.org) more detailed information are available.