Glyco26 will follow the usual IGS program format of opening on a Sunday evening with the IGO award lectures, then continue throughout the week with Plenary Lectures and parallel Scientific Sessions covering major topics related to the structure and function of glycoconjugates. Each session will spotlight two invited Keynote Lectures and several oral presentations selected from abstract submissions. The meeting will include a Society for Glycobiology (SFG) guest session, two Asian Community of Glycoscience and Glycotechnology (ACGG) sessions, an extra Chemical Glycobiology session, and a pre-symposium public session on the Glycobiology of Viruses to highlight the impact of glycosciences on our understanding of viruses, including coronaviruses. Two interactive Poster sessions are scheduled, which will be preceded and highlighted by flash talks. Glyco26 will be further complemented by workshops focusing on glyco-informatics and glycoproteomics, pre-symposium advanced courses on select topics of glycobiology and two satellite meetings.